Turkey national cricket team

The Turkish national cricket team (Turkish: Türkiye Milli Kriket Takımı) is a fledgling team, which represents the Republic of Turkey in international cricket. They were granted affiliate status by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in June 2008 and became associate member in 2017.[1]

Turkey
Personnel
CaptainJonathan Clarkson
CoachRaj Chaudhuri
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionEurope
ICC Rankings Current [2] Best-ever
T20I 81st 81st (31-Aug-2019)
International cricket
First internationalv  Estonia at Corfu, Greece, 7 September 2009
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  Luxembourg at Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground, Moara Vlăsiei, 29 August 2019
Last T20Iv  Austria at Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground, Moara Vlăsiei, 30 August 2019
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [3] 4 0/4
(0 ties, 0 no result)
This year [4] 4 0/4
(0 ties, 0 no result)
As of 25 September 2019

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between the Turkey and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[5]

Turkey played its first T20I match against Luxembourg on 29 August 2019 in a 5 nation tournament in Romania.[6]

History

In September 2009 Turkey took part in the 2009 European Cricket Championship Division 5 in Corfu, Greece. This was their first international cricket tournament. Turkey recorded their first win in international cricket against Bulgaria[7] during the tournament, although this could not stop them finishing sixth and last.

Squad

  • Cengiz Akyüz
  • Hasan Alta
  • Ahmet Dursak
  • Ishak Eleç
  • Osman Göker
  • Hasan Helva
  • Serdar Kansoy
  • Serkan Kizilkaya
  • Mehmet Koç
  • Ali Köse
  • Mecit Öztürk
  • Mehmst Sert
  • Tunahan Turan
  • Ali Türkmen
  • Ismet Türkmen
  • Recep Ulutuna
  • Tunahan Ulutuna

Records

International Match Summary — Turkey[8]

Last updated 31 August 2019.

Playing Record
FormatMWLTNRInaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals4040029 August 2019

Twenty20 International

T20I record versus other nations[8]

Records complete to T20I #875. Last updated 31 August 2019.

OpponentMWLTNRFirst matchFirst win
vs Associate Members
 Austria1010031 August 2019
 Czech Republic1010030 August 2019
 Luxembourg1010029 August 2019
 Romania1010029 August 2019

50-over

  • Highest team total: 129 all out v Czech Republic, 8 September 2009 at Corfu, Greece[12]
  • Lowest team total: 41 all out v Greece, 11 September 2009 at Corfu, Greece[13]
  • Highest individual innings: 39, Muhammad Aasim v Czech Republic, 8 September 2009 at Corfu, Greece[12]
  • Best innings bowling: 5/8, Mohammad Razak v Bulgaria, 12 September 2009 at Corfu, Greece[14]

References

  • 'Slogging The Slavs: A Paranormal Cricket Tour from the Baltic to the Bosphorus', by Angus Bell


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