Mumbai cricket team

The Mumbai cricket team is a cricket team representing the city of Mumbai in Indian domestic cricket. The team's primary home ground is the Wankhede Stadium in South Mumbai. Secondary home venues include the MCA ground in Bandra Kurla Complex Ground and Brabourne Stadium. The team comes under the West Zone designation. It was formerly known as the Bombay cricket team, but changed when the city was officially renamed from Bombay to Mumbai.

Mumbai cricket team
Mumbai cricket team.svg
CaptainSuryakumar Yadav & Shreyas Iyer
CoachAmol Muzumdar
OwnerMumbai Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundWankhede Stadium
Secondary home ground(s)Bandra Kurla Complex Ground
Secondary ground capacity5,000
Ranji Trophy wins41
Irani Cup wins14 (1 shared)
Nissar Trophy wins1
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins4
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0

Mumbai is the most successful team in the history of Ranji Trophy, India's premier domestic cricket competition, with 41 titles, the most recent being in 2015–16. It also has 14 Irani Cup titles to its name, also the most by any team. Mumbai has produced some of the greatest Indian cricketers of all time such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rohit Sharma, Vijay Merchant, Polly Umrigar, and Dilip Vengsarkar.

Competition historyEdit

Mumbai is one of three teams located in the state of Maharashtra (the others being the Maharashtra cricket team and the Vidarbha cricket team), and has always competed as a separate team from the rest of the state. Despite this division, Mumbai has become India's most successful domestic team. It has played in 44 of the 67 Ranji finals through 2014 winning 40.

Bombay won the first-ever Ranji Trophy competition in 1934–35 with Vijay Merchant starring in the final against Northern India. The title was retained the following season with a victory over Madras in the final. Bombay quickly showed themselves to be one of the strongest teams in the competition with 7 victories in the first 20 seasons of the Ranji Trophy. When playing Maharashtra in a semi-final of the 1948–49 season at Pune, Mumbai became the first and only team in first-class history to score over 600 runs in both innings of the same match – 651 and 714.[1]

However, it was after this period that their dominance was at its zenith. From 1955–56 to 1976–77, Bombay won 20 out of 22 titles including 15 in a row from 1958–59 to 1972–73. Bombay continued to regularly reach the Ranji Trophy final up to the mid-1980s.

The latter half of the 1980s was Bombay's least successful period with no final appearances in 5 consecutive seasons. However, they were able to regain some of their former glory from the 1990s onwards winning an additional 6 Ranji Trophies from 1993–94 to 2003–04 under the new name of Mumbai.

In 2006–07, Mumbai won their 37th Ranji Trophy with victory over Bengal in the final at Wankhede Stadium. This win was particularly memorable as the team had recovered from the setbacks of losing their first three games and is reduced to 0/5 in the semi-final against Baroda.

Mumbai's dominance of the Ranji Trophy has led to many consecutive appearances in the Irani Trophy with much success including 15 wins. However, they have failed to beat the Rest of the India team since 1998.


  • Ranji Trophy (41 titles) – 1934/35, 1935/36, 1941/42, 1944/45, 1948/49, 1951/52, 1953/54, 1955/56, 1956/57, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1960/61, 1961/62, 1962/63, 1963/64, 1964/65, 1965/66, 1966/67, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1970/71, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1974/75, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1980/81, 1983/84, 1984/85, 1993/94, 1994/95, 1996/97, 1999/00, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2006/07, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2012/13, 2015/16.
  • Irani Cup (14 titles) – 1959/60, 1962/63, 1963/64, 1967/68, 1969/70, 1970/71, 1972/73, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1981/82, 1985/86, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1997/98; (1 shared) – 1965/66.

Notable playersEdit

Sachin Tendulkar

The team is known for its batting and spin bowling and has produced many of the Indian cricket team's top batsmen over the years. Players who have appeared in the national team include:

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Sarfaraz Khan (1997-10-27) 27 October 1997 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Punjab Kings in IPL
Suryakumar Yadav (1990-09-14) 14 September 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium Twenty20 Captain
Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Siddhesh Lad (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Prithvi Shaw (1999-11-09) 9 November 1999 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Yashasvi Jaiswal (2001-12-28) 28 December 2001 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL
Bhupen Lalwani (1999-04-07) 7 April 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Ajinkya Rahane (1988-06-06) 6 June 1988 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Shreyas Iyer (1994-12-06) 6 December 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break List A Captain
Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Rohit Sharma (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Akash Parkar (1994-05-20) 20 May 1994 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Shivam Dube (1993-06-26) 26 June 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL
Aman Hakim Khan (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Aditya Tare (1987-11-07) 7 November 1987 (age 33) Right-handed First-class Captain
Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Hardik Tamore (1997-10-20) 20 October 1997 (age 23) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Shams Mulani (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Shashank Attarde (1991-11-04) 4 November 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Prashant Solanki (2002-02-22) 22 February 2002 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Atharva Ankolekar (2000-09-26) 26 September 2000 (age 20) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Tanush Kotian (1996-10-16) 16 October 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Pace Bowlers
Tushar Deshpande (1995-05-15) 15 May 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Dhawal Kulkarni (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Royston Dias (1993-01-30) 30 January 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Shardul Thakur (1991-10-16) 16 October 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL

Support staffEdit

Coach and support staff in Mumbai cricket team are shown below:

1. Salil Ankola – Chairman 2. Sanjay Patil 3. Ravindra Thaker 4. Zulfiqar Parkar 5. Ravi Kulkarni

Mumbai Cricket AssociationEdit

The Mumbai Cricket Association or MCA is the governing body for cricket in Mumbai and its surrounding regions like Thane and Navi Mumbai.

The association comes under the west zone. The Association was established in 1930 and it has a Constitution. Sharad Pawar was re-elected as the president of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) after defeating Vijay Patil by a margin of 27 votes at the biennial elections held in Mumbai. The Mumbai cricket team is the team for the Mumbai cricket association in the Ranji Trophy. The team has won over 41 titles, the most recent being in 2015–16. It has also come runner-up in the final of the Ranji Trophy a total of 5 times.

The association owns the Wankhede Stadium, near Churchgate railway station built-in 1975. The office of the association is located in the same building.

To promote democratic values and to bring in new ideas and enthusiasm, the constitution provides that no individual can continue in any post for more than eight years (four terms of 2 years) consecutively.

After completing 8 years in a position he/she can occupy the same post after a gap of 4 years (2 terms of 2 years each). The Mumbai Cricket Association does not have a system of individual membership. Rather it has 350 ordinary members and 25 Associate members who are affiliated with the Association.

Only ordinary members are eligible to vote during elections. If any ordinary member is found to be inactive in terms of cricket activity for more than 3 years the Club to which he/she belongs is demoted as an Associate member and if the club is still inactive for 3 years it automatically loses its membership.


  1. ^ "Maharashtra v Bombay". Retrieved 3 September 2012.