Andhra cricket team

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Andhra cricket team
Personnel
Captain Hanuma Vihari
Coach Sanath Kumar[1]
Owner Andhra Cricket Association
Team information
Founded 1930
Home ground

Dr. 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 wins 0
Irani Trophy wins 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins 0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins 0
Official website: ACA

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. 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 achieved two wins out of six in the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy, missing out of the semi-finals. It falls under the South Zone of Indian cricket. In the 2007-08 season, the Andhra Pradesh cricket team was captained by Mannava Prasad. The contingent also included Arjun Kumar, Mohammad Faiq, Sarath Babu and Paidikalva Vijaykumar.[2]

Notable players[edit]

The ACA has produced very few international players. 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 23) Right-handed Right arm off break FC 100/50 : 10/19
Vice-captain
DB Prasanth Kumar (1991-12-13) 13 December 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Batsmen
AG Pradeep (1987-01-13) 13 January 1987 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off break FC 100/50 : 6/10
Bodapati Sumanth (1988-05-10) 10 May 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast FC 100/50 : 5/14
Murumulla Sriram (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm off break
Ricky Bhui (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Gonnabattula Chiranjeevi (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Koripalli Sreekanth (1992-11-23) 23 November 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm off break
Wicket-keeper
Srikar Bharat (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Opening Batsmen
All-rounders
Ashwin hebbar (1995-11-15) 15 November 1995 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm medium pace
D. Siva Kumar (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium FC 100/50 : 1/4; FC Wkts : 100+
Spinners
Shaik Basha (1993-05-22) 22 May 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm off break
D. Naren Reddy (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm off break
Bodavarapu Sudhakar (1991-07-25) 25 July 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Fast Bowlers
Paidikalva Vijaykumar (1986-10-20) 20 October 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm medium FC Wkts : 180+
CV Stephen (1993-12-03) 3 December 1993 (age 23) Left-handed Left arm medium FC Wkts : 40+
Kakani Harish (1991-05-19) 19 May 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium
KV Sasikanth (1995-07-17) 17 July 1995 (age 21) 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)). 

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