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Pune Warriors India
पुणे वॉरीयर्स इंडिया
Pune Warriors India IPL Logo.png
City: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Owner: Sahara Adventure Sports India (a group company of Sahara India Pariwar)
Founded: 2010
Dissolved: 2013
Home ground: DY Patil Stadium (2011)
(Capacity: 60,000)[1]
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium (2012-2013)
(Capacity: 55,500)[2]
IPL wins: 0
CLT20 wins: 0
Official website: Official Website

Pune Warriors India (Marathi: पुणे वारीयर्स इंडिया) was a franchise cricket team that represented the city of Pune in the Indian Premier League. The team was one of two IPL franchises from the Indian state of Maharashtra, the other being Mumbai Indians. It was also one of the two new franchises added to the IPL for the 2011 season, alongside the also-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala. The team was owned by Sahara Adventure Sports Limited, a group company of the Indian business conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar.[3] The team's home ground was the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium[2][4] located in the Pune suburb of Gahunje.[5]

On 21 May 2013, Pune Warriors India withdrew from the IPL over financial differences with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stemming from the valuation of the annual franchise fee it had to pay.[6] Their last match, before pulling out, was on 19 May 2013 against Delhi Daredevils. The franchise was officially terminated by the BCCI 5 months later, on 26 October 2013.[7]

The team was not successful in their three years in the tournament, finishing second from last in their inaugural season and in their final season and last in 2012. Overall, the team played 46 matches, out of which they won 12 and lost 33 (1 match no-result). The all-time leading run scorer of the side was Robin Uthappa[8] while the all-time leading wicket-taker was Rahul Sharma.[9]

Franchise history[edit]

On 21 March 2010, Sahara Adventure Sports Limited successfully bid INR19 billion (US$320 million) for the Pune franchise, the highest bid by any company in the history of IPL.[10] The Videocon Group, an Indian consumer appliance manufacturer, also bid for the Pune IPL Team, but were unsuccessful. Along with Kochi Tuskers Kerala, the team joined the existing eight teams in the IPL for the 2011 season.

2011 season[edit]

Being a new team in the IPL with a fresh auction purse, the Warriors bid very aggressively in the 2011 IPL auction held on 9 January 2011. The Warriors signed a number of top international cricketers including Yuvraj Singh, Robin Uthappa, Jesse Ryder, Angelo Mathews, Murali Kartik, Ashish Nehra, Graeme Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Callum Ferguson, Alfonso Thomas, Wayne Parnell and Jerome Taylor.[11] Also a number of uncapped Indian players who had played for various franchises before were roped in including Rahul Sharma, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Mithun Manhas, Mohnish Mishra, Ganesh Gaikwad, Manish Pandey and Kamran Khan. Yuvraj was nominated the captain of the team ahead of the 2011 Indian Premier League,[12] while former Australian opener Geoff Marsh was appointed as the team's coach.[13] On 3 May 2011, the Pune Warriors selected former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly to play for them as a replacement for the injured Ashish Nehra.[14] This marked Ganguly's comeback to the IPL. Ganguly had been discarded by his former team Kolkata Knight Riders prior to the 2011 IPL auction and was not bought by any of the teams in the auction.[11]

The Warriors got off to a successful start in the 2011 Indian Premier League by defeating Kings XI Punjab and Kochi Tuskers Kerala at home. Following this successful start however, the team's performance went downhill and they only won another 2 matches that season, which were against Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers, both away. Their final match of the season against Delhi Daredevils away was abandoned due to rain.[15] Pune finished 9th and second-last that season with 4 wins, 9 losses and 1 no-result in 14 matches.

