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Madhya Pradesh cricket team


Madhya Pradesh cricket team

Madhya Pradhesh cricket team
Captain: Naman Ojha
Coach: Harvinder Singh Sodhi
Owner: Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association
Founded: 1950
Home ground: Holkar Stadium
Capacity: 30,000
Ranji Trophy wins: 3
Irani Trophy wins: 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins: 0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins: 0

The Madhya Pradesh cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is in the Plate and in elite Group of the Ranji Trophy.


  • History 1
    • Holkar cricket team 1.1
    • Madhya Pradesh team 1.2
  • Home Grounds 2
    • International Venues 2.1
    • Domestic Venues 2.2
    • Proposed Venues 2.3
  • Famous players 3
  • Current squad 4
  • Coaching Staff 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Holkar cricket team

A Central India team competed in the Yashwantrao Holkar II belonging to the Holkar dynasty of the Marathas. In the fourteen years of its existence Holkar, which included such players as C. K. Nayudu and Mushtaq Ali, won the title four times and finished second on six other occasions.

Best performances of the Holkar team in Ranji Trophy
Year Position
1954-55 Runner-up
1953-54 Runner-up
1952-53 Winner
1951-52 Runner-up
1950-51 Winner
1949-50 Runner-up
1947-48 Winner
1946-47 Runner-up
1945-46 Winner
1944-45 Runner-up

Other Ranji Trophy teams later to be absorbed by Madhya Pradesh were United Provinces (27 matches between 1934-35 and 1948-49)[2] and Gwalior (one match in 1943-44).[3]

Madhya Pradesh team

Madhya Pradesh began competing as a team from 1950-51. Holkar appeared in the Ranji Trophy till 1954-55 after which it was dissolved and replaced by a reorganised.

The finest achievement of the Madhya Pradesh team is reaching the final of the Ranji Trophy in 1998-99. They took the first innings lead against Karnataka and needed only a draw to win the title but collapsed in the final session of the last day to lose with five overs to spare.[4]

Best performances of the Madhya Pradesh team in Ranji Trophy
Year Position
1998-99 Runner-up

Home Grounds

International Venues

Name City State First used Last used F/C LA T20 Notes
Roop Singh Stadium Gwalior Madhya Pradesh 1979 2014 24 18 0 Hosted 12 ODIs.
Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore Madhya Pradesh 1997 2011 50 52 38 Hosted 3 ODIs.
Nehru Stadium Indore Madhya Pradesh 1965 2001 41 17 0 Hosted nine ODIs.

Domestic Venues

Name City State First used Last used F/C LA T20 Notes
Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd Sports Complex Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 1987 1994 4 1 0
Tatya Tope Nagar Stadium Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 1982 1982 1 0 0
Colliery Stadium Birsinghpur Madhya Pradesh 1968 1987 4 0 0
Laxmibhai College of Physical Education Ground Gwalior Madhya Pradesh 1943 1995 2 1 0
Central Gymkhana Ground Indore Madhya Pradesh 1961 1965 3 0 0
Daly College Ground Indore Madhya Pradesh 1955 2005 5 10 0
Emerald High School Ground Indore Madhya Pradesh 2007 2015 5 23 10
Industrial Training Institute Ground Indore Madhya Pradesh 1989 1989 1 0 0
New Digamber Public School Ground Indore Madhya Pradesh 2009 2009 0 2 0
Yeshwant Club Ground Indore Madhya Pradesh 1935 1960 46 0 0
Garrison Ground Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh 1953 1981 4 0 0
Pandit Ravishankar Shukla Stadium Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh 1976 1976 1 0 0
National Thermal Power Corporation Ground Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh 1992 1992 1 0 0
Grasim Industries Ground Nagda Madhya Pradesh 1988 1988 1 0 0
Railway Ground Ratlam Madhya Pradesh 1952 1952 1 0 0
Awadhesh Pratap Singh University Stadium Rewa Madhya Pradesh 1983 1983 1 0 0
University Teaching Ground Sagar Madhya Pradesh 1982 1982 1 0 0
Bhopal Sugar Industries Ground Sehore Madhya Pradesh 1985 1985 1 0 0
Indian Iron and Steel Company Stanton Pipe Factory Ground Ujjain Madhya Pradesh 1977 1980 2 0 0

