Hyderabad cricket team

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Hyderabad cricket team
CaptainRahul Singh
CoachMilap Mewada
OwnerHyderabad Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundRajiv Gandhi International Stadium
First-class debutMaharaj Kumar of Vizianagram's XI
in 1931
at Gymkhana Ground, Secunderabad
Ranji Trophy wins2 (1937/38, 1986/87)
Irani Cup wins1 (1986/87)
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official websiteHCA
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. 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 would not 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. [1]


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.[2]

Famous players[edit]

Players from Telangana who have played Test cricket for India, along with year of Test debut:

Players from Telangana who have played ODI but not Test cricket for India, along with the year of ODI debut :

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Tanmay Agarwal (1995-05-03) 3 May 1995 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Rohit Rayudu (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Rahul Buddhi (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Tilak Varma (2002-11-08) 8 November 2002 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Chandan Sahani (1998-01-29) 29 January 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
T. Santosh Goud (1999-10-17) 17 October 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Rahul Singh (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium Captain
Ravi Teja (1994-10-19) 19 October 1994 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Mickil Jaiswal (1998-05-10) 10 May 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Bhagath Varma (1998-09-21) 21 September 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Bhavesh Seth (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 (age 26) Right-handed
Pragnay Reddy (1999-12-18) 18 December 1999 (age 23) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Gangam Anikethreddy (2000-10-28) 28 October 2000 (age 23) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Tanay Thyagarajan (1995-11-15) 15 November 1995 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Shashank Mehrotra (2002-12-06) 6 December 2002 (age 21) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Shubham Sharma (1995-08-07) 7 August 1995 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Nitin Sai Yadav (2004-04-16) 16 April 2004 (age 19) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Kartikeya Kak (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rakshann Readdi (2000-09-29) 29 September 2000 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Elligaram Sanketh (1999-10-08) 8 October 1999 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Chama Milind (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Mohammed Siraj (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL

Updated as on 26 November 2023

Coaching staff[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Hyderabad cricket team was featured in the Jersey, a 2019 fictional sports drama film. In which the main protagonist Arjun played by Nani, plays for this team in Ranji Trophy of 1980s, 1996-97 season.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hyderabad vs Rest of Ind Scorecard 1987/88 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo.
  2. ^ "Hyderabad playing record". cricketarchive.com.
  3. ^ "Nani-starrer 'Jersey', garners praise from cricket buffs". 22 April 2019 – via www.thehindu.com.

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