Saudi Arabia national cricket team

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Saudi Arabia
Flag of Saudi Arabia
Flag of Saudi Arabia
ICC membership granted 2003
ICC member status Affiliate member
ICC development region Asia
World Cricket League division n/a
Captain Nadeem Alnadwi
Coach Tapas Chattopadhyay
First recorded match 13 June 2004 v Kuwait at Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Note: Under 17 team played in 2000)
As of 6 December 2010

The Saudi Arabian cricket team is the team that represents the country of Saudi Arabia in international cricket matches. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 2003.1

International Competition

The international debut of the Saudi senior team came in the ACC Trophy in 2004, where they failed to progress beyond the first round. They again failed to go past the first round in 2006, but had the remarkable achievement of scoring 499 runs in 50 overs against Brunei. Earlier in the year they came fourth in the Middle East Cup.

Arguably their greatest moment in international cricket to date came in the 2008 ACC Trophy Elite when they defeated the UAE by 29 runs, a team which has had previous One Day International experience.2

With the separation of the ACC Trophy into Elite and Challenge divisions, following their performance at the 2006 ACC Trophy Saudi Arabia they competed in the Elite division in the 2008 competition, in which they came 10th. This result relegated them to the 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge, in which they did not appear. They did however appear in the 2010 competition, in which they came 2nd and gained promotion back to the Elite division.

Besides the 50 over format, Saudi Arabia have also played in the Twenty20 format of the game in the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup, in which they failed to progress beyond the group stage, and the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup, in which they came 8th.

Tournament history

ACC Trophy

ACC Twenty20 Cup

Current squad

The following list contains the 14 players in Saudi Arabia's squad for the 2010 ACC Trophy Challenge:3


  1. ^ "CricketArchive – Saudi Arabia page". CricketArchive. 6 December 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Saudi Arabia v UAE". CricketArchive. 25 July 2008. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "ACC Trophy Challenge 2010 – Saudi Arabia". Asian Cricket Council. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 

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