Odisha cricket team

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Odisha Cricket Team
20-20 Match Brabourne Stadium.jpg
Odisha playing against Indian Railways at Brabourne Stadium
Personnel
Captain Govinda Poddar
Coach India Shiv Sundar Das
Owner Odisha Cricket Association
Team information
Founded 1930
Home ground Barabati Stadium (and other stadiums)
Capacity 45,000
Official website: OCA

The Odisha cricket team (known as Orissa until 2011) is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Odisha. It is in the elite group of the Ranji Trophy.

Its main home ground is Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Home matches are also played at DRIEMS Ground in Cuttack, East Coast Railway Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Veer Surendra Sai Stadium in Sambalpur, KIIT Cricket Stadium in Bhubaneswar and other grounds.

The team's recent best performance in the Ranji Trophy came in the 2016-17 season, when they advanced to the quarter-final stage. They lost there to the eventual champions, Gujarat, whose opener Samit Gohel scoring a record 359* in the first innings.[1]

The Odisha cricket team is selected by the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA). The Odisha Cricket Association organises the Odisha Premier League every year to promote cricket and to search for local talent throughout the state.

History[edit]

Odisha first competed at first-class level in the 1949-50 Ranji Trophy, when they lost to Bihar by 356 runs.[2] Their first victory came in 1952-53, when they defeated Assam by an innings.[3] They played only against other East Zone teams (Bihar, Assam and Bengal) until 1983-84, when they progressed to the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals for the first time.[4]

At the completion of the 2017-18 season, Odisha had played 296 Ranji Trophy matches. They had won 64, lost 106 and drawn 126.[5]

Past and present players[edit]

Some of the more notable players are:

Squad[edit]

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style FC 100s FC 5+ Wkts
FC & LA Captain
Govinda Poddar (1991-09-09) 9 September 1991 (age 26) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Offbreak 4
T20 Captain & Opening Batsmen
Anurag Sarangi (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 25) Left-hand Bat Right-arm Medium
Batsmen
Sandeep Pattnaik (1998-05-17) 17 May 1998 (age 20) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Offbreak 1
Ranjit Singh (1994-12-23) 23 December 1994 (age 23) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Medium 1
Abhilash Mallick (1991-11-21) 21 November 1991 (age 26) Right-hand Bat Slow Left-arm Orthodox 1
Arabind Singh (1990-12-05) 5 December 1990 (age 27) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Medium
Bikas Pati (1985-05-17) 17 May 1985 (age 33) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Medium
Girjia Rout (1991-05-12) 12 May 1991 (age 27) Right-hand Bat Leg-break Googly
Abinash Saha (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 26) Right-hand Bat
Wicketkeepers
Halhadar Das (1986-12-10) 10 December 1986 (age 31) Right-hand Bat WK 2
Subhranshu Senapati (1996-12-30) 30 December 1996 (age 21) Right-hand Bat WK
Pacer All-rounder
Biplab Samantray (1988-12-14) 14 December 1988 (age 29) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Medium 4
Lagnajit Samal (1989-09-29) 29 September 1989 (age 28) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Medium
Bowlers
Basant Mohanty (1986-11-24) 24 November 1986 (age 31) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Medium 17
Deepak Behera (1985-01-15) 15 January 1985 (age 33) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Medium 2
Suryakant Pradhan (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 24) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Medium 2
Dhiraj Singh (1987-11-21) 21 November 1987 (age 30) Right-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox 2
Alok Mangaraj (1988-11-28) 28 November 1988 (age 29) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Medium 1
Shyam Sahu (1986-01-11) 11 January 1986 (age 32) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Medium
Amit Das (1992-03-02) 2 March 1992 (age 26) Right-hand Bat Right-arm Medium

Coaches[edit]

Records[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of Odisha first-class cricket records, List of Odisha List A cricket records, List of Odisha Twenty20 cricket records.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samit Gohel's 359* shatters 117-year record". ESPN Cricinfo. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bihar v Orissa 1949-50". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Orissa v Assam 1952-53". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Orissa". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ranji Trophy Playing Record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 

External links[edit]

See also[edit]