Jammu and Kashmir cricket team
The Jammu and Kashmir cricket team is a cricket team based in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, run by JKCA. It is in the Elite Group C of the Ranji Trophy. Its main home ground is the Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar, and it also plays at Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground in Jammu.
Jammu and Kashmir first took part in the Ranji Trophy in 1959-60. It has always been one of the weaker teams: up to the end of the 2015–16 season it had played 267 matches in the competition and won only 21 times.
In recent seasons Jammu and Kashmir has been more successful. In 2013–14, the team qualified for the knockout stage of the Ranji Trophy after a gap of more than 10 years. Placed in Group C, the state team, which last qualified for the knockout stage in 2001–02 season, notched up four outright wins in the league round to pip Goa by .001 points on net run rate for a berth in the quarterfinals. Later in 2015-16, the team led by Parvez Rasool defeated heavyweights Mumbai at Wankhade Stadium. However, in the following seasons, the team again lost the rhythm. In the ongoing 2018-19 season, they three matches out of nine, finishing at number six in Group C points-table.
Sunil Joshi was the former coach of the team. In 2014, the side tasted early success under him by beating the Ranji giants Mumbai cricket team at Wankhede Stadium in the prelim rounds of Ranji Trophy in 2014–15.
The board appointed Irfan Pathan as mentor cum player of the team ahead of the 2018-19 season. He went to Jammu and Kashmir a few months before the start of domestic season and spent his time with the youngsters there.
- Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium, Srinagar - Hosted 2 ODIs
- Maulana Azad Stadium, Jammu - Hosted one ODI
- Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground, Jammu
- Jammu & Kashmir International Cricket Stadium, Bajalta - Proposed
- Dr.Akhtar Ajaz was also a well known cricketer from J&K, In the initial phases of J&K Ranji Cricket, he has scored 2 Centuries in 1980 to 1989 era and also led the Ranji Team. Akhtar had hit 4 fours to Madan Lal in an Over.
- Parvez Rasool He is the only international cricketer produced by the state. He made his ODI debut for India in 2014 while last played in a T20I against England in 2016.
- Mithun Manhas He is a player in the Indian Premier League represented the Delhi Daredevils in the fourth season of IPL. In the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, he was contracted by the Chennai Super Kings .
- Abid Nabi - once considered as one of the fastest bowler in India.
- Jehangir Lone - Top Performer In JKCA Tournaments With a best Score of 182 & 25 centuries in T20’s Plus 150 Wickets
- Rasikh Salam He recently became the third cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to get an IPL bid.
- Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|Name||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|Shubham Khajuria||13 September 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Vice Captain|
|Ahmed Banday||9 March 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Shubham Pundir||16 October 1998||Left-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Ian Dev Singh||1 March 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Qamran Iqbal||17 October 2001||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Paras Sharma||4 December 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Jatin Wadhwan||15 September 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Owais Shah||14 October 1990||Left-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Musaif Aijaz||3 August 2002||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Adil Reshi||1 February 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Aditya Singh||12 December 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Pranav Gupta||18 December 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Bandeep Singh||9 December 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Irfan Pathan||27 October 1984||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast|
|Abdul Samad||28 October 2001||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Ram Dayal||29 October 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Manzoor Dar||1 November 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Aakash Choudhary||11 September 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Fazil Rashid||11 December 1996||Right-handed|
|Obaid Haroon||2 December 1986||Right-handed|
|Suryansh Raina||15 August 1997||Left-handed|
|Kanhaiya Wadhawan||27 September 2001||Right-handed|
|Parvez Rasool||13 February 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Captain|
|Waseem Raza||3 January 1993||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Aamir Aziz||12 August 1990||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Govind Sharma||10 October 2002||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Umar Nazir Mir||3 November 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Mohammed Mudhasir||21 October 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Mujtaba Yousuf||Left-handed||Left-arm medium|
|Rasikh Salam||5 April 2001||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL|
|Abid Mushtaq||17 January 1997||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast|
|Rohit Sharma||5 September 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Auqib Nabi||4 November 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Shahrukh Dar||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
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