Himachal Pradesh cricket team

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Himachal Pradesh cricket team
Personnel
Captain Rishi Dhawan
Coach n/a
Owner Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association
Team information
Founded 1985
Home ground Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
Capacity 25,000
Official website: http://www.hpcricket.org/

The Himachal Pradesh cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It has competed in the Ranji Trophy since the 1985-86 season.

Himachal Pradesh lost all five of their matches in both 1985-86 and 1987-88 seasons by an innings.[1] They won for the first time when they beat Services by one wicket in 1990-91.[2] In 2006-07 Himachal Pradesh won the Plate Group of the Ranji Trophy, beating Orissa in the final[3] after finishing top of their group.

As of early November 2016 Himachal Pradesh had played 183 Ranji Trophy matches with 31 wins, 82 losses and 70 draws.[4]

Most of Himachal Pradesh's home games are played at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.

In the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy, Himachal Pradesh recorded their lowest total in the competition when they were bowled out for 36 runs against Hyderabad on 28 October 2016.[5]

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Captain & All-rounder
19 Rishi Dhawan (1985-02-19) 19 February 1985 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast Plays for Kings XI Punjab
Wicket-keeper
Ankush Bains (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995 (age 21) Right-handed n/a Plays for Rising Pune Supergiants
Batsmen
Prashant Chopra (1992-10-07) 7 October 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Legbreak googly

Plays for Solan Cricket Association

Nikhil Gangta (1992-09-01) 1 September 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium

Plays for Shimla Cricket Association

Paras Dogra (1984-11-19) 19 November 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Legbreak Plays for Gujarat Lions
Robin Bist (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Sumeet Verma (1990-11-18) 18 November 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Ankit Kalsi (1993-09-26) 26 September 1993 (age 23) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Varun Sharma (1987-11-04) 4 November 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium
All-rounder
Mayank Dagar (1996-11-11) 11 November 1996 (age 20) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Karanveer Singh (1987-09-08) 8 September 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Legbreak googly
Vikramjeet Malik (1983-05-09) 9 May 1983 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Bowler
Shresth Nirmohi (1991-11-02) 2 November 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Ronit More (1992-02-02) 2 February 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wisden 1987, pp. 1141-42, Wisden 1989, p. 1081.
  2. ^ Services v Himachal Pradesh 1990-91
  3. ^ Orissa v Himachal Pradesh 2006-07
  4. ^ Himachal Pradesh's Ranji Trophy playing record
  5. ^ "Lowest Team Totals for Himachal Pradesh". Cricket Archive. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 

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