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Hyderabad cricket team

Hyderabad Cricket Team
Captain: Akshath Reddy
Coach: Sunil Joshi
Founded: 1934
Home ground: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
Capacity: 55,000
Ranji Trophy wins: 2 (1937/38,1986/87)
Irani Trophy wins: 1 (1986/87)
Official website: HCA

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. It falls into the South Zone in the Duleep Trophy. 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

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 wouldn't 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 60s (Mumbai won every year in the 60s). 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.

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. See Scorecard

Best performances in the Ranji Trophy

2014-2015
Year Position
Winner 1999-2000 Runner-up
1986-87 Winner
1964-65 Runner-up
1942-43 Runner-up
1937-38 Winner

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.[1]

Famous players

Current Squad[3]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.
No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Akshath Reddy (1991-02-11) 11 February 1991 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Captain
Dwaraka Ravi Teja (1987-09-05) 5 September 1987 Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Tirumalasetti Suman (1983-12-15) 15 December 1983 Right-handed Right-arm off break
Hanuma Vihari (1993-10-13) 13 October 1993 Right-handed Right-arm off break
Bavanaka Sandeep (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 Left-handed Left-arm medium fast
Sundeep Rajan (1989-09-26) 26 September 1989 Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
All-rounders
Syed Quadri (1981-12-02) 2 December 1981 Right-handed Right-arm off break
Amol Shinde (1985-11-06) 6 November 1985 Right-handed Right-arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Habeeb Mohammeed (1987-11-07) 7 November 1987 Right-handed
Bowlers
Pragyan Ojha (1986-09-05) 5 September 1986 Left-handed Left-arm off break
Chama Milind (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Majeti Ravi Kiran (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Ashish Reddy (1991-02-24) 24 February 1991 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Anwar Ahmed (1986-10-10) 10 October 1986 Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast

External links

  • Hyderabad cricket team official site

References

  1. ^ Hyderabad playing record
  2. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/28149.html
  3. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ranji-trophy-2013-14/content/squad/679603.html

See also

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