Bengal cricket team

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Bengal Cricket Team
বাংলা ক্রিকেট দল
Cricket Association of Bengal Logo
Personnel
Captain Manoj Tiwary
Coach Sairaj Bahutule
Owner Cricket Association of Bengal
Team information
Colours      Dark Blue      Yellow
Founded 1908
Home ground Eden Gardens
Capacity 66,349[1]
History
Ranji Trophy wins 2
Irani Trophy wins 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins 1
Official website: CAB

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.[2]

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 Ground, Delhi on 12 March 2012, under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly.[3]

Competition history[edit]

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.

A middle-aged man stands to wear a white long-sleeved shirt and white trousers, while he has sunglasses resting on a cap that is on his head. Green grass and a boundary line are in the background.
Sourav Ganguly has played both for Bengal in state level and for India in international matches, and also captained India for five years.

Best performances in Ranji Trophy[edit]

Year Position
2006-07 Runner-up
2005-06 Runner-up
1993-94 Runner-up
1989-90 Winner
1988-89 Runner-up
1971-72 Runner-up
1968-69 Runner-up
1958-59 Runner-up
1955-56 Runner-up
1952-53 Runner-up
1943-44 Runner-up
1938-39 Winner
1936-37 Runner-up

Best performances in Vijay Hazare Trophy[edit]

Year Position
2007-08 Runner-up
2008-09 Runner-up
2009-10 Runner-up
2011-12 Winner

Best performances in Irani Trophy[edit]

Year Position
1990-91 Runner-up

Famous players[edit]

Players who represented India
Name Test ODI T20
Ambar Roy 4 0
Arun Lal 16 13
Ashok Dinda 0 13 9
Ashok Malhotra 7 20
Deep Dasgupta 8 5
Devang Gandhi 4 3
Dilip Doshi 33 15
Pankaj Roy 43 0
Sourav Ganguly 113 311
Gopal Bose 0 1
Laxmi Ratan Shukla 0 3
Manoj Tiwary 0 12 3
Mohammed Shami 23 49 7
Montu Banerjee 1 0
Pranab Roy 2 0
Pragyan Ojha 24 18 6
Prashant Vaidya 0 4
Probir Sen 14 0
Rakesh Shukla 1 0
Rohan Gavaskar 0 11
Saba Karim 1 34
Saradindu Mukherjee 0 3
Shute Banerjee 1 0
Subrata Guha 4 0
Subroto Banerjee 1 6
Wriddhiman Saha 26 9
Utpal Chatterjee 0 3

Home Ground[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Birth Place Batting Style Bowling Style Note
FC Captain & Batsmen
90 Manoj Tiwary (1985-11-14) 14 November 1985 (age 31) Howrah Right-handed Right-arm leg break FC 100s : 22; LA 100/50 : 3/29;
Batsmen
Sudip Chatterjee (1991-11-11) 11 November 1991 (age 25) Barasat Left-handed Right-arm leg break FC 100s : 6;
Souvik Sarkar (2000-01-29) 29 January 2000 (age 17) Konnagar Right-handed leg break googly FC 100s : 3;
Sayan Mondal (1989-11-10) 10 November 1989 (age 27) Bardhaman Left-handed Right-arm medium FC 100s : 1;
Pankaj Shaw (1988-02-12) 12 February 1988 (age 29) Gopalpur, Nadia Right-handed Right-arm off break FC 100s : 1;
63 Debabrata Das (1986-09-22) 22 September 1986 (age 30) Siliguri Right-handed Right-arm leg break LA, T20
Rookie Batsmen
Pramod Chandila (1993-07-18) 18 July 1993 (age 24) Faridabad Right-handed Right-arm offbreak
Spinner All-rounders
Aamir Gani (1996-08-27) 27 August 1996 (age 21) Varanasi Right-handed Right-arm off break T20
Wicket-keepers
24 Wriddhiman Saha (1984-10-24) 24 October 1984 (age 32) Saktigarh, Siliguri Right-handed FC 100s : 9; LA 100/50 : 2/19;
63 Shreevats Goswami (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 28) Kolkata Left-handed LA 100/50 : 5/10
Pace Bowlers
02 Ashok Dinda (1984-03-25) 25 March 1984 (age 33) Medinipur Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium FC Wkts : 300+; LA Wkts : 100+;
11 Mohammed Shami (1990-03-09) 9 March 1990 (age 27) Amroha Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Veer Pratap Singh (1992-05-03) 3 May 1992 (age 25) Nalanda Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Amit Kuila (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 22) Midnapore Right-handed Right-arm medium T20
Kanishk Seth (1997-11-04) 4 November 1997 (age 19) Kolkata Right-handed Left-arm medium T20
Spin Bowlers
30 Pragyan Ojha (1986-09-05) 5 September 1986 (age 31) Bhubaneswar Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox FC Wkts : 375+; LA Wkts : 100+
Anurag Tiwari (1995-11-15) 15 November 1995 (age 21) Sultanpur Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EDEN GARDENS, KOLKATA". BCCI. Board of Cricket Control in India. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Ranji Trophy Winners
  3. ^ "Final: Bengal v Mumbai at Delhi, Mar 12, 2012 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 

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