Andhra cricket team

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Andhra cricket team
Personnel
CaptainHanuma Vihari
CoachMonty Desai[1]
OwnerAndhra Cricket Association
Team information
Founded1930
Home groundDr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium (capacity 30,000);
YS Raja Reddy Stadium, Cuddapah (capacity 5,000) Dr. PVG RAJU ACA SPORTS COMPLEX, Vizianagaram
History
Ranji Trophy wins0
Irani Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official website:ACA
Current season

The Andhra cricket team is an Indian domestic cricket team representing the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The team's home ground is the APCA-VDCA Stadium at Visakhapatnam, but some of their home matches are also played at Vijayawada and Anantapur.[2]

Overview[edit]

Andhra has competed in every season of the Ranji Trophy since making its first appearance in the 1953–54 season, with the exception of 1961–62, when it was absent. It falls under the South Zone of Indian cricket. As of late October 2016 it has played 297 first-class matches, with 42 wins, 127 losses and 128 draws.[3] Since the inception of List A cricket in India in 1986–87, Andhra has played 114 List A matches, with 30 wins, 83 losses and one no-result.[4]

It 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.[2]

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 in the club's history.[5]

Notable players[edit]

The ACA has produced very few international players, which include spinner Venkatapathy Raju and wicket keeper M. S. K. Prasad. Many players from the ACA have played for India U-19s. The teams most notable players are:

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

  • The following players featured in at least one first-class, list A or Twenty20 game for Andhra during the 2014/15 season.
Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Captain
Hanuma Vihari (1993-10-13) 13 October 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break Picked for Rest of India cricket team in 2017–18 Irani Cup
Vice-captain
Ricky Bhui (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm leg break FC 100/50 : 4/7. Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad / plays for India - B in deodhar trophy
Batsmen
AG Pradeep (1987-01-13) 13 January 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm off break FC 100/50 : 6/10
Bodapati Sumanth (1988-05-10) 10 May 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast FC 100/50 : 5/14
Murumulla Sriram (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm off break
DB Prasanth Kumar (1991-12-13) 13 December 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Gonnabattula Chiranjeevi (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Koripalli Sreekanth (1992-11-23) 23 November 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm off break
Wicket-keeper
K. S. Bharat (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Picked for Rest of India cricket team in 2017–18 Irani Cup
Plays for India B in 2017–18 Deodhar Trophy
Spinners
Shaik Basha (1993-05-22) 22 May 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break
D. Naren Reddy (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off break
Bodavarapu Sudhakar (1991-07-25) 25 July 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Fast Bowlers
CV Stephen (1993-12-03) 3 December 1993 (age 24) Left-handed Left arm medium FC Wkts : 40+
Kakani Harish (1991-05-19) 19 May 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Andhra Cricket Association". Andhracricketassociation.in. Retrieved 2015-12-17.
  2. ^ a b "Andhra Pradesh cricket team". Sports Pundit. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Andhra's first-class playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 October 2016. (Subscription required (help)).
  4. ^ "Andhra's List A playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 October 2016. (Subscription required (help)).
  5. ^ "Siva charts Andhra's maiden semifinal foray". Wisden India. Retrieved 22 February 2018.

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