Hyderabad cricket team

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Hyderabad Cricket Team
Captain Ambati Rayudu
Coach J. Arunkumar
Owner Hyderabad Cricket Association
Team information
Founded 1934
Home ground Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
Capacity 55,000
Ranji Trophy wins 2 (1937/38,1986/87)
Irani Trophy wins 1 (1986/87)
Official website: HCA
Current season

The Hyderabad cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, run by the Hyderabad Cricket Association. It is part of the Ranji Trophy Elite Group and has seen scattered success over its many years in the Ranji Trophy circuit. It falls into the South Zone in the Duleep Trophy. Over its long history in the Ranji Trophy it has won twice and come runner up three times and has made one appearance in the Irani Trophy.

Competition history[edit]

Hyderabad was the third team in the history of the Ranji Trophy to win the tournament, when it did so in the 1937/38 tournament, beating defending champions Nawanagar in a nailbiting one wicket victory. However, it wouldn't be until 1943 that it would appear in another final and this time, it was thrashed comprehensively by a strong Baroda. In 1965 it lost to the Mumbai cricket team and in doing so, failed to break the famous Mumbai winning streak in the 1960s (Mumbai won every year in the 1960s). Its next taste of success was in 1987, where it beat Delhi through first innings lead. It also appeared in the 2000 final but, once again, was unable to beat Mumbai.

Members of 1937-38 Ranji trophy winning Hyderabad team

This made up for one appearance in the Irani Trophy, in which it faced up against a 1987 Rest of India side. The match was drawn and Hyderabad won based on its 27-run first innings lead. This was after it was awarded 16-penalty runs for slow over rate on behalf of the Rest of India team. See Scorecard

Best performances in the Ranji Trophy[edit]

Year Position
1937-38 Winner
1942-43 Runner-up

In all first-class matches to the end of the 2013-14 season, Hyderabad had played 389 times, with 135 wins, 74 losses and 180 draws.[1]

Famous players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Captain & Opening Batsmen
Akshath Reddy (1991-02-11) 11 February 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Opening Batsmen & All-Rounder
Rohit Rayudu (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Ambati Rayudu (1985-09-23) 23 September 1985 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Chennai Super Kings
Tanmay Agarwal (1995-05-03) 3 May 1995 (age 23) Left-handed Left-Arm Leg break Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Bavanaka Sandeep (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm leg break
Palakodeti Sairam (1993-01-24) 24 January 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Ravi Teja (1994-10-19) 19 October 1994 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Mehdi Hasan (1990-02-03) 3 February 1990 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Kolla Sumanth (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 26) Right-handed
Mohammed Siraj (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chaitanya Reddy (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 22) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Jaweed Ali (1993-12-15) 15 December 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Ravi Kiran (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Mohammad Muddassir (1992-11-29) 29 November 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Akash Bhandari (1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: J. Arunkumar [2]
  • Assistant Coach : N.P.Singh
  • Physio : Bheeshm Pratap Singh
  • Trainer : A Naveen Reddy
  • Video Analyst : Santosh BM

See also[edit]


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