Uttarakhand cricket team
Personnel
CaptainKunal Chandela
OwnerCricket Association of Uttarakhand
Team information
Founded2018
Home groundRajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Capacity25,000
Official websiteBCCI

The Uttarakhand cricket team is a cricket team that represents the state of Uttarakhand in Indian domestic competitions.[1]

Background

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, the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.[2][3][4]

Performance

Ranji Trophy
(First-class)
Season Group Matches Wins Losses Draws No Result Performance
2018–19 Plate Group 9 6 1 2 0 Quarter-finals
2019–20 Group C 9 0 7 2 0 Group Stage
2020–21 Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Total 18 6 8 4 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy
(List A)
Season Group Matches Wins Losses Ties No Result Performance
2018–19 Plate Group 8 7 1 0 0 Group Stage
2019–20 Plate Group 9 5 1 0 3 Group Stage
2020–21 Plate Group 6 5 1 0 0 Eliminator
Total 23 17 3 0 3
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
(T20)
Season Group Matches Wins Losses Ties No Result Performance
2018–19 Group E 7 4 2 0 1 Group Stage
2019–20 Group A 6 2 4 0 0 Group Stage
2020–21 Group C 5 1 4 0 0 Group Stage
Total 18 7 10 0 1

In September 2018, they lost their opening fixture of the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, to Bihar, by 5 wickets.[5][6] In the Plate Group fixture between Uttarakhand and Sikkim, Karn Kaushal made the first double-century in the history of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, scoring 202 runs.[7]

In their first season in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, they finished in second place in the Plate Group, with seven wins and one loss from their eight matches.[8] Karn Kaushal finished as the leading run-scorer, with 489 runs, and Deepak Dhapola was the leading wicket-taker for the team, with eleven dismissals.[9]

In November 2018, in their opening match of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, they beat Bihar by ten wickets.[10][11] They went on to win the Plate Group and advanced to the quarter-finals of the tournament.[12][13] However, in their quarter-final match they lost to Vidarbha by an innings and 115 runs to be knocked out of the tournament.[14]

In March 2019, Uttarakhand finished third in Group E of the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, with four wins from their seven matches.[15] Karn Kaushal was the leading run-scorer for the team in the tournament, with 176 runs, and Sunny Rana was the leading wicket-taker, with nine dismissals.[16]

Coaches

Season Coach Ref.
2018–19 Bhaskar Pillai [17]
2019–20 Gursharan Singh [18]
2020–21 Wasim Jaffer [19]
2021–22 Manish Jha [20]

Current squad

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Jay Bista (1995-12-23) 23 December 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Kunal Chandela (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
Kamal Singh (2000-11-29) 29 November 2000 (age 20) Left-handed
Karn Kaushal (1991-08-25) 25 August 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Avneesh Sudha (2001-11-20) 20 November 2001 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Piyush Joshi (1996-05-27) 27 May 1996 (age 25) Right-handed
All-rounders
Dikshanshu Negi (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Vijay Jethi (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Girish Rauturi (1997-08-11) 11 August 1997 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Saurabh Rawat (1997-12-21) 21 December 1997 (age 23) Right-handed
Spin bowlers
Mayank Mishra (1990-10-09) 9 October 1990 (age 30) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Iqbal Abdullah (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Himanshu Bisht (1996-11-17) 17 November 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Pace bowlers
Akash Madhwal (1993-11-25) 25 November 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sunny Rana (1987-12-25) 25 December 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Samad Fallah (1985-05-02) 2 May 1985 (age 36) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Pradeep Chamoli (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Dhanraj Sharma (1987-07-20) 20 July 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Nikhil Kohli (1996-12-05) 5 December 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Nine new teams in Ranji Trophy 2018–19". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
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  14. ^ "Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha rout Uttarakhand to reach semifinals". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
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  17. ^ "BCCI eases entry for new domestic teams as logistical challenges emerge". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  18. ^ Lokapally, Vijay (4 September 2019). "Gursharan Singh named Uttarakhand coach". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Wasim Jaffer named Uttarakhand head coach". ESPN Cricinfo. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  20. ^ "Manish Jha, former head coach of Sikkim, named replacement of Wasim Jaffer who resigned as coach of U'khand cricket team". Times of India. 12 February 2021. Retrieved 9 March 2020.