The Rajasthan cricket team is a cricket team which represents the Indian state of Rajasthan. The team won the Ranji Trophy in the 2010–11 and 2011-12 seasons, having finished runners-up eight times between 1960–61 and 1973-74. It is currently in the Ranji Trophy Elite group. It is run by the Rajasthan Cricket Association and is popularly known as "Team Rajasthan".
|Home ground||Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur|
|Ranji Trophy wins||2|
|Vijay Hazare Trophy wins||0|
|Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins||0|
|Official website||Rajasthan Cricket Association|
Rajputana's first recorded match came in the 1928/29 Delhi Tournament against Aligarh, with the Rajputana Cricket Association being formed shortly thereafter in 1931 at Ajmer.[n 1] Rajputana's inaugural appearance in first-class cricket came in November 1933 against the touring Marylebone Cricket Club at Mayo College Ground in Ajmer, which resulted in a heavy innings defeat. The team entered the Ranji Trophy for the first time in the 1935/36 season, playing its first match in the competition against Central India, losing by a heavy margin. The team played in the following seasons Ranji Trophy, again losing to Central India, but this time by the reduced margin of just two wickets. Rajputana gained its first win in first-class cricket against Lionel Tennyson's touring eleven, with victory by two wickets in 1937. The team lost its only match against Southern Punjab in the 1938/39 Ranji Trophy, however the following season it recorded its first Ranji Trophy victory against Delhi, winning by 7 wickets. However it lost its following match against Southern Punjab by the margin of an innings and 190 runs. With the onset of World War II, cricket in India was somewhat disrupted, but first-class cricket continued to function.
Best performances in Ranji TrophyEdit
Players from Rajasthan who have played Test cricket for India, along with year of Test debut:
- Salim Durani (1960)
- Hanumant Singh (1964)
- Parthasarathy Sharma (1974)
- Pravin Amre (1992)
- Pankaj Singh (2014)
Players from Rajasthan who have played Test cricket for England, along with year of Test debut:
- Kabir Ali (2003)
Players from Rajasthan who have played ODI but not Test cricket for India, along with year of ODI debut:
Players from Rajasthan who have played ODI but not Test cricket for England, along with year of ODI debut:
- Vikram Solanki (2000)
- Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|Name||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|Mahipal Lomror||16 November 1999||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL|
|Ashok Menaria||29 October 1990||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Captain|
|Deepak Hooda||19 April 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Vice-captain|
Plays for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL
|Samarpit Joshi||19 September 1999||Right-handed|
|Yash Kothari||6 October 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Rajesh Bishnoi Sr||8 October 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Abhijeet Tomar||14 March 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL|
|Deepak Karwasar||22 August 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Salman Khan||26 December 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Arjit Gupta||12 September 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Ankit Lamba||3 December 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Aditya Garhwal||15 April 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Manender Singh||2 January 1996||Right-handed|
|Suraj Ahuja||23 September 1999||Right-handed|
|Shubham Sharma||26 March 1997||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Ravi Bishnoi||5 September 2000||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Plays for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL|
|Manav Suthar||3 August 2002||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Aniket Choudhary||28 January 1990||Right-handed||Left-arm medium|
|Kamlesh Nagarkoti||28 December 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL|
|Tanveer-Ul-Haq||3 December 1991||Right-handed||Left-arm medium fast|
|Khaleel Ahmed||5 December 1997||Right-handed||Left-arm medium||Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL|
|Shiva Chauhan||30 December 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Deepak Chahar||7 August 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL|
- 2011-2021 Ashok Menaria
- 2018-2021 Mahipal Lomror
- 2012-2020 Robin Bist
- 2018-2019 Deepak Chahar
- 2018 Aniket Choudhary
- 2014-2017 Pankaj Singh
- 2010–2013 Hrishikesh Kanitkar
- 1992/1997 Rajiv Rathore
- 1990/91– Parmindar Singh
- 1989/90 Sanjay Vyas
- 1988/89 Padam Shastri
- 1985/86–1987/88 Sanjay Vyas
- 1979/80–1984/85 Parthasarathy Sharma
- 1977/78–1978/79 Kailash Gattani
- 1966/67–1976/77 Hanumant Singh
- 1962/63–1965/66 Raj Singh Dungarpur
- 1960/61–1961/62 Kishan Rungta
- 1957/58–1959/60 Vinoo Mankad
- 1951/52–1956/57 Maharana of Mewar
- 1935/36–1939/40 Walter Bradshaw
- 1933/34–1937/38 Laxman Singh
Sawai Mansingh StadiumEdit
Rajasthan play the majority of their home matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
The ends are called the City End and the Pavilion End.
- "Other Matches played by Rajputana". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- "RCA History". Rajasthan Cricket Association. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- "First-Class Matches played by Rajputana". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- "Delhi v Rajputana, 1939/40 Ranji Trophy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 November 2012.