Assam cricket team

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Assam Cricket Team
Captain: Arun Karthik
Coach: Sunil Joshi
Colours:      Dark green      Yellow
Owner: Assam Cricket Association
Founded: 1947
Home ground:

ACA Stadium (Capacity:60,000);

Nehru Stadium (Capacity:15,000)
Ranji Trophy wins: 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins: 0

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]

Until the 2002–03 season, when the zonal system was abandoned, Assam formed part of Eastern Zone. It has not seen much success in the Ranji Trophy circuit but won their plate group in 2006/07 before losing the semi-final to Orissa, despite having not won a first-class match in the previous two seasons. In 2009–10 season Assam entered into eltite group of the Ranji Trophy. In 2009-10 Ranji Trophy season Assam topped the plate group and subsequently progressed to the Super League. However, in the 2010–11 season, it ended at the bottom of its group in the Super League and face relegation to Plate League for the next season. In the 2012-13 edition of Vijay Hazare Trophy Assam played extremely well and finished runners up.[1] In 2014-15 Ranji season Assam again promoted to Group A level.[2] In the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy, the team reached the semi final for the first time in the history of the tournament.[3]

In July 2016, Sunil Joshi was named as head coach of Assam cricket team next two Ranji Trophy season. He replace his state mate Sanath Kumar as head coach of Assam cricket team.

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.[4]

Famous players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players with an IPL contract are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Captain and Batsman
Arun Karthik (1986-02-15) 15 February 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm leg break FC 100/50 : 8/14
Batsmen
Rishav Das (1989-12-16) 16 December 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Pallavkumar Das (1990-01-17) 17 January 1990 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Rahul Hazarika (1993-05-31) 31 May 1993 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Sibsankar Roy (1990-10-10) 10 October 1990 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Amit Verma (1987-06-30) 30 June 1987 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm leg break FC 100/50 : 10/13
Tarjinder Singh (1987-12-22) 22 December 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Amit Sinha (1988-11-26) 26 November 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Leg break
All-rounders
Jamaluddin Syed Mohammed (1983-06-03) 3 June 1983 (age 33) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox FC 100/50 : 2/8 ; FC Wkts : 90+
Swarupam Purkayastha (1994-05-18) 18 May 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Kunal Saikia (1988-06-19) 19 June 1988 (age 28) Right-handed
Bowlers
Dhiraj Goswami (1985-05-01) 1 May 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm medium
Abu Nechim Ahmed (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Vice captain. LA Wkts : 40+
Krishna Das (1990-10-12) 12 October 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast FC Wkts : 110+
Arup Das (1991-07-27) 27 July 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast FC Wkts : 100
Pritam Das (1988-10-16) 16 October 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Arlen Konwar (1981-01-01) 1 January 1981 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Deepak Gohain (1992-12-11) 11 December 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Sujay Tarafdar (1989-12-06) 6 December 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium

Coaching Staff[edit]

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

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