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 12 times.
|Owner||Cricket Association of Bengal|
|Colours||Dark Blue Yellow|
|Home ground||Eden Gardens|
|Ranji Trophy wins||2|
|Vijay Hazare Trophy wins||1|
|Syed Mushtaq Ali 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 Syed Mushtaq Ali 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.
|Name||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Note|
|Anustup Majumdar||30 April 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Captain|
|Abhimanyu Easwaran||6 September 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Abhishek Raman||6 September 1993||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Kaif Ahmed||5 May 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Koushik Ghosh||22 October 1992||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Vivek Singh||1 November 1993||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Ritwik Chowdhury||20 November 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Sudip Chatterjee||11 November 1991||Left-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Manoj Tiwary||14 November 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Writtick Chatterjee||28 September 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Shreevats Goswami||18 May 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL|
|Suvankar Bal||3 November 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Wriddhiman Saha||24 October 1984||Right-handed||Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL|
|Sahabaz Ahmed||12 December 1994||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL|
|Arnab Nandi||11 July 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Prayas Ray Barman||25 October 2002||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Mukesh Kumar||12 October 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Akash Deep||15 December 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL|
|Ishan Porel||5 September 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Plays for Punjab Kings in IPL|
|Nilkantha Das||12 April 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Mohammed Kaif||10 December 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Mohammed Shami||9 March 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Plays for Punjab Kings in IPL|
- "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 12 June 2013.