Bihar cricket team

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Bihar Cricket Team
Personnel
CaptainAshutosh Aman
CoachNikhilesh Ranjan
OwnerBihar Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundMoin-ul-Haq Stadium, Patna and Nalanda International Cricket Stadium, Rajgir
Capacity41,000
History
Ranji Trophy wins0
Irani Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0

The Bihar cricket team represents the state of Bihar in Indian domestic cricket competitions.It is run by Bihar Cricket Association.

History[edit]

1936 to 2004[edit]

The team competed in the Ranji Trophy from 1936-37 until 2003-04. When the state of Bihar was divided into two states, Bihar and Jharkhand, most of the former state's cricket infrastructure was in Jharkhand, so Jharkhand commenced playing in the Ranji Trophy, and the new smaller state of Bihar was no longer represented.[1][2] Before this partition Bihar played 236 first-class matches, winning 78, losing 56 and drawing 102.[3]

2018 onwards[edit]

In April 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reinstated Bihar, ahead of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy tournament.[4][5] On 19 September 2018, they won their opening fixture of the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, beating Nagaland by 8 wickets.[6][7]

On 8 October 2018, Bihar defeated Mizoram by 9 wickets to enter the Quarter-finals of 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy.[8][9] Bihar won the Plate Group and progressed to the knock-out phase of the tournament.[10] However, they were beaten by nine wickets by Mumbai in their quarter-final match to be knocked out of the tournament.[11][12]

In November 2018, in their opening match of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, they lost to Uttarakhand by ten wickets.[13][14] They finished the 2018–19 tournament second in the table, with six wins from their eight matches.[15]

In March 2019, Bihar finished sixth in Group B of the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, with one win from their six matches.[16] Keshav Kumar was the leading run-scorer for the team in the tournament, with 145 runs, and Ashutosh Aman was the leading wicket-taker, with seven dismissals.[17]

Key[edit]

General

Batting

Bowling

Fielding

Cricket grounds[edit]

Name City State First used Last used Notes
Nalanda International Cricket Stadium Rajgir Bihar 2022 - Upcoming International Cricket Stadium of Bihar
Moin-ul-Haq Stadium Patna Bihar 1970 1998 Home ground, hosted three ODIs
Nehru Smarak Stadium Bhagalpur Bihar 1972 1973
Sandy's Compound Enclosure Bhagalpur Bihar 1981 1981
Dr. Nagendra Jha Stadium Darbhanga Bihar 1986 1998
Gandhi Maidan Patna Bihar 1958 1959

Current squad[edit]

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
MD Rahmatullah (1984-12-10) 10 December 1984 (age 35) Right-handed
Babul Kumar (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Vice-Captain
Shasheem Rathour (1994-10-16) 16 October 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Indrajit Kumar (1987-10-21) 21 October 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Kumar Mridul (1988-10-05) 5 October 1988 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Yashasvi Rishav (1997-09-27) 27 September 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Nishant Kumar (1988-12-25) 25 December 1988 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Vijay Bharti (1993-10-26) 26 October 1993 (age 26) Right-handed
Kunal Dabas (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Anshuman Gautam (1994-06-17) 17 June 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
All-Rounders
Sarfaraz Ashraf (1989-09-02) 2 September 1989 (age 30) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Sachin Kumar (1997-12-25) 25 December 1997 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Rajesh Singh (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 27) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Wicket-keepers
Vikash Ranjan (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 27) Right-handed
Asfan Khan (1995-02-14) 14 February 1995 (age 25) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Ashutosh Aman (1986-05-19) 19 May 1986 (age 34) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox Captain
Shivam Kumar (2000-08-07) 7 August 2000 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm legbreak
Samar Quadri (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm legbreak
Pace Bowlers
Vivek Kumar (1994-12-08) 8 December 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Abhijeet Saket (1995-08-03) 3 August 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Shashi Shekhar (1990-01-15) 15 January 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Vipul Krishna (2001-02-09) 9 February 2001 (age 19) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Amod Yadav (2001-12-10) 10 December 2001 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm medium

Support Staff[edit]

  1. Team Manager: Pradeep Kumar
  2. Head Coach: Nikhilesh Ranjan
  3. Assistant Coach: Ashok Kumar
  4. Team Physio: Kumar Abhishek
  5. Team Trainer: Gopal Kumar

Famous players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's definitely not cricket". India Today. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Balajee, C. R. (7 August 2015). "14 years of cricket starvation for Bihar". SaddaHaq. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  3. ^ Bihar's first-class record Archived 12 July 2017 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "No Irani Cup in 2018-19 domestic season?". ESPN Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  5. ^ "BCCI Technical Committee Approves Bihar's Participation in Ranji Trophy". News18. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy: Bihar make winning return to domestic cricket". Times of India. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Plate, Vijay Hazare Trophy at Anand, Sep 19 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Bihar thrash Mizoram to make Vijay Hazare QF". cricbuzz. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Jharkhand, Haryana, Services and Tamil Nadu jostle for last two quarter-final spots". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Jharkhand, Haryana, Services and Tamil Nadu jostle for last two quarter-final spots". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Mumbai storm into Vijay Hazare semi-finals after routing Bihar for 69". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Mumbai crush Bihar to reach Vijay Hazare SF". CricBuzz. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Ranji Highlights: Mumbai, UP assert dominance; Mudhasir picks four in four balls". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Ranji Trophy: Sikkim record innings victory over Manipur". The Indian Express. 3 November 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Ranji Trophy Table - 2018–19". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019: Points Table". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, 2018/19 - Bihar: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Afghani Captains' Playing Record in Test Matches". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Statistics / Test Matches / Fielding records – as designated wicketkeeper". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2018.

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