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Baroda cricket team

Baroda cricket team
Personnel
CaptainKrunal Pandya
CoachJacob Martin
OwnerBaroda Cricket Association
Team information
Founded1886
Home groundMoti Bagh Stadium
Capacity18,000
History
First-class debutNawanagar
in 1937
at Ajitsinhji Ground, Jamnagar
Ranji Trophy wins5
Irani Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins2
Official websiteBCA

The Baroda cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the city of Vadodara, Gujarat. The home ground of the team is the Moti Bagh Stadium on the palace grounds.

The team is run by the Baroda Cricket Association. It has been one of the most successful teams in the Ranji Trophy in the new millennium.

Baroda were runners-up in the 2005/06 Ranji Trophy. It is one of three Gujarat Teams, the others being the Saurashtra cricket team and Gujarat cricket team.

Competition history

Baroda has only emerged as a strong team in recent years. It won its last Ranji Trophy in 2000–01, but failed to defend the title, coming runner-up in the next year. This means it has had only one Irani Trophy appearance, in which it failed to defeat a strong Rest of India team which contained the likes of VVS Laxman (13 & 148), Dinesh Mongia (125 & 90*), Debashish Mohanty, Sarandeep Singh and Akash Chopra. See Scorecard. It was considered a strong team in the 1940s and 1950s, winning 4 times and coming runner-up twice. Vijay Hazare , Irfan Pathan , Yusuf Pathan , Hardik Pandya are amongst the most prominent cricketers to emerge from Baroda. They have performed exceedingly well at the international level for India.

Honours

Home grounds

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
Jyotsnil Singh (1997-12-15) 15 December 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Shivalik Sharma (1998-11-28) 28 November 1998 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Shashwat Rawat (2001-04-06) 6 April 2001 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Kinit Patel (2001-08-16) 16 August 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Bhanu Pania (1996-09-04) 4 September 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Dhruv Patel (1997-09-12) 12 September 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Harsh Desai (2002-10-30) 30 October 2002 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
All-rounders
Abhimanyu Rajput (1998-05-09) 9 May 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Krunal Pandya (1991-03-24) 24 March 1991 (age 33) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Captain
Plays for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL
Hardik Pandya (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Wicket-keepers
Vishnu Solanki (1992-10-15) 15 October 1992 (age 31) Right-handed Vice-captain
Mitesh Patel (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 26) Right-handed
Anant Bharwad (1995-04-29) 29 April 1995 (age 28) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Mahesh Pithiya (2001-12-24) 24 December 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Ninad Rathva (1999-03-10) 10 March 1999 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Bhargav Bhatt (1990-05-13) 13 May 1990 (age 33) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Kartik Kakade (1995-07-25) 25 July 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Pace Bowlers
Atit Sheth (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Lukman Meriwala (1991-12-11) 11 December 1991 (age 32) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Soyeb Sopariya (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 29) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Babashafi Pathan (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Akash Singh (2002-04-26) 26 April 2002 (age 21) Right-handed Left-arm medium Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL

Updated as on 27 February 2024

Coaching staff

  • Head coach – Jacob Martin[1]
  • Assistant coach – Himanshu Jadhav
  • Physio – Sumit Roy
  • Trainers – Rakesh Gohil

Famous players

Irfan Pathan

References

  1. ^ "Jacob Martin, former India player with criminal record, named Baroda Ranji coach". India Today. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2018.


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