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Bahrain national cricket team

Bahrain cricket team in June 2014
Bahrain cricket team in June 2014
ICC membership granted 2001
ICC member status Affiliate member
ICC development region Asia
World Cricket League division N/A
Captain Tahir Dar
Coach Amir Waseem
First recorded match 1994 v Marylebone Cricket Club at Awali Cricket Club Ground, Bahrain
As of 30 November 2009

The Bahraini cricket team is the team that represents the country of Bahrain in international cricket matches. They became an ICC affiliate member in 2001.[1] Their first international appearance was at the ACC Trophy in 2004, where they failed to progress beyond the first round. They took part in the tournament again in August 2006, putting in a much better performance to finish in 6th place. Earlier in the year they won the ACC Middle East Cup, beating Afghanistan in the final.[2]

Bahrain won the 2009 Global Division Seven tournament, advancing to Division Six. They had another strong tournament in Division Six, coming runners up and gaining back to back promotions in the process. In 2010 they competed in Division Five in Nepal,

In November 2009 Bahrain played in the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup. They finished bottom of Group B, losing all five of their matches on the process. In the eleventh placed playoff Bahrain defeated China by 93 runs to finish the tournament in eleventh place.


  • Tournament history 1
    • ACC Trophy 1.1
    • ACC Trophy Elite 1.2
    • World Cricket League 1.3
    • ACC Twenty20 Cup 1.4
  • The future 2
  • Records 3
    • Highest scores 3.1
    • Best bowling figures 3.2
  • Current squad 4
  • References 5

Tournament history

ACC Trophy

  • 2006: Quarter-finals

ACC Trophy Elite

  • 2008: 7th place

World Cricket League

ACC Twenty20 Cup

  • 2009: 11th place

The future

In 2013, Bahrain will again take part in Division Six of the World Cricket League.


Statistics from Bahrain in World Cricket League matches and ACC events in 50 over cricket

Current Squad
Name Matches Runs Wickets
Adil Hanif 36 1213 21
Adnan Butt 17 357 0
Anasim Khan 8 21 5
Azeem Ul Haq 35 792 6
Huzaifa Akram 2 1 2
Janaka Chaturanga 5 127 1
Junaid Niazi 2 10 3
Mirza Baig 24 344 18
Mirza Yaqoob 39 813 1
Rasid Hussain 3 1 3
Sameer Minhas 3 2 0
Ubaid Minhas 2 11 0
Yaser Sadeq 28 140 26
Yasser Nazir 4 12 0
Notable former Players
Name Matches Runs Wickets
Tahir Dar 35 791 51
Qamar Saeed 30 544 48
Shahzad Ahmed 28 343 0
Imran Ghulam 27 842 12
Zafar Zaheer 26 17 27
Halal Abbasi 21 44 22
Fahed Sadeq 18 159 15
Abdul Majeed 11 174 2

Highest scores

Imran Ghulam – 106 vs Suriname at College Field, Saint Peter Port on 18 May 2009

Mirza Yaqoob – 104* vs Nigeria at GRAC Ground, Port Soif on 23 May 2009

Mirza Yaqoob – 101 vs Castel on 20 May 2009

Adil Hanif – 92* vs Castel on 19 May 2009

Adil Hanif – 92 vs Guernsey at Kallang Ground, Singapore on 31 August 2009

Best bowling figures

Tahir Dar – 6/18 vs Argentina at Kallang Ground, Singapore on 19 February 2012

Qamar Saeed – 6/33 vs Jersey at BSMV Ground, Bhaktapur on 24 February 2010

Qamar Saeed – 5/44 vs Castel on 24 May 2009

Tahir Dar – 4/19 vs Fiji at Engineering Campus Ground, Lalitpur on 26 February 2010

Mirza Baig – 4/23 vs Malaysia at Indian Association Ground, Singapore on 24 February 2012

Current squad

The following list contains the players in Bahrain squad for the 2010 ACC Trophy Elite:[3]
  • Fahad Sadeq (Captain) RHB/LB
  • Azeem ul Haque RHB/OB
  • Ashraf Yaqoob RHB/LB
  • Imran Sajjad RHB/RM
  • Rizwan Baig RHB/RMF
  • Abdul Majeed RHB/OB
  • Adil Hanif RHB/OB
  • Ashraf Mughal RHB/RMF
  • Halal Abbasi RHB/RMF
  • Rizwan Matloob RHB/LB
  • Abdul Salam RHB/RMF
  • Adnan Butt
  • Kashif Latif RHB/WK
  • Mohammad Asif


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  3. ^ Bahrain squad (2010 ACC Trophy Elite)
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