how to become a cricketer in India
Hello friends today we are going to discuss on how to become a cricketer in India. In this article we are going to talk about 4 main topics:-
• How to join Indian National Cricket Team
1. Types of cricket played in India
There are two main types of cricket played in India. That is 1] Gali Cricket and 2] Academic cricket.
A] Gali cricket:-
This is most commonly played type. In this type, they player play cricket in the local level where no technique is used.
The organization/people arrange a small tournament where this Gali cricketers played and do not have any future opportunities.
B] Academic cricket:-
This is a professional type of cricket played in India. In this type the player/athletes is handled by the cricket academy.
This has age requirement of 8 years but the actual age of growing is 14-16.
2. Join a cricket academy
Joining the cricket academy is very important process in cricket career. Because the house is not made by only bricks and Cement, there should be a structure of the house.
Similarly, in cricket the academy plays role of the Engineer who gives the structure to our cricketing journey. So, it is important to join a cricket academy at the early stage of our cricket journey.
Also be aware that there are many fraud cricket academies who tells you that they will play you in Indian cricket team. But keep in mind that only hard work will work. So do research about that academy you are going to join.
3. Find the Right Coach
Talk about academic cricket Coach is the soul of the academy. Coach has ability of jewelry to carve a diamond.
• Sachin Tendulkar is not complete without Ramakant Achrekar.
• Rohit Sharma is not complete without Dinesh lad.
• Virat Kohli is not complete without Rajkumar Sharma.
4. Know Yourself
Yes it is important to know yourself. You should also know what your capabilities are? What you can do? Where you are comfortable?
You should know that if you are going to become a bowler, batsman, wicketkeeper, or a All-rounder.
5. Career (initially)
At initial level you can Play under 14 tournaments, were you will get quite experience. There are ,any states were this tournaments are organized like Haryana, Punjab, etc.
Next under 16, this is the real cricket you will begin to Play. Here in is seen that how you are playing and it also create the mental growth.
6. Start Playing Tournaments
Now when you start playing under 19 this will be golden opportunity for you. Because this is the start if you have played district level or state level, That is more important.
Now the next level will be in Ranji trophy trial were you will Bowl or bat 1 or 2 over at the high pressure this is were your performance will be checked and if you do well in that you will be selected for the Ranji trophy.
Sachin Tendulkar Started playing international cricket at the age of 16 but he was a exception. There are less people who were able to do this. But, Most of the Players started playing this at the age of 18-19.
Tournaments Played after 18-19 are as follows:-
• Ranji Trophy
• Dilip Trophy
• Sayed Mushtaq Ali trophy
• Deodhar trophy
• Under 19 world Cup
• India A tour’s etc.
So basically this are the process of Playing under 14,16,18,19, district level, State level and all the tournaments as I mentioned earlier.
7. Selection in national cricket team
So now, if you talk about selection in the Indian National cricket team it is quite simple or hard.
The hard work:-
If you want to be selected in the Indian cricket team the you would want to do extremely well in all this tournaments as I mentioned above 🖕.
The Simple work:-
Now a days there is a craze of IPL everywhere. So if you want to be selected into the Indian National cricket team the you
• Firstly manage to play IPL
• Do extremely do well
• And you are all set to play international cricket.
As I mentioned earlier only Hard work will work. Nothing is Simply/Easy you will have to do hard work.
8. Work on Your Body
To play cricket you should be a great athlete. Cricket is a sport were your fitness will be tested. So you should work on your body. There was a time at 20th century were unfit players were also picked in the 11.
But now the standards of cricket have been changed. Now fitness standards are high. There is a test called Yo-Yo test were your fitness test will be taken.
Now a days apart from bowling and batting you should also be a nice fielder. Which will make you a x-factor in the game. Ravindra Jadeja is the living example of this statement.
9. Never give up
Important thing is that you should never give up in this field. You will always have failure in this field. Take the example of Rohit Sharma He was dropped from the 2011 World Cup. But he never give up and keep doing hard work. So eventually in 2013 in champions trophy He opened with Shikhar Dhawan. And now he is the one of the Best batsman in the world. He has hit 3 double centuries In one day international. And he is the only batsman to do that.
So you should never give up. So you should keep doing the process that I mentioned above. You should keep doing hard work and improve Yourself.
10. Salary (money making possibility)
Now we have come at the most important part for Which everyone wants to become a cricketer i.e. money.
Cricket is now a commercial platform. This has now become a platform of advertisement.
Where the audience engagement is high then the advertiser reaches their. So at the smaller level the cricketers get the sponsorship bad sponsorship gives a lot of money to the player.
Salary given by BCCI
If you talk about BCCI, BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world. In international cricket team BCCI has 4 grades of salary it is called central contracted players.
• A+ players
• A Players
• B Players
• C Players
Grade A+ Players
Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 7 Crores annually. Following are the list of players who are listed under this grade:
• Virat Kohli
• Rohit Sharma
• Jasprit Bumrah
Grade A players
Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 5 crore annually. Following are the list of players who are listed under this grade:
• Ajinkya Rahane
• Cheteshwar Pujara
• Hardik Pandya
• Ishant Sharma
• KL Rahul
• Mohammed Shami
• Ravichandran Ashwin
• Ravindra Jadeja
• Rishabh Pant
• Shikhar Dhawan
Grade B players
Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 3 crore annually. Following are the list of players who are listed under this grade:
• Bhuvneshwar Kumar
• Mayank Agarwal
• Shardul Thakur
• Umesh Yadav
• Wriddhiman Saha
Grade C players
Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 1 crore annually. Following are the list of players who are listed under this grade:
• Axar Patel
• Deepak Chahar
• Hanuma Vihari
• Kuldeep Yadav
• Mohammed Siraj
• Navdeep Saini
• Shreyas Iyer
• Shubman Gill
• Washington Sundar
• Yuzvendra Chahal
Grade a players:-
Players named under this list will receive a salary of 50 lakhs annually. Following are the list of players who are listed under this grade:
• Mithali Raj
• Harmanpreet Kaur
• Smriti Mandhana
• Poonam Yadav
Grade B players:-
Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 30 Lakhs annually.
• Ekta Bisht
• Jhulan Goswami
• Shikha Pandey
• Deepti Sharma
• Jemimah Rodrigues
Grade C Players:-
Players named under this list will receive a salary of INR 10 Lakhs annually.
• Radha Yadav
• D Hemalatha
• Anuja Patil
• Veda Krishnamurthy
• Mansi Joshi
• Punam Raut
• Mona Meshram
• Arundhati Reddy
• Rajeshwari Gayakwad
• Taniya Bhatia
• Pooja Vastrakar
Bonuses in salary:-
• Rs 500,000 for scoring a hundred in a test or ODI
• Rs 700,000 for a double hundred in the test
• Rs 500,000 for 5 wicket haul in Test, ODI, or T20
• Rs 700,000 for a 10 wicket haul in test matches
Salary of a domastic cricketer
|Seniors (above 40 matches)||INR 60,000|
|under 23||INR 25,000|
|Under 19||INR 20,000|
Can I start playing cricket at 17?
yes, there is no certain limit to play cricket. Sachin Tendulkar Started playing international cricket at the age of 16.
What qualifications do you need to be a cricketer?
You must be athletic, hardworking, energetic and aware of rules of the game.
Can i manage cricket with studies?
Yes, you can manage cricket with studies. And I recommend to do that.