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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.[2]

Bengal Cricket Team
CaptainAbhimanyu Easwaran
CoachArun Lal
OwnerCricket Association of Bengal
Team information
Colours     Dark Blue      Yellow
Home groundEden Gardens
Ranji Trophy wins2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins1
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins1
Official website:CAB

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
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
2011-12 Winners
2009-10 Runner-up
2008-09 Runner-up
2007-08 Runner-up

Best performances in Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyEdit

Year Position
2010-11 Winners

Famous PlayersEdit

Home GroundEdit

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Note
90 Manoj Tiwary (1985-11-14) 14 November 1985 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Played for India B in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Abhimanyu Easwaran (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Captain
Plays for India Red in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Played for India A in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Sudip Chatterjee (1991-11-11) 11 November 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm leg break Vice-Captain
Anustup Majumdar (1984-04-30) 30 April 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Abhishek Raman (1993-09-06) 6 September 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Koushik Ghosh (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Ritwik Chowdhury (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Writtick Chatterjee (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Aamir Gani (1996-08-27) 27 August 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Vivek Singh (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm medium
63 Shreevats Goswami (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 30) Left-handed Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Agniv Pan (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 22) Left-handed
24 Wriddhiman Saha (1984-10-24) 24 October 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Spin Bowlers
Pradipta Pramanik (1998-10-08) 8 October 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Sahabaz Ahmed (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Prayas Ray Barman (2002-10-25) 25 October 2002 (age 16) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Pace Bowlers
02 Ashok Dinda (1984-03-25) 25 March 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Ishan Porel (1998-09-05) 5 September 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Mukesh Kumar (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Boddupalli Amit (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Sayan Ghosh (1992-09-16) 16 September 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Kanishk Seth (1997-11-04) 4 November 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Ayan Bhattacharjee (1991-07-17) 17 July 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium
11 Mohammed Shami (1990-03-09) 9 March 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL
Akash Deep (1996-12-15) 15 December 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium

See alsoEdit


  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 2013-06-12.

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