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 & Arindam Ghosh
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

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

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 27) Baroda, GJ Right-handed Right-arm medium
Arindam Ghosh (1986-10-19) 19 October 1986 (age 33) Kolkata, WB Right-handed Right arm medium List A Captain
Pratham Singh (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992 (age 28) Delhi, DL Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Vikrant Rajput (1992-10-26) 26 October 1992 (age 27) Durg, CG Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Ashish Sehrawat (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 25) Delhi, DL Right-handed
Saurabh Singh (1997-10-11) 11 October 1997 (age 23) Barabanki, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium
Navneet Virk (1996-10-23) 23 October 1996 (age 23) Jind, PB Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
Mohammed Ahmed (1989-09-04) 4 September 1989 (age 31) Jaipur, RJ Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Gandhar Bhatawadekar (1993-07-08) 8 July 1993 (age 27) Mumbai, MH Right-handed Right-arm off-break
All-rounders
Karn Sharma (1987-10-23) 23 October 1987 (age 32) Meerut, UP Left-handed Right-arm leg break First-class and Twenty20 Captain
Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Manish Rao (1990-07-09) 9 July 1990 (age 30) Mumbai, MH Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Nitin Bhille (1989-08-18) 18 August 1989 (age 31) Dharwad, KA Right-handed
Dinesh Mor (1995-10-10) 10 October 1995 (age 25) Delhi, DL Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Harsh Tyagi (1999-12-23) 23 December 1999 (age 20) Delhi, DL Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Avinash Yadav (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 34) Varanasi, UP Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Shivendra Singh (1991-08-02) 2 August 1991 (age 29) Rewa, MP Right-handed Right-arm off break
Kushal Kakad (1995-04-18) 18 April 1995 (age 25) Akola, MH Right-handed Right-arm off break
Hitesh Kadam (1988-10-05) 5 October 1988 (age 32) Mumbi, MH Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
T Pradeep (1994-11-29) 29 November 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Himanshu Sangwan (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 (age 25) Najafgarh, DL Right-handed Right-arm medium
Amit Mishra (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 32) Bilaspur, CG Right-handed Right-arm medium
Karthik Raman (1997-04-07) 7 April 1997 (age 23) East Godavari, AP Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Krishnakant Upadhyay (1999-04-24) 24 April 1999 (age 21) Agra, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium
Amit Kuila (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 25) Midnapur, WB Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ananta Saha (1996-09-12) 12 September 1996 (age 24) 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.