Arunachal Pradesh cricket team

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Arunachal Pradesh cricket team
Personnel
CaptainKamsha Yangfo & Song Tacho
CoachSanjeev Sharma
OwnerArunachal Cricket Association

The Arunachal Pradesh cricket team is a cricket team that represents the state of Arunachal Pradesh in Indian domestic competitions. In July 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named the team as one of the nine new sides that would compete in domestic tournaments for the 2018–19 season, including the Ranji Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy.[1][2][3] However, prior to the start of the tournament, the team did not have a ground to play first-class cricket on.[4] Ahead of the 2018-19 season, Gursharan Singh was appointed as the team's coach.[5]

In September 2018, they won their opening fixture of the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, beating Mizoram by four wickets.[6][7] In their first season in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, they finished in seventh place in the Plate Group, with two wins and five defeats from their eight matches. One match also finished as a no result.[8] Samarth Seth finished as the leading run-scorer, with 345 runs, and Sandeep Kumar Thakur was the leading wicket-taker for the team, with eight dismissals.[9]

In November 2018, in their opening match of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, they lost to Meghalaya by seven wickets.[10][11] They finished the 2018–19 tournament eighth in the table, with no wins from their eight matches.[12]

In March 2019, Arunachal Pradesh finished seventh in Group D of the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, with one win from their seven matches.[13] Samarth Seth was the leading run-scorer for the team in the tournament, with 221 runs, and Akhilesh Sahani was the leading wicket-taker, with eleven dismissals.[14]

Squad[edit]

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Song Tacho (1993-02-20) 20 February 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
Samarth Seth (1999-09-14) 14 September 1999 (age 20) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Neelam Obi (1993-01-16) 16 January 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Takam Tallam (1995-07-15) 15 July 1995 (age 25) Left-handed
Takar Paja (1994-01-18) 18 January 1994 (age 26) Right-handed
Suraj Tayam (1984-05-04) 4 May 1984 (age 36) Right-handed
All-rounders
Akhilesh Sahani (1994-03-16) 16 March 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Shashwat Kohli (1997-05-02) 2 May 1997 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Techi Doria (1994-03-02) 2 March 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Rahul Dalal (1992-02-02) 2 February 1992 (age 28) Right-handed
Kamsha Yangfo (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 27) Right-handed
Uvais Ahmad (1999-12-28) 28 December 1999 (age 20) Right-handed
Spin bowlers
Techi Neri (1994-05-10) 10 May 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Myendung Singpho (1996-10-23) 23 October 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Pace bowlers
Licha Tehi (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Kengo Bam (1996-09-10) 10 September 1996 (age 23) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Karkir Taye (1995-12-13) 13 December 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Yab Niya (1994-10-18) 18 October 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Nabam Tempol (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nine new teams in Ranji Trophy 2018–19". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Logistical nightmare on cards as BCCI announces 37-team Ranji Trophy for 2018-19 season". Indian Express. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ "BCCI to host over 2000 matches in the upcoming 2018-19 domestic season". BCCI. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Ground reality hits Northeast states before first-class debut". Sport Star Live. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  5. ^ "BCCI eases entry for new domestic teams as logistical challenges emerge". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy: Bihar make winning return to domestic cricket". Times of India. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Plate, Vijay Hazare Trophy at Nadiad, Sep 19 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  8. ^ "2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy Table". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2018/19 - Arunachal Pradesh: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Ranji Trophy Takeaways: Unadkat Picks Seven; Mumbai in Command Against Railways". Network18 Media and Investments Ltd. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Ranji Trophy: Sikkim record innings victory over Manipur". The Indian Express. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Ranji Trophy Table - 2018–19". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019: Points Table". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, 2018/19 - Arunachal Pradesh: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2019.