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Rajasthan cricket team

Rajasthan cricket team
Captain: Hrishikesh Kanitkar
Home ground: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Capacity: 30,000
Ranji Trophy wins: 2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins: 0
Inter-State T20 wins: 0
Official website: Rajasthan Cricket Association

The Rajasthan cricket team is a cricket team which represents the Indian state of Rajasthan. The team emerged champions of the Ranji Trophy in 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons, after finishing runners-up eight times (1960–1974). It is currently in the Ranji Trophy Elite group. "Rajasthan cricket team" is also popularly known as "Team Rajasthan" and it is run by the Rajasthan Cricket Association.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Rajputana 1.1
    • Rajasthan 1.2
  • Players 2
    • Current squad 2.1
    • Former players 2.2
    • Captains 2.3
  • Records 3
  • Grounds 4
    • Sawai Mansingh Stadium 4.1
    • Other grounds 4.2
  • Notes 5
  • References 6
  • Further reading 7
  • External links 8

History

Rajputana

Rajputana's first recorded match came in the 1928/29 Delhi Tournament against Aligarh,[1] with the Rajputana Cricket Association being formed shortly thereafter in 1931 at Ajmer.[2][n 1] Rajputana's inaugural appearance in first-class cricket came in November 1933 against the touring Marylebone Cricket Club at Mayo College Ground in Ajmer, which resulted in a heavy innings defeat.[3] The team entered the Ranji Trophy for the first time in the 1935/36 season, playing its first match in the competition against Central India, losing by a heavy margin.[2][3] The team played in the following seasons Ranji Trophy, again losing to Central India, but this time by the reduced margin of just two wickets.[3] Rajputana gained its first win in first-class cricket against Lionel Tennyson's touring eleven, with victory by two wickets in 1937.[2] The team lost its only match against Southern Punjab in the 1938/39 Ranji Trophy, however the following season it recorded its first Ranji Trophy victory against Delhi, winning by 7 wickets,[4] however it lost its following match against Southern Punjab by the large margin of an innings and 190 runs. With the onset of World War II, cricket in India was somewhat disrupted, but first-class cricket continued to function.

Rajasthan

Players

Current squad

  • No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt.
  • denotes players with international caps.
Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Hrishikesh Kanitkar   India (1974-11-14) 14 November 1974 Left-handed Right-arm off break State captain
Robin Bist  India (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 Right-handed Right-arm off break &
Vaibhav Deshpande  India (1987-01-11) 11 January 1987 Left-handed Right-arm off break &
Ankit Lamba  India (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 Right-handed Leg break googly &
Ashok Menaria  India (1990-10-29) 29 October 1990 Left-handed Leg break googly &
Rajesh Bishnoi  India (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 Right-handed Right-arm medium pace &
Puneet Yadav  India (1987-08-12) 12 August 1987 Right-handed Right-arm medium pace &
Vineet Saxena  India (1980-12-03) 3 December 1980 Left-handed Right-arm off break &
All-rounders
Madhur Khatri  India (1987-06-25) 25 June 1987 Right-handed Right-arm off break &
Wicket-keepers
Dishant Yagnik  India (1983-06-22) 22 June 1983 Left-handed &
Bowlers
Deepak Chahar  India (1992-08-07) 7 August 1992 Right-handed Right-arm medium pace &
Gajendra Singh  India (1988-09-10) 10 September 1988 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox &
Aniket Choudhary  India (1990-01-28) 28 January 1990 Right-handed Right-arm medium pace &
Rituraj Singh  India (1990-10-19) 19 October 1990 Right-handed Right-arm medium pace &
Pankaj Singh   India (1985-05-06) 6 May 1985 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast &
Ramesh Powar   India (1978-05-20) 20 May 1978 Right-handed Right-arm off break &
Nathu Singh  India (1995-09-08) 8 September 1995 Right-handed Right-arm medium pace &
Kukna Ajay Singh  India (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox &

Former players

Captains

Records

For more details on this topic, see List of Rajasthan first-class cricket records, List of Rajasthan List A cricket records, List of Rajasthan Twenty20 cricket records.

Grounds

Sawai Mansingh Stadium

Rajasthan play the majority of their home matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

The ends are called the City End and the Pavilion End.

Other grounds

Notes

  1. ^ What is today the modern state of Rajasthan was then a part of the British Raj and was known as Rajputana.

References

  1. ^ "Other Matches played by Rajputana". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "RCA History".  
  3. ^ a b c "First-Class Matches played by Rajputana". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Delhi v Rajputana, 1939/40 Ranji Trophy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 

Further reading

External links

  • Official website
  • CricketArchive – Lists of numerous Rajasthan records and scorecards


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