First withdrawal from IPL and return[edit]

Sahara withdrew Pune Warriors India from the IPL along with the sponsorship of the Indian cricket team just hours before the 2012 IPL auction was about to start, providing a major blow to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL, which was already reeling after the disbanding of Kochi Tuskers Kerala in late 2011.[16] They also boycotted the auction held on 4 February 2012. The main reason for the withdrawal was due to a problem in the amount of franchise fee to be paid by the Pune team. Sahara insisted that it had bid a huge amount for the Pune franchise under the notion that there would be 94 matches in the 2011 IPL season. As the BCCI later reduced the number of IPL matches to 74, Sahara demanded for a reduction in the amount of franchise fee to be paid by them to maintain viable IPL proposition.[17] Other reasons included disputes between Sahara and the BCCI regarding the IPL rules, such as player retention and the 4-foreign player rule and also the refusal on the part of the BCCI to allow Pune to add Yuvraj Singh's price to their auction purse so that they could buy another player as a replacement for Yuvraj. Yuvraj was set to miss the whole 2012 season as he was undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer.[16] On 6 February 2012, Subrata Roy, the chairman of Sahara India Pariwar, said that Sourav Ganguly will take a call on reconciliation.[18] A week later, the BCCI announced that they have allowed Yuvraj Singh's replacement for Pune Warriors India for the 2012 season, though a deadlock still persisted between the two parties on long term sponsorship.[19]

On 16 February 2012, the BCCI and Sahara ended their differences and announced that Pune Warriors India will play in IPL 5.[20] The BCCI agreed to give Sahara a total purse of $3.4 million, $1.6 million from the money that they had for the auction and $1.8 million as compensation due to the absence of Yuvraj. It was also decided that Pune could replace Yuvraj with one player, whose fees would be up to $1.8 million. IPL's trading window was extended up to 29 February 2012 to allow the team to purchase players. Pune was also allowed the compensation of playing 5 foreign players in the squad, subject to the consent of the other 8 franchises. The BCCI also allowed Sahara to have a strategic partner in the franchise. Pune's new stadium would be allowed to host one of the play-off matches, provided Royal Challengers Bangalore gave consent, because according to a BCCI rule, the right to host the play-off matches is given to the finalist of the previous edition. (RCB were the runners-up in the previous tournament).[21] BCCI agreed to negotiate with Sahara regarding the amount of franchise fee to be paid and also agreed to start arbitration proceedings for the same.[17]

2012 season[edit]

Pune Warriors India in action against Delhi Daredevils at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium

Though Pune boycotted the IPL auction, they signed international cricketers outside the auction including Marlon Samuels, Luke Wright, Steve Smith, Tamim Iqbal, James Hopes and Michael Clarke. They also signed Indian players including Raiphi Gomez, Ali Murtaza, Ashok Dinda, Anustup Majumdar and Mahesh Rawat. Due to Yuvraj's unavailability for the entire season, Ganguly was made the captain of the franchise.[22] He was also made part of the coaching staff as a mentor.[23] Former South African fast bowler Allan Donald and former Indian batsman Praveen Amre were also roped in as bowling and batting coaches respectively, replacing Marsh who had resigned to become the Sri Lankan coach.[23]

The team started off their IPL 2012 campaign with wins against Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab away and at home respectively. But just like in 2011, the team could not maintain the initial momentum and again managed to win only 2 more matches that season, against defending champions Chennai Super Kings at home and Delhi Daredevils away. Midway through the season, Ganguly was sacked as captain and was dropped from the team due to lack of results, but was retained as mentor.[22] However, this decision was later reversed and he returned to the team as captain. For the home match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Ganguly rested himself, with Steve Smith taking up the captaincy, but still the team lost by 35 runs. Pune finished last that season with 4 wins and 12 losses in 16 matches.

2013 season[edit]

For the 2013 season, Pune Warriors India retained Steve Smith, Tamim Iqbal, Marlon Samuels and Luke Wright but released Clarke, James Hopes, Callum Ferguson, Alfonso Thomas, Murali Kartik and Jesse Ryder. Ganguly announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in October 2012,[24] leaving the franchise without a captain. In the auction which was held on 3 February 2013, Clarke was bought back by the franchise for $400,000.[25] The team also bought international players like Abhishek Nayar, Ajantha Mendis and Kane Richardson and signed domestic players like Tirumalasetti Suman, Ishwar Pandey, Parvez Rasool and Udit Birla for the 2013 season. The franchise also swapped a player with the Delhi Daredevils, trading Nehra for New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor.[26] Yuvraj also returned to the team following his recovery from cancer. Unfortunately for the franchise, Clarke, who was the frontrunner to lead the team, was ruled out of the entire season with a recurring back and hamstring injury, which was aggravated during the Australian tour of India held earlier.[27] On 28 March 2013, the franchise named Sri Lankan Test and ODI captain and all-rounder Angelo Mathews as the captain for the 2013 season[28] and also signed Australian batsman Aaron Finch as a replacement for Clarke.[29]

