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
CaptainUpendra Yadav (FC)
Karn Sharma (List A & T20)
CoachDinesh Lad
OwnerRailways Sports Promotion Board
Team information
Home groundKarnail Singh Stadium, New Delhi (and other stadiums)
First-class debutEastern Punjab
in 1958
at Gandhi Stadium, Jalandhar
Ranji Trophy wins2
Irani Cup wins2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins1
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official websiteRSPB
Railways playing against Odisha at Brabourne Stadium c.2006

Competition history edit

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.

Honours edit

Notable players edit

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 squad edit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Birthplace Batting style Bowling style Notes
Pratham Singh (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992 (age 31) Delhi, DL Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Mohammad Saif (1996-08-30) 30 August 1996 (age 27) Varanasi, UP Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Vivek Singh (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 30) Howrah, WB Left-handed
Ashutosh Sharma (1998-09-15) 15 September 1998 (age 25) Ratlam, MP Right-handed Plays for Punjab Kings in IPL
Shivam Chaudhary (1997-08-04) 4 August 1997 (age 26) Meerut, UP Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Nishant Kushwah (1994-10-18) 18 October 1994 (age 29) Agra, UP Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Shubham Chaubey (1994-10-15) 15 October 1994 (age 29) Varanasi, UP Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Bhargav Merai (1992-02-02) 2 February 1992 (age 32) Surat, GJ Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sahab Yuvraj Singh (1997-09-19) 19 September 1997 (age 26) Lucknow, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Upendra Yadav (1996-10-08) 8 October 1996 (age 27) Kanpur, UP Right-handed First-class and List A Captain
Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Suraj Ahuja (1999-09-23) 23 September 1999 (age 24) Sri Ganganagar, RJ Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Akash Pandey (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 25) Kolkata, WB Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Karn Sharma (1987-10-23) 23 October 1987 (age 36) Meerut, UP Left-handed Right-arm leg break Twenty20 Captain
Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Raj Choudhary (1996-05-18) 18 May 1996 (age 27) Nagpur, MH Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Yuvraj Singh (1998-08-22) 22 August 1998 (age 25) Bareilly, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Himanshu Sangwan (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 (age 28) Najafgarh, DL Right-handed Right-arm medium
Akshat Pandey (1993-03-19) 19 March 1993 (age 31) Firozabad, UP Left-handed Right-arm medium
Rahul Sharma (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 33) Agra, UP Left-handed Left-arm medium
Kunal Yadav (1999-12-23) 23 December 1999 (age 24) Jhansi, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium
Susheel Kumar (1996-10-30) 30 October 1996 (age 27) Narnaul, HR Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast

Updated as on 19 February 2024

References edit

  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.