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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
CaptainMahipal Lomror, Ashok Menaria and Aniket Choudhary
Team information
Home groundSawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Capacity30,000
History
Ranji Trophy wins2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Inter-State T20 wins0
Official website:Rajasthan Cricket Association

Contents

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

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Mahipal Lomror (1999-11-16) 16 November 1999 (age 19) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox First Class and Twenty20 Captain
Plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL
Plays for India Red in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Robin Bist (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm Off break
Amitkumar Gautam (1995-10-10) 10 October 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm Leg break googly
Ashok Menaria (1990-10-29) 29 October 1990 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Rajesh Bishnoi Sr (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Salman Khan (1988-12-26) 26 December 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Aditya Garhwal (1996-04-15) 15 April 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm Leg break googly
Abhijeet Tomar (1995-03-14) 14 March 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Ankit Lamba (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm Leg break googly
Yash Kothari (1995-10-06) 6 October 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Arjit Gupta (1989-09-12) 12 September 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Siddharth Saraf (1992-10-16) 16 October 1992 (age 26) Right-handed
Ramnivas Golada (1994-10-23) 23 October 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
All-rounders
Tajinder Singh (1992-05-25) 25 May 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Abhimanyu Lamba (1995-10-31) 31 October 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Chetan Bist (1989-09-03) 3 September 1989 (age 29) Right-handed
Manender Singh (1996-01-02) 2 January 1996 (age 23) Right-handed
Spinner
Rahul Chahar (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm Leg break googly Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Played for Rest of India in 2018-19 Irani Cup
Plays for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Played for India C in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Chandrapal Singh (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Rajesh Bishnoi Jr (1990-01-25) 25 January 1990 (age 29) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Ravi Bishnoi (2000-09-05) 5 September 2000 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Fast Bowlers
Tanveer-Ul-Haq (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm medium fast Played for Rest of India in 2018-19 Irani Cup
Plays for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Aniket Choudhary (1990-01-28) 28 January 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Left-arm medium Plays for India Blue in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Nathu Singh (1995-09-08) 8 September 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Deepak Chahar (1992-08-07) 7 August 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium List A Captain
Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Played for India B in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
Khaleel Ahmed (1997-12-05) 5 December 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Left-arm medium Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL

CaptainsEdit

RecordsEdit

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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