The team's performance in the 2013 season was pathetic and mirrored its performance in 2012 with 4 wins and 12 losses in 16 matches, finishing 8th and second-last in the league. The only matches the team managed to win were against Rajasthan Royals (home), Chennai Super Kings (away), Kolkata Knight Riders (away) and Delhi Daredevils (home). The Warriors were thoroughly humiliated in their away match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, courtesy Chris Gayle's 175 not out off only 66 balls and later became the first team in the 2013 season to be knocked out of contention for the playoffs after a loss to Chennai Super Kings at home. Like the previous seasons, the main cause for the team's poor performance was their constant squandering of winning chances and the lack of balance in the side, with more than 30 players being used during the season. The team was the only IPL franchise to use three captains that season. Mathews was sacked as captain following a poor start by the Warriors in the tournament and his own poor form and was replaced by Taylor for the away match against Chennai Super Kings. Following this match, Taylor was also sacked as captain due to his poor form, in spite of the team winning in Chennai, and was replaced by Finch, who captained the Warriors for the rest of the season.

Second withdrawal from IPL[edit]

On 21 May 2013, just two days after finishing its league campaign, Sahara withdrew Pune Warriors India from the IPL for the second time in three years.[6] The reason, according to BCCI, was the encashing of the team's bank guarantee after Sahara defaulted on paying the entire franchise fee.[6] BCCI sources said that Sahara paid 20% of the franchise fee in January 2013 and had promised to pay the remaining amount by 19 May 2013 but they failed to do so.[30] But Sahara blamed BCCI for the decision to pull out the Pune franchise from the IPL. In a statement from Sahara after pulling out Pune Warriors India from the IPL, it stated that Sahara had to pull out of IPL due to the BCCI's stubborn and disinterested attitude towards the reduction of the Pune team's franchise fee.[17] It also stated that Sahara was "disgusted" by the unsporting and biased attitude of the BCCI towards it and the Pune franchise despite its supporting of Indian cricket for more than a decade,[17] the decision to withdraw from the IPL was final and it will not return to the IPL even if the entire franchise fee is waived by the BCCI.[17] However, it added that Sahara would remain the sponsor of the Indian cricket team until December 2013, when its contract with the BCCI expires, following which it asked the BCCI to find a new sponsor for the team.[17] Speaking to the media on 24 May 2013, Subrata Roy said that the attitude of BCCI president and India Cements chairman N. Srinivasan towards Sahara and the Pune franchise was the main reason for the withdrawal of Sahara from IPL and Indian cricket and also added that Sahara would never be associated with Indian cricket as long as Srinivasan is at the helm of BCCI affairs.[31]

On 26 October 2013, the BCCI officially terminated its agreement with the team, bringing an end to the team's IPL sojourn.[7]

Home ground[edit]

DY Patil Stadium, the initial "home" ground of Pune Warriors India
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium at Gahunje, the home ground of Pune Warriors India from 2012-2013

In their inaugural season in 2011, the team played their home matches at the DY Patil Stadium at Navi Mumbai, as their designated home venue, the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, was still under construction. Only from the 2012 season onwards did the team actually begin to play their home matches in Pune at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, named after the Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar. It is located at Gahunje, a village located about 23 kilometres (14 mi) north-west of Pune on the Mumbai Pune Expressway.[5] It has a seating capacity of 55,000 spectators.[2]

