Punjab cricket team (India)

The Punjab cricket team is the official first-class cricket team that represents the Indian state of Punjab. They have qualified for three Ranji Trophy semi-finals in the last five seasons, and made it to the final in 2004–05 tournament, where they lost to Railways on first innings. They also play in other domestic cricket tournaments in India. They have only been winners of the Ranji Trophy once, in the 1992–93 season.

Punjab cricket team
Personnel
CaptainMandeep Singh
CoachMunish Bali
OwnerPunjab Cricket Association
Team information
Founded1968
Home groundPunjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Dhruve Pandove Stadium, Patiala

Gandhi Sports Complex Ground, Amritsar
Capacity28,000
History
Ranji Trophy wins1
Irani Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Official website:PCA

Competition historyEdit

Punjab first competed as a unified team in 1968-69. Before then, Southern Punjab, Eastern Punjab and Northern Punjab had competed at various times. Punjab have won the Ranji Trophy only once, in 1992-93. In that year, they lost the Irani Trophy against a Rest of India team that featured the likes of Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly. Ajay Jadeja and Nayan Mongia. Punjab have never won the one-day trophy.

Best performances in Ranji TrophyEdit

Year Position
2004–05 Runner-up
1994–95 Runner-up
1992–93 Winner
1938–39 Runner-up

Home groundEdit

The Punjab cricket team are based and play their home games at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, Chandigarh, which was established in 1993, with floodlights, on what was previously swampland. New cricket grounds of International recognition are expected to come up at Bathinda and one more at Ludhiana or Amritsar as per the saying of Punjab govt

The international stadium and proposed of Punjab cricket team:-

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Gurkeerat Singh (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break Vice-captain
Plays For Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Anmolpreet Singh (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays For Mumbai Indians in IPL
Played for Rest of India in 2018-19 Irani Cup
Plays for India Blue in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Played for India A in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Mandeep Singh (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
Plays For Kings XI Punjab in IPL
Sharad Lumba (1989-09-10) 10 September 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Shubman Gill (1999-09-08) 8 September 1999 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays For Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL
Plays for India Blue in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Played for India C in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Ramandeep Singh (1996-10-12) 12 October 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Abhijeet Garg (1995-12-26) 26 December 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
All-rounders
Sanvir Singh (1996-10-12) 12 October 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Abhishek Sharma (2000-09-04) 4 September 2000 (age 19) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays For Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Nikhil Chaudhary (1996-05-04) 4 May 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Anmol Malhotra (1995-11-29) 29 November 1995 (age 24) Right-handed
Prabhsimran Singh (2000-08-10) 10 August 2000 (age 19) Right-handed Plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL
Spin Bowlers
Mayank Markande (1997-11-11) 11 November 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays For Rajasthan Royals in IPL
Plays for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Played for India B in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Karan Kaila (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Vinay Choudhary (1993-09-04) 4 September 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Harpreet Brar (1995-09-16) 16 September 1995 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Siddarth Kaul (1990-05-19) 19 May 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Played for India A in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Sandeep Sharma (1993-05-18) 18 May 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Baltej Singh (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Arshdeep Singh (1999-02-15) 15 February 1999 (age 21) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast Plays For Kings XI Punjab in IPL

Notable playersEdit

Players from Punjab who have played Test cricket for India, along with year of Test debut:

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

Players from Punjab who have played T20I but not ODI or Test cricket for India, along with year of T20I debut:

Notable players at the domestic level:

ReferencesEdit