Mumbai cricket team

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Mumbai cricket team
मुंबई क्रिकेट संघ
CaptainAjinkya Rahane
CoachAmol Muzumdar
OwnerMumbai Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundWankhede Stadium
Secondary home ground(s)Bandra Kurla Complex Ground
Secondary ground capacity5,000
First-class debutLord Hawke's XI
in 1892
at Bombay Gymkhana. Bombay
Ranji Trophy wins41
Irani Cup wins14 (1 shared)
Nissar Trophy wins1
Wills Trophy wins8
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins4
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins1
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The Mumbai cricket team is a cricket team which represents Mumbai in Indian domestic cricket.[note 1] It is governed by Mumbai Cricket Association. Its home ground is Wankhede Stadium of Churchgate.

The team also plays its home matches at Bandra Kurla Complex Ground and Brabourne Stadium. The team comes under the West Zone designation. It was formerly known as the Bombay cricket team, but it changed when the city was officially renamed from Bombay to Mumbai.

Mumbai is the most successful team in the history of Ranji Trophy, India's premier domestic cricket competition, with 41 titles, the most recent being in 2015–16. It also has 14(1 shared) Irani Cup titles to its name, also the most by any team. Mumbai has produced some of the greatest Indian cricketers of all time such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rohit Sharma, Vijay Merchant, Ajinkya Rahane, Polly Umrigar, and Dilip Vengsarkar.


It has played in 44 of the 67 Ranji finals as of 2014 winning 40.

Bombay won the first-ever Ranji Trophy competition in 1934–35 with Vijay Merchant starring in the final against Northern India. The title was retained the following season with a victory over Madras in the final. Bombay quickly showed themselves to be one of the strongest teams in the competition with 7 victories in the first 20 seasons of the Ranji Trophy. When playing Maharashtra in a semi-final of the 1948–49 season at Pune, Mumbai became the first and only team in first-class history to score over 600 runs in both innings of the same match – 651 and 714.[1]

However, it was after this period that their dominance was at its zenith. From 1955–56 to 1976–77, Bombay won 20 out of 22 titles including 15 in a row from 1958–59 to 1972–73. Bombay continued to regularly reach the Ranji Trophy final up to the mid-1980s.

The latter half of the 1980s was Bombay's least successful period with no final appearances in 5 consecutive seasons. However, they were able to regain some of their former glory from the 1990s onwards winning an additional 6 Ranji Trophies from 1993–94 to 2003–04 under the new name of Mumbai.

In 2006–07, Mumbai won their 37th Ranji Trophy with victory over Bengal in the final at Wankhede Stadium. This win was particularly memorable as the team had recovered from the setbacks of losing their first three games and is reduced to 0/5 in the semi-final against Baroda.

Mumbai's dominance of the Ranji Trophy has led to many consecutive appearances in the Irani Trophy with much success including 15 wins. However, they have failed to beat the Rest of the India team since 1998.

Statistics and Honours[edit]

  • Irani Cup (14) – 1959-60, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1967-68, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1981-82, 1985-86, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1997-98; (1 shared) – 1965-66
  • Wills Trophy
    • Winners (8): 1981-82, 1982-83, 1985-86, 1990-91, 1990-91, 1994-95, 1996-97, 1997-98; (1 shared) – 1978-79

Notable players[edit]

Sachin Tendulkar

The team is known for its batting and spin bowling and has produced many of the Indian cricket team's top batsmen over the years. Players who have appeared in the national team include:

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Ajinkya Rahane (1988-06-06) 6 June 1988 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Prithvi Shaw (1999-11-09) 9 November 1999 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break Vice-captain
Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Sarfaraz Khan (1997-10-22) 22 October 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Yashasvi Jaiswal (2001-12-28) 28 December 2001 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL
Armaan Jaffer (1998-10-25) 25 October 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Musheer Khan (2005-02-27) 27 February 2005 (age 18) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Suryakumar Yadav (1990-09-14) 14 September 1990 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Suved Parkar (2001-04-06) 6 April 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Shreyas Iyer (1994-12-06) 6 December 1994 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL
Rohit Sharma (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Aman Hakim Khan (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Shivam Dube (1993-06-26) 26 June 1993 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Sairaj Patil (1996-10-31) 31 October 1996 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Divyaansh Saxena (2001-02-13) 13 February 2001 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Hardik Tamore (1997-10-20) 20 October 1997 (age 25) Right-handed
Prasad Pawar (1995-01-31) 31 January 1995 (age 28) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Shams Mulani (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 26) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Tanush Kotian (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Prashant Solanki (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Pace Bowlers
Tushar Deshpande (1995-05-15) 15 May 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Mohit Avasthi (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Royston Dias (1993-01-30) 30 January 1993 (age 30) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Siddharth Raut (1993-06-24) 24 June 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Dhawal Kulkarni (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Shardul Thakur (1991-10-16) 16 October 1991 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL

Updated as on 24 January 2023

Support staff[edit]

Coach and support staff in Mumbai cricket team are shown below:

  • Coach- Amol Muzumdar
  • Team manager – Arman Mallick
  • Video analyst – Ganesh Tyagi
  • Trainer – Amogh Pandit
  • Assistant coach – Wilkin Mota
  • Physio – Abhishek Sawant
  • Masseur – Sunil Rajguru
  • Selectors -

1. Salil Ankola – Chairman 2. Sanjay Patil 3. Ravindra Thaker 4. Zulfiqar Parkar 5. Ravi Kulkarni



  1. ^ "Maharashtra v Bombay". Retrieved 3 September 2012.