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Andhra Pradesh cricket team

Andhra cricket team
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Captain: Pradeep A.G [1]
Coach: Vincent Vinay Kumar Dasari[2]
Owner: Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh
Founded: 1930
Home ground: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium (capacity 45,000);
YS Raja Reddy Stadium, Cuddapah (capacity 15,000)
Ranji Trophy wins: 0
Irani Trophy wins: 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins: 0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins: 0
Official website: ACA

The Andhra Pradesh cricket team is an Indian domestic cricket team representing the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh

It is one of the two cricket teams from Andhra Pradesh. The team's home ground is the APCA-VDCA Stadium at Visakhapatnam, but some of their home matches are also played at Vijayawada and Anantapur.[3]

Overview

It has never featured in a Ranji Trophy final and has therefore never had a chance to participate in the Irani Trophy. In the 2007/08 season Andhra achieved two wins out of six in the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy, missing out of the semi-finals. It falls under the South Zone of Indian cricket. In the 2007-08 season, the Andhra Pradesh cricket team was captained by Mannava Prasad. The contingent also included Arjun Kumar, Mohammad Faiq, Sarath Babu and Paidikalva Vijaykumar.[3]

In a recent match held in February 2013 in Goa, Andhra Pradesh played an outstanding game to beat the host team Goa by an embarrassing 170-run in the South Zone meet at the Vijay Hazare (Vijay Hazare Trophy) National One Day Championship. Played with superb all round batting and ferocious bowling, Andhra Pradesh scored 261 for six in 50 overs with the star player of the game, K.S. Bharat notching up 125 runs. Likewise, the Goa team saw a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Andhra bowlers at just 91 in 25.4 overs.[4]

Andhra finished seventh in the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy season, winning just one game. In limited-overs tournaments, the results were equally middling. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, they finished last in the South Zone group and failed to progress to the Super League. Although their Vijay Hazare campaign also ended on a similar note, Andhra were third on the South Zone table, behind Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Home Ground

Venue City Established Capacity Notes
International Ground
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium Visakhapatnam 2003 35,000
Indira Priyadarshini Stadium Visakhapatnam 1987 25,000
Indira Gandhi Stadium Vijayawada 1960 n/a
Domestic Ground
Andhra Cricket Association Academy Ground Vizianagram 2013 n/a hosted 2 Women's ODI
Andhra Cricket Association Women's Cricket Academy Ground Guntur 2011 n/a
CSR Sarma College Ground Ongole 2012 n/a
Kandula Sreenivasa Reddy Memorial College of Engineering Ground Cuddapah 2012 n/a
Port Trust Golden Jubilee Stadium Visakhapatnam 1993 n/a hosted Afro-Asia Under-19 Cup in 2005
Rural Development Trust Stadium Anantapur 2003 5,000
YS Raja Reddy Stadium Cuddapah 2011 15,000
Ukku Stadium Visakhapatnam 1991 n/a

Famous players

Current squad

  • The following players featured in at least one first-class, list A or Twenty20 game for Andhra during the 2012/13 season.
  • double-dagger denotes players with international caps.
Name Nationality Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Captain
AG Pradeep  India (1987-01-13) 13 January 1987 Right-handed Right arm off break
Vice-captain
DB Prasanth Kumar  India (1991-12-13) 13 December 1991 Right-handed Right arm leg break
Batsmen
Murumulla Sriram  India (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 Right-handed Right arm off break
Ricky Bhui  India (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 Right-handed Right arm leg break
Amol Muzumdar  India (1974-11-11) 11 November 1974 Right-handed Right arm leg break
G. Nikhil Koutilya  India (1997-12-13) 13 December 1997 Right-handed right arm leg break Opening batsmen
Jyothi Sai Krishna  India (1990-06-13) 13 June 1990 Right-handed
Koripalli Sreekanth  India (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 Right-handed Right arm off break
Hemal Watekar  India (1977-12-01) 1 December 1977 Right-handed Right arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Srikar Bharat  India (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 Right-handed
Manoj Sai  India (1982-10-10) 10 October 1982 Right-handed
T. Vamsi Krishna  India (1991-12-25) 25 December 1991 Right-handed
All-rounders
K. Bharat Reddy  India (1989-10-02) 2 October 1989 Right-handed Right arm leg break
Y. Gnaneswara Rao  India (1984-08-25) 25 August 1984 Right-handed Right arm medium
Syed Sahabuddin  India (1979-07-01) 1 July 1979 Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Duvvarapu Shivkumar  India (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Spinners
Shaik Basha  India (1993-05-22) 22 May 1993 Right-handed Right arm off break
Rajesh Pawar  India (1979-09-06) 6 September 1979 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
D. Naren Reddy  India (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 Right-handed Right arm off break
Bodavarapu Sudhakar  India (1991-07-25) 25 July 1991 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Dasari Swaroop Kumar  India (1986-05-07) 7 May 1986 Right-handed Right arm leg break
Fast-Bowlers
M. Ajay Kumar  India (1989-12-12) 12 December 1989 Right-handed Right arm medium
Tekkami Atchuta Rao  India (1986-08-21) 21 August 1986 Left-handed Left arm medium
Kakani Harish  India (1991-05-19) 19 May 1991 Right-handed Right arm medium
Paidikalva Vijaykumar  India (1986-10-20) 20 October 1986 Right-handed Right arm medium

Coaching Staff

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ a b "Andhra Pradesh cricket team". Sports Pundit. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "VIjay Hazare Trophy 2013: Andhra Pradesh thrash Goa". Cricket Country. com. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 


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