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Bengal cricket team

Bengal Cricket Team
Personnel
CaptainAbhimanyu Easwaran
CoachArun Lal
OwnerCricket Association of Bengal
Team information
Colours     Dark Blue      Yellow
Founded1908
Home groundEden Gardens
Capacity66,349[1]
History
Ranji Trophy wins2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins1
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins1
Official website:CAB

The Bengal cricket team represents the Indian state of West Bengal in domestic first-class cricket. It is considered Eastern India's strongest cricket team. The team plays its home matches at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Bengal has won two Ranji Trophy victories and has been runner-up a total of 11 times.[2]

Bengal won the Vijay Hazare Trophy, also known as the Ranji One Day Trophy, in 2012. Under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, it beat Mumbai in the finals at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi on 12 March 2012.[3]

Competition history

Bengal's first success came in the third Ranji Trophy season (1936/37), in which it came runners-up to Nawanagar. Two years later it beat Southern Punjab in the final of the Ranji Trophy to become the 4th team to hold the title. For the next 51 years, although it had been runner-up 11 times (including the year before), it did not regain the title until it beat a strong Delhi team in the 1990 final.

The team was runner-up twice consecutively in the 2005-06 and the 2006-07 season. Their ranks are occasionally bolstered by the return of Sourav Ganguly to the domestic competition.

A middle-aged man stands to wear a white long-sleeved shirt and white trousers, while he has sunglasses resting on a cap that is on his head. Green grass and a boundary line are in the background.
Sourav Ganguly has played both for Bengal in state level and for India in international matches, and also captained India for five years.

Best performances in Ranji Trophy

Year Result
2019-20 Runners' Up
2006-07 Runners' Up
2005-06 Runners' Up
1993-94 Runners' Up
1989-90 Winners
1988-89 Runners' Up
1971-72 Runners' Up
1968-69 Runners' Up
1958-59 Runners' Up
1955-56 Runners' Up
1952-53 Runners' Up
1943-44 Runners' Up
1938-39 Winners
1936-37 Runners' Up

Best performances in Vijay Hazare Trophy

Year Position
2016-17 Runners'-up
2011-12 Winners
2009-10 Runners'-up
2008-09 Runners'-up
2007-08 Runners'-up

Best performances in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Year Position
2010-11 Winners

Famous Players

Players who represented India
Name Test ODI T20
Ambar Roy 4 0
Arun Lal 16 13
Ashok Dinda 0 13 9
Deep Dasgupta 8 5
Devang Gandhi 4 3
Dilip Doshi 33 15
Pankaj Roy 43 0
Sourav Ganguly 113 311
Gopal Bose 0 1
Laxmi Ratan Shukla 0 3
Manoj Tiwary 0 12 3
Mohammed Shami 49 77 11
Montu Banerjee 1 0
Nirode Chowdhury 2 0
Pranab Roy 2 0
Prashant Vaidya 0 4
Probir Sen 14 0
Rohan Gavaskar 0 11
Saba Karim 1 34
Saradindu Mukherjee 0 3
Subrata Guha 4 0
Wriddhiman Saha 37 9
Utpal Chatterjee 0 3

Home Ground

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Note
Batsmen
Manoj Tiwary (1985-11-14) 14 November 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Vice-captain
Abhimanyu Easwaran (1995-09-06) 6 September 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Captain
Played for India Red in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Played for India A in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Abhishek Raman (1993-09-06) 6 September 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break Played for India A in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Anustup Majumdar (1984-04-30) 30 April 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Sudip Chatterjee (1991-11-11) 11 November 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Ritwik Chowdhury (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Koushik Ghosh (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Vivek Singh (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Shreevats Goswami (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 30) Left-handed Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Agniv Pan (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 23) Left-handed
Wriddhiman Saha (1984-10-24) 24 October 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Spin Bowlers
Sahabaz Ahmed (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Played for India A in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Arnab Nandi (1987-07-11) 11 July 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Pace Bowlers
Akash Deep (1996-12-15) 15 December 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ishan Porel (1998-09-05) 5 September 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL
Played for India Green in 2019-20 Duleep Trophy
Played for India C in 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy
Mukesh Kumar (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sayan Ghosh (1992-09-16) 16 September 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ashok Dinda (1984-03-25) 25 March 1984 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Ayan Bhattacharjee (1991-07-17) 17 July 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Nilkantha Das (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Mohammed Shami (1990-03-09) 9 March 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL

See also

References

  1. ^ "EDEN GARDENS, KOLKATA". BCCI. Board of Cricket Control in India. Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ Ranji Trophy Winners
  3. ^ "Final: Bengal v Mumbai at Delhi, Mar 12, 2012 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2013.

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