The stadium became a source of contention between Sahara India Pariwar and the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA). In early 2013, Sahara moved court over the termination of the agreement between it and the MCA over the stadium by the latter. MCA had terminated the agreement on the ground due to Sahara defaulting over payments to the MCA and had renamed the stadium as the MCA Pune International Cricket Centre.[32] Sahara decided to play all their home matches outside Pune till the issue was resolved.[33] On 15 March 2013, the issue was finally resolved, with Sahara agreeing to pay all existing dues within three months.[34] The stadium was renamed back to Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium and MCA also allowed Pune Warriors India to play all its home matches in the stadium.[33][34]

Team identity[edit]


The Pune franchise named the team Pune Warriors India in honour of the Maratha Empire which once ruled from the city. The Pune Warriors India logo was a spear wielding, attacking cavalry-warrior (warrior on horse) in the hue of the Indian tricolour.[35]

Jersey colours[edit]

In their inaugural season, the team's jersey was black with silver stripes on the sides. The jersey also incorporated the attacking warrior logo in the top-left corner of the shirt. From the 2012 season onwards, the colour of the jersey was changed to turquoise blue with silver stripes on the sides and the Indian tricolour on the back collar and sleeve edges of the shirt. The attacking warrior logo was again on the top-left corner of the shirt. Adidas was the kit manufacturer for the 2011 season, but for the final two seasons, T. K. Sportswear was the kit manufacturer. Indian online fashion clothing brand American Swan was the official lifestyle clothing partner for the team.[36]


For their first two seasons, the main sponsor for the team was TVS Motors.[37] TVS was replaced as the team's main sponsor for their final season by Sansui Electric, a Japanese consumer appliance manufacturer.[38] The other sponsors were Lux Cozi, Nissan, UB Group, Linc Pens, Oakley Inc., You Broadband, Killer Jeans and Finolex Group.

Theme song[edit]

The team's official theme song was Sahara Saharaa, a Hindi song sung by leading playback singer and music composer Shankar Mahadevan. The video of the song showed a warrior riding on a horse and inspiring the Pune residents to come to the stadium where they witnessed the team cricketers. Then the team cricketers as well as the residents performed the Sahara salute (putting the right hand over the heart and saying "Jai Sahara").

Indian cheerleaders[edit]

Pune Warriors India was the only IPL franchise which used Indian cheerleaders unlike the other franchises which use foreign cheerleaders. Known as Cheer Queens, these cheerleaders were dressed up in traditional Indian attire designed by famous Bollywood designer Neeta Lulla and performed traditional Indian dances choreographed by ace choreographers Ganesh Hegde and Tanusree Shankar, not the traditional gymnastic routines which are usually associated with cheerleading.[39] In the words of Subrata Roy-

With Pune Warriors India's Cheer Queens, we intend to showcase and bring recognition to the rich and diverse culture of India at an international platform. The opportunity, which we want all the franchisees of IPL to avail collectively, so that the rich cultural heritage of India is presented in an innovative way to the world.[39]


Year Indian Premier League Champions League Twenty20
2011 Group stage (9/10) DNQ
2012 Group stage (9/9) DNQ
2013 Group stage (8/9) DNQ
  • DNQ = Did Not Qualify

