Baroda cricket team

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Baroda cricket team
Captain: Aditya Waghmode
Coach: Tushar Arothe
Owner: Baroda Cricket Association
Founded: 1930
Home ground: Moti Bagh Stadium
Capacity: 45,000
Ranji Trophy wins: 5
Irani Trophy wins: 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins: 0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins: 1

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 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
18 Kedar Devdhar (1989-12-14) 14 December 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Opening Batsmen
Dhiren Mistry (1992-09-05) 5 September 1992 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
9 Ambati Rayudu (1985-09-23) 23 September 1985 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break FC 100s : 15
Aditya Waghmode (1989-11-08) 8 November 1989 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break Captain
Deepak Hooda (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Hardik Pandya (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Krunal Pandya (1991-03-24) 24 March 1991 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
56 Irfan Pathan (1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 (age 31) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium FC Wkts : 300+
28 Yusuf Pathan (1982-11-17) 17 November 1982 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm off break FC Wkts : 150+
Pinal Shah (1987-11-03) 3 November 1987 (age 28) Right-handed
13 Bhargav Bhatt (1990-05-13) 13 May 1990 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Sagar Mangalorkar (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Lukman Meriwala (1991-12-11) 11 December 1991 (age 23) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
8 Munaf Patel (1983-07-13) 13 July 1983 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Gagandeep Singh (1987-06-26) 26 June 1987 (age 28) 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 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

Coaching Staff[edit]


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