Vidarbha cricket team

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Vidarbha cricket team
Personnel
Captain Faiz Fazal
Coach Chandrakant Pandit
Owner Vidarbha Cricket Association
Team information
Founded 1957
Home ground Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
Capacity 45,000
History
Ranji Trophy wins 1 (2018)
Irani Trophy wins 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins 0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins 1(2017)

The Vidarbha cricket team is a domestic cricket team in the Ranji Trophy, India's domestic first-class cricket competition. It represents the Vidarbha region of eastern Maharashtra. In December 2017, they reached the final of the Ranji Trophy for the first time in their history, after they beat Karnataka by 5 runs in the semi-finals of the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy tournament.[1][2] In the final, they beat Delhi by 9 wickets to win their first Ranji Trophy.[3]

History[edit]

Vidarbha first played first-class cricket in the 1957–58 season,[4] competing against the other Central Zone teams until 2001-02, after which the Ranji Trophy was no longer contested on a zonal basis. Before the 2017-18 season, Vidarbha's best seasons were 1970-71 and 1995–96, when it reached the quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy and 2002–03 and 2011–12, when it reached the semi-finals of the Plate Group. Up to the start of the 2017-18 season, Vidarbha had played 259 first-class matches, with 41 wins, 89 losses and 129 draws.[5]

Vidarbha's main home ground was always the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur until 2009, when it was superseded by the newly developed Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium at Jamtha in Nagpur.[6]

Vidarbha's record score is 221 by Samir Gujar against Madhya Pradesh in 1991-92.[7] The best bowling figures in an innings are 8 for 39 by Arun Ogiral against Madhya Pradesh in 1967-68,[8] and the best bowling figures in a match are 13 for 162 by Akshay Wakhare against Gujarat in 2014-15.[9]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Coach: Chandrakant Pandit

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Captain & Batsmen
Faiz Fazal (1985-09-07) 7 September 1985 (age 32) Left-hand bat Right-arm medium
Batsmen
Wasim Jaffer (1978-02-16) 16 February 1978 (age 40) Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Tests : 31
Ganesh Satish (1988-03-15) 15 March 1988 (age 29) Right-hand bat Right-arm medium
Sanjay Ramaswamy (1995-04-01) 1 April 1995 (age 22) Right-hand bat Right-arm legbreak
Wicket-keeper
Jitesh Sharma (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 25) Right-handed n/a T20 SR: 132
Akshay Wadkar (1994-07-09) 9 July 1994 (age 23) Right-handed n/a
Pacer All-Rounder
Shrikant Wagh (1988-10-09) 9 October 1988 (age 29) Left-hand bat Left-arm fast-medium
Spinner All-Rounder
Aditya Sarwate (1989-12-10) 10 December 1989 (age 28) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Fast-Bowler
Umesh Yadav (1987-10-25) 25 October 1987 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Shalabh Shrivastava (1987-10-25) 25 October 1987 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Rajneesh Gurbani (1993-01-23) 23 January 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Shubham Kapse (1994-07-22) 22 July 1994 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Spinners
Akshay Karnewar (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 25) Left-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox
Akshay Wakhare (1985-10-03) 3 October 1985 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm offbreak

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head coach: Chandrakant Pandit[10]
  • Batting coach: n/a
  • Bowling coach: Subroto Banerjee[11]
  • Under-19s coaches: Trevor Gonsalvis and Manoj Gogte
  • Video analyst: Aniruddha Deshpande
  • Trainer: Prashant Bambhal
  • Physio: Dr Kishore Nakhale

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranji Trophy 2017: Rajneesh Gurbani's seven-for takes Vidarbha to maiden final". Indian Express. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Gurbani seven-for books Vidarbha's maiden Ranji final berth". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Vidarbha crowned champions in maiden Ranji final". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Vidarbha's maiden Ranji title in 61 seasons". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Vidarbha playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "First-class matches played on Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Most runs in an innings for Vidarbha". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Most wickets in an innings for Vidarbha". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Most wickets in a match for Vidarbha". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  10. ^ Delhi's Ranji match against Vidarbha temporarily stopped
  11. ^ Vijay Telang appointed Vidarbha coach

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