Vidarbha cricket team

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Vidarbha cricket team
Personnel
CaptainFaiz Fazal
CoachChandrakant Pandit
OwnerVidarbha Cricket Association
Team information
Founded1957
Home groundVidarbha Cricket Association Stadium
Capacity45,000
History
Ranji Trophy wins2 (2019)
Irani Trophy wins2(2019)
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0

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.[1][2] In the final, they beat Delhi by 9 wickets to win their first Ranji Trophy.[3]. In the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy, Vidarbha successfully defended the crown by defeating Saurashtra by 78 runs in the final played at Nagpur.

History[edit]

Vidarbha first played first-class cricket in the 1957–58 season,[4] 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.[5]

Vidarbha's main home ground was always the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur until 2009, when it was superseded by the newly developed Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium at Jamtha in Nagpur.[6]

Vidarbha's record score is 237 by Ganesh Satish against Andhra in 2019-20.[7] The best bowling figures in an innings are 8 for 39 by Arun Ogiral against Madhya Pradesh in 1967-68,[8] and the best bowling figures in a match are 13 for 162 by Akshay Wakhare against Gujarat in 2014-15.[9]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Coach: Chandrakant Pandit

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Faiz Fazal (1985-09-07) 7 September 1985 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm medium First Class and Twenty20 Captain
Played for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Ganesh Satish (1988-03-15) 15 March 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wasim Jaffer (1978-02-16) 16 February 1978 (age 42) Right-handed Right-arm off break List A Captain
Rushabh Rathod (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 25) Right-handed
Mohit Kale (1996-11-27) 27 November 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Akshay Kolhar (1996-11-27) 27 November 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Aniruddha Choudhari (1999-07-07) 7 July 1999 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Shalabh Shrivastava (1986-02-02) 2 February 1986 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Apoorv Wankhade (1992-03-14) 14 March 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Tushar Gill (1996-11-27) 27 November 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
All-Rounders
Sanjay Raghunath (1995-04-01) 1 April 1995 (age 25) Right-hand bat Right-arm leg break
Atharva Taide (2000-04-26) 26 April 2000 (age 20) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Wicket-keepers
Akshay Wadkar (1994-07-09) 9 July 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Played for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Jitesh Sharma (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 27) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Akshay Wakhare (1985-10-03) 3 October 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Played for India Red in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Aditya Sarwate (1989-12-10) 10 December 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Played for India Red in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Akshay Karnewar (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Fast-Bowler
Yash Thakur (1999-06-28) 28 June 1999 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rajneesh Gurbani (1993-01-23) 23 January 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Darshan Nalkande (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL
Umesh Yadav (1987-10-25) 25 October 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Aditya Thakare (1998-11-08) 8 November 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Shrikant Wagh (1988-10-09) 9 October 1988 (age 31) Left-hand bat Left-arm fast-medium
Lalit Yadav (1995-12-17) 17 December 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranji Trophy 2017: Rajneesh Gurbani's seven-for takes Vidarbha to maiden final". Indian Express. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Gurbani seven-for books Vidarbha's maiden Ranji final berth". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Vidarbha crowned champions in maiden Ranji final". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Vidarbha's maiden Ranji title in 61 seasons". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Vidarbha playing record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  6. ^ "First-class matches played on Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  7. ^ Kishore, Shashank (12 December 2019). "'Local' hero Ganesh Satish relishes Vidarbha leadership role". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Most wickets in an innings for Vidarbha". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Most wickets in a match for Vidarbha". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  10. ^ Delhi's Ranji match against Vidarbha temporarily stopped
  11. ^ Vijay Telang appointed Vidarbha coach

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