Maldives national cricket team

ICC status Affiliate Member (2001)
ICC region Asia
WCL n/a
Coach Nilantha Cooray
Captain Ahmed Faiz
First international
7 September 1996 v Papua New Guinea at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
As of 16 September 2014

The Maldives national cricket team represents the country of the Maldives in international cricket matches. Although they did not become an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council until 2001,[1] they have taken part in the ACC Trophy on every occasion since its inception in 1996. They have never progressed beyond the first round of the tournament.

With the separation of the ACC Trophy into Elite and Challenge divisions, following their performance at the 2006 ACC Trophy the Maldives have since competed in the Challenge divisions in both 2009 (when they came 3rd) and in the 2010 competition. The 2010 competition marked their first victory in an international tournament, defeating Saudi Arabia by 1 wicket in the final of the competition.[2]

As of 2012 Bazeegh zaka coaches the team; he is a UKCC Level 3 qualified coach. From February 2013, Nilantha Cooray is the National development cricket Coach.

Tournament history

ACC Trophy

Asian Games

Records and Statistics

Statistics from Maldives in ACC Events

Highest scores

Afzal Faiz – 93 vs China at PTI School, Chiang Mai on 17 January 2009

Shafraz Jaleel – 79 vs China at PTI School, Chiang Mai on 17 January 2009

Abdullah Shahid – 77 vs Qatar at Thailand Cricket Ground, Bangkok on 9 December 2010

Abdullah Shahid – 57 vs Bahrain at Indian Association Ground, Singapore on 8 June 2014

Mohamed Rishwan – 54* vs Bhutan at ICC Academy Ground #1, Dubai on 4 October 2012

Best bowling figures

Ismail Nihad – 6/10 vs China at PTI School, Chiang Mai on 17 January 2009

Abdullah Shahid – 5/15 vs Brunei at PTI School, Chiang Mai on 4 December 2010

Mohamed Mahfooz – 4/6 vs Iran at PTI School, Chiang Mai on 14 January 2009

Mohamed Mahfooz – 4/8 vs China at Gymkhana Club, Chiang Mai on 5 December 2010

Abdullah Shahid – 4/13 vs Thailand at Gymkhana Club, Chiang Mai on 21 January 2009

Current squad

The following list contains the final 15 players in Maldives's squad for the 2014 Asian Games:


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