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
Personnel
CaptainRobin Bist, Mahipal Lomror & Deepak Chahar
Team information
Home groundSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Capacity30,000
History
Ranji Trophy wins2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Inter-State T20 wins0
Official websiteRajasthan Cricket Association

HistoryEdit

RajputanaEdit

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.

RajasthanEdit

Best performances in Ranji TrophyEdit

Year Position
2010-11 Winner
2011-12
1960–61 Runner-up
1961–62
1962–63
1963–64
1965–66
1966–67
1969–70
1973–74

Under 16 State teamEdit

  • Divyanshu kudal (captain)

Famous playersEdit

Players from Rajasthan who have played Test cricket for India, 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 T20I but not ODI and Test cricket for India, along with year of T20I debut:

Current squadEdit

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Mahipal Lomror 8 April 1998 (age 20) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox List A Captain
Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL
Played for India Red in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Rajesh Bishnoi Sr (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Arjit Gupta (1989-09-12) 12 September 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Ashok Menaria (1990-10-29) 29 October 1990 (age 30) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Yash Kothari (1995-10-06) 6 October 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Aditya Garhwal (1996-04-15) 15 April 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Salman Khan (1988-12-26) 26 December 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Robin Bist (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm off break First-class Captain
Amitkumar Gautam (1995-10-10) 10 October 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Ankit Lamba (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
All-rounders
Chandrapal Chundawat (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Manender Singh (1996-01-02) 2 January 1996 (age 24) Right-handed
Chetan Bist (1989-09-03) 3 September 1989 (age 31) Right-handed
Spinner
Shubham Sharma (1997-03-26) 26 March 1997 (age 23) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Rahul Chahar (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Played for Rest of India in 2018-19 Irani Cup
Played for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Ravi Bishnoi (2000-09-05) 5 September 2000 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL
Plays for India A in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Fast Bowlers
Aniket Choudhary (1990-01-28) 28 January 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Left-arm medium Played for India Blue in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Tanveer-Ul-Haq (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Left-arm medium fast Played for Rest of India in 2018-19 Irani Cup
Played for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Khaleel Ahmed (1997-12-05) 5 December 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Left-arm medium Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Rituraj Singh (1990-10-19) 19 October 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Deepak Chahar (1992-08-07) 7 August 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium Twenty20 Captain
Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Abhimanyu Lamba (1995-10-31) 31 October 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium

CaptainsEdit

RecordsEdit

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.

GroundsEdit

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

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Other Matches played by Rajputana". CricketArchive. 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.

Further readingEdit

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