Madhya Pradesh cricket team

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Madhya Pradhesh cricket team
MP cricket team
CaptainDevendra Bundela
One-day captainNaman Ojha
CoachHarvinder Singh Sodhi
ChairmanJyotiraditya Scindia
OwnerMadhya Pradesh Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundHolkar Stadium
Secondary home ground(s)Captain Roop Singh Stadium
Secondary ground capacity45,000
First-class debutHyderabad cricket team
in 1950
at Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
Ranji Trophy wins0
Irani Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official website:MPCA Official

The Madhya Pradesh cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It competes in 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]

CK Nayudu, CS Nayudu, Denis Compton, Bhausaheb Nimbalkar, Khandu Ranganekar, Narayan Nivsarkar.

  • 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
Rajat Patidar (1993-06-01) 1 June 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break Twenty20 Captain
Shubham Sharma (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly
Aryaman Birla (1997-07-09) 9 July 1997 (age 21) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL
Yash Dubey (1998-12-23) 23 December 1998 (age 20) Right-handed
Anand Bais (1991-07-18) 18 July 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Parth Sahani (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Abhishek Bhandari (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 24) Right-handed
Mohnish Mishra (1984-02-09) 9 February 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Rishabh Chouhan (1999-09-05) 5 September 1999 (age 19) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Ankush Singh (1998-10-12) 12 October 1998 (age 20) Left-handed Right-arm leg break googly
Venkatesh Iyer (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Saransh Jain (1993-03-31) 31 March 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Anshul Tripathi (1998-06-02) 2 June 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly
Rameez Khan (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 29) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Puneet Datey (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sohraab Dhaliwal (1991-11-18) 18 November 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Naman Ojha (1983-07-29) 29 July 1983 (age 35) Right-handed First Class and List A Captain
Ajay Rohera (1997-06-04) 4 June 1997 (age 21) Right-handed
Ankit Dane (1990-04-01) 1 April 1990 (age 29) Right-handed
Mihir Hirwani (1994-05-18) 18 May 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Played for India Red in 2018-19 Duleep Trophy
Kumar Kartikeya (1997-12-26) 26 December 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Ankit Sharma (1991-04-20) 20 April 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Avesh Khan (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Delhi Daredevils in IPL
Ishwar Pandey (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Kuldeep Sen (1996-10-22) 22 October 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Gaurav Yadav (1991-10-31) 31 October 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Salman Baig (1989-05-07) 7 May 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ankit Kushwah (1992-04-20) 20 April 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

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