Mali Cricket

Mali Cricket Team Guide

The Mali cricket team represents Mali in international cricket. Governed by the Malian Cricket Federation, the team became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2005 and an associate member in 2017. Mali’s cricket journey includes participation in various regional tournaments and their transition to playing Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

History of Mali Cricket Team

Mali’s cricket history is relatively recent compared to other nations. They became an affiliate member of the ICC in 2005 and were elevated to associate member status in 2017. Their official international debut came in 2011, with this taking place against the Seychelles cricket team and the Mali cricket team have made significant steps in their cricketing journey in recent years.

Top Run Scorers In Mali Cricket Team History

One notable run scorer for the Mali cricket team is Sekou Goutoubou Diaby, who has been one of the most consistent sides for his national side. This can be attributed to his right handed batting style. 

Top Wicket Takers In Mali Cricket Team History

Theidore Mody Macalou is one of the most standout wicket takers that the Mali cricket team has had. He has been responsible for taking some key wickets for his national side in games he has participated in.

Memorable Games For The Mali Cricket Team

Mali’s participation in the 2022–23 ICC T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier stands out as a memorable phase in their cricket history. Although they faced challenges, competing in this tournament marked a significant milestone for Mali cricket. This was the tournament in which they would actually make their T20I debut, with this taking place against the Lesotho cricket team.

Rivals Of The Mali Cricket Team

As of now, the Mali cricket team does not have any well-known rivalries in the cricketing world. However they’ve played some competitive matches against the Rwanda cricket team and the Kenya cricket team over the years.