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Railways cricket team (also known as the Indian Railways) is a domestic cricket team in India. 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
CaptainMahesh Rawat, Saurabh Wakaskar & Anureet Singh
CoachDinesh Lad
OwnerRailways Sports Promotion Board
Team information
Founded1930
Home groundKarnail Singh Stadium, New Delhi (and other stadiums)
Railways playing against Odisha at Brabourne Stadium c.2006

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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.

Famous PlayersEdit

Some famous player from Railways cricket team are:

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Birthplace Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Pratham Singh (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992 (age 26) Delhi, DL Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Saurabh Wakaskar (1991-09-08) 8 September 1991 (age 27) Baroda, GJ Left-handed Right arm leg break googly List A Captain
Arindam Ghosh (1986-10-19) 19 October 1986 (age 32) Kolkata, WB Right-handed Right arm medium
Mrunal Devdhar (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 26) Baroda, GJ Right-handed Right-arm medium
Prashant Gupta (1988-06-23) 23 June 1988 (age 31) Kanpur, UP Right-handed Right arm leg break googly
Karan Sharma (1996-11-12) 12 November 1996 (age 22) Amritsar, PB Right-handed Right arm leg break googly
Abhinav Dixit (1991-08-31) 31 August 1991 (age 27) Lucknow, UP Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Gandhar Bhatawadekar (1993-07-08) 8 July 1993 (age 26) Mumbai, MH Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Shivakant Shukla (1986-01-26) 26 January 1986 (age 33) Allahabad, UP Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Faiz Ahmed (1995-03-28) 28 March 1995 (age 24) Kanpur, UP Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Amit Chopra (1987-04-01) 1 April 1987 (age 32) Lucknow, UP Right-handed
All-rounders
Prashant Awasthi (1990-06-26) 26 June 1990 (age 29) Kanpur, UP Right-handed Right arm off break
Ashish Yadav (1985-09-01) 1 September 1985 (age 33) Varanasi, UP Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Manish Rao (1990-07-19) 19 July 1990 (age 28) Mumbai, MH Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ankit Yadav (1993-11-19) 19 November 1993 (age 25) Jharsuguda, OR Right-handed Right-arm medium
Marripuri Suresh (1983-12-21) 21 December 1983 (age 35) Cuddapah, AP Left-handed Right arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Nitin Bhille (1989-08-18) 18 August 1989 (age 29) Dharwad, KA Right-handed
Amit Paunikar (1988-04-18) 18 April 1988 (age 31) Nagpur, MH Right-handed
Mahesh Rawat (1985-10-25) 25 October 1985 (age 33) Faridabad, HR Right-handed First Class Captain
Akash Yadav (1993-12-31) 31 December 1993 (age 25) New Delhi, DL Left-handed
Spin Bowlers
Avinash Yadav (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 32) Varanasi, UP Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Harsh Tyagi (1999-12-23) 23 December 1999 (age 19) Delhi, DL Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Madhur Khatri (1987-06-25) 25 June 1987 (age 32) Bikaner, RJ Right-handed Right-arm off break
Ambikeshwar Mishra (1993-11-27) 27 November 1993 (age 25) Gonda, UP Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Anureet Singh (1988-03-02) 2 March 1988 (age 31) Delhi, DL Right-handed Right-arm medium Twenty20 Captain
Amit Mishra (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 30) Bilaspur, CG Right-handed Right-arm medium
Manjeet Singh (1991-11-01) 1 November 1991 (age 27) Alwar, RJ Right-handed Right-arm medium
Chandrakant Sakure (1990-07-09) 9 July 1990 (age 29) Seoni, MP Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Karan Thakur (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992 (age 26) Manali, HP Left-handed Right-arm medium
Krishnakant Upadhyay (1986-06-18) 18 June 1986 (age 33) Agar, UP 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.