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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
Captain Manoj Tiwary
Coach Sairaj Bahutule
Owner Cricket Association of Bengal
Team information
Colours      Dark Blue      Yellow
Founded 1908
Home ground Eden Gardens
Capacity 66,349[1]
Ranji Trophy wins 2
Irani Trophy wins 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins 1
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 Position
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
2007-08 Runner-up
2008-09 Runner-up
2009-10 Runner-up
2011-12 Winner

Best performances in Irani TrophyEdit

Year Position
1990-91 Runner-up

Famous playersEdit

Home GroundEdit

Current squadEdit

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 (1985-11-14) 14 November 1985 (age 32) Howrah Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays IPL for Kings XI Punjab
Opening Batsmen
Abhishek Raman (1993-09-06) 6 September 1993 (age 25) Delhi Left-handed Right-arm off break
Abhimanyu Easwaran (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 23) 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 (1984-04-30) 30 April 1984 (age 34) Hoogly Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Sudip Chatterjee (1991-11-11) 11 November 1991 (age 26) Barasat Left-handed Right-arm leg break FC 100s : 6;
Pankaj Shaw (1988-02-12) 12 February 1988 (age 30) Gopalpur, Nadia Right-handed Right-arm off break FC 100s : 1;
Rookie Batsmen
Pramod Chandila (1993-07-18) 18 July 1993 (age 25) Faridabad Right-handed Right-arm offbreak
Pacer All-rounders
Boddupalli Amit (1988-03-30) 30 March 1988 (age 30) Kolkata Left-handed Right-arm medium
Spinner All-rounders
Aamir Gani (1996-08-27) 27 August 1996 (age 22) Varanasi Right-handed Right-arm off break T20
24 Wriddhiman Saha (1984-10-24) 24 October 1984 (age 33) Saktigarh, Siliguri Right-handed Plays IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad
63 Shreevats Goswami (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 29) Kolkata Left-handed Plays IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Pace Bowlers
02 Ashok Dinda (1984-03-25) 25 March 1984 (age 34) Medinipur Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium FC Wkts : 300+; LA Wkts : 100+;
11 Mohammed Shami (1990-03-09) 9 March 1990 (age 28) Amroha Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays IPL for Delhi Daredevils
Veer Pratap Singh (1992-05-03) 3 May 1992 (age 26) Nalanda Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sayan Ghosh (1992-09-16) 16 September 1992 (age 25) Nadia Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays IPL for Delhi Daredevils
Amit Kuila (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 23) Midnapore Right-handed Right-arm medium T20
Kanishk Seth (1997-11-04) 4 November 1997 (age 20) Kolkata Right-handed Left-arm medium Plays IPL for Chennai Super Kings
Ishan Porel (1998-09-05) 5 September 1998 (age 20) Hoogly Right-handed Right-arm medium
Spin Bowlers
Anurag Tiwari (1995-11-15) 15 November 1995 (age 22) Sultanpur Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox

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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