Emerging players and nations took up a bigger part of the 2019 cricket calendar year with 389 male matches played by Associate nations and below.
With a focus on the upcoming T20 World Cup and with Qualifiers taking up a large part of the calendar, 292 Twenty20 matches were played, while just 97 50-over matches took place. 68 national teams played during 2019, with the United Arab Emirates playing the most matches 36 followed by Oman and Papua New Guinea next with 33 matches. Belize, Panama and Serbia played the least amount of matches with just 2 each.
Belize and Panama won both their matches, therefore having a 100% record in 2019 albeit with just two matches played. With those teams playing more than 10 matches, Spain had the best record losing just one of their eleven matches. Hungary won 75% of their 12 matches while Namibia won 74% of their 27 matches.
Cambodia played matches this calendar year but aren’t included as they played against B teams of Associate nations. For 15 matches scorecards are not currently available, though match results are included – individual performances have not been included where they aren’t known. Afghanistan and Ireland haven’t been included as they are full members.
Table of 2019 Nations Results
|Papua New Guinea||33||19||1||–||13||57.58|
Thirty players scored over 500 runs this calendar year with Max O’Dowd from the Netherlands the leading run scorer with 958 runs at 34.21, and a strike rate of 109.36. Scotland had the most run scorers over 500 runs with five, followed by the USA with four. Ravinderpaul Singh had the highest strike rate of those players with 500 runs or more with 150.85 followed by George Munsey on 141.38.
Fourteen of the thirty players with 500 runs or more had a strike rate of 100 or more, which is a reflection on the amount of T20 cricket played. Two players had an average of 50 or more, Navneet Dhaliwal with 55.33 and Tim David from Singapore with 52.14.
|TP Ura||Papua New Guinea||31||31||5||107*||6||1||34.5||897|
|A Vala||Papua New Guinea||31||29||3||104||3||1||31.23||812|
|KD Shah||Hong Kong||25||25||3||116*||6||1||34.91||768|
Thirty-four centuries were made in 2019. These came from players from twenty different nations with Canadian batters leading the way with five. In terms of individuals, Jean-Pierre Kotze leads the way with the most centuries on three, followed by Navneet Dhaliwal and Paras Khadka on two each. One player Rushab Patel of Kenya was left stranded on an unbeaten 99.
|148||JP Kotze||Namibia v Hong Kong||Affies Park, Windhoek|
|140||NS Dhaliwal||Canada v Malaysia||Kinrara Academy Oval|
|136||Ghulam Shabbir||United Arab Emirates v USA||The Sevens Stadium, Dubai|
|136||JP Kotze||Namibia v United States of America||Central Broward Regional|
|131*||Jatinder Singh||Oman v Sri Lanka Under 23s||Sheikh Kamal ICS No.2 Ground|
|129||NR Kumar||Canada v Qatar||Kinrara Academy Oval|
|127*||HG Munsey||Scotland v Netherlands||Malahide, Dublin|
|122||SJ Baard||Namibia v Hong Kong||Affies Park, Windhoek|
|121*||NS Dhaliwal||Canada v United States of America||Wanderers Cricket Ground|
|116*||KD Shah||Hong Kong v Bermuda||Al Amerat Cricket Ground|
|115||P Khadka||Nepal v United Arab Emirates||ICC Cricket Academy Ground|
|114*||A Rath||Hong Kong v Canada||Affies Park, Windhoek|
|112||SA Wijeratne||Canada v Qatar||Kinrara Academy Oval|
|111*||Bilal Zalmai||Austria v Czech Republic||Cricket Romania Ground|
|109||Zeeshan Maqsood||Oman v Canada||United Ground, Windhoek|
|107*||TP Ura||Papua New Guinea v Philippines||Amini Park, Port Moresby|
|107||G Malla||Nepal v Bhutan||Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground|
|106*||P Khadka||Nepal v Singapore||Indian Association Ground, Singapore|
|105*||S Periyalwar||Romania v Turkey||Cricket Romania Ground|
There were sixty century partnerships during 2019, including three partnerships over 200. Jean-Pierre Kotze and Stephan Baard had the highest partnership with 243 for Namibia against Botswana. The other double hundred partnerships were Nitish Kumar and Srimantha Wijeratne with 230 for Canada against Qatar and 200 for Kyle Coetzer and George Munsey for Scotland against the Netherlands.
