Gujarat cricket team

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Gujarat cricket team
Aerial View Motera Stadium.jpg
CaptainParthiv Patel & Priyank Panchal
CoachSairaj Bahutule
OwnerGujarat Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundSardar Patel Stadium
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The Gujarat cricket team is one of three Ranji Trophy cricket teams representing the state of Gujarat (the other two being the Baroda cricket team and Saurashtra cricket team).

Led by Parthiv Patel, Gujarat won their maiden Ranji Trophy title in the 2016–17 season, beating Mumbai in the final at Indore.[1] In that match they made the highest successful run-chase in the final of the Ranji Trophy.[2]

It is in the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy although it has had very little success. There have, however, been many cricketers that have passed through its ranks and gone on to play for the Indian cricket team. It falls under the West Zone in the Duleep Trophy.


Gujarat's first appearance in a Ranji Trophy final came in the season of 1950–51, where it was facing Holkar in the Ranji Trophy Final. Holkar won the high-scoring match by 189 runs, the match featured a double century by Holkar's Chandu Sarwate and a fighting 152 by Gujarati off-spinner Jasu Patel (who averaged 21.70 in 87 innings).[3]

In 2007–08, Gujarat won their maiden Ranji Trophy Plate League title by defeating Railways.[4] Gujarat were in a lose-win situation and six and four and out they lost.

In the year 2010/11, Gujarat made a wonderful start to the Ranji Season. They went for a draw against Bengal and later on made an outright win against a strong Delhi Team but lost two consecutive matches against Madhya Pradesh and Baroda which ended their hope of entering Quarter Final Stage.

They drew a high scoring match against Tamil Nadu, which featured the comeback of Parthiv Patel (as he was busy in national duty) but lost the match against Haryana which forced them to go back at the Plate League.

Gujarat won the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy in 2012–13 defeating Punjab in the final by four wickets with 13 deliveries to spare.

Gujarat's best appearance in a Ranji Trophy final came in the season of 2016–17, where it was facing Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy final in Indore. Parthiv Patel scored a precious century (143, 196b, 24 x 4s) and scripted a most memorable maiden Ranji Trophy victory at the Holkar Stadium. No team had chased a target over 310 in the Ranji Trophy and when Gujarat began the fifth and final day. Priyank Panchal from Gujarat made 1310 runs in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy season at an average of 87.33 from 17 innings, which is the most by any batsman this season and the third most by any batsman in a single Ranji Trophy season. Gujarat’s Samit Gohel made 359* runs against Orissa in Jaipur in this Ranji Trophy season, which became the joint fourth most by a player in a Ranji Trophy match. His score of 359* in that match is now the highest by an opener carrying the bat in a First Class match. He faced 723 balls in that innings and it is now the sixth-longest innings in terms of balls faced in a First Class match.[5]

Home grounds[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Bhargav Merai (1992-02-02) 2 February 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium Played for India A in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Priyank Panchal (1990-04-09) 9 April 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium Vice-Captain
Played for India Red in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Played for India B in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Manpreet Juneja (1990-09-12) 12 September 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Chirag Gandhi (1990-06-18) 18 June 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Samit Gohel (1990-09-13) 13 September 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Ripal Patel (1995-09-28) 28 September 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Urvil Patel (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 21) Right-handed
Rujul Bhatt (1986-04-24) 24 April 1986 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Kathan Patel (1996-10-31) 31 October 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Parthiv Patel (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 35) Left-handed Captain
Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Played for India B in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Dhruv Raval (1988-09-20) 20 September 1988 (age 31) Left-handed
Axar Patel (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 26) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Played for India Red in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Played for India C in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Piyush Chawla (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Siddharth Desai (2000-08-16) 16 August 2000 (age 19) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Karan Patel (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Hardik Patel (1995-05-08) 8 May 1995 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Roosh Kalaria (1993-01-16) 16 January 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast Played for India B in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Chintan Gaja (1994-11-13) 13 November 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Arzan Nagwaswalla (1997-10-17) 17 October 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Tejas Patel (1995-11-21) 21 November 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Jayveer Parmar (1998-06-13) 13 June 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Jasprit Bumrah (1993-12-06) 6 December 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL


  1. ^ "Parthiv 143 leads Gujarat to maiden title". ESPN Cricinfo. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Gujarat pull off record chase for maiden Ranji title". ESPN Cricinfo. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  3. ^ Scoreboard of 1950/51 final match of Ranji Trophy, Holkar vs Gujarat
  4. ^ Gujarat clinch Plate League title with a thrilling win
  5. ^ "Ranji Trophy 2016/17, stats review: From Gujarat's highest successful chase in final to Rishab Pant's triple ton". Firstpost. 2017-01-16. Retrieved 2017-01-17.

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