Madhya Pradesh cricket team

The Madhya Pradesh cricket team formerly known as Holkar cricket team, is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It competes in the Ranji Trophy.

Madhya Pradesh cricket team
MP cricket team
CaptainAditya Shrivastava (FC & List A)
Shubham Sharma (T20)
CoachChandrakant Pandit
ChairmanJyotiraditya Scindia
OwnerMadhya Pradesh Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundHolkar Stadium
Secondary home ground(s)Captain Roop Singh Stadium
Secondary ground capacity18,000
First-class debutHyderabad
in 1950
at Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
Ranji Trophy wins5
Wills Trophy wins1
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official websiteMPCA Official



Holkar cricket team


A Central India team competed in the Ranji Trophy between 1934–35 and 1939–40, playing 12 matches.[1] In 1941, Holkar entered the competition, organised and managed by King Yashwantrao Holkar II belonging to the Holkar dynasty of the Marathas. In the fourteen years of its existence Holkar, which included such players as C. K. Nayudu and Mushtaq Ali, won the title four times and finished second on six other occasions. Another Ranji Trophy team later to be absorbed by Madhya Pradesh was Gwalior (one match in 1943–44).[2]

Madhya Pradesh team


Madhya Pradesh began competing as a team from 1950 to 1951. Holkar appeared in the Ranji Trophy till 1954-55 after which it was dissolved and replaced by a Madhya Bharat team. This became part of the Madhya Pradesh team after two years as the states were reorganised.

Madhya Pradesh's first title was the 1998-99 Wills Trophy, where they defeated Bengal in the final.[3] Madhya Pradesh team reached the final of the Ranji Trophy for the first time in the same season. They took the first innings lead against Karnataka and needed only a draw to win the title but collapsed in the final session of the last day to lose with five overs to spare.[4]

Finally in the 2021–22 season, Madhya Pradesh defeated the 41-time Champions Mumbai in the final in Bengaluru to win the Ranji Trophy for the fifth time and first time as Madhya Pradesh.[5]




Madhya Pradesh

Famous players


Players from Holkar and Madhya Pradesh who have played Test cricket for India, along with year of Test debut:

Players from Madhya Pradesh who have played ODI but not Test cricket for India, along with year of ODI debut:

Cricketers from other state teams who also played for Madhya Pradesh, and played Test cricket for India, along with year of Test debut:

Cricketers from other state teams who also played for Madhya Pradesh, and played ODI but not Test cricket for India, along with year of ODI debut:

Notable players at the domestic level:

Current squad


Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Shubham Sharma (1993-12-24) 24 December 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break List A and Twenty20 Captain
Yash Dubey (1998-12-23) 23 December 1998 (age 25) Right-handed
Rajat Patidar (1993-06-01) 1 June 1993 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Rishabh Chouhan (1999-09-05) 5 September 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Akshat Raghuwanshi (2003-09-15) 15 September 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Sumit Kushwah (2002-07-26) 26 July 2002 (age 21) Right-handed
Aditya Shrivastava (1993-09-18) 18 September 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm leg break First-class Captain
Parth Sahani (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Venkatesh Iyer (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL
Rahul Batham (1998-08-21) 21 August 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Arshad Khan (1997-12-20) 20 December 1997 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm medium Plays for Lucknow Super Giantsin IPL
Aryan Pandey (2004-01-23) 23 January 2004 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Sagar Solanki (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Harsh Gawli (1998-11-09) 9 November 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Himanshu Mantri (1994-02-09) 9 February 1994 (age 30) Left-handed
Ajay Rohera (1997-06-04) 4 June 1997 (age 27) Right-handed
Rakesh Thakur (1991-09-20) 20 September 1991 (age 32) Right-handed
Kumar Kartikeya (1997-12-26) 26 December 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Saransh Jain (1993-03-31) 31 March 1993 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Mihir Hirwani (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Kulwant Khejroliya (1992-03-13) 13 March 1992 (age 32) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Anubhav Agarwal (1996-10-31) 31 October 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Avesh Khan (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL

Updated as on 6 March 2024

Coaching staff


Coaching staff for team are listed below:

Former players




For more details on this topic, see List of Madhya Pradesh first-class cricket records, List of Madhya Pradesh List A cricket records, List of Madhya Pradesh Twenty20 cricket records.



Holkar Stadium


Madhya Pradesh play the majority of their home matches at the Holkar Stadium.

Captain Roop Singh Stadium


Madhya Pradesh's second home is Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior

Other grounds



  1. ^ "First-class matches played by Central India". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  2. ^ "First-class matches played by Gwalior". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Final: Bengal v Madhya Pradesh at Calcutta, 17 Jan 1999".
  4. ^ Scorecard of the 1998-99 final
  5. ^ "Dubey, Shubham, Patidar, bowlers fashion Madhya Pradesh's maiden Ranji Trophy title".