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The Chile national cricket team is the team that represents Chile in international cricket. The team is organised by the Chilean Cricket Association, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2001 and an associate member in 2017. However, the national side had debuted as early as 1893, when it played Argentina in Santiago. Chile began playing regular international matches in the early 1920s, and, with the exception of a gap during World War II, has continued to do so since then. Until the team affiliated to the ICC, its opponents were almost all other South American teams. It first participated in an ICC tournament in 2006, when it fielded a team in division three of the 2006 ICC Americas Championship. In the South American Championships, which began in 1995, Chile has participated in every edition, but won only twice, in 2011 & 2016.


Cricket was first played in the country in 1829 and the first club, the Valparaíso Cricket Club was formed in 1860. Their first international fixture was played in 1893 against Argentina. [1] Chile provided two players to the South American combined cricket team which toured England in 1932 (playing several first-class matches) – Alfred Jackson and Charles Sutton.

Interest in the game had waned after the Second World War, although a national side continued to play regular matches, and Chile did not become a member of the International Cricket Council until 2002. [2].

Their first ICC tournament was the Division Three tournament of the ICC Americas Championship, played in Suriname in February 2006. The Chileans finished in third place, their only win coming against Brazil.

The February 2008 edition of the Division 3 tournament was held in Argentina. Chile defeated Belize, Turks & Caicos Islands and Peru only to lose to Brazil. Chile finished the tournament second due to net run rate.

Chile has participated in every edition of the South American Championship since it was first held in 1995, and hosted it twice. It won the tournament in 2016 and 2011, and has been runner-up on six other occasions.

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Chile and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.

Chile played their first T20I match against Brazil on 3 October 2019 during the 2019 South American Cricket Championship in Peru

3 October 2019
96/5 (12 overs)
61/8 (12 overs)
Muhammad Saleem 52 (40)
Major Mandy 1/5 (1 over)
Hirenkumar Patel 20 (19)
Kevin Silva 2/1 (1 over)
Brazil won by 35 runs
El Cortijo Polo Club Pitch 1, Lima
Umpires: Sandeep Harnal (Can) and Rakesh Jain (Per)
  • Chile won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced to 12 overs per side.
  • First ever T20I match for Chile.

Tournament history

ICC Americas Championship

  • 2006: 3rd place (Division Three)
  • 2008: 2nd place
  • 2009: 3rd place

South American Championship

  • 1995: 2nd place
  • 1997: 4th place
  • 1999: 3rd place
  • 2000: 2nd place
  • 2002: 2nd place
  • 2004: 4th place
  • 2007: 3rd place
  • 2009: 2nd place
  • 2011: 1st place
  • 2013: 2nd place
  • 2014: 2nd place
  • 2015: 3rd place
  • 2016: 1st place
  • 2017: 2nd place
  • 2018: 8th place
  • 2019: 7th place


International Match Summary — Chile

Last updated 5 October 2019

Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 8 4 4 0 0 3 October 2019

Twenty20 International

  • Highest team total: 104/6 (17.3 overs) v. Mexico on 4 October 2019 at El Cortijo Polo Club, Lima.
  • Highest individual score: 32, Major Mandy v. Peru on 5 October 2019 at El Cortijo Polo Club, Lima.
  • Best individual bowling figures: 4/21, Hirenkumar Patel v. Mexico on 4 October 2019 at El Cortijo Polo Club, Lima.

T20I record versus other nations

Records complete to T20I #915. Last updated 5 October 2019.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
vs Associate Members
 Argentina 1 0 1 0 0 5 October 2019
 Brazil 1 0 1 0 0 3 October 2019
 Mexico 1 1 0 0 0 4 October 2019 4 October 2019
 Peru 1 0 1 0 0 5 October 2019

Other matches

For a list of selected international matches played by Chile, see Cricket Archive.

See also

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