Brazil national cricket team

Association Brazilian Cricket Association
ICC status Affiliate (2002)
ICC region ICC Americas
WCL n/a (regional tournaments)
First international
Empire of Brazil Brazil v. Argentina 
As of 4 September 2015

The Brazil national cricket team represents the country of Brazil in international cricket matches. The team is organised by the Brazilian Cricket Association (Cricket Brasil), which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2002. However, the national side has a history dating back much longer, with its first recorded international match coming against Argentina in 1888.[1] Regular international competition commenced in the 1920s, and resumed in the 1950s after a gap during World War II. Almost all of Brazil's matches have come against other South American sides, although in recent years the team has participated in several ICC Americas tournaments, which include sides from Central America and North America.[2] At the South American Championships, which commenced in 1995, Brazil has played in all but one edition, with a best finish of second at the 1997 tournament.[3]


Brazil became an ICC member in 2002.[4] Its ICC tournament debut came in 2006, when Brazil took part in Division Three of the ICC Americas Championship in Suriname. Although Brazil lost all three opening games in that tournament, no doubt due to lack of international exposure, its cricket has developed since then.

Brazil won the 2009 ICC Americas Championship Division Three, winning all of its matches against Belize, Chile and Peru. This victory enabled Brazil to qualify for the 2010 ICC Americas Championship Division Two.

However, Brazil seemingly struggled at this higher level, thus after losing all of their four matches, were relegated to Division Three.

At the South American Championship, Brazil has participated in all but one edition since the tournament began in 1995, with its best finish being second at the 1997 event.

Tournament history

ICC Americas Championship


Rubabul Islam
Ravi Chanchlani
Matt Featherstone
Norman Baldwin
Daniel Miziara
Greigor Caisley
Viki Chaudhry
Rudy Hartmann
Ian Webster
Vincent Bastick
Guilherme Lefévre
Henrique Dolabella
Sunny Randolph
Alexandre Miziara

See also

ICC Americas Championship


  1. Argentina – International Cricket Council. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  2. Other matches played by Brazil – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  3. South American Championships 1997/98 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  4. Country: Brazil – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.

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