Rajasthan cricket team

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Rajasthan cricket team
Personnel
Captain Pankaj Singh
Team information
Home ground Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Capacity 30,000
History
Ranji Trophy wins 2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins 0
Inter-State T20 wins 0
Official website: Rajasthan Cricket Association

The Rajasthan cricket team is a cricket team which represents the Indian state of Rajasthan. The team emerged champions of the Ranji Trophy in 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons, after finishing runners-up eight times (1960–1974). It is currently in the Ranji Trophy Elite group. "Rajasthan cricket team" is also popularly known as "Team Rajasthan" and it is run by the Rajasthan Cricket Association.

History[edit]

Rajputana[edit]

Rajputana's first recorded match came in the 1928/29 Delhi Tournament against Aligarh,[1] with the Rajputana Cricket Association being formed shortly thereafter in 1931 at Ajmer.[2][n 1] Rajputana's inaugural appearance in first-class cricket came in November 1933 against the touring Marylebone Cricket Club at Mayo College Ground in Ajmer, which resulted in a heavy innings defeat.[3] The team entered the Ranji Trophy for the first time in the 1935/36 season, playing its first match in the competition against Central India, losing by a heavy margin.[2][3] The team played in the following seasons Ranji Trophy, again losing to Central India, but this time by the reduced margin of just two wickets.[3] Rajputana gained its first win in first-class cricket against Lionel Tennyson's touring eleven, with victory by two wickets in 1937.[2] The team lost its only match against Southern Punjab in the 1938/39 Ranji Trophy, however the following season it recorded its first Ranji Trophy victory against Delhi, winning by 7 wickets.[4] However it lost its following match against Southern Punjab by the margin of an innings and 190 runs. With the onset of World War II, cricket in India was somewhat disrupted, but first-class cricket continued to function.

Rajasthan[edit]

Best performances in Ranji Trophy[edit]

Year Position
20010-11 Winner
2011-12
1960–61 Runner-up
1961–62
1962–63
1963–64
1965–66
1966–67
1969–70
1973–74

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • double-dagger denotes players with international caps.
Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Captain
Pankaj Singh double-dagger (1985-05-06) 6 May 1985 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast FC Wickets : 384 ; LA Wickets : 103 ;
Batsmen
Ashok Menaria (1990-10-29) 29 October 1990 (age 26) Left-handed Leg break googly Captain & Played in DPL for Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club.
Vaibhav Deshpande (1987-01-11) 11 January 1987 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm off break &
Ankit Lamba (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Leg break googly &
Rajesh Bishnoi (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium pace &
Puneet Yadav (1987-08-12) 12 August 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium pace &
Vineet Saxena (1980-12-03) 3 December 1980 (age 36) Left-handed Right-arm off break &
Amitkumar Gautam (1995-10-10) 10 October 1995 (age 21) Right-handed Leg break googly &
Pranay Sharma (1988-03-16) 16 March 1988 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm medium pace &
Mahipal Lomror (1999-11-16) 16 November 1999 (age 17) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox &
S. F. Khan (1988-12-26) 26 December 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break &
Pacer All-rounders
Rajat Bhatia (1979-10-22) 22 October 1979 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm medium pace Plays for Rising Pune Supergiants
Wicket-keepers
Dishant Yagnik (1983-06-22) 22 June 1983 (age 33) Left-handed &
Manender Singh (1996-02-02) 2 February 1996 (age 21) Right-handed &
Chetan Bist (1989-09-03) 3 September 1989 (age 27) Right-handed &
Bowlers
Deepak Chahar (1992-08-07) 7 August 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium pace Plays for Rising Pune Supergiants
Gajendra Singh (1988-09-10) 10 September 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox &
Aniket Choudhary (1990-01-28) 28 January 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm medium pace FC Wkts : 91
Rituraj Singh (1990-10-19) 19 October 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium pace &
Nathu Singh (1995-09-08) 8 September 1995 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium pace Plays for Mumbai Indians
Kukna Ajay Singh (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 (age 20) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox &
Tanveer-Ul-Haq (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Left-arm medium fast &
Rahul Chahar (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 17) Right-handed Leg break googly &

Former players[edit]

Captains[edit]

Records[edit]

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

Grounds[edit]

Sawai Mansingh Stadium[edit]

Rajasthan play the majority of their home matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

The ends are called the City End and the Pavilion End.

Other grounds[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ What is today the modern state of Rajasthan was then a part of the British Raj and was known as Rajputana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Other Matches played by Rajputana". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "RCA History". Rajasthan Cricket Association. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "First-Class Matches played by Rajputana". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Delhi v Rajputana, 1939/40 Ranji Trophy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 

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