Kerala cricket team
|Captain||Sanju Samson & Sachin Baby|
|Owner||Kerala Cricket Association|
|Home ground||Various venues|
|Ranji Trophy wins||0|
|Vijay Hazare Trophy wins||0|
|Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins||0|
The Kerala cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Kerala. It is in the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy, the premier first class cricket tournament in India. Kerala has produced two Indian Test cricketers, Tinu Yohannan and S. Sreesanth. Sanju Samson has played seven T20Is for India while Basil Thampi also has a national call-up to his name. The team also lined up ex-Indian International player Sadagoppan Ramesh for two years from 2005 to 2007. Robin Uthappa, a former Indian International player currently plays for Kerala. Kerala has also produced Krishna Chandran, who plays at International level for United Arab Emirates.
Kerala began competing in the 1957-58 season, succeeding the Travancore-Cochin cricket team after the states were reorganized. It competed in the South Zone, against Madras/Tamil Nadu, Mysore/Karnataka, Andhra and Hyderabad. In 1957-58 Kerala lost all four matches, three of them by an innings.
At the end of the 2016-17 season, Kerala had played 302 first-class matches, and won 46, lost 140 and drawn 116. In List A cricket Kerala had played 120 matches, with 47 wins, 71 losses and two ties.
In the 1994-95 and 1996–97 Ranji Trophy, Kerala qualified from South Zone. They finished second in the Plate group in 2002-03 and played in the Elite group in 2003-04.
They put on their best show in their Ranji Trophy history when they progressed to the semifinals in 2018-19 after beating former champions Gujarat convincingly in quarters. 
Players with International caps are listed in bold.
|Name||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|Sachin Baby||18 December 1988||Left-handed||Right-arm off-break||List A captain|
Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
|Salman Nizar||30 June 1997||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Ponnam Rahul||4 February 1992||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Rohan Prem||13 September 1986||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Vathsal Govind||2 January 2000||Left-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Rohan Kunnummal||10 May 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm offbreak|
|Akshay Chandran||19 October 1993||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Vinoop Manoharan||10 June 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Jalaj Saxena||15 December 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||First-class captain|
Plays for Punjab Kings in IPL
|Sijomon Joseph||28 September 1997||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Rojith Ganesh||13 November 1993||Left-handed||Left-arm offbreak|
|Abhishek Mohan||15 December 1992||left-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Mohammed Azharuddeen||22 March 1994||Right-handed||Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL|
|Vishnu Vinod||15 February 1993||Right-handed||Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL|
|Sanju Samson||11 November 1994||Right-handed||Twenty 20 captain|
Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL
|Robin Uthappa||11 November 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL|
|Sudhesan Midhun||7 October 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Basil Thampi||11 September 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL|
|KM Asif||24 July 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL|
|MD Nidheesh||5 May 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|S Sreesanth||6 February 1983||Right Handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|Nedumankuzhy Basil||20 October 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Fazil Fanoos||6 October 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
Head Coach- Tinu Yohannan
Assistant Coach- Antony Sebastian
Team Physician (Sports Medicine Consultant) - Dr Shibu Varghese
Grounds listed in bold have hosted at least one international cricket match.
- Calicut Cricket Stadium
- Calicut Corporation Stadium
- Mananchira maidan
- Regional Engineering College Ground
- Calicut Medical College Stadium
- Military Maidan
- Police Parade Ground
- Thalassery Stadium
- Thalassery Venus Corner Vayal Cricket Stadium
- Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium
- Sree Narayana College Ground
- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kottayam
- Perintalmanna Cricket Stadium
- Malabar State Police Ground
- Pathanamathitta Municipal Stadium
- Thiruvalla Municipal Stadium
- Lakshmibhai National College of Physical Education Ground
- Trivandrum Medical College Ground
- Trivandrum University College Ground
- Vellyani Agricultural College Ground
- St. Xavier's College Ground Thumba Trivandrum
- The Sports Hub Trivandrum (Trivandrum International Stadium)
- Central Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
- Mangalapuram Cricket Ground
- Thrissur Medical College Stadium
- Thrissur Cricket Ground
- KCA Cricket Stadium, Kasaragod
- Municipal Stadium Kasaragod
Players from Kerala who have played Test cricket for India, along with year of Test debut:
Players from Kerala who have played T20I but not ODI or Test cricket for India, along with year of T20I debut:
- Sanju Samson (2015)
Prominent cricketers at the domestic level:
- Ajay Varma
- Ajay Kudua
- Antony Sebastian
- B. Ramprakash
- Balan Pandit
- Basil Thampi
- Feroze V Rasheed
- Kelappan Thampuran
- K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan
- K Jayaraman
- Padmanabhan Prasanth
- Prasanth Parameswaran
- Krishna Chandran (Represented UAE)
- Raiphi Gomez
- Rohan Prem
- Sachin Baby
- Sandeep Warrier
- Sony Cheruvathur
- Sreekumar Nair
- Sunil Oasis
- Thomas Mathew
- VA Jagadeesh
Cricketers from other state teams who also played for Kerala, and played international cricket for India:
- "Kerala Cricket Association : Venues". keralacricketassociation.
- Wisden 1959, pp. 856-57.
- "Kerala's first-class playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
- "Kerala's List A playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
- "Kerala cricket team creates history! Enters Ranji Trophy quarterfinals in style". Financial Express. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- "Kerala Ranji Trophy team qualifies for the quarterfinals". The New Indian Express. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- "Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Kerala vs Gujarat". BCCI. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.