|1||10 April 2011||Kings XI Punjab||Mumbai||Won by 7 wickets, MoM – Shrikant Wagh – (3/16)|
|2||13 April 2011||Kochi Tuskers Kerala||Mumbai||Won by 4 wickets, MoM – Robin Uthappa – (31*)|
|3||17 April 2011||Delhi Daredevils||Mumbai||Lost by 3 wickets, MoM – Yuvraj Singh – (66* and 4/29)|
|4||20 April 2011||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Lost by 7 Wickets|
|5||25 April 2011||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Lost by 25 Runs|
|6||27 April 2011||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai||Lost by 8 wickets|
|7||29 April 2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bangalore||Lost by 75 runs|
|8||1 May 2011||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Lost by 6 wickets|
|9||4 May 2011||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Lost by 21 runs, MoM – Rahul Sharma – (2/7)|
|10||8 May 2011||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Won by 5 wickets, MoM – Rahul Sharma – (2/17)|
|11||10 May 2011||Deccan Chargers||Hyderabad||Won by 6 wickets, MoM – Mitchell Marsh – (4/25)|
|12||16 May 2011||Deccan Chargers||Mumbai||Lost by 6 wickets|
|13||19 May 2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai||Lost by 7 wickets|
|14||21 May 2011||Delhi Daredevils||New Delhi||No Result (Rain)|
|Overall Record of 4 – 9 (one match abandoned)
Finished 9th out of 10 teams
Pune Warriors India
|Pune Warriors India|
|पुणे वॉरीयर्स इंडिया|
|Home ground(s)||Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium
|Owner(s)||Sahara Adventure Sports India (Sahara India Pariwar)|
|Colors||Turquoise blue, silver|
|Head coach||Allan Donald|
Pune Warriors India (Marathi: पुणे वारीयर्स इंडिया, abbreviated as PWI) is a franchise cricket team representing the city of Pune in the Indian Premier League. The team is one of the two IPL franchises in the Indian state of Maharashtra, the other being Mumbai Indians. It is also one of the two new franchises added to the IPL for the 2011 season, alongside the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala. The team is owned by Sahara Adventure Sports Limited, a group company of the Indian business conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar, which sponsors the Indian cricket team.
The team's home ground is the Pune International Cricket Centre (also known as Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium) at Gahunje, about 23 kilometres (14 mi) from Pune. Australia all-rounder Aaron Finch is the current captain of the team,who took over captaincy from Angelo Mathews while former South African fast bowler and current South African bowling coach Allan Donald is the head coach. The team has not had much success so far in the IPL, finishing second from last in their inaugural season and last in 2012.
Franchise history 
On 21 March 2010, Sahara Adventure Sports Limited successfully bid 1900 crore (US$350 million) for the Pune franchise, the highest bid by any company in the history of IPL. 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 
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. Also a number of uncapped Indian players who had played for various franchises before were roped in including 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, while former Australian opener Geoff Marsh was appointed as the team's coach. 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. 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. The team played their home matches at the DY Patil Stadium at Navi Mumbai, as their designated home venue, the Subroto Roy Sahara Stadium, was still under construction.
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. Pune finished 9th and second-last that season with 4 wins, 9 losses and 1 no-result in 16 matches.
IPL withdrawal and return 
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 BCCI and the IPL, which was already reeling after the disbanding of Kochi Tuskers Kerala in late 2011. They also boycotted the auction held on 4 February 2012. The reason for the withdrawal was due to 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. On 6 February 2012, Subrata Roy said that Sourav Ganguly will take a call on reconciliation. 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.
On 16 February 2012, the BCCI and Sahara ended their differences and announced that Pune Warriors India will play in IPL 5. 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).
2012 season 
Though Pune boycotted the IPL auction, they signed international cricketers outside the auction including Marlon Samuels, Luke Wright, Steve Smith, Tamim Iqbal 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. He was also made part of the coaching staff as a mentor. 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. The team played their home matches in Pune for the first time, in the Subroto Roy Sahara Stadium at the outskirts of the city.
