Nagaland cricket team
The Nagaland cricket team is a cricket team representing the state of Nagaland in Indian domestic competitions. In July 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named the team as one of the nine new sides that would compete in domestic tournaments for the 2018–19 season, including the Ranji Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy. However, the Telangana Cricket Association questioned the decision to include the team in the Ranji Trophy, stating that there should be qualification criteria to allow a team to compete. Ahead of the 2018-19 season, Kanwaljit Singh was appointed as the team's coach.
|Owner||Nagaland Cricket Association|
|Home ground||Nagaland Cricket Association Stadium|
In September 2018, they lost their opening fixture of the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, to Bihar, by 8 wickets. In their first season in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, they finished in fourth place in the Plate Group, with five wins and three defeats from their eight matches. KB Pawan finished as the leading run-scorer, with 432 runs, and Imliwati Lemtur was the leading wicket-taker for the team, with ten dismissals.
In November 2018, in their opening match of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, they beat Mizoram by an innings and 333 runs. It was the biggest winning margin for a team making its debut in the Ranji Trophy. They finished the 2018–19 tournament seventh in the table, with two wins from their eight matches.
In March 2019, Nagaland finished in last place in Group A of the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, with no wins from their six matches. Rongsen Jonathan was the leading run-scorer for the team in the tournament, with 121 runs, and Pawan Suyal was the leading wicket-taker, with three dismissals.
In July 2019, ahead of the 2019–20 cricket season, the Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) released three outstation players, Pawan Suyal, K. B. Pawan and Abrar Kazi, following poor performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
|Name||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|Rongsen Jonathan||4 October 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Captain|
|Sedezhalie Rupero||15 November 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Oren Ngullie||20 December 1994||Right-handed|
|Rohit Jhanjhariya||18 August 1990||Right-handed|
|Abhishek Kaushik||15 May 1994||Right-handed|
|Nitesh Lohchab||18 November 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Hokaito Zhimomi||24 September 1986||Right-handed||Left-arm medium|
|Mughavi Wotsa||6 December 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Toni Chishi||11 September 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Manjinder Singh||18 March 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Paras Sehrawat||3 December 1997||Right-handed|
|Imliwati Lemtur||25 December 1991||Left-handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|Tahmeed Rahman||26 September 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Inakato Zhimomi||21 September 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Rachit Bhatia||7 September 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Ravi Maurya||18 November 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Arun Chauhan||7 July 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Jalal Uddin||23 October 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Kiran Reddy||4 December 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Bhavik Patel||4 May 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Rahul Sharma||21 December 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
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