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 Khajuria
OwnerJammu & Kashmir Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundSher-i-Kashmir Stadium, Srinagar
Secondary home ground(s)Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground, Jammu
First-class debutEastern Punjab
in 1960
at Municipal Ground, Jullundur
Ranji Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official websitehttp://jkssc.nic.in/Sports%20association.html/

History edit

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 won three out of nine games played, 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 grounds edit

Famous players edit

  • 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 RasoolHe 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 Indian national cricket team in international cricket and for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. He is considered as one of the fastest bowler of world cricket at present.

Squad edit

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Shubham Khajuria (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break Captain
Vivrant Sharma (1999-10-30) 30 October 1999 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Shubham Pundir (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Abdul Samad (2001-10-28) 28 October 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Qamran Iqbal (2001-10-17) 17 October 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Abhinav Puri (1994-07-22) 22 July 1994 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Henan Nazir (1997-03-25) 25 March 1997 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Fazil Rashid (1996-12-11) 11 December 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Vice-captain
Spin Bowlers
Abid Mushtaq (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Rajasthan Royalsin IPL
Sahil Lotra (1998-10-28) 28 October 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Vanshaj Sharma Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Aquib Nabi (1996-11-04) 4 November 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Umran Malik (1999-11-22) 22 November 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Umar Nazir Mir (1993-12-03) 3 December 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Rasikh Salam (2000-04-05) 5 April 2000 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Delhi Capitalsin IPL
Yudhvir Charak (1997-09-23) 23 September 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL
Lone Nasir (1997-09-05) 5 September 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rohit Sharma (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium

Updated as on 19 February 2024

See also edit

References edit

  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". ESPNcricinfo. 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". 10 December 2014. 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". ESPNcricinfo. 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. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2020.

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