Railways cricket team

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Railways cricket team
Personnel
Captain Mahesh Rawat
Coach India
Owner Railways Sports Promotion Board
Team information
Founded 1930
Home ground Karnail Singh Stadium, New Delhi (and other stadiums)
Railways playing against Orissa at Brabourne Stadium c.2006

Railways Cricket Team (also known as the Indian Railways) is a domestic cricket team in India. The team's home ground is East Coast Railway Stadium in Bhubaneswar and Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi.[1] The team is run by the Railways Sports Promotion Board which fields the Railways cricket team in domestic cricket competitions in India such as the Ranji Trophy.[2]

Competition history[edit]

For most of its history, the Indian Railways has met little success in the Ranji Trophy. However, in recent years since 2000, Railways have won the trophy twice and become runners-up. As Champions of the Ranji Trophy, they have played the Irani Trophy twice, emerging victorious on both occasions.

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Birthplace Batting style Bowling style Notes
Captain & Spinner All-Rounder
Karn Sharma (1987-10-23) 23 October 1987 (age 29) Meerut, Uttar Pradesh Left-handed Right arm leg break googly
Batsmen
Ashish Singh (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Shivakant Shukla (1986-01-26) 26 January 1986 (age 31) Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Left-handed Right-arm off-break
V Cheluvaraj
Arindam Ghosh
Nitin Bhille
Amit Paunikar
All-rounders
Ashish Yadav (1985-09-01) 1 September 1985 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Wicket-keepers
Mahesh Rawat (1985-10-25) 25 October 1985 (age 31) Right-handed
Bowlers
Manjeet Singh (1991-11-01) 1 November 1991 (age 25) Alwar, Rajasthan Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ranjit Mali
Anureet Singh
Krishnakant Upadhyay

References[edit]

  1. ^ "One city, three matches, one day". ESPNCricinfo. 7 December 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ex-kabaddi player was in-charge of Karnail Singh Stadium!". The Times of India. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.