Madhya Pradesh cricket team

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Madhya Pradhesh cricket team
MP cricket team
Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association logo.jpg
Nickname(s) MP
Captain Devendra Bundela
One-day captain Naman Ojha
Coach Harvinder Singh Sodhi
Chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia
Owner Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association
Team information
Founded 1950
Home ground Holkar Stadium
Capacity 30,000
Secondary home ground(s) Captain Roop Singh Stadium
Secondary ground capacity 45,000
First-class debut Hyderabad cricket team
in 1950
at Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
Ranji Trophy wins 0
Irani Trophy wins 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins 0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins 0
Official website: MPCA Official

The Madhya Pradesh cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is in the Plate and in elite Group of the Ranji Trophy.


Holkar cricket team[edit]

A Central India team competed in the Ranji Trophy between 1934–35 and 1939–40, playing 12 matches.[1] In 1941, Holkar entered the competition, organised and managed by King Yashwantrao Holkar II belonging to the Holkar dynasty of the Marathas. In the fourteen years of its existence Holkar, which included such players as C. K. Nayudu and Mushtaq Ali, won the title four times and finished second on six other occasions.

Best performances of the Holkar team in Ranji Trophy
Year Position
1954-55 Runner-up
1953-54 Runner-up
1952-53 Winner
1951-52 Runner-up
1950-51 Winner
1949-50 Runner-up
1947-48 Winner
1946-47 Runner-up
1945-46 Winner
1944-45 Runner-up

Another Ranji Trophy team later to be absorbed by Madhya Pradesh was Gwalior (one match in 1943-44).[2]

Madhya Pradesh team[edit]

Madhya Pradesh began competing as a team from 1950-51. Holkar appeared in the Ranji Trophy till 1954-55 after which it was dissolved and replaced by a Madhya Bharat team. This became part of the Madhya Pradesh team after two years as the states were reorganised.

The finest achievement of the Madhya Pradesh team is reaching the final of the Ranji Trophy in 1998-99. They took the first innings lead against Karnataka and needed only a draw to win the title but collapsed in the final session of the last day to lose with five overs to spare.[3]

Best performances of the Madhya Pradesh team in Ranji Trophy
Year Position
1998-99 Runner-up

Famous players[edit]

  • Mushtaq Ali - played for Madhya Pradesh in the early years after Holkar ceased to exist.
  • Hiralal Gaekwad - played for Madhya Pradesh in the early years after Holkar ceased to exist.
  • Chandu Sarwate - a off-spinner represented India nine times between 1946 and 1951-52. He played for Madhya Pradesh between 1958/59 and 1967/68 but the Test appearances had come during his time with Holkar
  • Rajesh Chauhan took 47 wickets for India in his 21 appearances and played a significant role in India's home victories in the 1990s
  • Narendra Hirwani, who was born in Uttar Pradesh, spent twenty years in the Madhya Pradesh team and took more than four hundred first class wickets
  • Amay Khurasiya made a few appearances for the Indian one day side at the turn of the 2000s
  • Naman Ojha - made his ODI debut in June 2010 against Sri Lanka.[4] He got out scoring only 1 run in that game and has not played for India since then.He currently plays for SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
  • Devendra Bundela - played 100 first-class matches for Madhya Pradesh
  • Ishwar Pandey - has played for the India A Team and has been selected in the Indian Test and ODI squads for the New Zealand tour of 2014. He was bought by Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2014 Auction for Rs 1.5 crores.
  • Jalaj Saxena - played as an allrounder for the India A cricket team and was signed up by the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians in 2013.
  • Harpreet Singh - has represented India at the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
  • Sandeep Patil - professional cricketer from Bombay
  • Chandrakant Pandit - captained the team between 1994 and 2001. It was under Pandit that MP reached the 1999 final.
  • Jai Prakash Yadav - played for Railways and India. His highest first class score of 265 is the best ever by a Madhya Pradesh batsman.
  • Ankit Sharma - Plays as a spin bowler for Madhya Pradesh in domestic cricket. He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He is currently part of IPL Pune team.

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
FC Captain & Middle Order Batsmen
Devendra Bundela (1977-02-22) 22 February 1977 (age 40) Right-handed Right-arm medium FC 100/50 : 25/46 ; FC Wkts : 50+
List A Limited-overs Captain
Naman Ojha (1983-07-29) 29 July 1983 (age 33) Right-handed Wk-Batsmen for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Anand Bais (1991-07-18) 18 July 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Harpreet Singh (1991-08-11) 11 August 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Venkatesh Iyer (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 22) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Rameez Khan (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Parth Sahani (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Shubham Sharma (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly
Aditya Shrivastava (1993-09-18) 18 September 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly FC 100s : 4
Salman Baig (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Surendra Malviya (1994-11-15) 15 November 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sanjay Mishra (1990-09-20) 20 September 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Jatin Saxena (1982-08-04) 4 August 1982 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Played in DPL for Kalabagan Cricket Academy.
Zafar Ali (1987-09-21) 21 September 1987 (age 29) Right-handed
Ankit Dane (1990-04-01) 1 April 1990 (age 27) Right-handed n/a
Ishwar Pandey (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast FC Wkts : 160+
Puneet Datey (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast FC Wkts : 40+
Avesh Khan (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast U-19 Player
Gaurav Yadav (1991-10-31) 31 October 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Chandrakant Sakure (1990-07-09) 9 July 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Mihir Hirwani (1994-05-18) 18 May 1994 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Ankit Sharma (1991-04-20) 20 April 1991 (age 26) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Vice-captain FC

Coaching Staff[edit]

Former players[edit]


For more details on this topic, see List of Madhya Pradesh first-class cricket records, List of Madhya Pradesh List A cricket records, List of Madhya Pradesh Twenty20 cricket records.


Holkar Stadium[edit]

Madhya Pradesh play the majority of their home matches at the Holkar Stadium.

Captain Roop Singh Stadium[edit]

Madhya Pradesh's second home is Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior

Other grounds[edit]


  1. ^ "First-class matches played by Central India". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "First-class matches played by Gwalior". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Scorecard of the 1998-99 final
  4. ^ "5th Match: India v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jun 5, 2010 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  5. ^ Tamil Nadu bank on experience for strong start

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