Kerala cricket team

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Kerala cricket team
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Captain: Sachin Baby
Coach: Sairaj Bahutule
Owner: Kerala Cricket Association
Founded: 1950
Home ground:
Ranji Trophy wins: 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins: 0
Official website: KCA

The Kerala cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Kerala. It is in the Plate Group of the Ranji Trophy, the premier first class cricket tournament in India. Kerala has produced two Indian test cricketers, Tinu Yohannan and S. Sreesanth. The team also lined up ex-Indian International player Sadagoppan Ramesh for two years from 2005 to 2007.

Competition History[edit]

Before the 2013-14 season, Kerala has played 271 Ranji matches, won 40, lost 133, drew 98 and three matches were abandoned. In 1994-95 and 1996-97, Kerala qualified from South Zone. They finished second in the Plate group in 2002-03 and played in the Elite group in 2003-04.

Current squad[edit]

Players with an IPL contract are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Antony Sebastian (1978-09-17) 17 September 1978 (age 36) Left-handed -
Sambasiva Sarma (1984-10-13) 13 October 1984 (age 30) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Robert Fernandez (1986-09-29) 29 September 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rohan Prem (1986-09-13) 13 September 1986 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Sachin Baby (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off-break Captain
Abhishek Hedge (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Pallam Anfal (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
KB Pawan (1987-12-19) 19 December 1987 (age 27) Right-handed
Amit Verma (1987-06-30) 30 June 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
All-rounders
VA Jagadeesh (1983-05-25) 25 May 1983 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium Vice-Captain
Raiphi Gomez (1986-10-16) 16 October 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sreekumar Nair (1978-11-09) 9 November 1978 (age 36) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Sony Cheruvathur (1978-08-26) 26 August 1978 (age 36) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Sanju Samson (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 20) Right-handed
Akshay Kodoth (1992-03-20) 20 March 1992 (age 22) Right-handed
Bowlers
Prasanth Parameswaran (1985-05-30) 30 May 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Padmanabhan Prasanth (1985-05-22) 22 May 1985 (age 29) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
C.P. Shahid (1983-02-08) 8 February 1983 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Sandeep Warrier (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Nizar Niyas (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Vinod Kumar (1987-07-31) 31 July 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Basil Thampi (1993-09-11) 11 September 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
P. Anthaf (1988-03-23) 23 March 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium

Head Coach- Sairaj Bahutule

Assistant Coach- Antony Sebastian

Team Physician(Sports Medicine Consultant) - Dr Shibu Varghese

Stadiums[edit]

Grounds listed in bold have hosted at least one international cricket match.

Kozhikode[edit]

Kannur[edit]

Ernakulam[edit]

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
  • Maharajas College Ground
  • Palace Oval Ground
  • Cochin Refineries Limited Ground
  • Premier Tyres Oval
  • St. Paul's College Ground

Kollam[edit]

  • Lal Bahadur Stadium
  • Sree Narayana College Ground

Kottayam[edit]

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kottayam

Malappuram[edit]

  • Malabar State Police Ground
  • Malappuram Government Boy's High School College Ground
  • Perintalmanna Cricket Stadium

Palakkad[edit]

Pathanamathitta[edit]

  • Pathanamathitta Municipal Stadium
  • Thiruvalla Municipal Stadium

Wayanad[edit]

  • St. Mary's College Ground

Thiruvananthapuram[edit]

Thrissur[edit]

  • Thrissur Medical College Stadium
  • Thrissur Cricket Ground

Famous players[edit]

The players given below are the famous players who played for Kerala. This includes the players who played in the international level (in bold marks):

References[edit]

External links[edit]