Vidarbha cricket team
The Vidarbha cricket team is a domestic cricket team in the Ranji Trophy, India's domestic first-class cricket competition. It represents the Vidarbha region of eastern Maharashtra. In December 2017, they reached the final of the Ranji Trophy for the first time in their history, after they beat Karnataka by 5 runs in the semi-finals of the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy tournament. In the final, they beat Delhi by 9 wickets to win their first Ranji Trophy.. In the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy, Vidarbha successfully defended the crown by defeating Saurashtra by 78 runs in the final played at Nagpur.
|Owner||Vidarbha Cricket Association|
|Home ground||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium|
|Ranji Trophy wins||2 (2019)|
|Irani Trophy wins||2(2019)|
|Vijay Hazare Trophy wins||0|
Vidarbha first played first-class cricket in the 1957–58 season, competing against the other Central Zone teams until 2001-02, after which the Ranji Trophy was no longer contested on a zonal basis. Before the 2017-18 season, Vidarbha's best seasons were 1970-71 and 1995–96, when it reached the quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy and 2002–03 and 2011–12, when it reached the semi-finals of the Plate Group. Up to the start of the 2017-18 season, Vidarbha had played 259 first-class matches, with 41 wins, 89 losses and 129 draws.
Vidarbha's main home ground was always the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur until 2009, when it was superseded by the newly developed Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium at Jamtha in Nagpur.
Vidarbha's record score is 237 by Ganesh Satish against Andhra in 2019-20. The best bowling figures in an innings are 8 for 39 by Arun Ogiral against Madhya Pradesh in 1967-68, and the best bowling figures in a match are 13 for 162 by Akshay Wakhare against Gujarat in 2014-15.
Coach: Chandrakant Pandit
|Name||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|Faiz Fazal||7 September 1985||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||First Class and Twenty20 Captain|
Plays for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
|Ganesh Satish||15 March 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Wasim Jaffer||16 February 1978||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||List A Captain|
|Rushabh Rathod||25 July 1994||Right-handed|
|Mohit Kale||27 November 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Apoorv Wankhade||14 March 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Akshay Kolhar||27 November 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Shalabh Shrivastava||2 February 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Tushar Gill||27 November 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Sanjay Raghunath||1 April 1995||Right-hand bat||Right-arm leg break|
|Atharva Taide||26 April 2000||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Akshay Wadkar||9 July 1994||Right-handed||Played for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy|
|Jitesh Sharma||22 October 1992||Right-handed|
|Akshay Wakhare||3 October 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm offbreak||Plays for India Red in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy|
|Aditya Sarwate||10 December 1989||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Plays for India Red in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy|
|Akshay Karnewar||12 October 1992||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Yash Thakur||28 June 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Darshan Nalkande||4 October 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL|
|Rajneesh Gurbani||23 January 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Lalit Yadav||17 December 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Shrikant Wagh||9 October 1988||Left-hand bat||Left-arm fast-medium|
|Aditya Thakare||8 November 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Umesh Yadav||25 October 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL|
|Suniket Bingewar||21 November 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
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- Delhi's Ranji match against Vidarbha temporarily stopped
- Vijay Telang appointed Vidarbha coach