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The Baroda cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the city of Vadodara. The home ground of the team is the Moti Bagh Stadium on the palace grounds.

Baroda cricket team
CaptainKedar Devdhar & Deepak Hooda
CoachJacob Martin
OwnerBaroda Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundMoti Bagh Stadium
Ranji Trophy wins5
Irani Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins2

The team is run by the Baroda Cricket Association. It has been one of the most successful teams in the Ranji Trophy in the new millennium. Although there are very few notable cricket players in history that have played for this team based in Gujarat, it has begun producing some of the most talented cricketers in India and is particularly noted for its fast bowlers.

Baroda were runners-up in the 2005/06 Ranji Trophy. It is one of three Gujarat Teams, the others being the Saurashtra cricket team and Gujarat cricket team


Competition historyEdit

Baroda has only emerged as a strong team in recent years. It won its first Ranji Trophy in 43 years in 2000-01, but failed to defend the title, coming runner-up in the next year. This means it has had only one Irani Trophy appearance, in which it failed to defeat a strong Rest of India team which contained the likes of VVS Laxman (13 & 148), Dinesh Mongia (125 & 90*), Debashish Mohanty, Sarandeep Singh and Akash Chopra. See Scorecard. It was considered a strong team in the 1940s and 1950s, winning 4 times and coming runner-up twice. Vijay Hazare , Irfan Pathan , Yusuf Pathan , Hardik Pandya are amongst the most prominent cricketers to emerge from Baroda. They have performed exceedingly well at the international level for India.

Best performances in Ranji TrophyEdit

Year Position
2010-11 Runner-up
2001-02 Runner-up
2000-01 Winner
1957-58 Winner
1949-50 Winner
1948-49 Runner-up
1946-47 Winner
1945-46 Runner-up
1942-43 Winner

Home groundsEdit

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
18 Kedar Devdhar (1989-12-14) 14 December 1989 (age 29) Right-handed First Class and Twenty20 Captain
28 Yusuf Pathan (1982-11-17) 17 November 1982 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Vishnu Solanki (1992-10-15) 15 October 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Deepak Hooda (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break List A Captain
Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Played for India Blue in 2018-19 Duleep Trophy
Aditya Waghmode (1989-11-08) 8 November 1989 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Shivalik Sharma (1998-11-28) 28 November 1998 (age 20) Left-handed Right-arm leg break googly
Mohit Mongia (1999-06-20) 20 June 1999 (age 20) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pratik Salunke (1991-12-11) 11 December 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Pratyush Kumar (1995-07-01) 1 July 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Swapnil Singh (1991-01-22) 22 January 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Played for India Blue in 2018-19 Duleep Trophy
Krunal Pandya (1991-03-24) 24 March 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Played for India A in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Hardik Pandya (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Kartik Kakade (1995-07-25) 25 July 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Pinal Shah (1987-11-03) 3 November 1987 (age 31) Right-handed
Mitesh Patel (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 22) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Bhargav Bhatt (1990-05-13) 13 May 1990 (age 29) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Soaeb Tai (1989-12-25) 25 December 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Lukman Meriwala (1991-12-11) 11 December 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Atit Sheth (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Played for India Green in 2018-19 Duleep Trophy
Rishi Arothe (1995-11-12) 12 November 1995 (age 23) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Babashafi Pathan (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

Coaching staffEdit

Famous playersEdit


  1. ^ "Jacob Martin, former India player with criminal record, named Baroda Ranji coach". India Today. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ Baroda Cricket Hall of Fame Archived 5 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit