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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 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
Personnel
CaptainDhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Iyer & Ajinkya Rahane
CoachVinayak Samant
Team information
Founded1930
Home groundWankhede Stadium (capacity 45,000);
Brabourne Stadium, (capacity 30,000)
History
Ranji Trophy wins41
Irani Cup wins14 (1 shared)
Nissar Trophy wins1
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins3
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official website:www.mumbaicricket.com

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, Vijay Merchant, Polly Umrigar, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, and Dilip Vengsarkar.

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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 later 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 being 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 India team since 1998.

HonoursEdit

  • 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

Current SquadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
List A Captain
Shreyas Iyer (1994-12-06) 6 December 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Played for Rest of India in 2018-19 Irani Cup
Played for India B in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Wins 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy as Captain
Opening Batsmen
Ajinkya Rahane (1988-06-06) 6 June 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium Twenty20 Captain
Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL
Played for Rest of India in 2018-19 Irani Cup
Played for India C in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Prithvi Shaw (1999-11-09) 9 November 1999 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Played for India A in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Middle-order Batsmen
Akhil Herwadkar (1994-10-31) 31 October 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Suryakumar Yadav (1990-09-14) 14 September 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Played for India C≤ in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Siddhesh Lad (1992-05-23) 23 May 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Played for India Red in 2018-19 Duleep Trophy
Jay Bista (1995-12-23) 23 December 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Vikrant Auti (1994-06-07) 7 June 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Armaan Jaffer (1998-10-25) 25 October 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Ashay Sardesai (1998-01-09) 9 January 1998 (age 21) Right-handed
Yashasvi Jaiswal (2001-12-28) 28 December 2001 (age 17) Right-handed
All-Rounders
Shivam Dube (1993-06-26) 26 June 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Shubham Ranjane (1994-03-26) 26 March 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL
Akash Parkar (1994-05-20) 20 May 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Dhrumil Matkar (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Wicket-keepers
Aditya Tare (1987-11-07) 7 November 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Eknath Kerkar (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 25) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Shams Mulani (1997-03-13) 13 March 1997 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Played for India A in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Karsh Kothari (1996-02-29) 29 February 1996 (age 23) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Tanush Kotian (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Vijay Gohil (1995-10-13) 13 October 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Dhawal Kulkarni (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast First Class Captain
Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL
Played for India Blue in 2018-19 Duleep Trophy
Played for India A in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Tushar Deshpande (1995-05-15) 15 May 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Royston Dias (1993-01-30) 30 January 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Shardul Thakur (1991-10-16) 16 October 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Badre Alam (1992-05-07) 7 May 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Shivam Malhotra (1991-03-07) 7 March 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Minad Manjrekar (1996-10-05) 5 October 1996 (age 22) Left-handed Right-arm medium
On National Duty
Rohit Sharma (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL

Support StaffEdit

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 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 4 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 which are affiliated to 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maharashtra v Bombay". cricketarchive.co.uk. Retrieved 3 September 2012.