Services cricket team

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

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

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

Name Birth date Birthplace Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Rajat Paliwal (1991-12-24) 24 December 1991 (age 28) Sonepat, HR Right-handed Right-arm off-break Captain
Ravi Chauhan (1993-09-17) 17 September 1993 (age 26) New Delhi, DL Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
G Rahul Singh (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 (age 24) Maniktala, WB Left-handed Right arm medium
Mohit Ahlawat (1995-12-25) 25 December 1995 (age 24) Delhi, DL Right-handed
Navneet Singh (1994-12-07) 7 December 1994 (age 25) Shahdol, GJ Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Anshul Gupta (1989-09-20) 20 September 1989 (age 30) Ghaziabad, UP Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Vikas Hathwala (1993-09-06) 6 September 1993 (age 26) Delhi, DL Left-handed Left-arm medium
Nakul Sharma (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 26) Bilaspur, HP Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Shamsher Yadav (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 25) Rohtak, HR Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Mumtaz Qadir (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 33) Allahabad, UP Right-handed
Abhijit Salvi (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 27) Ahmedabad, GJ Right-handed Right-arm off-break
All-Rounders
Nitin Tanwar (1996-10-09) 9 October 1996 (age 23) Delhi, DL Right-handed Right-arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Nakul Verma (1991-04-14) 14 April 1991 (age 28) Delhi, DL Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Devender Lochab (1992-11-05) 5 November 1992 (age 27) Jhajjar, HR Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Spin Bowlers
Pulkit Narang (1994-06-18) 18 June 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Vikas Yadav (1996-07-10) 10 July 1996 (age 23) Bharuch, GJ Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Arjun Sharma (1996-05-25) 25 May 1996 (age 23) Jalandhar, PB Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Arun Bamal (1997-06-22) 22 June 1997 (age 22) Bhiwani, HR Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Diwesh Pathania (1989-06-22) 22 June 1989 (age 30) Pathankot, PB Right-handed Right-arm medium Played for India Blue in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Played for India C in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Sachidanand Pandey (1996-07-01) 1 July 1996 (age 23) 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
Shadab Nazar (1987-06-14) 14 June 1987 (age 32) Bijnor, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium
Irfan Khan (1988-07-02) 2 July 1988 (age 31) Sikandrabad, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium
Poonam Poonia (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 25) Sri Ganganagar, RJ 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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