During the season 2009, Swedish cricket took a number of big steps on the international scene. Sweden participated in two international tournaments and managed to perform very well in both.
The second week of July 2009, the tournament Royal Nordic Cup was held. On Svanholm Cricket Ground (Denmark), Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden competed against each other in an exciting battle between the Nordic countries. Before the tournament began, Sweden was outranked by the other nations, when looking at international ranking lists. Sweden did, however, manage to nip third place in the tournament.
Against Norway and Denmark, Sweden did not stand a chance, but the Swedish team actually succeeded in beating Finland, not just once, but twice. The key player was, without doubt, Azam Khalil. Norway won the tournament.
Later during the year, Sweden had the opportunity to compete in the international tournament Division 5 Europe. During five days in September 2009, the Swedish team played very well and actually managed to win the entire tournament. In the first match of the tournament, Sweden faced the host country Greece. Unfortunately, the Greeks were to strong for the Swedes. Then, however, Sweden won the remaining four matches. Bulgaria and Turkey provided tough opposition. Against Czech Republic and Estonia, the Swedish team was in charge from the first play. Sweden thrashed the Czechs with a winning margin of 223 runs. Estonia were also easily disbanded. The winning margin was 74 runs.
The captain for the Swedish team in the Division 5 tournament in Greece was Adnan Raza. Piyal Rahman was vice-captain. Rajan Sharma acted as coach and Masood Zaigham was the manager of the team. Through the win in Greece, Sweden qualified for participation in Division 4 Europe.