Jammu and Kashmir cricket team

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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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

Home grounds[edit]

Famous players[edit]

  • Ian Dev Singh He is the highest run scorer for J&K in Ranji Trophy and T20s.He has played the highest number of matches for J&K in Ranji Trophy.Recently,He also played domestic cricket in SriLanka becoming the only International First class player from JKCA.He has played for India Green, Indian Board President's XI, Jammu & Kashmir, Kandy Customs Cricket Club, North Zone, Rest of India. He scored 145 in his debut match for North Zone in Duleep Trophy becoming the First in the state to score century in Duleep Trophy debut. http://m.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/279566.html
  • 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.
  • Rasikh Salam He recently became the third cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to get an IPL bid.[7]


  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Shubham Khajuria (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Abdul Samad (2001-10-28) 28 October 2001 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Shubham Pundir (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm leg break Vice-captain
Ahmed Banday (1995-03-09) 9 March 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Suryansh Raina (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 22) Left-handed
Jatin Wadhwan (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Qamran Iqbal (2001-10-17) 17 October 2001 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Henan Malik (1997-03-25) 25 March 1997 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Manzoor Dar (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Fazil Rashid (1996-12-11) 11 December 1996 (age 23) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Parvez Rasool (1989-02-13) 13 February 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off break Captain
Pace Bowlers
Umar Nazir Mir (1993-11-03) 3 November 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Abid Mushtaq (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 23) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Auqib Nabi (1996-11-04) 4 November 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ram Dayal (1988-10-29) 29 October 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Mohammed Mudhasir (1988-10-21) 21 October 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Mujtaba Yousuf Left-handed Left-arm medium
Nasir Rasool (1993-10-07) 7 October 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  2. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Ranji Trophy: J&K ends the campaign with a defeat; produces best results since 2013". Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  4. ^ "J&K take historic win over Mumbai". Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Joshi replaces Bedi as J&K coach". Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Redirect Notice". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  7. ^ "IPL Auction: Kashmir pace sensation Rasikh Salam to go under the hammer – Kashmir Sports Watch". www.ksportswatch.com. Retrieved 8 September 2018.

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