J. Arunkumar

Jagadeesh Arunkumar (born 18 January 1975), in Bangalore, Karnataka, is an Indian first-class cricketer who played for Karnataka. He was a right-handed opening batsman.

Jagadeesh Arunkumar
Personal information
Full nameJagadeesh Arunkumar
Born (1975-01-18) 18 January 1975 (age 46)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
Domestic team information
2008-2010Royal Challengers Bangalore

Playing careerEdit

He played in more than 100 first-class games, scoring 7,208 runs including 20 hundreds. He had previously represented India on Under 19 tours of South Africa and England. He also played for the Bangalore Royal Challengers in the 2008 Indian Premier League.

Coaching careerEdit

Arunkumar was appointed as batting coach of the Karnataka State Ranji Trophy team on 24 July 2012 where Karnataka had won back-to-back winning the Ranji Trophy, the Irani Cup and the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2013-14 and 2014–15.[1]

Arunkumar was named Kings XI Punjab's batting coach for the 2017 IPL season.[2] He was appointed head coach of Puducherry cricket team for 2019-20 Ranji Trophy but left midway through the season due to disagreement Cricket Association of Pondicherry officials over his health.

In April 2020, Arunkumar was appointed as the head coach of United States national cricket team replacing interim coach James Pamment after USA Cricket chose not to renew contracts of their support staff.[3]


  1. ^ "Arunkumar, Mansoor appointed coaches". 25 July 2012.
  2. ^ "J Arunkumar joins Kings XI's coaching staff". 11 February 2017.
  3. ^ "J Arunkumar appointed USA men's head coach". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 April 2020.

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