Chile Cricket

Chile National Cricket Team Guide

Chile is a diverse and culturally rich country in South America, known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture. However, one thing that it is not especially known for is cricket, yet, the Chile national cricket team has begun making its mark in the sporting world in recent years.

History of Chile National Cricket Team

Cricket in Chile dates back to 1829, with the first club, Valparaíso Cricket Club, formed in 1860. The Chile national cricket team debuted in 1893 against Argentina in Santiago. Chile has been playing international matches since the early 1920s. The Chilean Cricket Association, established in 2001 as an ICC affiliate member and an associate member in 2017, manages the team. Chile won the South American Championships in 2011 and 2016​​​​​​. 

Top Run Scorers In Chile National Cricket Team History

The Chile national cricket team has seen some notable batsmen since its inception. One of the best that the nation has seen is Simon Shalders, with him putting up a number of impressive performances for his side against other international cricket teams.

Top Wicket Takers In Chile National Cricket Team History

Some of the standout T20I wicket-takers for the Chile national cricket team are Hirenkumar Patel, Amit Uniyal, Major Mandy, and Aresh Srivastav, all of whom also played in 2019​​. These players have all left a positive mark on the national cricket team and should be proud of their achievements. 

Memorable Games For The Chile National Cricket Team

In October 2019, the Chile national cricket team would play their first official T20 International, with them facing off against fellow South American side in the Brazil cricket team.  Fielding first, they managed to take 5 wickets against Brazil, limiting them to 96 runs. However, struggling in the batting department, the Chile side fell short by 35 runs in the end. Despite this being a defeat, it was still a milestone for the national side.

Rivals Of The Chile National Cricket Team

The Chile national cricket team regularly competed against other South American teams, with a historical rivalry with the Argentina cricket team, evident from their first match in 1893. They have also had a number of close match ups against the Mexico cricket team as well.