Assam cricket team

The Assam cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Assam, run by the Assam Cricket Association. They compete and represent the state annually in the first-class Ranji Trophy tournament, limited-overs Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament and the Twenty20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Assam Cricket Team
Personnel
CaptainGokul Sharma
CoachAjay Ratra
OwnerAssam Cricket Association
Team information
Colours     Dark green      Yellow
Founded1948
Home groundACA Stadium, Guwahati (Capacity:40,000);
Nehru Stadium, Guwahati (Capacity:15,000)
History
Ranji Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Official website:www.assamcricket.com

HistoryEdit

Assam played their first first-class match in the 1948-49 Ranji Trophy, captained by Rupert Kettle, who also scored their first century two seasons later. They had their first victory in the 1951-52 Ranji Trophy, when they beat Orissa by 103 runs; the captain, Peter Bullock, top-scored in each innings with 31 and 148, and took 7 for 70 and 3 for 29.[1]

Until the 2002–03 season, when the zonal system was abandoned, Assam formed part of East Zone, and never progressed further than the pre-quarter-finals. They won their plate group in 2006/07 before losing the semi-final to Orissa. In the 2009–10 season Assam entered the elite group of the Ranji Trophy, and topped the plate group and subsequently progressed to the Super League. However, in the 2010–11 season, they ended at the bottom of their group in the Super League and were relegated to the Plate League for the next season. In the 2012-13 Vijay Hazare Trophy Assam played extremely well and finished runners-up.[2] In the 2014-15 Ranji season Assam were again promoted to Group A level.[3] In the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy, the team reached the semi-final for the first time in their history.[4]

In September 2017, former Indian batsman Lalchand Rajput was named as head coach of Assam cricket team for two Ranji Trophy seasons.

Home groundsEdit

Since Assam played its first home match in 1948, it has also played first-class home matches in (in chronological order) Shillong, Jorhat, Nowgong, Dibrugarh, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Mangaldoi and Tinsukia.[5]

Famous playersEdit

Current squadEdit

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Sibsankar Roy (1990-10-10) 10 October 1990 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm off break List A Captain
Amit Sinha (1988-11-26) 26 November 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Gokul Sharma (1985-12-25) 25 December 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm off break First-class Captain
Rishav Das (1989-12-16) 16 December 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Subham Mandal (1998-08-23) 23 August 1998 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm offbreak
Rahul Hazarika (1993-05-31) 31 May 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Saahil Jain (1998-10-22) 22 October 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break
All-rounders
Swarupam Purkayastha (1989-09-15) 15 September 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Pallavkumar Das (1990-01-17) 17 January 1990 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium [6]
Riyan Parag (2001-11-10) 10 November 2001 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL[7] [8]
Wicket-keepers
Wasiqur Rahman (1994-12-29) 29 December 1994 (age 25) Right-handed
Hrishikesh Tamuli (1995-07-17) 17 July 1995 (age 24) Right-handed
Kunal Saikia (1988-06-19) 19 June 1988 (age 31) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Roshan Alam (1995-04-20) 20 April 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Abhilash Gogoi (1995-10-06) 6 October 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Amlanjyoti Das (2002-01-15) 15 January 2002 (age 18) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Sidharth Sarmah (1998-12-07) 7 December 1998 (age 21) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Arup Das (1991-07-27) 27 July 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Rajjakuddin Ahmed (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Mukhtar Hussain (1999-01-11) 11 January 1999 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Pritam Das (1988-10-16) 16 October 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Ranjit Mali (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Abu Nechim (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Twenty20 Captain
Mrinmoy Dutta (1998-11-24) 24 November 1998 (age 21) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast

Coaching staffEdit

RecordsEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Assam v Orissa 1951-52". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Assam reach first Vijay Hazare final". espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Team unity behind Assam's remarkable season". cricbuzz.com. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Assam relaxed ahead of maiden semi-final". espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  5. ^ "First-class matches played by Assam". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Assam Ranji 18-19 Stats".
  7. ^ "Assam Vijay Hazare 19-20 Stats".
  8. ^ "Assam SMA 19-20 Stats".

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