Railways cricket team

Railways cricket team (also known as the Indian Railways) is a domestic cricket team in India representing Indian Railways. The team's home ground is East Coast Railway Stadium in Bhubaneswar and Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi.[1] The team is run by the Railways Sports Promotion Board which fields the Railways cricket team in domestic cricket competitions in India such as the Ranji Trophy.[2]

Railways cricket team
Personnel
CaptainKarn Sharma
Mrunal Devdhar
CoachDinesh Lad
OwnerRailways Sports Promotion Board
Team information
Founded1930
Home groundKarnail Singh Stadium, New Delhi (and other stadiums)
History
Ranji Trophy wins2
Irani Trophy wins2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins1
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official websiteRSPB
Railways playing against Odisha at Brabourne Stadium c.2006

Competition historyEdit

For most of its history, the Indian Railways has met little success in the Ranji Trophy. However, in recent years since 2000, Railways have won the trophy twice and become runners-up one time. As Champions of the Ranji Trophy, they have played the Irani Trophy twice, emerging victorious on both occasions.

HonoursEdit

Famous playersEdit

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

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

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Birthplace Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Mrunal Devdhar (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 29) Baroda, GJ Right-handed Right-arm medium Twenty20 Captain
Pratham Singh (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992 (age 29) Delhi, DL Left-handed Right-arm off-break Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL
Arindam Ghosh (1986-10-19) 19 October 1986 (age 35) Kolkata, WB Right-handed Right arm medium
Shubham Chaubey (1994-10-15) 15 October 1994 (age 27) Varanasi, UP Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Saurabh Singh (1997-10-11) 11 October 1997 (age 24) Barabanki, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium
All-rounders
Shivam Chaudhary (1997-08-04) 4 August 1997 (age 25) Meerut, UP Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Karn Sharma (1987-10-23) 23 October 1987 (age 34) Meerut, UP Left-handed Right-arm leg break First-class and List A Captain
Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Mohammad Saif (1996-08-30) 30 August 1996 (age 25) Varanasi, UP Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Wicket-keepers
Vivek Singh (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 28) Howrah, WB Left-handed
Upendra Yadav (1996-10-08) 8 October 1996 (age 25) Kanpur, UP Right-handed
Ashish Sehrawat (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 27) Delhi, DL Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Akash Pandey (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 23) Kolkata, WB Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Harsh Tyagi (1999-12-23) 23 December 1999 (age 22) Delhi, DL Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Avinash Yadav (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 35) Varanasi, UP Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Amit Mishra (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 34) Bilaspur, CG Right-handed Right-arm medium
Yuvraj Singh (1998-08-22) 22 August 1998 (age 23) Bareilly, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Dhrushant Soni (1985-10-09) 9 October 1985 (age 36) Ahmedabad, GJ Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rahul Sharma (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 31) Agra, UP Left-handed Left-arm medium
Akshat Pandey (1993-05-19) 19 May 1993 (age 29) Firozabad, UP Left-handed Right-arm medium
Himanshu Sangwan (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 (age 26) Najafgarh, DL Right-handed Right-arm medium
Amit Kuila (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 27) Midnapore, WB Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ananta Saha (1996-09-12) 12 September 1996 (age 25) Kolkata, WB Right-handed Right-arm medium

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "One city, three matches, one day". ESPNCricinfo. 7 December 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Ex-kabaddi player was in-charge of Karnail Singh Stadium!". The Times of India. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.