Bengal cricket team
|Bengal Cricket Team
বাংলা ক্রিকেট দল
|Owner:||Cricket Association of Bengal|
|Home ground:||Eden Gardens
|Ranji Trophy wins:||2|
|Irani Trophy wins:||0|
|Vijay Hazare Trophy wins:||1|
Bengal cricket team (Bengali: বাংলা ক্রিকেট দল) is a cricket team that represents the Indian state of West Bengal in domestic first class cricket. It is considered Eastern India's strongest cricket team. The team plays its home matches at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Bengal has had two Ranji Trophy victories and has been runner-up a total of 11 times.
Bengal are the champions of the 2012 Vijay Hazare Trophy, also known as the (Ranji One Day Trophy). They beat Mumbai in the finals which was held at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Delhi on 12 March 2012, under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly.
Bengal's first success came in the third Ranji Trophy season (1936/37), in which it came runners-up to Nawanagar. Two years later it beat Southern Punjab in the final of the Ranji Trophy to become the 4th team to hold the title. For the next 51 years it did not manage to hold the Trophy again, until it beat a strong Delhi in the 1990 final. In this time, the Bengal cricket team had come runner-up a total of 11 times, its most recent win being in 1989.
They were runners-up twice consecutively in the 2005-06 and the 2006-07 season. Their ranks are occasionally bolstered by the return of Sourav Ganguly to the domestic competition.
Best performances in Ranji Trophy
Best performances in Vijay Hazare Trophy
Best performances in Irani Trophy
- Ambar Roy
- Arun Lal
- Ashok Dinda
- Deep Dasgupta
- Devang Gandhi
- Dilip Doshi
- Gopal Bose
- Laxmi Shukla
- Manoj Tiwary
- Montu Banerjee
- Pankaj Roy
- Pranab Roy
- Prashant Vaidya
- Probir Sen
- Rakesh Shukla
- Rohan Gavaskar
- Saba Karim
- Saradindu Mukherjee
- Shami Ahmed
- Shute Banerjee
- Sourav Ganguly
- Subrata Guha
- Subroto Banerjee
- Utpal Chatterjee
- Wriddhiman Saha
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|No.||Name||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style|
|Rohan Banerjee||10 December 1988||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Arindam Das||16 October 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Debabrata Das||22 September 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Subhomoy Das||26 December 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Abhishek Jhunjhunwala||1 December 1982||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Anustup Majumdar||30 April 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Manoj Tiwary||14 November 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Sandipan Das||29 November 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Laxmi Ratan Shukla||6 May 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Shreevats Goswami||18 May 1989||Left-handed|
|Wriddhiman Saha (c)||24 October 1984||Right-handed|
|Ashok Dinda||25 March 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Saurashish Lahiri||9 September 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Arnab Nandi||11 September 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Shib Paul||4 November 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Sourav Sarkar||15 December 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Iresh Saxena||14 March 1984||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Mohammed Shami||9 March 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Veer Pratap Singh||3 May 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
- "Saha set to lead Bengal". The Telegraph, Calcutta. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- "EDEN GARDENS, KOLKATA". BCCI. Board of Cricket Control in India. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- Ranji Trophy Winners
- "Final: Bengal v Mumbai at Delhi, Mar 12, 2012 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2013-06-12.