Uttar Pradesh cricket team
The Uttar Pradesh cricket team, formerly United Provinces Cricket Team, is a domestic cricket team which is based in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, run by the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association. The team competes in the Ranji Trophy and won the tournament in 2005-06. They have won the Ranji Trophy only once and have been runners-up on five occasions. Young talents such as Suresh Raina, Mohammad Kaif, Piyush Chawla, R. P. Singh and Praveen Kumar and have passed through Uttar Pradesh and gone on to represent India.
|Captain||Akshdeep Nath & Suresh Raina|
|Owner||Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association|
|Ranji Trophy wins||1|
|Irani Trophy wins||0|
|Vijay Hazare Trophy wins||1|
The team was formed in 1934 under the name of "United Provinces". The team's best performance in the Ranji Trophy in their early years came in 1939-40 when they finished as runners-up. In the 1950-51 season, the team's name was changed to "Uttar Pradesh".
Uttar Pradesh have not been strong in the Ranji Trophy cricket for any prolonged period in their history. Their only victory in the Ranji Trophy Elite Group was in the 2005-06 season. The Ranji Trophy win was one of the most spectacular comebacks in cricketing history, since at one point of time in the season Uttar Pradesh were on the brink of relegation.
They have finished runner-up twice before, once in 1997-98 against a strong Karnataka side, and once in 1977-78 against the same team under the captaincy of Mohammad Shahid and team manager was Abdul Karim Chishti, former captain Uttar Pradesh. They finished runners-up in the 2007-08 season, reprising a performance, similar to the one witnessed in the 2005-06 season, when they came back from the brink of relegation to win the championship. This time though, they lost to Delhi in the final.
This season's stellar performers were Mohammad Kaif, their captain who finished as the season's 3rd highest run-getter, medium pacer Sudeep Tyagi,season's 2nd highest wicket taker and Praveen Kumar who took 8 wickets in the Ranji Trophy final.
Their best performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy came in 2004-05 when they were joint-winners with Tamil Nadu. In 2006 they won the Nissar Trophy, defeating Sialkot cricket team in Dharmasala. Their only appearance in the Irani Trophy came in the 2006-07 season in which they lost to the Rest of India team.
Best performances in Ranji TrophyEdit
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|No.||Name||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|Akshdeep Nath||10 May 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||First Class and Twenty20 Captain |
Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
|Rinku Singh||12 October 1997||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL|
|Priyam Garg||30 November 2000||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|3||Suresh Raina||27 November 1986||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||List A Captain |
Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Played for India C in 2018-19 Deodhar Trophy
|Samarth Singh||11 September 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Mohammad Saif||30 August 1996||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Shivam Chaudhary||4 August 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Madhav Kaushik||3 January 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Umang Sharma||20 October 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Abhishek Goswami||6 November 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Shubham Chaubey||15 October 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Rahul Rawat||3 October 1996||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Sarfaraz Khan||27 October 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL|
|Upendra Yadav||8 October 1996||Right-handed|
|Aryan Juyal||11 November 2001||Right-handed|
|Saurabh Kumar||1 May 1993||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Played for India Blue in 2018-19 Duleep Trophy|
|Shiva Singh||16 October 1999||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Ankit Chaudhary||21 December 1996||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Zeeshan Ansari||16 December 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Rajat Goel||23 January 1993||Left-handed||Slow left-arm chinaman|
|Shanu Saini||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Kuldeep Yadav||14 December 1994||Left-handed||Slow left-arm chinaman||Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL|
|Ankit Rajpoot||4 December 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL |
Played for Rest of India in 2018-19 Irani Cup
Played for India Green in 2018-19 Duleep Trophy
|Yash Dayal||13 December 1997||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast|
|Shivam Mavi||26 November 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL|
|Imtiaz Ahmed||10 November 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Dhruv Pratap Singh||10 November 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Mohsin Khan||15 July 1998||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast|
|Amit Mishra||11 November 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Bobby Yadav||22 December 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Mohit Jangra||27 September 1999||Left-handed||Left-arm medium|
|15||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||5 February 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL|
- Ranji Trophy - Historical Note, from Cricinfo.
- Cricinfo - Records - Ranji Trophy Super League, 2007/08 - Most runs
- "Manoj Prabhakar to coach UP Ranji team". Cricbuzz. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2019.