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. Michael Clarke was made the new captain, but still the team could not reverse its fortunes and finished last that season with 4 wins and 12 losses in 16 matches.
2013 season 
For the 2013 season, Pune Warriors India retained Steve Smith, Tamim Iqbal, Marlon Samuels and Luke Wright but released Clarke, Callum Ferguson, Alfonso Thomas, Murali Kartik and Jesse Ryder. Ganguly announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in October 2012, 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. 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. 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. 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 and also signed Australian batsman Aaron Finch as a replacement for Clarke.
The team started the 2013 season badly, with massive losses to the newly formed franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab away and at home respectively, but got their campaign back on track with a win against Rajasthan Royals at home. However, they once again suffered a massive loss in their next match to the Mumbai Indians away. As of 10 May 2013, they are currently at the bottom of the league -- 9thth in the league.
Club logo and colours 
The team logo has a spear wielding warrior riding a stallion,with the team's name next to it. The team colour is Turquoise blue and Silver [2012 Season]. . They kept their name Sahara Pune Warriors but later changed it to Pune Warriors India . TVS Motors is the principal sponsor for the Pune Warriors India who have also signed Adidas as their official apparel sponsor for the upcoming season of IPL 2011.The other sponsors include Royal Challenge, Pepsi, Playup(mobile gaming partner), Amity University, Finolex, Valvoline.
|Year||Indian Premier League||Champions League Twenty20|
|Did not play up to 2010|
- DNQ = Did Not Qualify
Current squad 
- Players with international caps are listed in bold.
- denotes a player who is currently injured/unavailable.
- denotes a player who is unavailable for the entire season.
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|01||Tirumalasetti Suman||15 December 1983||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|06||Harpreet Singh||11 August 1991||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|07||Michael Clarke||2 April 1981||Right-handed||Slow left arm orthodox||Overseas|
|16||Aaron Finch||17 November 1986||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Overseas/Captain|
|17||Udit Birla||17 November 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|24||Ross Taylor||8 March 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Overseas|
|29||Tamim Iqbal||20 March 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||Overseas|
|30||Anustup Majumdar||30 April 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|35||Mithun Manhas||12 October 1979||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|51||Manish Pandey||10 September 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|777||Marlon Samuels||5 February 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Overseas|
|–||Dheeraj Jadhav||24 August 1983||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|10||Luke Wright||7 March 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Overseas|
|12||Yuvraj Singh||12 December 1981||Left-handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|20||Mitchell Marsh||20 October 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Overseas|
|21||Parvez Rasool||13 February 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|36||Abhishek Nayar||8 October 1983||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|49||Steve Smith||2 June 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Overseas|
|69||Angelo Mathews||2 June 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Overseas|
|–||Raiphi Gomez||16 October 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|19||Robin Uthappa||11 November 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|–||Mahesh Rawat||25 October 1985||Right-handed||–|
|–||Eklavya Dwivedi||22 July 1988||Right-handed||–|
