Oman
AssociationOman Cricket
Personnel
CaptainZeeshan Maqsood
CoachDuleep Mendis
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate Member with ODI status (2014)
ICC regionAsia
ICC Rankings Current[1] Best-ever
ODI 18th 13th (1 May 2020)
T20I 20th 14th (20 Oct 2019)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv.  Namibia at Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek; 27 April 2019
Last ODIv.  West Indies at Harare Sports Club, Harare; 5 July 2023
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[2] 46 23/21
(1 tie, 1 no result)
This year[3] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no results)
World Cup Qualifier appearances3 (first in 2005)
Best result6th (2023)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv.  Afghanistan at Castle Avenue, Dublin; 25 July 2015
Last T20Iv.    Nepal at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur; 5 November 2023
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[4] 65 31/32
(1 tie, 1 no result)
This year[5] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no results)
T20 World Cup appearances2 (first in 2016)
Best resultGroup stage (2016, 2021)
T20 World Cup Qualifier appearances5[a] (first in 2012)
Best resultChampions (2023)

ODI and T20I kit

As of 1 January 2024

The Oman men's national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Oman and is governed by Oman Cricket, which became an Affiliate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2000, and gained Associate status in 2014. The national side has played matches at Twenty20 International level. On 24 April 2019, Oman achieved One-Day International status for the first time until 2023, after they beat tournament hosts Namibia by four wickets in 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two.[6]

Oman's first competitive matches came at the 2002 ACC Trophy, and the side has since participated in many Asian Cricket Council tournaments, finishing runner-up in the 2004 ACC Trophy and twice winning the ACC Twenty20 Cup. Oman has participated in ICC World Cup Qualifier without qualifying for the final tournament, placing ninth at the 2005 ICC Trophy and eleventh at the 2009 World Cup Qualifier. In July 2015, with their win against Namibia in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Oman gained Twenty20 International status and qualified for 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India, its first major international tournament.[7]

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Oman and other ICC Members after 1 January 2019 have the full T20I status.[8]

Most cricket in Oman is played by expatriate Indians and Pakistanis (and their descendants), rather than by native Omanis – in 2010, only 100 of the 780 players (around 13 per cent) in the national league were Arabs.[9]

History

See also: Cricket in Oman

Early years and ICC Membership

Oman became an affiliate member of the ICC in 2000. Their senior international debut came at the 2002 ACC Trophy where they failed to progress beyond the first round, with their only win coming against Qatar. A huge improvement was shown in the 2004 tournament when they reached the final, where they lost against the United Arab Emirates. This qualified them for the 2005 ICC Trophy, the final qualification stage for the 2007 World Cup. It also qualified them for the Asia Cup in 2006. Later in 2004, they won the Middle East Cup after a tied game against Bahrain. They won the tournament as they beat Bahrain in the group stage. In the 2014 ACC Premier League in Malaysia they reached 4th place with three wins.[citation needed]

2005 ICC Trophy and aftermath

In 2005, Oman became the first affiliate member of the ICC to compete in the ICC Trophy. Despite being the mystery men of the tournament, they lost all their group games, but then won their play-off games against Uganda and the USA, the latter when they successfully chased down a mammoth target of 345, featuring an unbroken 127-run partnership for the eighth wicket. This gave them ninth place out of the twelve teams in the competition, enough to earn a place in Division Two of the ICC World Cricket League in 2007.[citation needed]

2006 saw a drop in form for Oman, as they were eliminated in the first round of the ACC Trophy, with their only win coming against the Maldives. As mentioned above, they were originally scheduled to participate in the Asia Cup in 2006, playing their first ODIs against Pakistan and India. However, this tournament was postponed until 2008, and the ACC decided to use the 2006 ACC Trophy as a qualification tournament, meaning that Oman's place was taken by Hong Kong.[citation needed]

2007–2013

In October/November 2007, Oman took part in the inaugural ACC Twenty20 Cup held in Kuwait, where they played in Group A against; Afghanistan, Malaysia, Nepal and Qatar. Oman finished in the top two of their group and qualified for the semi-final stage. Oman beat Kuwait in their semi-final, then shared the tournament after the final match against Afghanistan was tied.[citation needed]

In November 2007, Oman travelled to Namibia to take part in Division Two of the ICC World Cricket League. They played Denmark, the hosts and the UAE in addition to the two qualifiers from Division Three; Uganda and Argentina. Although Oman won all their group matches, they lost to the UAE in the final. On the basis of their top four finish in this tournament, Oman qualified for the ICC World Cup Qualifier in 2009, the final tournament in qualification for the 2011 World Cup.[citation needed]

In January 2009, Oman participated in the ACC Cup, Challenge tournament in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They came first with ease, defeating the Maldives and Bhutan in the Semi finals and finals respectively. The fourth favourites to win the cup were hosts, Thailand who ended up in fourth place.[citation needed]

