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.[2]

Bengal Cricket Team
Personnel
CaptainAnustup Majumdar
CoachArun Lal
OwnerCricket Association of Bengal
Team information
Colours  Dark Blue   Yellow
Founded1908
Home groundEden Gardens
Capacity66,349[1]
History
Ranji Trophy wins2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins1
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins1
Official websiteCAB

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.[3]

Competition historyEdit

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.

 
Sourav Ganguly has played both for Bengal in state level and for India in international matches, and also captained India for five years.

Best performances in Ranji TrophyEdit

Year Result
2019–20 Runners' Up
2006–07 Runners' Up
2005–06 Runners' Up
1993–94 Runners' Up
1989–90 Winners
1988–89 Runners' Up
1971–72 Runners' Up
1968–69 Runners' Up
1958–59 Runners' Up
1955–56 Runners' Up
1952–53 Runners' Up
1943–44 Runners' Up
1938–39 Winners
1936–37 Runners' Up

Best performances in Vijay Hazare TrophyEdit

Year Position
2016–17 Runners'-up
2011–12 Winners
2009–10 Runners'-up
2008–09 Runners'-up
2007–08 Runners'-up

Best performances in Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyEdit

Year Position
2010–11 Winners

Famous playersEdit

Players who represented India
Name Test ODI T20
Ambar Roy 4 0
Arun Lal 16 13
Ashok Dinda 0 13 9
Deep Dasgupta 8 5
Devang Gandhi 4 3
Dilip Doshi 33 15
Pankaj Roy 43 0
Sourav Ganguly 113 311
Gopal Bose 0 1
Laxmi Ratan Shukla 0 3
Manoj Tiwary 0 12 3
Mohammed Shami 50 79 12
Montu Banerjee 1 0
Nirode Chowdhury 2 0
Pranab Roy 2 0
Prashant Vaidya 0 4
Probir Sen 14 0
Rohan Gavaskar 0 11
Saba Karim 1 34
Saradindu Mukherjee 0 3
Subrata Guha 4 0
Wriddhiman Saha 38 9
Utpal Chatterjee 0 3

Home groundEdit

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Note
Batsmen
Anustup Majumdar (1984-04-30) 30 April 1984 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Captain
Abhimanyu Easwaran (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Abhishek Raman (1993-09-06) 6 September 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Kaif Ahmed (1997-05-05) 5 May 1997 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Koushik Ghosh (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Vivek Singh (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Ritwik Chowdhury (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sudip Chatterjee (1991-11-11) 11 November 1991 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
All-rounders
Manoj Tiwary (1985-11-14) 14 November 1985 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Writtick Chatterjee (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Shreevats Goswami (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Suvankar Bal (1995-11-03) 3 November 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Wriddhiman Saha (1984-10-24) 24 October 1984 (age 36) Right-handed Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Spin Bowlers
Sahabaz Ahmed (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 26) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Arnab Nandi (1987-07-11) 11 July 1987 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Prayas Ray Barman (2002-10-25) 25 October 2002 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Pace Bowlers
Mukesh Kumar (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Akash Deep (1996-12-15) 15 December 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Ishan Porel (1998-09-05) 5 September 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Plays for Punjab Kings in IPL
Nilkantha Das (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Mohammed Kaif (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Mohammed Shami (1990-03-09) 9 March 1990 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast Plays for Punjab Kings in IPL

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EDEN GARDENS, KOLKATA". BCCI. Board of Cricket Control in India. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ Ranji Trophy Winners
  3. ^ "Final: Bengal v Mumbai at Delhi, Mar 12, 2012 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2013.

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