Malawi Cricket

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Malawi Cricket Team Guide

Governed by the Cricket Malawi Association, the Malawi cricket team is an associate member of the ICC, which has full T20I status. The country is also part of the African Cricket Association and competes in a number of continental tournaments. 

History of Malawi Cricket Team

Previously, Mali was part of the East and Central Africa cricket team, which was a combination of the Uganda cricket team, Malawi cricket team, Zambia cricket team and Tanzania cricket team between 1989 and 2003. The Malawi cricket team became independent associates of the ICC in 2003 and played its first-ever match against the Gambia cricket team back in 2004 the year after.

Where Does The Malawi Cricket Team Play?

Lilongwe has been the home turf for the Malawi cricket team on a number of occasions, with this hosting many visits from international cricket teams.

Top Run Scorers In Malawi Cricket Team History

Sami Sohai is one of the most prolific batters to have played for the Malawi cricket team in T20I cricket, with him being the first to record over 700 runs for his country. He is also the first batter to have multiple half-century matches and set the highest score of 94 at one stage.

Top Wicket Takers In Malawi Cricket Team History

Moazzam Baig and Sami Sohail were the two bowlers first to reach 40 wickets taken for the Malawi cricket team, with both of these players recording multi-wicket matches in the T20I format.

Memorable Games For The Malawi Cricket Team

November 2019 saw the Malawi cricket team play their first official T20I match against the Mozambique cricket team. Malawi fielded first after winning the toss, in which they managed to take 5 wickets as Mozambique racked up 169 runs. 3 of these wickets actually came from Mohammed Patel. Stepping up to the crease, the Malawi cricket team conceded 7 wickets; however, a strong final batting performance from Mohammed Patel again saw him finish the match 40 not out as Malawi won by 3 wickets on home soil.

Rivals Of The Malawi Cricket Team

The Malawi cricket team have primarily played most of their matches against other African national sides; however, none are direct rivals. The Botswana cricket team and the Kenya cricket team have both had competitive games against Malawi, though.