Odisha cricket team

The Odisha cricket team (known as Orissa until 2011) is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Odisha. It is in the elite group of the Ranji Trophy.

Odisha Cricket Team
CaptainSubhranshu Senapati,
CoachRashmi Parida
OwnerOdisha Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundBarabati Stadium (and other stadiums)
Official website:OCA

Its main home ground is Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Home matches are also played at DRIEMS Ground in Cuttack, East Coast Railway Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Veer Surendra Sai Stadium in Sambalpur, KIIT Cricket Stadium in Bhubaneswar and other grounds.

The team's recent best performance in the Ranji Trophy came in the 2016-17 season, when they advanced to the quarter-final stage. They lost there to the eventual champions, Gujarat, whose opener Samit Gohel scoring a record 359* in the first innings.[1]

The Odisha cricket team is selected by the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA). The Odisha Cricket Association organises the Odisha Premier League every year to promote cricket and to search for local talent throughout the state.


Odisha first competed at first-class level in the 1949-50 Ranji Trophy, when they lost to Bihar by 356 runs.[2] Their first victory came in 1952-53, when they defeated Assam by an innings.[3] They played only against other East Zone teams (Bihar, Assam and Bengal) until 1983-84, when they progressed to the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals for the first time.[4]

At the completion of the 2017-18 season, Odisha had played 296 Ranji Trophy matches. They had won 64, lost 106 and drawn 126.[5]

Past and present players

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

Prominent players at the domestic level:


Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Subhranshu Senapati (1996-12-30) 30 December 1996Right-hand BatRight-arm MediumFirst Class and List A Captain
Sandeep Pattnaik (1998-05-17) 17 May 1998Right-hand BatRight-arm Off break
Anurag Sarangi (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992Left-hand BatRight-arm Medium
Debasish Samantray (1996-09-10) 10 September 1996Left-hand Bat
Abhishek Yadav (1995-06-08) 8 June 1995Left-hand Bat
Swastik Samal (2000-07-27) 27 July 2000Right-hand BatRight-arm Leg break
Arabind Singh (1990-12-05) 5 December 1990Right-hand BatRight-arm Medium
Govinda Poddar (1991-09-09) 9 September 1991Right-hand BatRight-arm Off breakTwenty20 Captain
Abhishek Raut (1987-03-03) 3 March 1987Right-hand BatRight-arm Leg break
Biplab Samantray (1988-12-14) 14 December 1988Right-hand BatRight-arm Medium
Shantanu Mishra (1994-05-30) 30 May 1994Right-hand BatRight-arm Off break
Prayash Singh (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994Right-hand BatRight-arm Medium
Sujit Lenka (1992-12-14) 14 December 1992Right-hand BatWK
Rajesh Dhuper (1999-12-02) 2 December 1999Right-hand BatWK
Prabin Luha (1995-05-11) 11 May 1995Right-hand BatWK
Spin Bowlers
Pappu Roy (1995-02-23) 23 February 1995Left-hand BatSlow Left-arm OrthodoxPlayed for India C in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Subham Nayak (1998-10-25) 25 October 1998Right-hand BatRight-arm Off break
Pace Bowlers
Rajesh Mohanty (2000-05-20) 20 May 2000Right-hand BatRight-arm MediumPlayed for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Suryakant Pradhan (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993Right-hand BatRight-arm Medium
Debabrata Pradhan (1996-10-10) 10 October 1996Right-hand BatRight-arm Medium
Basant Mohanty (1986-11-24) 24 November 1986Right-hand BatRight-arm Medium
Deepak Behera (1985-01-15) 15 January 1985Right-hand BatRight-arm Medium
Ankit Yadav (1995-05-23) 23 May 1995Right-hand BatRight-arm Medium
Ashutosh Das (1997-10-17) 17 October 1997Right-hand BatRight-arm Medium


Coaches in Odisha cricket team are listed below:


For more details on this topic, see List of Odisha first-class cricket records, List of Odisha List A cricket records, List of Odisha Twenty20 cricket records.


  1. "Samit Gohel's 359* shatters 117-year record". ESPN Cricinfo. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. "Bihar v Orissa 1949-50". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. "Orissa v Assam 1952-53". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. "First-Class Matches played by Orissa". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  5. "Ranji Trophy Playing Record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2017.

See also

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