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Croatia Cricket Team Guide

The Croatia cricket team represents the country in international cricket and is organised by the Croatian Cricket Federation. The team made its international debut in 2000 and has since been a regular participant in various European Cricket Council tournaments. They achieved the status of an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2017.

History of Croatia Cricket Team

The Croatia cricket team made its international debut at the 2000 ECC Representative Festival in Austria. Since then, they have regularly participated in the lower levels of European Cricket Council tournaments and other series against European sides. The Croatia cricket team became an affiliate member of the ICC in 2001 and was promoted to an associate member in 2017. In 2018, the ICC granted full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members, allowing Croatia to play official T20I matches.

Former Captains Of The Croatia Cricket Team

Jeff Grzinic was a captain of the Croatia cricket team for approximately 10 years. Throughout his career, which spanned from 2002 to 2012, Grzinic played for the Croatia cricket team on more than 40 occasions. He even wrote a book about his European cricket adventures titled ‘Machine Guns and Cricket Bats’, which was published in 2012. 

Top Run Scorers In Croatia Cricket Team History

Wasal Bitis is one of the top run scorers for the Croatia cricket team, with him putting up consistent performances for his nation when facing off against other international cricket teams.

Top Wicket Takers In Croatia Cricket Team History

Christopher Osborne, the right arm bowler, is one of the top bowlers and wicket takers for the Croatia cricket team.

Memorable Games For The Croatia Cricket Team

One of the memorable games for the Croatia cricket team is their narrow victory over the Spain cricket team in the Division 3 tournament, where they won by just 4 runs. Another significant match was against the Israel cricket team in Tel Aviv in November 2007, which the Croatia cricket team won by 5 runs. This match is historically significant as it was the first official international cricket match played in Israel since the formation of the modern Israeli state.

Rivals Of The Croatia Cricket Team

The Croatia cricket team has not established any tense rivalries with other nations, however, they have had competitive matches against the Italy cricket team and Sweden cricket team which prove to be entertaining watches.