Bengal cricket team
The Bengal cricket team represents the Indian state of West Bengal in domestic first-class cricket. It is considered Eastern India's strongest cricket team. The team plays its home matches at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Bengal has won two Ranji Trophy victories and has been runner-up a total of 11 times.
|Owner||Cricket Association of Bengal|
|Colours||Dark Blue Yellow|
|Home ground||Eden Gardens|
|Ranji Trophy wins||2|
|Irani Trophy wins||0|
|Vijay Hazare Trophy wins||1|
Bengal won the Vijay Hazare Trophy, also known as the Ranji One Day Trophy, in 2012. Under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, it beat Mumbai in the finals at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi on 12 March 2012.
Bengal's first success came in the third Ranji Trophy season (1936/37), in which it came runners-up to Nawanagar. Two years later it beat Southern Punjab in the final of the Ranji Trophy to become the 4th team to hold the title. For the next 51 years, although it had been runner-up 11 times (including the year before), it did not regain the title until it beat a strong Delhi team in the 1990 final.
The team was runner-up twice consecutively in the 2005-06 and the 2006-07 season. Their ranks are occasionally bolstered by the return of Sourav Ganguly to the domestic competition.
Best performances in Ranji TrophyEdit
Best performances in Vijay Hazare TrophyEdit
Best performances in Irani TrophyEdit
- Players who represented India
|Laxmi Ratan Shukla||0||3|
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata - The second largest stadium in the world and also the home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders
- Jadavpur University Campus Ground, Jadavpur- It has been leased out to the Cricket Association of Bengal and it often plays host to inter- and intra state cricket matches.
- Bengal Cricket Academy, Kalyani
- Deshbandu Park, North Kolkata - hosted matches of Vinoo Mankad Trophy, Cooch Behar Trophy, Vijay Merchant Trophy and Polly Umrigar Trophy
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|No.||Name||Birth date||Birth Place||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Note|
|FC Captain & Batsmen|
|90||Manoj Tiwary||14 November 1985||Howrah||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Plays IPL for Kings XI Punjab|
|Abhishek Raman||6 September 1993||Delhi||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Abhimanyu Easwaran||6 September 1995||Dehradun||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Picked for Rest of India cricket team in 2017–18 Irani Cup|
Plays for India B in 2017–18 Deodhar Trophy
|Anustup Majumdar||30 April 1984||Hoogly||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Sudip Chatterjee||11 November 1991||Barasat||Left-handed||Right-arm leg break||FC 100s : 6;|
|Pankaj Shaw||12 February 1988||Gopalpur, Nadia||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||FC 100s : 1;|
|Pramod Chandila||18 July 1993||Faridabad||Right-handed||Right-arm offbreak|
|Boddupalli Amit||30 March 1988||Kolkata||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Aamir Gani||27 August 1996||Varanasi||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||T20|
|24||Wriddhiman Saha||24 October 1984||Saktigarh, Siliguri||Right-handed||Plays IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|63||Shreevats Goswami||18 May 1989||Kolkata||Left-handed||Plays IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|02||Ashok Dinda||25 March 1984||Medinipur||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||FC Wkts : 300+; LA Wkts : 100+;|
|11||Mohammed Shami||9 March 1990||Amroha||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Plays IPL for Delhi Daredevils|
|Veer Pratap Singh||3 May 1992||Nalanda||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Sayan Ghosh||16 September 1992||Nadia||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Plays IPL for Delhi Daredevils|
|Amit Kuila||9 July 1995||Midnapore||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||T20|
|Kanishk Seth||4 November 1997||Kolkata||Right-handed||Left-arm medium||Plays IPL for Chennai Super Kings|
|Ishan Porel||5 September 1998||Hoogly||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Anurag Tiwari||15 November 1995||Sultanpur||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
- "EDEN GARDENS, KOLKATA". BCCI. Board of Cricket Control in India. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- Ranji Trophy Winners
- "Final: Bengal v Mumbai at Delhi, Mar 12, 2012 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2013-06-12.