Rajasthan cricket team

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".

Rajasthan cricket team
CaptainAshok Menaria
Team information
Home groundSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Ranji Trophy wins2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official websiteRajasthan Cricket Association



Rajputana's first recorded match came in the 1928/29 Delhi Tournament against Aligarh,[1] with the Rajputana Cricket Association being formed shortly thereafter in 1931 at Ajmer.[2][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.[3] 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.[2][3] 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.[3] Rajputana gained its first win in first-class cricket against Lionel Tennyson's touring eleven, with victory by two wickets in 1937.[2] 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.[4] 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

Year Position
2010-11 Winner
1960–61 Runner-up

Famous playersEdit

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

Players from Rajasthan who have played Test cricket for England, along with year of Test debut:

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:

Current squadEdit

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Mahipal Lomror (1999-11-16) 16 November 1999 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Ashok Menaria (1990-10-29) 29 October 1990 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Captain
Deepak Hooda (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break Vice-captain
Plays for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL
Samarpit Joshi (1999-09-19) 19 September 1999 (age 23) Right-handed
Yash Kothari (1995-10-06) 6 October 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Rajesh Bishnoi Sr (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Abhijeet Tomar (1995-03-14) 14 March 1995 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL
Deepak Karwasar (1999-08-22) 22 August 1999 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Salman Khan (1998-12-26) 26 December 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Arjit Gupta (1989-09-12) 12 September 1989 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Ankit Lamba (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Aditya Garhwal (1996-04-15) 15 April 1996 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Manender Singh (1996-01-02) 2 January 1996 (age 26) Right-handed
Suraj Ahuja (1999-09-23) 23 September 1999 (age 23) Right-handed
Shubham Sharma (1997-03-26) 26 March 1997 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Ravi Bishnoi (2000-09-05) 5 September 2000 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL
Manav Suthar (2002-08-03) 3 August 2002 (age 20) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Fast Bowlers
Aniket Choudhary (1990-01-28) 28 January 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Kamlesh Nagarkoti (1999-12-28) 28 December 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Tanveer-Ul-Haq (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Left-arm medium fast
Khaleel Ahmed (1997-12-05) 5 December 1997 (age 24) Right-handed Left-arm medium Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Shiva Chauhan (1997-12-30) 30 December 1997 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Deepak Chahar (1992-08-07) 7 August 1992 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL



{{ For more details on this topic, see List of Rajasthan first-class cricket records, List of Rajasthan List A cricket records, List of Rajasthan Twenty20 cricket records }}


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 groundsEdit


  1. ^ What is today the modern state of Rajasthan was then a part of the British Raj and was known as Rajputana.


  1. ^ "Other Matches played by Rajputana". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "RCA History". Rajasthan Cricket Association. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "First-Class Matches played by Rajputana". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Delhi v Rajputana, 1939/40 Ranji Trophy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 November 2012.

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