Andhra cricket team

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Andhra cricket team
CaptainHanuma Vihari
OwnerAndhra Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundDr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium (capacity 30,000);
YS Raja Reddy Stadium, Cuddapah (capacity 5,000) Dr. PVG RAJU ACA SPORTS COMPLEX, Vizianagaram
Ranji Trophy wins0
Irani Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official website:ACA

The Andhra cricket team is an Indian domestic cricket team representing the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The team's home ground is the APCA-VDCA Stadium at Visakhapatnam, but some of their home matches are also played at Vijayawada and Anantapur.[1]


Andhra has competed in every season of the Ranji Trophy since making its first appearance in the 1953–54 season, with the exception of 1961–62, when it was absent, it falls under the South Zone of Indian cricket.

After the 2018-19 season Andhra had played 317 first-class matches, with 46 wins, 130 losses and 141 draws.[2] In List A cricket, Andhra had played 136 matches, with 46 wins, 89 losses and one no-result.[3]

Andhra has never featured in a Ranji Trophy final and has therefore never had a chance to participate in the Irani Trophy. In the 2007/08 season Andhra, captained by Mannava Prasad, achieved two wins out of six in the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy, missing out of the semi-finals.[1] In February 2018, they reached the semi-finals of the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy, the first time the team had got to that stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.[4]

Notable players[edit]

The ACA has produced very few international players, which include spinner Venkatapathy Raju and wicket keeper M. S. K. Prasad. Many players from the ACA have played for India U-19s; the teams most notable players are:

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Ricky Bhui (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm leg break

Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Played for India Blue in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy

Ashwin Hebbar (1995-11-15) 15 November 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm slow-medium
Prasanth Kumar (1991-12-13) 13 December 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Bodapati Sumanth (1988-05-10) 10 May 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Jyothi Sai Krishna (1990-06-13) 13 June 1990 (age 29) Right-handed
CR Gnaneshwar (1997-10-15) 15 October 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm off break
Manyala Pranith (1993-09-08) 8 September 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right arm off break
Karan Shinde (1997-09-19) 19 September 1997 (age 22) Left-handed Right arm leg break
Girinath Reddy (1998-10-08) 8 October 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm medium
Hanuma Vihari (1993-10-13) 13 October 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break Captain
Plays for Delhi Capitals
Played for Rest of India cricket team in 2018–19 Irani Cup
K. S. Bharat (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Played for India Red in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Siva Charan Singh (1993-11-29) 29 November 1993 (age 25) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Shoaib Md Khan (1991-09-01) 1 September 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off break
Karn Sharma (1987-10-23) 23 October 1987 (age 31) Left-handed Right arm leg break Plays for Chennai Super Kings
Manish Golamaru (1995-09-23) 23 September 1995 (age 23) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
SK Ismail (2002-04-25) 25 April 2002 (age 17) Right-handed Right arm leg break
D Swaroop Kumar (1986-05-07) 7 May 1986 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Pace Bowlers
Bandaru Ayyappa (1992-10-27) 27 October 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium Plays for Delhi Capitals
KV Sasikanth (1995-07-17) 17 July 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium
Paidikalva Vijaykumar (1986-10-20) 20 October 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium
Prithvi Raj (1998-02-20) 20 February 1998 (age 21) Left-handed Left arm medium Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders
CV Stephen (1993-12-03) 3 December 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Left arm medium
Harishankar Reddy (1998-06-02) 2 June 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm medium

Coaching staff[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Andhra Pradesh cricket team". Sports Pundit. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Andhra's first-class playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Andhra's List A playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Siva charts Andhra's maiden semifinal foray". Wisden India. Archived from the original on 23 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.

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