Bulgaria
AssociationBulgarian Cricket Federation
Personnel
CaptainDimo Nikolov
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionEurope
ICC Rankings Current[2] Best-ever
T20I 75th 52nd (30 Aug 2020)
International cricket
First internationalv.   Switzerland at Ljubljana, Slovenia; 15 August 2004
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv.  Serbia at Marina Ground, Corfu; 14 October 2019
Last T20Iv.  Serbia at National Sports Academy, Sofia; 25 June 2023
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[3] 44 15/26 (0 ties, 3 no results)
This year[4] 0 0/0 (0 ties, 0 no results)
As of 1 January 2024

The Bulgaria national cricket team represents Bulgaria in international cricket. The team is organised by the Bulgarian Cricket Federation, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2008[5] and an associate member in 2017.[1] Bulgaria made its international debut in 2004, at the ECC Representative Championship in Slovenia. The majority of its matches since then have come against other European affiliate members of the ICC, including in several European Cricket Council (ECC) tournaments.[6]

History

Since 2018

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Bulgaria and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 have the T20I status.[7]

Bulgaria played their first T20I on 14 October 2019, against Serbia, during the 2019 Hellenic Premier League.

14 October 2019
14:30
Scorecard
Serbia 
156/6 (20 overs)
v
 Bulgaria
161/4 (18 overs)
Leslie Dunbar 104* (61)
Prakash Mishra 3/12 (4 overs)
Kiran Dasan 74 (59)
Apon Mustafizur 2/30 (3 overs)
Bulgaria won by 6 wickets
Marina Ground, Gouvia
Umpires: Ioannis Afthinos (Gre) and Ruban Sivanadian (Can)
  • Serbia won the toss and elected to bat.

Tournament history

European Cricket Championship

Euro Twenty-20

Grounds

Bulgaria national cricket team is located in Bulgaria
Locations of grounds which have hosted international cricket matches within Bulagria

Current squad

This lists all the players who have played for Bulgaria in the past 12 months or has been part of the latest T20I squad. Updated as of 11 July 2022.

Name Age Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
Ishan de Silva 26 Right-handed Right-arm off break
Kevin D'Souza 25 Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Omar Rassol 26 Right-handed Right-arm off break
Ivaylo Katzarski 42 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Fayaz Mohammad 48 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Vasil Hristov 24 Right-handed Right-arm medium
All-rounders
Prakash Mishra 24 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Hristo Lakov 32 Right-handed Right-arm medium Vice-captain
Jacob Albin 25 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Mukul Kadyan 30 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sulaiman Ali 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Dimo Nikolov 31 Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
Bakhtiar Tahiri 33 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicketkeeper
Saim Hussain 27 Left-handed
Spin Bowlers
Sandeep Nair 25 Right-handed Right-arm off break
Pace Bowlers
Delrick Verghese 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ahsan Khan 29 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Asad Ali Rehemtulla 29 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Agagyul Ahmadhel 22 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Karthik Pillai 23 Right-handed Right-arm medium

Records and statistics

International Match Summary — Bulgaria[8]

Last updated 25 June 2023

Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 44 15 26 0 3 14 October 2019

Twenty20 International

T20I record versus other nations[8]

Records complete to T20I #2118. Last updated 25 June 2023.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
vs Associate Members
 Austria 1 0 1 0 0 30 July 2022
 Croatia 1 1 0 0 0 23 June 2023 23 June 2023
 Czech Republic 3 0 3 0 0 4 September 2021
 Gibraltar 4 2 2 0 0 23 October 2021 24 October 2021
 Greece 4 2 1 0 1 16 October 2019 18 October 2019
 Guernsey 1 0 1 0 0 24 July 2022
 Hungary 1 0 1 0 0 11 May 2022
 Luxembourg 2 0 2 0 0 2 September 2021
 Malta 6 0 5 0 1 23 September 2020
 Romania 7 1 6 0 0 16 October 2020 16 October 2020
 Serbia 11 7 3 0 1 14 October 2019 14 October 2019
 Slovenia 1 1 0 0 0 27 July 2022 27 July 2022
  Switzerland 1 0 1 0 0 22 October 2021
 Turkey 1 1 0 0 0 24 June 2023 24 June 2023

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Ireland and Afghanistan ICC newest full members amid wide-ranging governance reform". International Cricket Council. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ "ICC Rankings". International Cricket Council.
  3. ^ "T20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  4. ^ "T20I matches - 2024 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  5. ^ Bulgaria Archived 28 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine – International Cricket Council. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  6. ^ Other matches played by Bulgaria Archived 1 September 2018 at the Wayback Machine – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  7. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Records / Bulgaria / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  9. ^ "Records / Bulgaria / Twenty20 Internationals / Highest totals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Records / Bulgaria / Twenty20 Internationals / High scores". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Records / Bulgaria / Twenty20 Internationals / Best bowling figures". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  12. ^ "Records / Bulgaria / Twenty20 Internationals / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Records / Bulgaria / Twenty20 Internationals / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 September 2020.