Oman national cricket team became an Affiliate member of the ICC in 2000 and was given the Associate status in 2014. In the year 2015, Oman gained the T20I status after defeating Namibia in the World Twenty20 Qualifier which also paved the way for the 2016 World Twenty20, their first biggest achievement. They were in Group A along with Bangladesh, Netherlands and Ireland. Oman managed to beat a strong Irish team in their first game of the tournament. But their match against the Netherlands was abandoned due to rain and after that, they got defeated by Bangladesh which ended their campaign.