Vidarbha cricket team

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Vidarbha cricket team
Personnel
Captain Faiz Fazal
Coach Ashok Upadhyay
Owner Vidarbha Cricket Association
Team information
Founded 1957
Home ground Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground
Capacity 45,000
History
Ranji Trophy wins 0
Irani Trophy wins 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins 0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins 0

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.

History[edit]

Vidarbha first played first-class cricket in the 1957-58 season, competing against the other Central Zone teams until 2001-02, after which the Ranji Trophy was no longer contested on a zonal basis. 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 early November 2015, Vidarbha had played 247 first-class matches, with 37 wins, 85 losses and 125 draws.[1]

Vidarbha's home ground has always been the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur.[2]The new home ground is Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium at Jamtha in Nagpur.

Vidarbha's record score is 221 by Samir Gujar against Madhya Pradesh in 1991-92.[3] The best bowling figures in an innings are 8 for 39 by Arun Ogiral against Madhya Pradesh in 1967-68,[4] and the best bowling figures in a match are 13 for 162 by Akshay Wakhare against Gujarat in 2014-15.[5]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Coach: Paras Mhambrey

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Captain & Batsmen
Faiz Fazal (1985-09-07) 7 September 1985 (age 31) Left-hand bat Right-arm medium
Batsmen
Wasim Jaffer (1978-02-16) 16 February 1978 (age 39) Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Tests : 31
Ganesh Satish (1988-03-15) 15 March 1988 (age 29) Right-hand bat Right-arm medium
Aditya Shanware (1991-07-18) 18 July 1991 (age 25) Right-hand bat Right-arm legbreak
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 24) Right-handed n/a T20 SR: 132
Amol Ubarhande (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 (age 28) Right-handed n/a
Dharmender Ahlawat (1991-12-28) 28 December 1991 (age 25) Right-handed n/a
Pacer All-Rounder
Shrikant Wagh (1988-10-09) 9 October 1988 (age 28) Left-hand bat Left-arm fast-medium
Spinner All-Rounder
Ravi Jangid (1987-06-03) 3 June 1987 (age 30) Left-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox T20 Bowl.Avg : 23
Aditya Sarwate (1989-12-10) 10 December 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Fast-Bowler
Umesh Yadav (1987-10-25) 25 October 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Shalabh Shrivastava (1987-10-25) 25 October 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Swapnil Bandiwar (1988-07-09) 9 July 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Rajneesh Gurbani (1993-01-23) 23 January 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Yadvendra Tembhare (1990-07-02) 2 July 1990 (age 26) Left-hand bat Left-arm fast-medium
Ravikumar Thakur (1984-09-01) 1 September 1984 (age 32) Right-hand bat Left-arm fast-medium
Spinners
Akshay Karnewar (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 24) Left-hand bat Slow left-arm orthodox
Akshay Wakhare (1985-10-03) 3 October 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm offbreak

Coaching Staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vidarbha playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "First-class matches played on Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Most runs in an innings for Vidarbha". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Most wickets in an innings for Vidarbha". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Most wickets in a match for Vidarbha". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Delhi's Ranji match against Vidarbha temporarily stopped
  7. ^ Vijay Telang appointed Vidarbha coach

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See also[edit]