|02||Ashok Dinda||25 March 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|03||Rahul Sharma||30 November 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|05||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||5 December 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|09||Shrikant Wagh||9 October 1988||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast|
|22||Ishwar Pandey||15 August 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|23||Krishnakant Upadhyay||18 June 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|33||Ali Murtaza||1 January 1990||Left-handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|40||Ajantha Mendis||11 March 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm off break/leg break||Overseas|
|47||Kane Richardson||12 February 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Overseas|
|94||Wayne Parnell||30 July 1989||Left-handed||Left-arm fast-medium||Overseas|
Players statistics 
|1||Sourav Ganguly||IND||Batsman||Right-arm medium||62||1458||23.52||111.64||0||8||154||47||91||27||3/27||24.48||7.73||19||0||0|
|2||Mithun Manhas||IND||All Rounder||Right-arm offbreak||47||723||23.32||99.72||0||1||60||4523||52||4||10/2||22.25||7.21||18.5||0||0|
|3||Abhishek Junjunwala||IND||All Rounder||Right-arm offbreak||16||193||17.54||76.4||0||1||53*||0||0/2||–||11.14||0||0||0|
|4||Aaron Finch||AUS||Batsman||Left-arm medium||59||1763||36.72||130.11||1||11||172||58||111*||3||1/14||47||8.72||32.3||0||0|
|5||Marlon Samuels||WI||All Rounder||Right-arm offbreak||46||1184||32.88||120.81||1||8||94||56||102*||22||2/14||27.09||7.08||22.9||0||0|
|6||Kane Richardson||Aus||Bowler||Right-arm fast-medium||20||35||5.83||125||0||0||4||1||20||22||3/9||23.45||7.60||18.5||0||0|
|7||James Hopes||AUS||All Rounder||Right-arm medium||61||1169||25.97||129.02||0||10||135||21||71||44||3/33||34.72||8.43||24.7||0||0|
|8||Luke Wright||Eng||All Rounder||Right-arm medium-fast||112||2085||24.24||144.89||2||7||212||82||117||56||3/17||31.14||8.26||22.6||0||0|
|9||Angelo Mathews||SL||All Rounder||Right-arm medium||59||893||24.13||119.06||0||3||70||24||65*||32||4/19||27.93||7.97||21||1||0|
|27||Aditya Pawar||IND||All Rounder||Right-arm fast-medium||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0*||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|11||Dheeraj Jadhav||IND||All Rounder||Right-arm offbreak||13||227||22.7||91.9||0||1||18||1||69*||0||–||–||11.5||–||0||0|
|12||Steven Smith||AUS||All Rounder||Legbreak googly||59||727||19.64||114.12||0||1||60||14||51||51||4/13||18.96||7.58||15||2||0|
|13||Robin Uthappa||IND||B/W||Wicket K||55||1200||29.7||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|14||Eklavya Dwivedi||IND||B/W||Wicket K||8||113||37.66||129.88||0||0||38*||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|21||Harshad Khadiwale||IND||All Rounder||Right-arm medium-fast||13||423||32.53||138.23||0||3||46||11||88||0||–||–||13||–||0||0|
|22||Alfonso Thomas||SA||Bowler||Right-arm fast-medium||127||226||12.55||105.11||0||0||24||2||30*||149||4/27||20.59||7.21||17.1||1||0|
|23||Ashish Nehra||IND||batsman||Medium Fast||47||49||8.16||96.07||0||0||3||3||22*||56||3/13||21.51||7.25||17.7||0||0|
|24||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||IND||Bowler||Right-arm medium||12||38||12.66||95||0||0||4||0||17||7||2/14||40.57||7.1||34.2||0||0|
|25||Kamran Khan||IND||Bowler||Left-arm fast||11||22||22||122.22||0||0||2||0||19*||12||3/18||25||8.65||17.3||0||0|
|26||Murali Karthik||IND||Bowler||Slow left-arm orthodox||107||230||14.37||103.13||0||0||17||3||28||82||5/13||30.36||6.66||27.3||0||1|
|27||Rahul Sharma||IND||Bowler||Legbreak googly||20||53||8.83||112.76||0||0||14*||32||3/13||21.09||6.49||19.5||0||0|
|28||Wayne Parnell||SA||Bowler||Left-arm medium-fast||50||164||16.4||114.68||0||0||12||4||29*||46||4/13||26.13||7.23||21.6||1||0|
|29||Ashok Dinda||IND||Bowler||Medium Fast||53||25||3.57||67.56||0||0||1||0||19||52||4/18||22.17||6.93||19.1||1||0|
|30||Ali Murtaza||IND||Bowler||Slow left-arm orthodox||19||96||32||88.07||0||0||7||1||39*||18||3/9||23.33||6.88||20.3||0||0|
|31||Sachin Rana||IND||Bowler||Right-arm medium-fast||23||361||20.05||109.72||0||1||29||11||62||18||3/22||19.44||6.79||17.1||0||0|
Player salaries 
Signed / Renewed