In April 2009, Oman travelled to South Africa to participate in the ICC World Cup Qualifier, the final tournament in qualification for the 2011 World Cup. During the tournament Oman finished last in their group and in the 11th place playoff they beat Denmark by 5 wickets.[citation needed]

In the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup, Oman were drawn in Group B. In the group stages of the competition it won all five of its games, finishing top of the group and qualifying for the semi-finals. In the semi-finals it lost to the United Arab Emirates, therefore missing out on a chance to win back-to-back titles. In the third place playoff, it defeated Kuwait. This victory enabled Oman to claim the final qualifying spot for the cricket tournament at the 2010 Asian Games. They played in 2011 ICC World Cricket League Division Three, where they came 3rd to remain in 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Three.[citation needed]

2014 onwards: Associate Membership and ODI and T20I status

At the ICC Annual Conference, held in Melbourne, Australia, in June 2014, the Oman Cricket Board was upgraded from an affiliate member of the ICC to an associate member.[10] That announcement came during the 2014 WCL Division Four, where Oman placed fifth to be relegated to the 2016 Division Five event. Despite the team's poor performance in the 50-over format, Oman went on to win its next major international tournament, the 2015 ACC Twenty20 Cup, thus qualifying for 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier in Ireland and Scotland.[11]

By defeating Namibia in a sudden-death match at the World Twenty20 Qualifier, Oman reached the top six teams at the tournament, thus qualifying for the 2016 World Twenty20 and gaining Twenty20 International status until at least 2019.[12] The team made its T20I debut in the fifth-place play-off against Afghanistan, and later in the year played bilateral T20I series against Afghanistan, Hong Kong, and United Arab Emirates.

25 July
10:00
Scorecard
Oman 
127/9 (20 overs)
v
 Afghanistan
130/5 (18.5 overs)
Khawar Ali 21 (26)
Dawlat Zadran 2/21 (4 overs)
Najibullah Zadran 44 (34)
Rajesh Ranpura 2/17 (4 overs)
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Anil Chaudhary (Ind)
Player of the match: Najibullah Zadran (Afg)

In 2016 Oman appeared at the 2016 World Twenty20 in India where they recorded an upset victory over Ireland.[13]

9 March
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Ireland 
154/5 (20 overs)
v
 Oman
157/8 (19.4 overs)
Gary Wilson 38 (34)
Munis Ansari 3/37 (4 overs)
Zeeshan Maqsood 38 (33)
Andy McBrine 2/15 (3 overs)
Oman won by 2 wickets
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Amir Ali (Oman)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was Oman's first victory in an ICC World T20 tournament.[13]

They also appeared at the 2016 Asia Cup Qualifier.[14]

In January 2017 Oman took part in the 2017 Desert T20 Challenge. They reached the semi-finals of the tournament by beating Hong Kong in the group stages, before being defeated by Afghanistan.

In April 2019, Oman gained ODI status for the first time, until at least 2022.[6]

27 April 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Namibia 
226/7 (50 overs)
v
 Oman
81 (29 overs)
Karl Birkenstock 61 (108)
Fayyaz Butt 2/28 (6 overs)
Suraj Kumar 27 (61)
Jan Frylinck 5/13 (8 overs)
Namibia won by 145 runs
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Umpires: David Odhiambo (Ken) and Claire Polosak (Aus)
Player of the match: Jan Frylinck (Nam)

On 19 June 2023, Oman played their first-ever ODI match against a test playing nation. Oman faced Ireland in 4th match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. They restricted Ireland to a score of 281/7 in 50 overs, and they chased down this target in 48.1 overs thanks to Kashyap Prajapati's 72 (74). This marked Oman's first ODI victory against a full member nation.

19 June 2023
09:00
Scorecard
 Ireland
281/7 (50 overs)
v
 Oman
285/5 (48.1 overs)
George Dockrell 91* (89)
Bilal Khan 2/64 (10 overs)
Kashyap Prajapati 72 (74)
Josh Little 2/47 (10 overs)
Oman won by 5 wickets
Bulawayo Athletic Club, Bulawayo
Umpires: Iknow Chabi (Zim) and Aleem Dar (Pak)
Player of the match: Zeeshan Maqsood (Oma)
  • Oman won the toss and elected to field.
  • First ever ODI win for Oman against a test-playing nation.