Fourteen partnerships of a hundred or more were for the 1st wicket, 15 for the 2nd wicket, 14 for the 3rd wicket, 8 for the 4th wicket, 5 for the 5th wicket, 2 for the 6th and 1 for the 8th wicket. Namibia had the most century partnerships with 7, followed by Canada, Scotland, UAE and USA with 5 each.
|243||2||JP Kotze & SJ Baard||Namibia v Hong Kong||Affies Park, Windhoek|
|230||3||NR Kumar & SA Wijeratne||Canada v Qatar||Kinrara Academy Oval|
|200||1||KJ Coetzer & HG Munsey||Scotland v Netherlands||Malahide, Dublin|
|195*||4||RN Patel & RR Patel||Kenya v Jersey||Al Amerat Cricket Ground|
|184||2||SR Taylor & XM Marshall||USA v Hong Kong||United Ground, Windhoek|
|168||3||US Kamaluddin & RB Patel||Uganda v Bermuda||Al Amerat Cricket Ground|
|160||3||Mohammad Usman & Ghulam Shabbir||UAE v United States of America||The Sevens Stadium|
|155||1||PD Hennessy & Awais Ahmed||Spain v Malta||La Manga Club Bottom Grd|
|151||3||HAM Shah & FA Klokker||Denmark v Qatar||Royal Selangor Club|
|149||3||MG Erasmus & JM Bredenkamp||Namibia v United States of America||Wanderers Cricket Ground|
|149||1||Kamran Khan & Saqlain Arshad||Qatar v Canada||Kinrara Academy Oval|
Thirty-two players took 25 wickets or more during 2019. Nosaina Pokana from Papua New Guinea was the leading wicket-taker with 47 wickets, followed by Jan Frylinck on 42. Papua New Guinea had the most bowlers with 25 wickets or more with five, Canada and Oman were next with four each.
Frylinck had the leading bowling average with 12.19. Sandeep Lamichhane and Pokana also had bowling averages of less than 15 as well with 14.26 and 14.70 respectively. Lamichhane had the best strike rate with 14.09 balls per wicket, followed by Nalin Nipiko of Vanuatu with 14.85. Assad Vala from Papua New Guinea had the best economy rate with 4.04 followed by Frylinck and Steven Taylor of the USA with 4.24.
|Saad Bin Zafar||Canada||22||136.2||11||640||36||17.78||4-30||–||4.69||22.72|
The best bowling of the 2019 calendar year was Jelany Chilia of Vanuatu who took 6-5 against New Caledonia at the South Pacific Games. The only other player to take 6 wickets in an innings was Aryaman Sunil of Singapore who took 6-46 against Denmark. Thirty-two players in total took 5 wickets or more in an innings. Vanuatu bowlers took the most 5-fa’s with five followed by Namibia with four. No one bowler took more than one instance of five wickets in an innings.
|6-5||JW Chilia||Vanuatu v New Caledonia||Faleata Oval No.1, Apia|
|6-46||U Aryaman Sunil||Singapore v Denmark||Royal Selangor Club|
|5-4||P Arrighi||Argentina v Brazil||Cortijo Polo Club Pitch A|
|5-6||A Nanda||Luxembourg v Turkey||Cricket Romania Ground|
|5-9||C Viljoen||Namibia v Botswana||Kyambogo Cricket Oval|
|5-9||SM Murari||Costa Rica v Guatemala||Santa Tecla|
|5-10||SH Obed||Vanuatu v New Caledonia||Faleata Oval No.2, Apia|
|5-12||G Leslie||Colombia v Brazil||Cortijo Polo Club Pitch A|
|5-13||JN Frylinck||Namibia v Oman||Wanderers Cricket Ground|
|5-14||N Pokana||Papua New Guinea v Oman||United Ground, Windhoek|
Gerhard Erasmus from Namibia had the most catches as a fielder with 28 followed by Calum McLeod of Scotland and Lega Siaka of Papua New Guinea on 21. The most catches in an innings by a fielder during 2019 was four with six players all doing the feat. These were Erasmus from Namibia, Tim David from Singapore, MacLeod from Scotland (twice), Jonty Jenner from Jersey, and Siaka from PNG.
Scott Edwards from the Netherlands was the leading emerging wicket-keeper in 2019 with 29 dismissals, closely followed by Suraj Kumar from Oman on 27. The most dismissals in an innings was by Binod Bhandari from Nepal who effected six dismissals (all caught) against Hong Kong in the ACC Emerging Nations tournament.
The highest 50 over innings total in the emerging game was by Canada who made 7-408 against Malaysia followed by Namibia who made 3-396 against Hong Kong. There were only six totals made over 300 during the year. Four of the top ten totals were made at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground while three were made (all by Canada) at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur.
|7-408||Canada v Malaysia||Kinrara Academy Oval|
|3-396||Namibia v Hong Kong||Affies Park, Windhoek|
|4-379||Canada v Qatar||Kinrara Academy Oval|
|7-325||Scotland v Afghanistan||Raeburn Place, Edinburgh|
|5-303||Scotland v Oman||Al Amerat Cricket Ground|
|8-302||Canada v Denmark||Kinrara Academy Oval|
|7-294||Hong Kong v Bermuda||Al Amerat Cricket Ground|
|8-291||Bermuda v Hong Kong||Al Amerat Cricket Ground|
|7-291||Netherlands v Zimbabwe||Sportpark Het Schootsveld|
|8-288||Oman v Scotland||Al Amerat Cricket Ground|