Hyderabad cricket team

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.

Hyderabad Cricket Team
CaptainAmbati Rayudu
CoachJ. Arunkumar
OwnerHyderabad Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundRajiv Gandhi International Stadium
Ranji Trophy wins2 (1937/38,1986/87)
Irani Trophy wins1 (1986/87)
Official website:HCA
Current season

Competition historyEdit

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 1960s (Mumbai won every year in the 1960s). 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.

Members of 1937-38 Ranji trophy winning Hyderabad team

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 TrophyEdit

Year Position
1937-38 Winner
1942-43 Runner-up

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 playersEdit

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

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

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Bavanaka Sandeep (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Tanmay Agarwal (1995-05-03) 3 May 1995 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm leg break First Class Captain
Akshath Reddy (1991-02-11) 11 February 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Played for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Himalay Agarwal (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rohit Rayudu (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Ambati Rayudu (1985-09-23) 23 September 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm leg break List A and Twenty20 Captain
Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Tilak Varma (2002-11-08) 8 November 2002 (age 17) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Shashidhar Reddy (1995-10-07) 7 October 1995 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Jaweed Ali (1993-12-15) 15 December 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Saketh Sairam (1993-01-24) 24 January 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Jamalpur Mallikarjun (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 26) Right-handed
Kolla Sumanth (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 27) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Mehdi Hasan (1990-02-03) 3 February 1990 (age 29) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Tanay Thyagarajan (1995-11-15) 15 November 1995 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Akash Bhandari (1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Chaitanya Reddy (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Pace Bowlers
Chama Milind (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Mohammed Siraj (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Plays for India B in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Ravi Kiran (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Ravi Teja (1994-10-19) 19 October 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Ajay Dev Goud (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Yudhvir Singh Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

Coaching staffEdit

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