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China Cricket Team Guide

The China cricket team represents China in international cricket. The team is organised by the Chinese Cricket Association, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2004 and an associate member in 2017. China made its debut in international cricket against the Iran cricket team at the 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge.

History of China Cricket Team

The Shanghai Cricket Club, which existed between 1858 and 1948, played games against many touring sides but was not recognised as an official national team. China’s official foray into international cricket began with their participation in the 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge. They recorded their first-ever international win against Myanmar in this tournament. China also took part in the 2014 ACC Twenty20 Cup and the 2010 Asian Games.

Where Does The China Cricket Team Play?

The China cricket team plays at the City Forex Stadium which is the only international cricket stadium in China. China has played against a range of international cricket teams here.

Former Captains Of The China Cricket Team

Wang Qi is a Chinese cricket player who has previously captained the national team. He uses a right hand batting style and a right arm medium bowling style. 

Memorable Games For The China Cricket Team

China’s first-ever international win was against the Myanmar cricket team, where they won by 118 runs. Another significant match was their first T20I on 26 July 2023 against Malaysia during the 2023 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier. Li Jian took the most runs for the China cricket team with 32, whilst also taking the most wickets with 4 from just 16 balls.

Rivals Of The China Cricket Team

Although they would exactly be classified as rivals of the China cricket team, the nation has had competitive matches against the Thailand cricket team and Malaysia cricket team.