Assam cricket team

Assam Cricket Team
Personnel
Captain Gokul Sharma
Riyan Parag
Coach Ajay Ratra
Owner Assam Cricket Association
Team information
Colours   Dark green   Yellow
Founded 1948
Home ground ACA Stadium, Guwahati
Capacity 40,000
Secondary home ground(s) Nehru Stadium, Guwahati
Secondary ground capacity 15,000
History
First-class debut United Provinces
in 1948
at Shillong
Ranji Trophy wins 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins 0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins 0
Official website www.assamcricket.com

The Assam cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Assam, run by the Assam Cricket Association. They compete and represent the state annually in the first-class Ranji Trophy tournament, limited-overs Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament and the Twenty20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

History

Assam played their first first-class match in the 1948–49 Ranji Trophy, captained by Rupert Kettle, who also scored their first century two seasons later. They had their first victory in the 1951–52 Ranji Trophy, when they beat Orissa by 103 runs; the captain, Peter Bullock, top-scored in each innings with 31 and 148, and took 7 for 70 and 3 for 29.[1]

Until the 2002–03 season, when the zonal system was abandoned, Assam formed part of East Zone, and never progressed further than the pre-quarter-finals. They won their plate group in 2006/07 before losing the semi-final to Orissa. In the 2009–10 season Assam entered the elite group of the Ranji Trophy, and topped the plate group and subsequently progressed to the Super League. However, in the 2010–11 season, they ended at the bottom of their group in the Super League and were relegated to the Plate League for the next season. In the 2012–13 Vijay Hazare Trophy Assam played extremely well and finished runners-up.[2] In the 2014–15 Ranji season Assam were again promoted to Group A level.[3] In the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy, the team reached the semi-final for the first time in their history.[4]

In September 2017, former Indian batsman Lalchand Rajput was named as head coach of Assam cricket team for two Ranji Trophy seasons.

Home grounds

Since Assam played its first home match in 1948, it has also played first-class home matches in (in chronological order) Shillong, Jorhat, Nowgong, Dibrugarh, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Mangaldoi and Tinsukia.[5]

Famous players

Current squad

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Saahil Jain (1998-10-22) 22 October 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Gokul Sharma (1985-12-25) 25 December 1985 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off break First-class and List A Captain
Rishav Das (1989-12-16) 16 December 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Pallavkumar Das (1990-01-17) 17 January 1990 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Sibsankar Roy (1990-10-10) 10 October 1990 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Denish Das (2002-05-17) 17 May 2002 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Subham Mandal (1998-08-23) 23 August 1998 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Rahul Hazarika (1993-05-31) 31 May 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm off break
All-rounders
Riyan Parag (2001-11-10) 10 November 2001 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Twenty20 Captain
Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL
Wicket-keepers
Kunal Saikia (1988-06-19) 19 June 1988 (age 33) Right-handed
Abhishek Thakuri (1998-10-31) 31 October 1998 (age 22) Left-handed
Erik Roy (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 22) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Amlanjyoti Das (2002-01-15) 15 January 2002 (age 19) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Roshan Alam (1995-04-20) 20 April 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Abhilash Gogoi (1995-10-06) 6 October 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Rahul Singh (1997-09-23) 23 September 1997 (age 23) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Sidharth Sarmah (1998-12-07) 7 December 1998 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Mukhtar Hussain (1999-01-11) 11 January 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Rajjakuddin Ahmed (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Pritam Das (1988-10-16) 16 October 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Arup Das (1991-07-27) 27 July 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Ranjit Mali (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Mrinmoy Dutta (1998-11-24) 24 November 1998 (age 22) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Abu Nechim (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

Coaching staff

  • Head Coach: Ajay Ratra
  • Coach: Salil Sinha
  • Trainer: Bhaskar Borah
  • Physio: Dr Koustob Bharadwaj
  • Video Analyst: Rajesh Sharma
  • Manager: Rajesh Borah

Records

For more details on this topic, see List of Assam first-class cricket records, List of Assam List A cricket records, List of Assam Twenty20 cricket records.

See also

References

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