Myanmar Cricket

Myanmar Cricket Team Guide

The Myanmar cricket team represents Myanmar in international cricket matches. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2006 and an associate member in 2017. The team has participated in various international tournaments, including the ACC Trophy and the Southeast Asian Games.

History of Myanmar Cricket Team

Cricket in Myanmar dates back to the British colonial period when Burma was a province of British India. The British introduced cricket to the region, and the first recorded matches involving a Burmese team were played against the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1926/1927. After a long period of inactivity, cricket saw a resurgence in Myanmar in the early 2000s, primarily played by expatriates but gradually introduced into schools. Although it is not as prominent as other international cricket teams, the Myanmar cricket team has begun to make its mark especially in the South East Asian cricket plateau.

Where Does The Myanmar Cricket Team Play?

The historical matches for the Myanmar cricket team were played at the Gymkhana ground and the BAA Ground in Rangoon (now Yangon). 

Memorable Games For The Myanmar Cricket Team

One of the memorable moments for the Myanmar cricket team was their first-ever victory in international cricket, achieved against the Indonesia cricket team at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Myanmar fielded first, with bowler Paing Danu claiming 5 wickets from just 9 balls to limit the Indonesians to just 27 runs. Myanmar managed to surpass this target with over 2 overs to spare, with this marking a significant milestone in the team’s history.

Another milestone match for the Myanmar cricket team took place in July 2023 against the Bhutan cricket team. This was their debut in T20I cricket and despite losing by 31 runs, it acted as a milestone to highlight the progression of the country in the nation in years prior.

Rivals Of The Myanmar Cricket Team

The team has played against various nations in regional tournaments, but no long standing rivalries are highlighted in the available information. Some teams they’ve played against include the China cricket team and the Thailand cricket team