2013 Squad, Administration and Support Staff[edit]


  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
No Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
01 Tirumalasetti Suman India (1983-12-15) 15 December 1983 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break
06 Harpreet Singh India (1991-08-11) 11 August 1991 (age 22) Left-handed Right-arm medium
07 Michael Clarke+ Australia (1981-04-02) 2 April 1981 (age 33) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox Overseas
16 Aaron Finch Australia (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 27) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Overseas/Captain
17 Udit Birla Guyana (1989-11-17) 17 November 1989 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
24 Ross Taylor New Zealand (1984-03-08) 8 March 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break Overseas
29 Tamim Iqbal Bangladesh (1989-03-20) 20 March 1989 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off break Overseas
30 Anustup Majumdar India (1984-04-30) 30 April 1984 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
35 Mithun Manhas New Zealand (1979-10-12) 12 October 1979 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm off break
51 Manish Pandey India (1989-09-10) 10 September 1989 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
777 Marlon Samuels Jamaica (1981-02-05) 5 February 1981 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm off break Overseas
Dheeraj Jadhav India (1983-08-24) 24 August 1983 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm off break
10 Luke Wright England (1985-03-07) 7 March 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Overseas
12 Yuvraj Singh India (1981-12-12) 12 December 1981 (age 32) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
20 Mitchell Marsh Australia (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium Overseas
21 Parvez Rasool India (1989-02-13) 13 February 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
36 Abhishek Nayar India (1983-10-08) 8 October 1983 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium
49 Steve Smith Australia (1989-06-02) 2 June 1989 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Overseas
69 Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka (1987-06-02) 2 June 1987 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Overseas
Raiphi Gomez India (1985-10-16) 16 October 1985 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
19 Robin Uthappa India (1985-11-11) 11 November 1985 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Mahesh Rawat India (1985-10-25) 25 October 1985 (age 28) Right-handed
Eklavya Dwivedi India (1988-07-22) 22 July 1988 (age 25) Right-handed
02 Ashok Dinda India (1984-03-25) 25 March 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
03 Rahul Sharma India (1986-11-30) 30 November 1986 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
05 Bhuvneshwar Kumar India (1990-12-05) 5 December 1990 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
09 Shrikant Wagh India (1988-10-09) 9 October 1988 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
22 Ishwar Pandey India (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
23 Krishnakant Upadhyay India (1986-06-18) 18 June 1986 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
33 Ali Murtaza India (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
40 Ajantha Mendis Sri Lanka (1985-03-11) 11 March 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break/leg break Overseas
47 Kane Richardson Australia (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast Overseas
94 Wayne Parnell South Africa (1989-07-30) 30 July 1989 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium Overseas

+Did not play for the entire season.


Support staff[edit]

2011 and 2012 squads (in alphabetical order)[edit]

2011 2012
Abhishek Jhunjhunwala Alfonso Thomas
Alfonso Thomas Ali Murtaza
Angelo Mathews+ Angelo Mathews
Ashish Nehra Anustup Majumdar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Ashok Dinda
Callum Ferguson Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Dheeraj Jadhav Callum Ferguson
Eklavya Dwivedi Dheeraj Jadhav
Ganesh Gaikwad Eklavya Dwivedi
Graeme Smith Graeme Smith
Harpreet Singh Harpreet Singh
Harshad Khadiwale Harshad Khadiwale
Imtiyaz Ahmed James Hopes+
James Faulkner Jesse Ryder
Jerome Taylor Kamran Khan
Jesse Ryder Krishnakant Upadhyay
Kamran Khan Luke Wright
Manish Pandey Mahesh Rawat
Mitchell Marsh Manish Pandey
Mithun Manhas Marlon Samuels
Mohnish Mishra Michael Clarke
Murali Kartik Mitchell Marsh+
Nathan McCullum Mithun Manhas
Rahul Sharma Mohnish Mishra
Robin Uthappa Murali Kartik
Sachin Rana Nathan McCullum
Shrikant Mundhe Rahul Sharma
Shrikant Wagh Raiphi Gomez
Sourav Ganguly Robin Uthappa (wk)
Tim Paine (wk) Sachin Rana
Wayne Parnell Shrikant Wagh
Yuvraj Singh (c) Sourav Ganguly (c)
Steve Smith
Tamim Iqbal
Wayne Parnell
Yuvraj Singh+

+Did not play for the entire season.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Overall results in the IPL[edit]

Year Wins Losses No result % Win Position
2011 4 9 1 28.71% 9/10
2012 4 12 0 26.66% 9/9
2013 4 12 0 26.66% 8/9
Total 12 33 1 26.08%

