Baroda cricket team

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The Baroda cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the city of Vadodara. The home ground of the team is the Moti Bagh Stadium on the palace grounds. The team is run by the Baroda Cricket Association. It has been one of the most successful teams in the Ranji Trophy in the new millennium. Although there are very few notable cricket players in history that have played for this team based in Gujarat, it has begun producing some of the most talented cricketers in India and is particularly noted for its fast bowlers. Baroda were runners-up in the 2005/06 Ranji Trophy. It is one of three Gujarat Teams, the others being the Saurashtra cricket team and Gujarat cricket team

Competition history[edit]

Baroda has only emerged as a strong team in recent years. It won its first Ranji Trophy in 43 years in 2000-01, but failed to defend the title, coming runner-up in the next year. This means it has had only one Irani Trophy appearance, in which it failed to defeat a strong Rest of India team which contained the likes of VVS Laxman (13 & 148), Dinesh Mongia (125 & 90*), Debashish Mohanty, Sarandeep Singh and Akash Chopra. See Scorecard. It was considered a strong team in the 40s and 50s, winning 4 times and coming runner-up twice. Vijay Hazare, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan are amongst the most prominent cricketers to emerge from Baroda. They have performed exceedingly well at the international level for India.

Best performances in Ranji Trophy[edit]

Year Position
2010-11 Runner-up
2001-02 Runner-up
2000-01 Winner
1957-58 Winner
1949-50 Winner
1948-49 Runner-up
1946-47 Winner
1945-46 Runner-up
1942-43 Winner

Home Ground[edit]

Famous players[edit]


Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Abhimanyu Chauhan (1986-12-29) 29 December 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Dhiren Mistry (1992-09-05) 5 September 1992 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break
9 Ambati Rayudu (1985-09-23) 23 September 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break vice-captain
Aditya Waghmode (1989-11-08) 8 November 1989 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Saurabh Wakaskar (1991-09-08) 8 September 1991 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Deepak Hooda (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Ketan Panchal (1986-10-04) 4 October 1986 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium
56 Irfan Pathan (1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 (age 30) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
28 Yusuf Pathan (1982-11-17) 17 November 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off break Captain
Pinal Shah (1987-11-03) 3 November 1987 (age 27) Right-handed
18 Kedar Devdhar (1989-12-14) 14 December 1989 (age 25) Right-handed
Firdaush Bhaja (1988-10-08) 8 October 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
13 Bhargav Bhatt (1990-05-13) 13 May 1990 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
8 Munaf Patel (1983-07-13) 13 July 1983 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Utkarsh Patel (1987-10-11) 11 October 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Gagandeep Singh (1987-06-26) 26 June 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Swapnil Singh (1991-01-22) 22 January 1991 (age 24) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Murtuja Vahora (1985-12-01) 1 December 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sankalp Vohra (1983-08-24) 24 August 1983 (age 31) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast

Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Head Coach - K Sanath Kumar
  • Assistant Coach - Himanshu Jadhav
  • Physio - Sumit Roy
  • Trainers - Suhas Pawar


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