Gujarat cricket team

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Gujarat cricket team
Aerial View Motera Stadium.jpg
Captain: Parthiv Patel
Coach: n/a
Owner: Gujarat Cricket Association
Founded: 1950
Home ground: Sardar Patel Stadium (capacity 45,000)
Ranji Trophy wins: 0
Irani Trophy wins: 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins: 0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins: 1

The Gujarat Cricket Team is one of three Ranji Trophy cricket teams representing the state of Gujarat (the other two being the Baroda cricket team and Saurashtra cricket team).

It was in the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy although it has had very little success. There have, however, been many cricketers that have passed through its ranks and gone on to play for the Indian cricket team. It falls under the West Zone in the Duleep Trophy.

History[edit]

Gujarat's best appearance in a Ranji Trophy came in the season of 1950/1951, where it was facing Holkar in the Ranji Tropy Final. Holkar won the high-scoring match by 189 runs, the match featured a double century by Holkar's Chandu Sarwate and a fighting 152 by Gujarati off-spinner Jasu Patel (who averaged 12.78 in 87 innings).[1]

In 2007/2008, Gujarat won their maiden Ranji Trophy Plate League title by defeating Railways.[2] Gujarat were in an lose win situation and six and four and out they lost.

In the year 2010/11, Gujarat made a wonderful start to the Ranji Season. They went for a draw against Bengal and later on made an outright win against a strong Delhi Team but lost two consecutive matches against Madhya Pradesh and Baroda which ended their hope of entering Quarter Final Stage.

They drew a high scoring match against Tamil Nadu, which featured the comeback of Parthiv Patel (as he was busy in national duty) but lost the match against Haryana which forced them to go back at the Plate League.

Gujarat won the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy in 2012/13 defeating Punjab in the final by four wickets with 13 deliveries to spare.

Home Grounds[edit]

Famous players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Manpreet Juneja (1990-09-12) 12 September 1990 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Priyank Panchal (1990-04-09) 9 April 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Venugopal Rao (1982-02-26) 26 February 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Bhargav Merai (1990-09-17) 17 September 1990 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rujul Bhatt (1986-04-24) 24 April 1986 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Samit Gohel (1990-09-13) 13 September 1990 (age 23) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Chirag Gandhi (1990-06-18) 18 June 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
All-rounders
Akshar Patel (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 20) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Jesal Karia (1989-11-07) 7 November 1989 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Parthiv Patel (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 29) Left-handed Captain
Smit Patel (1993-05-16) 16 May 1993 (age 21) Right-handed
Bowlers
Rakesh Dhruv (1981-05-12) 12 May 1981 (age 33) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Jasprit Bumrah (1993-12-06) 6 December 1993 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Mehul Patel (1989-01-18) 18 January 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Ishwar Chaudhary (1988-07-10) 10 July 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Rush Kalaria (1993-01-16) 16 January 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Kushang Patel (1991-09-13) 13 September 1991 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scoreboard of 1950/51 final match of Ranji Trophy, Holkar vs Gujarat
  2. ^ Gujarat clinch Plate League title with thrilling win

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