Fixtures and results 
Overall results in the IPL
|Year||Wins||Losses||No result||% Win||Position|
2011 season 
2012 season 
|1||6 April 2012||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Won by 28 runs, MoM – Steve Smith – (39)||Score Card|
|2||8 April 2012||Kings XI Punjab||Pune||Won by 22 runs, MoM – Marlon Samuels 46 (39) & 1/23 (4 overs)||Score Card|
|3||12 April 2012||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Lost by 7 wickets||Score Card|
|4||14 April 2012||Chennai Super Kings||Pune||Won by 7 wickets, MoM – Jesse Ryder – 73 (56)||Score Card|
|5||17 April 2012||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bengaluru||Lost by 6 wickets||Score Card|
|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 – Sourav Ganguly – 41 (35), 2/27 & 1 Catch||Score Card|
|8||24 April 2012||Delhi Daredevils||Pune||Lost by 8 wickets||Score Card|
|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||Score Card|
|12||5 May 2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata||Lost by 7 runs||Score Card|
|13||8 May 2012||Rajasthan Royals||Pune||Lost by 7 wickets||Score Card|
|14||11 May 2012||Royal Challengers Bangalore*||Pune||Lost by 35 runs||Score Card|
|15||13 May 2012||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Lost by 45 runs||Score Card|
|16||19 May 2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||Pune||Lost by 34 runs||Score Card|
|Overall Record of 4 – 12
Finished 9th out of 9 teams
2013 season 
|1||5 April 2013||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Hyderabad||Lost By 22 Runs|
|2||7 April 2013||Kings XI Punjab||Pune||Lost by 8 Wickets|
|3||11 April 2013||Rajasthan Royals||Pune||Won by 7 Wickets, MoM – Aaron Finch – (64)||Score Board|
|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 - Steve Smith - (39*)|
|6||5 April 2013||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Pune||Lost by 11 runs||Score Card|
|7||21 April 2013||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||Lost by 7 Wickets|
|8||23 April 2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bengaluru||Lost by 130 Runs||Scorecard|
|9||28 April 2013||Delhi Daredevils||Raipur||Lost by 15 Runs|
|10||30 April 2013||Chennai Super Kings||Pune||Lost by 37 Runs|
|11||2 May 2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pune||Lost by 17 Runs|
|12||5 May 2013||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||Lost by 5 Wickets|
|13||9 May 2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||Pune||Lost by 46 Runs|
|14||11 May 2013||Mumbai Indians||Pune||Lost by 5 Wickets|
|15||15 May 2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||Ranchi||Won by 7 runs, MoM - Manish Pandey - (66*)|
|16||19 May 2013||Delhi Daredevils||Pune||Won by 38 runs|
|Overall record of 4-12
Finished 8th out of 9 teams
See also 
- Pune Warriors owner
- "Subrata Roy Sahara Satdium IPL 6 2013 Matches Schedule". ipl6.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- Gahunje stadium
- Sahara Pune Warriors Squad – IPL 2011
- IPL Auction 2011
- Yuvraj Pune captain in IPL 4
- Geoff Marsh named Pune coach
- Ganguly will be replacing injured Nehra in IPL 4 for Sahara Pune Warriors
- Delhi end at bottom after washed out tie
- "Sahara withdraws Indian cricket team sponsorship and Pune Warriors ownership". TOI. 13 April 2013.
- [[Sourav Ganguly]] to take call on reconciliation: Subroto Roy Wikilink embedded in URL title (help)
- "BCCI-Sahara feud unresolved, Board refuses to make any exceptions – Economic Times". Economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
- "Pune Warriors India to play in IPL 5". 4 February 2012.
- "Sahara stays sponsor, Pune will play IPL". The Times of India.
- "Sourav Ganguly's days as Pune captain over, to serve as mentor only". TOI. 13 April 2013.
- Ganguly, Donald part of Pune coaching staff
- Ganguly retires
- Clarke could be paid more to lead Pune Warriors in IPL: Report
- Delhi swap Taylor for Pune's Nehra
- Michael Clarke ruled out of IPL 6, Pune Warriors have to hunt for new captain
- Angelo Mathews named Pune Warriors' captain
- Finch to replace Clarke for Pune Warriors
- "Official Logo and Website of Sahara Pune Warriors". www.punewarriors.com. 24 April 2010.