Kerala cricket team

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Kerala cricket team
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Captain: Rohan Prem
Coach: Sairaj Bahutule
Owner: Kerala Cricket Association
Founded: 1950
Home ground:
Ranji Trophy wins: 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins: 0
Official website: KCA

The Kerala cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Kerala. It is in the Plate 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. The team also lined up ex-Indian International player Sadagoppan Ramesh for two years from 2005 to 2007. Kerala has also produced Krishna Chandran, who also plays at international level, not for India, but for United Arab Emirates.

Playing history[edit]

As of late October 2016, Kerala has played 296 first-class matches, and won 45, lost 140 and drawn 111.[1] In List A cricket Kerala has played 114 matches, with 46 wins, 66 losses and two ties.[2]

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.

Current squad[edit]

Players with an IPL contract are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Robert Fernandez (1986-09-29) 29 September 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rohan Prem (1986-09-13) 13 September 1986 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm off break Captain
Sachin Baby (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Abhishek Hegde (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Pallam Anfal (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
KB Pawan (1987-12-19) 19 December 1987 (age 29) Right-handed
All-rounders
VA Jagadeesh (1983-05-25) 25 May 1983 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium Vice-Captain
Raiphi Gomez (1986-10-16) 16 October 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Fabid Ahmed (1995-07-27) 27 July 1995 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off-break [3]
Wicket-keepers
9 Sanju Samson (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 (age 22) Right-handed
Akshay Kodoth (1992-03-20) 20 March 1992 (age 25) Right-handed
Mohammed Azharuddeen (1994-03-22) 22 March 1994 (age 23) Right-handed
Pace bowlers
4 Sandeep Warrier (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Nizar Niyas (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Basil Thampi (1993-09-11) 11 September 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Perumparambath Anthaf (1988-03-23) 23 March 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Spin bowlers
Padmanabhan Prasanth (1985-05-22) 22 May 1985 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Iqbal Abdulla (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Karaparambil Monish (1990-09-08) 8 September 1990 (age 26) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Most wickets(49) for Ranji Trophy, 2015/16

Head Coach- Tinu Yohannan

Assistant Coach- Antony Sebastian

Team Physician(Sports Medicine Consultant) - Dr Shibu Varghese

Stadiums[edit]

Grounds listed in bold have hosted at least one international cricket match.

Kozhikode[edit]

Kannur[edit]

Ernakulam[edit]

Kollam[edit]

Alappuzha[edit]

Kottayam[edit]

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kottayam

Malappuram[edit]

  • Perintalmanna Cricket Stadium

Palakkad[edit]

Pathanamathitta[edit]

  • Pathanamathitta Municipal Stadium
  • Thiruvalla Municipal Stadium

Wayanad[edit]

Thiruvananthapuram[edit]

Thrissur[edit]

  • Thrissur Medical College Stadium
  • Thrissur Cricket Ground

Famous players[edit]

The players given below are the famous players who played for Kerala. This includes the players who played in the international level (in bold marks):

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kerala's first-class playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kerala's List A playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ranji-trophy-2015-16/content/player/796627.html

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