Punjab cricket team (India)

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Punjab cricket team
Captain Yuvraj Singh
Coach Arun Sharma
Owner Punjab Cricket Association
Team information
Founded 1968
Home ground PCA Stadium, Mohali
Capacity 28,000
Ranji Trophy wins 1
Irani Trophy wins 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins 0
Official website: PCA

The Punjab cricket team is the official first-class cricket team that represents the Indian state of Punjab. They have qualified for three Ranji Trophy semi-finals in the last five seasons, and made it to the final in 2004–05 tournament, where they lost to Railways on first innings. They also play in other domestic cricket tournaments in India. They have only been winners of the Ranji Trophy once, in the 1992–93 season.

Competition history[edit]

Punjab first competed as a unified team in 1968-69. Before then, Southern Punjab, Eastern Punjab and Northern Punjab had competed at various times. Punjab have won the Ranji Trophy only once, in 1992-93. In that year, they lost the Irani Trophy against a Rest of India team that featured the likes of Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly. Ajay Jadeja and Nayan Mongia. Punjab have never won the one-day trophy.

Best performances in Ranji Trophy[edit]

Year Position
2004–05 Runner-up
1994–95 Runner-up
1992–93 Winner
1938–39 Runner-up

Home ground[edit]

The Punjab cricket team are based and play their home games at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, Chandigarh, which was established in 1993, with floodlights, on what was previously swampland. New cricket grounds of International recognition are expected to come up at Bathinda and one more at Ludhiana or Amritsar as per the saying of Punjab govt

The international stadium and proposed of Punjab cricket team:-

Famous players from Punjab[edit]

Harbhajan Singh is the captain of the team.

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
12 Yuvraj Singh (1981-12-12) 12 December 1981 (age 35) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Himanshu Chawla (1991-05-31) 31 May 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Mayank Sidhana (1986-12-04) 4 December 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break
22 Gurkeerat Singh (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Jiwanjot Singh (1990-11-06) 6 November 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
12 Mandeep Singh (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium FC 100s : 10
Pargat Singh (1992-04-13) 13 April 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
29 Manan Vohra (1993-07-18) 18 July 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Gurinder Singh (1992-07-09) 9 July 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Uday Kaul (1987-12-02) 2 December 1987 (age 29) Left-handed
Gitansh Khera (1991-06-04) 4 June 1991 (age 26) Right-handed
Deepak Bansal (1990-07-19) 19 July 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Harmeet Singh Bansal (1987-10-09) 9 October 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
37 Siddarth Kaul (1990-05-19) 19 May 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast FC Wicks : 200+
Varun Khanna (1984-10-12) 12 October 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox
1 Sarabjit Ladda (1986-07-10) 10 July 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
19 Sandeep Sharma (1993-05-18) 18 May 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Baltej Singh (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
3 Harbhajan Singh (1980-07-03) 3 July 1980 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm off break
51 Barinder Sran (1992-12-10) 10 December 1992 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium