International cricket teams list

Full Members (Test playing countries)

  1. Australia (full member since 1909)
  2. England (full member since 1909)
  3. South Africa (full member since 1909)
  4. India (full member since 1926)
  5. New Zealand (full member since 1926)
  6. West Indies (full member since 1926)
  7. Pakistan (full member since 1952)
  8. Sri Lanka (full member since 1981)
  9. Zimbabwe (full member since 1992)
  10. Bangladesh (full member since 2000)
  11. Afghanistan (full member since 2017)
  12. Ireland (full member since 2017)

International Cricket Council's Member countries, members

Associate Members

  1. Fiji (ICC Associate member since 1965)
  2. Bermuda (ICC Associate member since 1966)
  3. Denmark (ICC Associate member since 1966)
  4. Netherlands (ICC Associate member since 1966; ODI status since 2018)
  5. Malaysia (ICC Associate member since 1967)
  6. Canada (ICC Associate member since 1968)
  7. Gibraltar (ICC Associate member since 1969)
  8. Hong Kong (ICC Associate member since 1969)
  9. Papua New Guinea (PNG) (ICC Associate member since 1973; ODI status since 2019)
  10. Argentina (ICC Associate member since 1974)
  11. Israel (ICC Associate member since 1974)
  12. Singapore (ICC Associate member since 1974)
  13. Kenya (ICC Associate member since 1981)
  14. United Arab Emirates (UAE) (ICC Associate member since 1990; ODI status since 2018)
  15. Namibia (ICC Associate member since 1992; ODI status since 2019)
  16. Scotland (ICC Associate member since 1994; ODI status since 2018)
  17. Italy (ICC Associate member since 1995)
  18. Nepal (ICC Associate member since 1996; ODI status since 2018)
  19. France (ICC Associate member since 1998)
  20. Uganda (ICC Associate member since 1998)
  21. Germany (ICC Associate member since 1999)
  22. Tanzania (ICC Associate member since 2001)
  23. Cayman Islands (ICC Associate member since 2002)
  24. Nigeria (ICC Associate member since 2002)
  25. Belgium (ICC Associate member since 2005)
  26. Botswana (ICC Associate member since 2005)
  27. Japan (ICC Associate member since 2005)
  28. Kuwait (ICC Associate member since 2005)
  29. Thailand (ICC Associate member since 2005)
  30. Jersey (ICC Associate member since 2007)
  31. Guernsey (ICC Associate member since 2008)
  32. Vanuatu (ICC Associate member since 2009)
  33. Suriname (ICC Associate members since 2011)
  34. Oman (ICC Associate member since 2014; ODI status since 2019)
  35. Saudi Arabia (ICC Associate member since 2016)
  36. Austria (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  37. Bahamas (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  38. Bahrain (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  39. Belize (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  40. Bhutan (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  41. Brazil (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  42. Bulgaria (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  43. Cameroon (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  44. Chile (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  45. China (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  46. Cook Islands (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  47. Costa Rica (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  48. Croatia (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  49. Cyprus (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  50. Czech Republic (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  51. Estonia (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  52. Eswatini (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  53. Falkland Islands (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  54. Finland (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  55. Gambia (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  56. Ghana (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  57. Greece (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  58. Hungary (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  59. Indonesia (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  60. Iran (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  61. Isle of Man (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  62. Lesotho (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  63. Luxembourg (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  64. Malawi (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  65. Maldives (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  66. Mali (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  67. Malta (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  68. Mexico (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  69. Mozambique (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  70. Myanmar (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  71. Norway (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  72. Panama (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  73. Peru (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  74. Philippines (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  75. Portugal (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  76. Qatar (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  77. Romania (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  78. Russia (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  79. Rwanda (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  80. Saint Helena (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  81. Samoa (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  82. Serbia (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  83. Seychelles (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  84. Sierra Leone (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  85. Slovenia (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  86. South Korea (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  87. Spain (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  88. Sweden (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  89. Turkey (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  90. Turks & Caicos Islands (ICC Associate member since 2017)
  91. Mongolia (ICC Associate member since 2021)
  92. Switzerland (ICC Associate member in 1985; expelled in 2012, before readmission in 2021)
  93. Tajikistan (ICC Associate member since 2021)
  94. United States of America (USA) (ICC Associate membership granted in 1965; expelled in 2017, readmitted in 2019; ODI status since 2019)

Former Members

  1. Morocco (1999-2019)
  2. Tonga (2000-2014)
  3. Cuba (2002-2013)
  4. Brunei (2002-2015)
  5. Zambia (2003-2021)

FAQs

A total of how many countries play cricket professionally? In other words, how many are on the list of countries that play cricket?

As you can see, cricket is being played in and by 106 countries around the world (12 Full members and 94 Associate members). Twenty Africa teams, 17 Americas teams, 23 Asian countries, 11 East-Asia Pacific countries, and 35 European nations, making this one of the most popular team sports.

What is the criterion for becoming an ICC Full Member?

International cricket teams who are qualified to play Test match cricket are known as Full Members. Essentially, however, those countries who have a proper first-class cricket infrastructure in place are granted Full membership. And at present, ICC recognises 12 countries as Full Member nations.

What is the criterion for becoming an ICC Associate member?

Countries where cricket is well-established and being organised properly qualify as ICC Associate members. And at the ICC’s annual conference in London in 2017, the Affiliate Membership was scrapped. So, the only two types of ICC Membership are the Full and Associate. Currently, 94 Associate Members exist.

Nepal attained ODI status on March 15, 2018, when they beat Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the seventh-eighth positions playoff in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018! Their newly-attained status is temporary and will last until 2022.