Jammu and Kashmir cricket team

The Jammu and Kashmir cricket team is a cricket team based in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, run by JKCA. It is in the Elite Group C of the Ranji Trophy. Its main home ground is the Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar, and it also plays at Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground in Jammu.

Jammu and Kashmir cricket team
CaptainShubham Pundir
OwnerJammu & Kashmir Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundSher-i-Kashmir Stadium, Srinagar
Secondary home ground(s)Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground, Jammu
Secondary ground capacityn/a
Ranji Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official websitehttp://jkssc.nic.in/Sports%20association.html/


Jammu and Kashmir first took part in the Ranji Trophy in 1959-60.[1] Until recent seasons it had always been one of the weaker teams. Its first victory did not come until the 1982-83 season, when it defeated Services by four wickets.[2][3] As of mid-November 2020 it had played 301 matches in the competition and won only 32 times, against 199 losses.[4]

In recent seasons Jammu and Kashmir has been more successful. In 2013–14, the team qualified for the knockout stage of the Ranji Trophy after a gap of more than 10 years. Placed in Group C, the state team, which last qualified for the knockout stage in 2001–02 season, notched up four outright wins in the league round to pip Goa by .001 points on net run rate for a berth in the quarterfinals. Later in 2015-16, the team led by Parvez Rasool defeated heavyweights Mumbai at Wankhade Stadium. However, in the following seasons, the team again lost the rhythm. In the ongoing 2018-19 season, they three matches out of nine, finishing at number six in Group C points-table.[5]

Sunil Joshi was the former coach of the team. In 2014, the side tasted early success under him by beating the Ranji giants Mumbai cricket team at Wankhede Stadium in the prelim rounds of Ranji Trophy in 2014–15.[6][7]

The board appointed Irfan Pathan as mentor cum player of the team ahead of the 2018-19 season. He went to Jammu and Kashmir a few months before the start of domestic season and spent his time with the youngsters there.[8]

Home groundsEdit

Famous playersEdit

  • Ian Dev Singh He is the highest run scorer for J&K in Ranji Trophy and T20s. He has played the highest number of matches for J&K in Ranji Trophy. Recently, he also played domestic cricket in Sri Lanka becoming the only International First class player from JKCA.He has played for India Green, Indian Board President's XI, Jammu & Kashmir, Kandy Customs Cricket Club, North Zone, Rest of India. He scored 145 in his debut match for North Zone in Duleep Trophy becoming the First in the state to score century in Duleep Trophy debut. [9]
  • Parvez Rasool He is the only international cricketer produced by the state. He made his ODI debut for India in 2014 while last played in a T20I against England in 2016.
  • Mithun Manhas He is a player in the Indian Premier League represented the Delhi Daredevils in the fourth season of IPL. In the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, he was contracted by the Chennai Super Kings .
  • Abid Nabi - once considered one of the fastest bowlers in India.
  • Rasikh Salam He recently became the third cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to get an IPL bid.[10]
  • Abdul Samad: He became the third J&K cricketer to make debut in IPL.[11]
  • Umran Malik He plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. He is considered as one of the fastest bowlers in 2022 edition of IPL


  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Abdul Samad (2001-10-28) 28 October 2001 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Shubham Pundir (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm leg break List A and Twenty20 Captain
Qamran Iqbal (2001-10-17) 17 October 2001 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Henan Nazir (1997-03-25) 25 March 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Jatin Wadhwan (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Shubham Khajuria (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Manzoor Dar (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Vivrant Sharma (1999-10-30) 30 October 1999 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Ian Dev Singh (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 33) Right-handed First-class Captain
Fazil Rashid (1996-12-11) 11 December 1996 (age 25) Right-handed
Spin Bowler
Parvez Rasool (1989-02-13) 13 February 1989 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Waseem Raza (1993-01-03) 3 January 1993 (age 29) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Abid Mushtaq (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Auqib Nabi (1996-11-04) 4 November 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Mujtaba Yousuf (2002-06-07) 7 June 2002 (age 20) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Ram Dayal (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Umran Malik (1999-11-22) 22 November 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Umar Nazir Mir (1993-11-03) 3 November 1993 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Yudhvir Charak (1997-09-23) 23 September 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "First-Class Matches Played by Jammu and Kashmir". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  2. ^ Wisden 1984, p. 1104.
  3. ^ "Services v Jammu & Kashmir 1982-83". Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Playing Record (1959/60-2019/20)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Ranji Trophy: J&K ends the campaign with a defeat; produces best results since 2013". Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  6. ^ "J&K take historic win over Mumbai". Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Joshi replaces Bedi as J&K coach". Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Irfan Pathan joins J&K in player-cum-mentor role". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Ian Dev Singh". www.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  10. ^ "IPL Auction: Kashmir pace sensation Rasikh Salam to go under the hammer – Kashmir Sports Watch". www.ksportswatch.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Who is Abdul Samad? The Jammu and Kashmir youngster who made his IPL debut for SRH against DC". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 30 October 2020.

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