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Kerala cricket team

Kerala cricket team
Captain: Sanju Samson
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.

Contents

  • Competition History 1
  • Current squad 2
  • Stadiums 3
    • Kozhikode 3.1
    • Kannur 3.2
    • Ernakulam 3.3
    • Kollam 3.4
    • Kottayam 3.5
    • Malappuram 3.6
    • Palakkad 3.7
    • Pathanamathitta 3.8
    • Wayanad 3.9
    • Thiruvananthapuram 3.10
    • Thrissur 3.11
    • Alappuzha 3.12
  • Famous players 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Competition History

Before the 2013-14 season, Kerala has played 271 Ranji matches, won 40, lost 133, drew 98 and three matches were abandoned. In 1994-95 and 1996-97, 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

Players with an IPL contract are listed in bold.
No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
66 Antony Sebastian (1978-09-17) 17 September 1978 Left-handed -
Sambasiva Sarma (1984-10-13) 13 October 1984 Left-handed Left-arm medium
Robert Fernandez (1986-09-29) 29 September 1986 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rohan Prem (1986-09-13) 13 September 1986 Left-handed Right-arm off break Middle-order Batsmen
Sachin Baby (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Abhishek Hedge (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Pallam Anfal (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 Right-handed Right-arm leg break
KB Pawan (1987-12-19) 19 December 1987 Right-handed
All-rounders
VA Jagadeesh (1983-05-25) 25 May 1983 Right-handed Right-arm medium Vice-Captain
Raiphi Gomez (1986-10-16) 16 October 1986 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sreekumar Nair (1978-11-09) 9 November 1978 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Sony Cheruvathur (1978-08-26) 26 August 1978 Left-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
9 Sanju Samson (1994-11-11) 11 November 1994 Right-handed Captain
Akshay Kodoth (1992-03-20) 20 March 1992 Right-handed
Bowlers
Padmanabhan Prasanth (1985-05-22) 22 May 1985 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
C.P. Shahid (1983-02-08) 8 February 1983 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
4 Sandeep Warrier (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 Right-handed Left-arm medium
Nizar Niyas (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Vinod Kumar (1987-07-31) 31 July 1987 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Basil Thampi (1993-09-11) 11 September 1993 Right-handed Right-arm medium
P. Anthaf (1988-03-23) 23 March 1988 Right-handed Right-arm medium

Head Coach- Sairaj Bahutule

Assistant Coach- Antony Sebastian

Team Physician(Sports Medicine Consultant) - Dr Shibu Varghese

Stadiums

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

Kozhikode

Kannur

Ernakulam

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
  • Maharajas College Ground
  • Palace Oval Ground
  • Cochin Refineries Limited Ground
  • Premier Tyres Oval
  • St. Paul's College Ground

Kollam

Kottayam

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kottayam

Malappuram

  • Malabar State Police Ground
  • Malappuram Government Boy's High School College Ground
  • Perintalmanna Cricket Stadium

Palakkad

Pathanamathitta

  • Pathanamathitta Municipal Stadium
  • Thiruvalla Municipal Stadium

Wayanad

Thiruvananthapuram

Thrissur

  • Thrissur Medical College Stadium
  • Thrissur Cricket Ground

Alappuzha

  • SD college ground

Famous players

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

  • Cricinfo's Complete History of the Indian Domestic Competitions
  • Current Ranji Trophy Squads

External links

  • Loongs Cricket Academy, Thrissur



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