Hyderabad cricket team
CaptainTilak Varma
CoachMilap Mewada
OwnerHyderabad Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundRajiv Gandhi International Stadium
First-class debutMaharaj Kumar of Vizianagram's XI
in 1931
at Gymkhana Ground, Secunderabad
Ranji Trophy wins2 (1937/38, 1986/87)
Irani Cup wins1 (1986/87)
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official websiteHCA
Current season

The Hyderabad cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, run by the Hyderabad Cricket Association. It is part of the Ranji Trophy Plate Group and has seen scattered success over its many years in the Ranji Trophy circuit. Over its long history in the Ranji Trophy it has won twice and come runner up three times and has made one appearance in the Irani Trophy.

Competition history

Hyderabad was the third team in the history of the Ranji Trophy to win the tournament, when it did so in the 1937/38 tournament, beating defending champions Nawanagar in a nailbiting one wicket victory. However, it would not be until 1943 that it would appear in another final and this time, it was thrashed comprehensively by a strong Baroda. In 1965 it lost to the Mumbai cricket team and in doing so, failed to break the famous Mumbai winning streak in the 1960s (Mumbai won every year in the 1960s). Its next taste of success was in 1987, where it beat Delhi through first innings lead. It also appeared in the 2000 final but, once again, was unable to beat Mumbai.

Members of 1937–38 Ranji trophy winning Hyderabad team

This made up for one appearance in the Irani Trophy, in which it faced up against a 1987 Rest of India side. The match was drawn and Hyderabad won based on its 27-run first innings lead. This was after it was awarded 16 penalty runs for slow over rate on behalf of the Rest of India team.[1]


In all first-class matches to the end of the 2013–14 season, Hyderabad had played 389 times, with 135 wins, 74 losses and 180 draws.[2]

Famous players

Main article: List of Hyderabad cricketers

Players from Telangana who have played Test cricket for India, along with year of Test debut:

Players from Telangana who have played ODI but not Test cricket for India, along with the year of ODI debut :

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Tanmay Agarwal (1995-05-03) 3 May 1995 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Rohit Rayudu (1994-07-29) 29 July 1994 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Rahul Singh (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium Vice-captain
Chandan Sahani (1998-01-29) 29 January 1998 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rahul Buddhi (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Tilak Varma (2002-11-08) 8 November 2002 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm off break Captain
Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Abhirath Reddy (1996-09-29) 29 September 1996 (age 27) Right-handed
Nitish Reddy (1997-12-31) 31 December 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Varun Goud (1999-09-27) 27 September 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Pragnay Reddy (1999-12-18) 18 December 1999 (age 24) Right-handed
Bhavesh Seth (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 (age 26) Right-handed
Aravelly Avanish Rao (2005-06-02) 2 June 2005 (age 19) Left-handed
Spin Bowlers
Tanay Thyagarajan (1995-11-15) 15 November 1995 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Punjab Kings in IPL
Saaketh Sairam (1993-01-24) 24 January 1993 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Nitin Sai Yadav (2004-04-16) 16 April 2004 (age 20) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Gangam Anikethreddy (2000-10-28) 28 October 2000 (age 23) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Shubham Sharma (1995-08-07) 7 August 1995 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Ravi Teja (1994-10-19) 19 October 1994 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Kartikeya Kak (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Chama Milind (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Rakshann Readdi (2000-09-29) 29 September 2000 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Elligaram Sanketh (1999-10-08) 8 October 1999 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Mohammed Siraj (1994-03-13) 13 March 1994 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL

Updated as on 21 February 2024

Coaching staff

In popular culture

See also


  1. ^ "Hyderabad vs Rest of Ind Scorecard 1987/88. Cricket Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo.
  2. ^ "Hyderabad playing record". CricketArchive.
  3. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (22 April 2019). "Nani-starrer 'Jersey', garners praise from cricket buffs". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.