International grounds

Oman national cricket team is located in Oman
Locations of all stadiums which have hosted international cricket matches within Oman

Current squad

This lists all players who were in the most recent ODI or T20I squads.
Updated as on 23 September 2023

Name Age Batting style Bowling style Forms Notes
Batters
Kashyap Prajapati 28 Right-handed Right-arm off break ODI & T20I
Jatinder Singh 34 Right-handed Right-arm off break ODI & T20I
Shoaib Khan 31 Right-handed Right-arm medium ODI & T20I
Sandeep Goud 32 Right-handed Right-arm medium ODI
All-rounders
Ayaan Khan 31 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox ODI & T20I
Mohammad Nadeem 41 Right-handed Right-arm medium ODI & T20I
Zeeshan Maqsood 36 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox ODI & T20I Captain
Rafiullah 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast ODI & T20I
Aqib Ilyas 31 Right-handed Right-arm off break ODI & T20I Vice-captain
Wicket-keepers
Naseem Khushi 41 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox ODI & T20I
Suraj Kumar 35 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox ODI
Adeel Shafique 29 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox ODI
Spin Bowlers
Jay Odedra 34 Right-handed Right-arm off break ODI & T20I
Samay Shrivastava 32 Right-handed Right-arm leg break ODI
Shakeel Ahmed 35 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox T20I
Pace Bowlers
Bilal Khan 35 Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast ODI & T20I
Kaleemullah 33 Right-handed Right-arm medium ODI & T20I
Fayyaz Butt 30 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast ODI & T20I

Coaching staff

Position Name
Team manager Oman Madhursinh Jesrani
Head coach Sri Lanka Duleep Mendis
Assistant coach South Africa Everhardus Laubscher
Fast bowling coach India Aavishkar Salvi
Fielding coach Pakistan Mazhar Khan
Physiotherapist South Africa Sean Nowak
Analyst Pakistan Zeeshan Siddique

Tournament history

ICC Trophy/ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier

ICC T20 World Cup

ICC T20 World Cup
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
South Africa 2007 Did not qualify
England 2009
Cricket West Indies 2010
Sri Lanka 2012
Bangladesh 2014
India 2016 Group Stage 13/16 3 1 1 0 1
United Arab EmiratesOman 2021 Group Stage 13/16 3 1 2 0 0
Australia 2022 Did not qualify
United StatesCricket West Indies 2024 Qualified
Total 0 Titles 13th 6 2 3 0 1

ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier

ICC World Cricket League

ACC Trophy

ACC Twenty20 Cup

Asia Cup Qualifier

ACC Western Region T20

Asian Games

Desert T20 Challenge

Men's Gulf T20I Championship

Records and statistics

International match summary — Oman[16][17]

Last updated 5 November 2023

Playing record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural match
One-Day Internationals 46 23 21 1 1 27 April 2019
Twenty20 Internationals 65 31 32 1 1 25 July 2015

One-Day Internationals

ODI record versus other nations[16]

Records complete to ODI #4614. Last updated 5 July 2023.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
v. Full members
 Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 19 June 2023 19 June 2023
 Sri Lanka 1 0 1 0 0 23 June 2023
 West Indies 1 0 1 0 0 5 July 2023
 Zimbabwe 1 0 1 0 0 29 June 2023
v. Associate Members
 Namibia 7 2 5 0 0 27 April 2019 27 November 2021
   Nepal 7 4 3 0 0 5 February 2020 5 February 2020
 Netherlands 1 0 1 0 0 3 July 2023
 Papua New Guinea 6 6 0 0 0 14 August 2019 14 August 2019
 Scotland 7 1 5 0 1 15 August 2019 15 August 2019
 United Arab Emirates 8 4 3 1 0 5 January 2020 5 January 2020
 United States 6 5 1 0 0 6 February 2020 6 February 2020

Twenty20 Internationals

T20I record versus other nations[17]

Records complete to T20I #2348. Last updated 5 November 2023.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
v. Full Members
 Afghanistan 5 0 5 0 0 25 July 2015
 Bangladesh 2 0 2 0 0 13 March 2016
 Ireland 6 2 4 0 0 9 March 2016 9 March 2016
v. Associate Members
 Bahrain 5 3 2 0 0 23 February 2020 23 February 2020
 Canada 5 2 3 0 0 25 October 2019 25 October 2019
 Hong Kong 8 7 1 0 0 21 November 2015 21 November 2015
 Jersey 1 0 1 0 0 27 October 2019
 Kuwait 1 1 0 0 0 22 September 2023 22 September 2023
 Malaysia 1 1 0 0 0 30 October 2023 30 October 2023
 Maldives 1 1 0 0 0 25 February 2020 25 February 2020
 Namibia 1 0 1 0 0 29 October 2019
   Nepal 6 2 3 1 0 10 October 2019 10 October 2019
 Netherlands 4 1 2 0 1 11 March 2016 9 October 2019
 Nigeria 1 1 0 0 0 23 October 2019 23 October 2019
 Papua New Guinea 1 1 0 0 0 17 October 2021 17 October 2021
 Philippines 1 1 0 0 0 21 February 2022 21 February 2022
 Qatar 2 1 1 0 0 24 February 2020 17 September 2023
 Saudi Arabia 3 3 0 0 0 14 November 2022 14 November 2022
 Singapore 1 1 0 0 0 31 October 2023 31 October 2023
 Scotland 4 0 4 0 0 19 January 2017
 United Arab Emirates 6 3 3 0 0 22 November 2015 18 October 2019

See also

Notes

  1. ^ T20 World Cup Qualifier refers to the Regional Final of the ICC Asia region from the 2023 edition.

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