2011 season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 10 April 2011 Kings XI Punjab Navi Mumbai Won by 7 wickets, MoMIndia Shrikant Wagh – 3/16 Scorecard
2 13 April 2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala Navi Mumbai Won by 4 wickets, MoM – India Robin Uthappa – 31 Scorecard
3 17 April 2011 Delhi Daredevils Navi Mumbai Lost by 3 wickets, MoM – India Yuvraj Singh – 66 not out & 4/29 Scorecard
4 20 April 2011 Mumbai Indians Mumbai Lost by 7 Wickets Scorecard
5 25 April 2011 Chennai Super Kings Chennai Lost by 25 Runs Scorecard
6 27 April 2011 Chennai Super Kings Navi Mumbai Lost by 8 wickets Scorecard
7 29 April 2011 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore Lost by 75 runs Scorecard
8 1 May 2011 Rajasthan Royals Jaipur Lost by 6 wickets Scorecard
9 4 May 2011 Mumbai Indians Navi Mumbai Lost by 21 runs, MoM – India Rahul Sharma – 2/7 Scorecard
10 8 May 2011 Kings XI Punjab Mohali Won by 5 wickets, MoM – India Rahul Sharma – 2/17 Scorecard
11 10 May 2011 Deccan Chargers Hyderabad Won by 6 wickets, MoM – Australia Mitchell Marsh – 4/25 Scorecard
12 16 May 2011 Deccan Chargers Navi Mumbai Lost by 6 wickets Scorecard
13 19 May 2011 Kolkata Knight Riders Navi Mumbai Lost by 7 wickets Scorecard
14 21 May 2011 Delhi Daredevils New Delhi No Result (Rain) Scorecard
Overall Record of 4 – 9 (one match abandoned)

Finished 9th out of 10 teams

2012 season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard Link
1 6 April 2012 Mumbai Indians Mumbai Won by 28 runs, MoM – Australia Steve Smith – 39 Scorecard
2 8 April 2012 Kings XI Punjab Pune Won by 22 runs, MoM – Jamaica Marlon Samuels – 46 & 1/23 Scorecard
3 12 April 2012 Kings XI Punjab Mohali Lost by 7 wickets Scorecard
4 14 April 2012 Chennai Super Kings Pune Won by 7 wickets, MoM – New Zealand Jesse Ryder – 73 not out Scorecard
5 17 April 2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru Lost by 6 wickets Scorecard
6 19 April 2012 Chennai Super Kings Chennai Lost by 13 runs Scorecard
7 21 April 2012 Delhi Daredevils New Delhi Won by 20 runs, MoM – India Sourav Ganguly – 41 & 2/27 Scorecard
8 24 April 2012 Delhi Daredevils Pune Lost by 8 wickets Scorecard
9 26 April 2012 Deccan Chargers Pune Lost by 18 runs Scorecard
10 1 May 2012 Deccan Chargers Cuttack Lost by 13 Runs Scorecard
11 3 May 2012 Mumbai Indians Pune Lost by 1 run Scorecard
12 5 May 2012 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata Lost by 7 runs Scorecard
13 8 May 2012 Rajasthan Royals Pune Lost by 7 wickets Scorecard
14 11 May 2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore+ Pune Lost by 35 runs Scorecard
15 13 May 2012 Rajasthan Royals Jaipur Lost by 45 runs Scorecard
16 19 May 2012 Kolkata Knight Riders Pune Lost by 34 runs Scorecard
Overall Record of 4 – 12

Finished 9th out of 9 teams

+Steve Smith was captain, Sourav Ganguly rested himself.

2013 season[edit]

