Andhra cricket team

Summary

The Andhra cricket team is an Indian domestic cricket team representing the South India state of Andhra Pradesh. The team's main home ground is Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy International Cricket Stadium at Visakhapatnam, while some home matches are also played at Anantapur and Kadapa.[1]

Andhra cricket team
Personnel
CaptainK. S. Bharat
OwnerAndhra Cricket Association
Team information
Founded1930
Home groundDr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy International Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Capacity27,500
History
Ranji Trophy wins0
Irani Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official websitewww.andhracricket.com

OverviewEdit

The Andhra Cricket Association was formed in 1951.[2] Andhra competed in the Ranji Trophy for the first time in the 1953–54 season, captained by C. K. Nayudu, who scored the team's first fifty in that match.[3] Andhra has competed in every Ranji Trophy season since, with the exception of 1961–62, when it was absent.[4] It falls under the South Zone of Indian cricket.

After the 2019–20 season Andhra had played 326 first-class matches, with 50 wins, 132 losses and 144 draws.[5] In List A cricket, Andhra had played 148 matches, with 49 wins, 97 losses and two no-results.[6]

Andhra has never featured in a Ranji Trophy final and has therefore never had a chance to participate in the Irani Trophy. In the 2007/08 season Andhra, captained by Mannava Prasad, achieved two wins out of six in the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy, missing out of the semi-finals.[1] In February 2018, they reached the semi-finals of the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy, the first time the team had got to that stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.[7] In 2019-20 Andhra reached the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals, losing to Saurashtra, who went on to win the trophy.[8]

Notable playersEdit

Players from Andhra Pradesh who have played Test cricket for India, along with year of Test debut:

Players from Andhra Pradesh who have played ODI but not Test cricket for India, along with year of ODI debut :

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Ricky Bhui (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm leg break Vice-captain
CR Gnaneshwar (1997-10-15) 15 October 1997 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm off break
Ashwin Hebbar (1995-11-15) 15 November 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm slow-medium Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Karan Shinde (1997-09-19) 19 September 1997 (age 24) Left-handed Right arm leg break
Ambati Rayudu (1985-09-23) 23 September 1985 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm off break Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Shaik Rasheed (2004-09-24) 24 September 2004 (age 17) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Lekhaz Reddy (2002-01-18) 18 January 2002 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm off break
Dheeraj Kumar (1999-09-04) 4 September 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm off break
All-Rounder
Pinninti Tapaswi (1996-08-13) 13 August 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium
Yara Sandeep (1999-10-02) 2 October 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm off break
Nitish Kumar Reddy (2003-05-26) 26 May 2003 (age 19) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Wicket-keepers
K. S. Bharat (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 28) Right-handed Captain
Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Uppara Girinath (1998-10-09) 9 October 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off break
Spin Bowlers
Manish Golamaru (1996-09-13) 13 September 1996 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Tripurana Vijay (2001-09-05) 5 September 2001 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm off break
Siraparapu Ashish (1998-11-02) 2 November 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Shoaib Md Khan (1991-09-01) 1 September 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off break
Ahitesh Varma (1999-08-03) 3 August 1999 (age 23) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
CV Stephen (1993-12-03) 3 December 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Left arm medium
KV Sasikanth (1995-07-17) 17 July 1995 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium
Harishankar Reddy (1998-06-02) 2 June 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium
Prithvi Raj (1998-02-20) 20 February 1998 (age 24) Left-handed Left arm medium
Girinath Reddy (1998-10-08) 8 October 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium
Kavuri Saiteja (2000-01-29) 29 January 2000 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm medium

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Andhra Pradesh cricket team". Sports Pundit. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  2. ^ "About ACA". Andhra Cricket. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Mysore v Andhra 1953-54". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Andhra". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Andhra's first-class playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Andhra's List A playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Siva charts Andhra's maiden semifinal foray". Wisden India. Archived from the original on 23 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  8. ^ "4th quarter final, Ongole, Feb 20 - 24 2020, Ranji Trophy". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Andhra Cricket Association website
  • Andhra at CricketArchive