Assam cricket team

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Assam Cricket Team
Personnel
Captain Gokul Sharma
Coach Zakaria Zuffri
Owner Assam Cricket Association
Team information
Colours      Dark green      Yellow
Founded 1948
Home ground

ACA Stadium, Barsapara (Capacity:40,000);

Nehru Stadium (Capacity:15,000)
History
Ranji Trophy wins 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins 0
Official website: www.assamcricket.com

The Assam cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Assam, run by the Assam Cricket Association. They compete and represent the state annually in the first-class Ranji Trophy tournament, limited-overs Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament and the Twenty 20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

History[edit]

Assam played their first first-class match in the 1948-49 Ranji Trophy, captained by Rupert Kettle, who also scored their first century two seasons later. They had their first victory in the 1951-52 Ranji Trophy, when they beat Orissa by 103 runs; the captain, Peter Bullock, top-scored in each innings with 31 and 148, and took 7 for 70 and 3 for 29.[1]

Until the 2002–03 season, when the zonal system was abandoned, Assam formed part of East Zone, and never progressed further than the pre-quarter-finals. They won their plate group in 2006/07 before losing the semi-final to Orissa. In the 2009–10 season Assam entered the elite group of the Ranji Trophy, and topped the plate group and subsequently progressed to the Super League. However, in the 2010–11 season, they ended at the bottom of their group in the Super League and were relegated to the Plate League for the next season. In the 2012-13 Vijay Hazare Trophy Assam played extremely well and finished runners-up.[2] In the 2014-15 Ranji season Assam were again promoted to Group A level.[3] In the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy, the team reached the semi-final for the first time in their history.[4]

In September 2017, former Indian batsman Lalchand Rajput was named as head coach of Assam cricket team for two Ranji Trophy seasons.

Home grounds[edit]

Since Assam played its first home match in 1948, it has also played first-class home matches in (in chronological order) Shillong, Jorhat, Nowgong, Dibrugarh, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Mangaldoi and Tinsukia.[5]

Famous players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players with an IPL contract are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
FC & LA Captain and Batsman
Gokul Sharma (1986-02-15) 15 February 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm leg break FC 100/50 : 5/13
T20 Captain and Bowler
Abu Nechim (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast FC Wkts : 150+
Opening Batsmen
Rishav Das (1989-12-16) 16 December 1989 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Rahul Hazarika (1993-05-31) 31 May 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Parvez Aziz (1987-12-08) 8 December 1987 (age 30) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Batsmen
Pallavkumar Das (1990-01-17) 17 January 1990 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Sibsankar Roy (1990-10-10) 10 October 1990 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm off break Vice captain
Riyan Parag (2001-11-10) 10 November 2001 (age 16) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Romario Sharma (1994-12-19) 19 December 1994 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Amit Sinha (1988-11-26) 26 November 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Leg break
All-rounders
Swarupam Purkayastha (1989-09-15) 15 September 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Rajjakuddin Ahmed (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Dhiraj Goswami (1985-05-01) 1 May 1985 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Wicket-keepers
Kunal Saikia (1988-06-19) 19 June 1988 (age 30) Right-handed
Wasiqur Rahman (1994-12-29) 29 December 1994 (age 23) Right-handed
Bowlers
Krishna Das (1990-10-12) 12 October 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast FC Wkts : 130+
Arup Das (1991-07-27) 27 July 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast FC Wkts : 140+
Pritam Das (1988-10-16) 16 October 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast LA Wkts : 50+
Deepak Gohain (1992-12-11) 11 December 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Rahul Singh (1997-09-13) 13 September 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Chief Coach: Zakaria Zuffri
  • Fielding Coach: Subhadeep Ghosh
  • Trainer: Tauhid Ali Talukdar
  • Physio: Parvez Bhati
  • Video Analyst: Rajesh Sharma
  • Manager: Debajit Chetia

Records[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of Assam first-class cricket records, List of Assam List A cricket records, List of Assam Twenty20 cricket records.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assam v Orissa 1951-52". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Assam reach first Vijay Hazare final". espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Team unity behind Assam's remarkable season". cricbuzz.com. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Assam relaxed ahead of maiden semi-final". espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  5. ^ "First-class matches played by Assam". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2015.

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