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The Services cricket team plays in the Ranji Trophy, the main domestic first-class cricket competition in India. Under the auspices of the Services Cricket Association, they represent the Indian Armed Forces.

Their home ground is the Palam A Ground, Model Sports Complex, Delhi.

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RecordsEdit

They first played in the Ranji Trophy in 1949-50. They played in the North Zone of the competition until 2001-02, and have played in the Plate Group and other lower-ranked groups since 2002-03, except for one season, where they played in the Elite Group, during 2005-06. Their strongest period was the 1950s: between 1950-51 and 1959-60 they reached the semi-finals six times and the final twice, losing to Bombay in 1956-57 by an innings,[1] and to Baroda in 1957-58, also by an innings.[2]

Up to the end of the 2017-18 season Services had played 330 first-class matches, with 84 wins, 113 losses, and 133 draws. 32 of their victories have been over Jammu and Kashmir.[3]

Their highest first-class score is 250 not out by Yashpal Singh against Tripura in 2012-13.[4] The best bowling figures are 8 for 37 by Gokul Inder Dev against Jammu and Kashmir in 1968-69.[5]

Current squadEdit

No. Name Birth date Birthplace Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Rajat Paliwal (1991-12-24) 24 December 1991 (age 27) Sonepat, HR Right-handed Right-arm off-break Captain
G Rahul Singh (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 (age 23) Maniktala, WB Left-handed Right arm medium
Ravi Chauhan (1993-09-17) 17 September 1993 (age 25) New Delhi, DL Right-handed Right-arm leg-break googly
Vikas Hathwala (1993-09-06) 6 September 1993 (age 25) Delhi, DL Left-handed Left arm medium
Navneet Singh (1994-12-07) 7 December 1994 (age 24) Shahdol, GJ Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Mohit Ahlawat (1995-12-25) 25 December 1995 (age 23) Delhi, DL Right-handed
Anshul Gupta (1989-09-20) 20 September 1989 (age 29) Ghaziabad, UP Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Hardik Sethi (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 26) Bikaner, RJ Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Soumya Swain (1987-04-03) 3 April 1987 (age 32) Khordha, OD Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Amit Pachhara (1995-09-08) 8 September 1995 (age 23) Mathura, UP Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Mumtaz Qadir (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 32) Allahabad, UP Right-handed
All-Rounders
Nitin Tanwar (1996-10-09) 9 October 1996 (age 22) Delhi, DL Right-handed Right-arm off break
Ranjeet Darji (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Wicket-keepers
Nakul Verma (1991-04-14) 14 April 1991 (age 28) Delhi, DL Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly
Devender Lochab (1992-11-05) 5 November 1992 (age 26) Jhajjar, HR Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Nakul Sharma (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 25) Bilaspur, HP Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly
Spin Bowlers
Arjun Sharma (1996-05-25) 25 May 1996 (age 23) Jalandhar, PB Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Vikas Yadav (1996-07-10) 10 July 1996 (age 23) Bharuch, GJ Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Arun Bamal (1997-06-22) 22 June 1997 (age 22) Bhiwani, HR Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Muzzaffaruddin Khalid (1990-11-25) 25 November 1990 (age 28) Meerut, UP Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly
Rahul Singh Sr. (1992-09-12) 12 September 1992 (age 26) Kaithal, HR Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Shamsher Yadav (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 24) Rohtak, HR Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Pace Bowlers
Diwesh Pathania (1989-06-22) 22 June 1989 (age 30) Pathankot, PB Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for India Blue in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Sachidanand Pandey (1996-07-01) 1 July 1996 (age 23) Allahabad, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium
Abhishek Tiwari (1988-12-07) 7 December 1988 (age 30) Allahabad, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium
Varun Choudhary Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Raushan Raj (1984-02-12) 12 February 1984 (age 35) Chhapra, BR Right-handed Right-arm medium
Mohit Kumar (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 22) Gurgaon, HR Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Trivendra Kumar (1995-03-02) 2 March 1995 (age 24) Mundbhar, UP Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Akash Sharma (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 26) Bulandshahr, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Services v Bombay 1956-57". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Baroda v Services 1957-58". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Playing Record (1949/50-2017/18)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Most Runs in an Innings for Services". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Most Wickets in an Innings for Services". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2018.

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