Proposed Venues

Stadium Capacity City Tenant Opening
Barkatullah University Stadium 50,000 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh cricket team n/a
Indore Sports Complex 50,000 Indore Madhya Pradesh cricket team n/a
Gwalior International Cricket Stadium 60,000 Gwalior Madhya Pradesh cricket team n/a

Famous players

  • Mushtaq Ali - played for Madhya Pradesh in the early years after Holkar ceased to exist.
  • Hiralal Gaekwad - played for Madhya Pradesh in the early years after Holkar ceased to exist.
  • Chandu Sarwate - a off-spinner represented India nine times between 1946 and 1951-52. He played for Madhya Pradesh between 1958/59 and 1967/68 but the Test appearances had come during his time with Holkar
  • Rajesh Chauhan took 47 wickets for India in his 21 appearances and played a significant role in India's home victories in the 1990s
  • Narendra Hirwani, who was born in Uttar Pradesh, spent twenty years in the Madhya Pradesh team and took more than four hundred first class wickets for them
  • Amay Khurasiya made a few appearances for the Indian one day side at the turn of the 2000s
  • Naman Ojha - made his ODI debut inJune 2010 agaainst Sri Lanka. He got out scoring only 1 run in that game and has not played for India since then.He currently plays for SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
  • Devendra Bundela - played 100 first-class matches for Madhya Pradesh
  • Ishwar Pandey - has played for the India A Team and has been selecteIPd in the Indian Test and ODI squads for the New Zealand tour of 2014. He was bought by Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2014 Auction for Rs 1.5 crores.
  • Jalaj Saxena - plays as an allrounder for the India A cricket team and was signed up by the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians in 2013.
  • Harpreet Singh - has represented India at the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
  • Sandeep Patil - professional cricketer from Bombay
  • Chandrakant Pandit - captained the team between 1988 and 2001. It was under Pandit that MP reached the 1999 final.
  • Jai Prakash Yadav - played for Railways and India. His highest first class score of 265 is the best ever by a Madhya Pradesh batsman.

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
FC Captain
Devendra Bundela (1977-02-22) 22 February 1977 Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
List A Captain
Jalaj Saxena (1986-12-15) 15 December 1986 Right-handed Right-arm off break
T20 Captain
Naman Ojha (1983-07-29) 29 July 1983 Right-handed
Anand Bais (1991-07-18) 18 July 1991 Right-handed Right-arm off break
Udit Birla (1989-11-17) 17 November 1989 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Satyam Choudhary (1990-11-25) 25 November 1990 Right-handed Right-arm off break
Ankit Dane (1990-04-01) 1 April 1990 Right-handed n/a
Harpreet Singh (1991-08-11) 11 August 1991 Left-handed Right-arm medium
Venkatesh Iyer (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 Left-handed Right-arm medium
Mohnish Mishra (1984-02-09) 9 February 1984 Right-handed Right-arm off break Vice-captain
Rameez Khan (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Parth Sahani (1993-03-09) 9 March 1993 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Shubham Sharma (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly
Aditya Shrivastava (1993-09-18) 18 September 1993 Right-handed Right-arm leg break googly
Salman Baig (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Surendra Malviya (1994-11-15) 15 November 1994 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sanjay Mishra (1990-09-20) 20 September 1990 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Jatin Saxena (1982-08-04) 4 August 1982 Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Zafar Ali (1987-09-21) 21 September 1987 Right-handed
Avesh Khan (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Puneet Datey (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Ishwar Pandey (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Yogesh Rawat (1992-12-28) 28 December 1992 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Anand Rajan (1987-04-17) 17 April 1987 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Gaurav Yadav (1991-10-31) 31 October 1991 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Mihir Hirwani (1994-05-18) 18 May 1994 Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Ankit Sharma (1991-04-20) 20 April 1991 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Vice-captain FC

Coaching Staff

  • Trainer: Mayank Agarwal
  • Physio: Balasaheb Tate


  1. ^ "First-class matches played by Central India". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "First-class matches played by United Provinces". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "First-class matches played by Gwalior". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Scorecard of the 1998-99 final
  5. ^ Tamil Nadu bank on experience for strong start

External links

  • Cricinfo's Complete History of the Indian Domestic Competitions

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