No. Date Opponent Venue Result Scorecard link
1 5 April 2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad Lost By 22 Runs Scorecard
2 7 April 2013 Kings XI Punjab Pune Lost by 8 Wickets Scorecard
3 11 April 2013 Rajasthan Royals Pune Won by 7 Wickets, MoM – Australia Aaron Finch – 64 Scorecard
4 13 April 2013 Mumbai Indians Mumbai Lost by 41 runs Scorecard
5 15 April 2013 Chennai Super Kings Chennai Won by 24 runs, MoM – Australia Steve Smith – 39 not out Scorecard
6 17 April 2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad Pune Lost by 11 runs Scorecard
7 21 April 2013 Kings XI Punjab Mohali Lost by 7 Wickets Scorecard
8 23 April 2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru Lost by 130 Runs Scorecard
9 28 April 2013 Delhi Daredevils Raipur Lost by 15 Runs Scorecard
10 30 April 2013 Chennai Super Kings Pune Lost by 37 Runs Scorecard
11 2 May 2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune Lost by 17 Runs Scorecard
12 5 May 2013 Rajasthan Royals Jaipur Lost by 5 Wickets Scorecard
13 9 May 2013 Kolkata Knight Riders Pune Lost by 46 Runs Scorecard
14 11 May 2013 Mumbai Indians Pune Lost by 5 Wickets Scorecard
15 15 May 2013 Kolkata Knight Riders Ranchi Won by 7 runs, MoM – India Manish Pandey – 66 Scorecard
16 19 May 2013 Delhi Daredevils Pune Won by 38 runs, MoM – England Luke Wright – 44 Scorecard
Overall record of 4 – 12

Finished 8th out of 9 teams

See also[edit]


  1. ^ . Cricinfo.com http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/ground/343050.html. Retrieved 13 April 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
  3. ^ Pune Warriors owner
  4. ^ "Subrata Roy Sahara Satdium IPL 6 2013 Matches Schedule". ipl6.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Gahunje stadium
  6. ^ a b c Pune Warriors pull out of IPL
  7. ^ a b BCCI terminates contract with Sahara, Pune Warriors out of IPL
  8. ^ PWI batting
  9. ^ PWI bowling
  10. ^ Sahara Pune Warriors Squad – IPL 2011
  11. ^ a b IPL Auction 2011
  12. ^ Yuvraj Pune captain in IPL 4
  13. ^ Geoff Marsh named Pune coach
  14. ^ Ganguly will be replacing injured Nehra in IPL 4 for Sahara Pune Warriors
  15. ^ Delhi end at bottom after washed out tie
  16. ^ a b "Sahara withdraws Indian cricket team sponsorship and Pune Warriors ownership". TOI. 13 April 2013. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f Full text of Pune Warriors' statement
  18. ^ Sourav Ganguly to take call on reconciliation: Subroto Roy 
  19. ^ "BCCI-Sahara feud unresolved, Board refuses to make any exceptions – Economic Times". Economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "Pune Warriors India to play in IPL 5". 4 February 2012. 
  21. ^ "Sahara stays sponsor, Pune will play IPL". The Times of India. 
  22. ^ a b "Sourav Ganguly's days as Pune captain over, to serve as mentor only". TOI. 13 April 2013. 
  23. ^ a b Ganguly, Donald part of Pune coaching staff
  24. ^ Ganguly retires
  25. ^ Clarke could be paid more to lead Pune Warriors in IPL: Report
  26. ^ Delhi swap Taylor for Pune's Nehra
  27. ^ Michael Clarke ruled out of IPL 6, Pune Warriors have to hunt for new captain
  28. ^ Angelo Mathews named Pune Warriors' captain
  29. ^ Finch to replace Clarke for Pune Warriors
  30. ^ BCCI encashes bank guarantee after Pune Warriors fail to pay franchisee fee
  31. ^ Sack N Srinivasan or won't sponsor Team India: Subrata Roy
  32. ^ Sahara moves court against MCA over stadium in Pune
  33. ^ a b Pune Warriors to play home games at MCA Stadium http://www.thatscricket.com/news/2013/03/10/pune-warriors-play-home-games-at-mha-stadium-ipl-6-066409.html
  34. ^ a b Sahara-Maharashtra Cricket Association row settled
  35. ^ Sahara unveiled the name and logo of its Pune IPL franchise in a glittering ceremony
  36. ^ American Swan is Pune Warriors clothing partner
  37. ^ Creatigies makes Pune Warriors India Vroom on TVS
  38. ^ Sansui becomes principal sponsor of Pune Warriors India
  39. ^ a b IPL cheerleaders
  40. ^ IPL 2013 expert tips: Gavaskar tells hapless Pune Warriors to axe stars and try out Maharashtra talent
  41. ^ IPL 4 auction:Day 1

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