The Andhra cricket team is an Indian domestic cricket team representing the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The team's main home ground is ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium at Visakhapatnam, while some home matches are also played at Anantapur and Kadapa.[1] C. K. Nayudu was the first captain of the team.[2][3]

Andhra cricket team
CaptainHanuma Vihari (FC)
K. S. Bharat (List A & T20)
OwnerAndhra Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
First-class debutMysore
in 1953
at Central College Ground, Bangalore
Ranji Trophy wins0
Irani Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0

Overview Edit

The roots of organisation can be traced to the formation of the Guntur Recreation Club in 1951 which was affiliated to the Madras Cricket Association. The Andhra Cricket Association was eventually formed in 1953.[4][5] C. K. Nayudu was instrumental in the formation of ACA and was its founder president.[6][7][2]

Andhra competed in the Ranji Trophy for the first time in the 1953–54 season, captained by Nayudu, who scored the team's first fifty in that match.[8] Andhra has competed in every Ranji Trophy season since, with the exception of 1961–62, when it was absent.[9] It falls under the South Zone of Indian cricket.

After the 2019–20 season Andhra had played 326 first-class matches, with 50 wins, 132 losses and 144 draws.[10] In List A cricket, Andhra had played 148 matches, with 49 wins, 97 losses and two no-results.[11]

Andhra 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, captained by M. S. K. Prasad, achieved two wins out of six in the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy, missing out of the semi-finals.[1] In February 2018, they reached the semi-finals of the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy, the first time the team had got to that stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.[12] In 2019-20 Andhra reached the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals, losing to Saurashtra, who went on to win the trophy.[13]

Notable players Edit

Players from Andhra Pradesh who have played Test cricket for India, along with year of Test debut:

Players from Andhra Pradesh who have played ODI but not Test cricket for India, along with year of ODI debut :

Current squad Edit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Abhishek Reddy (1994-09-14) 14 September 1994 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off break
Hanuma Vihari (1993-10-13) 13 October 1993 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off break First-class Captain
Karan Shinde (1997-09-19) 19 September 1997 (age 26) Left-handed Right arm leg break
Ashwin Hebbar (1995-11-15) 15 November 1995 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm slow-medium
CR Gnaneshwar (1997-10-15) 15 October 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break
Nitish Kumar Reddy (2003-05-26) 26 May 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Shaik Rasheed (2004-09-24) 24 September 2004 (age 19) Right-handed Right arm leg break Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Girinath Reddy (1998-10-08) 8 October 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium
Ricky Bhui (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 (age 26) Right-handed
K. S. Bharat (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 29) Right-handed List A and Twenty20 Captain
Plays for Gujarat Titans in IPL
Spin Bowlers
Shoaib Md Khan (1991-09-01) 1 September 1991 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm off break
Lalith Mohan (1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 (age 33) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Manish Golamaru (1996-09-13) 13 September 1996 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Siraparapu Ashish (1998-11-02) 2 November 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
KV Sasikanth (1995-07-17) 17 July 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium
Bandaru Ayyappa (1992-10-27) 27 October 1992 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm medium
Harishankar Reddy (1998-06-02) 2 June 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium
Madhav Rayudu (1996-11-04) 4 November 1996 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium

Updated as on 31 January 2023

Coaching staff Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "Andhra Pradesh cricket team". Sports Pundit. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b Guha, Ramachandra (1992). Wickets in the East: An Anecdotal History. Oxford University Press. p. 155. ISBN 978-0-19-562809-8.
  3. ^ A. Prasanna Kumar (October 2010). "International Cricket at Vizag" (PDF). p. 9, 16. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  4. ^ "History of ACA". Andhra Cricket. Retrieved 3 March 2023.
  5. ^ "About ACA". Andhra Cricket. Retrieved 28 February 2021.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "The land of Vizzy & C K Nayudu finally to host a test match". The Times of India. 16 November 2016. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 24 April 2023. "It was February 1953 when Col CK Nayudu, the first captain of the Indian team, became the founder president of ACA," local cricketologist Prof Prasanna Kumar told TOI. "He was 58-years-old when he led Andhra in their first Ranji match against Mysuru and coming to bat in the middle, smote a huge six off pacer Kasturirangan," Prof Kumar reminisced."Col Nayudu and his brother CS Nayudu played in Guntur and taught the boys discipline, from how to don the flannels to doing their laces; they instilled the quintessence of cricket in Andhra boys," he added.
  7. ^ "History of ACA". Andhra Cricket Association. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  8. ^ "Mysore v Andhra 1953-54". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  9. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Andhra". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Andhra's first-class playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Andhra's List A playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Siva charts Andhra's maiden semifinal foray". Wisden India. Archived from the original on 23 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  13. ^ "4th quarter final, Ongole, Feb 20 - 24 2020, Ranji Trophy". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2021.

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