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Bihar cricket team

Bihar Cricket Team
बिहार क्रिकेट टीम
CaptainAshutosh Aman
CoachVikash Kumar
OwnerBihar Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundMoin-ul-Haq Stadium
Secondary home ground(s)Rajgir International Cricket Stadium
Urja Stadium
Secondary ground capacity45,000
First-class debutBengal
in 1936
at Rangers Ground, Calcutta
Ranji Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official websiteBCA

The Bihar cricket team represents the state of Bihar in Indian domestic cricket competitions. It is run by Bihar Cricket Association.


1936 to 2004

The team competed in the Ranji Trophy from 1936–37 until 2003–04. When the state of Bihar was divided into two states, Bihar and Jharkhand, most of the former state's cricket infrastructure was in Jharkhand, so Jharkhand commenced playing in the Ranji Trophy. The state of Bihar was no longer represented.[1][2] Before this partition Bihar played 236 first-class matches, winning 78, losing 56 and drawing 102.[3]

Bihar's best performance in Ranji Trophy was in 1975-76 Ranji Trophy season, when Daljit Singh led Bihar to Ranji Trophy finals.

2018 onwards

In April 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reinstated Bihar, ahead of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy tournament.[4][5] On 19 September 2018, they won their opening fixture of the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, beating Nagaland by 8 wickets.[6][7]

On 8 October 2018, Bihar defeated Mizoram by 9 wickets to enter the Quarter-finals of 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy.[8][9] Bihar won the Plate Group and progressed to the knock-out phase of the tournament.[9] However, they were beaten by nine wickets by Mumbai in their quarter-final match to be knocked out of the tournament.[10][11]

In November 2018, in their opening match of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, they lost to Uttarakhand by ten wickets.[12][13] They finished the 2018–19 tournament second in the table, with six wins from their eight matches.[14]

In March 2019, Bihar finished sixth in Group B of the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, with one win from their six matches.[15] Keshav Kumar was the leading run-scorer for the team in the tournament, with 145 runs, and Ashutosh Aman was the leading wicket-taker, with seven dismissals.[16]

On 29 January 2023, Bihar defeated Manipur by 220 runs to win the Plate Group Final of 2022-23 Ranji Trophy.[17]


Home grounds

Name City State First used Last used Notes
Moin-ul-Haq Stadium Patna Bihar 1970 2023 BCA Home Ground, Hosted three ODIs
Rajgir International Cricket Stadium Nalanda Bihar Under Construction - Upcoming International Cricket Stadium of Bihar
Urja Stadium Patna Bihar 2017 2021
Nehru Smarak Stadium Bhagalpur Bihar 1972 1973

Current squad

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Sakibul Gani (1999-09-02) 2 September 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Babul Kumar (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 31) Right-handed Vice-Captain
Sharman Nigrodh (2005-05-28) 28 May 2005 (age 18) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Piyush Singh (2001-05-04) 4 May 2001 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm offbreak
Rishav Raj (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 28) Right-handed
Imran Najir Right-handed
Gaurav Joshi (1999-04-12) 12 April 1999 (age 25) Right-handed
Krishna Yadav (2001-09-05) 5 September 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm offbreak
Veer Pratap Singh (1992-05-03) 3 May 1992 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Raghuvendra Pratap (2003-08-01) 1 August 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sachin Kumar (1997-12-25) 25 December 1997 (age 26) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Paramjit Singh (2002-10-06) 6 October 2002 (age 21) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Amod Yadav (2001-12-10) 10 December 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Bipin Saurabh (1999-11-20) 20 November 1999 (age 24) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Ashutosh Aman (1986-05-19) 19 May 1986 (age 38) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox Captain
Himanshu Singh (1997-09-23) 23 September 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm legbreak
Suraj Kashyap (2003-08-14) 14 August 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm offbreak
Pace Bowlers
Nawaz Khan (1995-04-08) 8 April 1995 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Malay Raj (2003-03-11) 11 March 2003 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Harsh Singh (1995-09-20) 20 September 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Abhijeet Saket (1995-08-03) 3 August 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Vipul Krishna (2001-02-09) 9 February 2001 (age 23) Right-handed Left-arm medium

Updated as on 18 February 2024

Support staff

  1. Team Manager: Ajay Tiwari
  2. Head Coach: Pawan Kumar[18]
  3. Assistant Coach: Sanjay Kumar
  4. Team Physio: Dr. Abhishek
  5. Team Trainer: Akhilesh Shukla

Famous players

See also


  1. ^ "It's definitely not cricket". India Today. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Balajee, C. R. (7 August 2015). "14 years of cricket starvation for Bihar". SaddaHaq. Archived from the original on 20 February 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  3. ^ Bihar's first-class record Archived 12 July 2017 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "No Irani Cup in 2018–19 domestic season?". ESPNcricinfo. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  5. ^ "BCCI Technical Committee Approves Bihar's Participation in Ranji Trophy". News18. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  6. ^ PTI (19 September 2018). "Vijay Hazare Trophy: Bihar make winning return to domestic cricket". Times of India. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Plate, Vijay Hazare Trophy at Anand, Sep 19 2018". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Bihar thrash Mizoram to make Vijay Hazare QF". cricbuzz. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Jharkhand, Haryana, Services and Tamil Nadu jostle for last two quarter-final spots". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Mumbai storm into Vijay Hazare semi-finals after routing Bihar for 69". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Mumbai crush Bihar to reach Vijay Hazare SF". CricBuzz. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Ranji Highlights: Mumbai, UP assert dominance; Mudhasir picks four in four balls". Cricbuzz. 3 November 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Ranji Trophy: Sikkim record innings victory over Manipur". The Indian Express. 3 November 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Ranji Trophy Table – 2018–19". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019: Points Table". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, 2018/19 – Bihar: Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Dominant Bihar prevail in ranji plate group final". cricbuzz. 29 January 2023. Retrieved 29 January 2023.
  18. ^ "Team Bihar's players list along with the support staff to participate in BCCI's Domestic Tournament – SMAT-T20 for Season 2022–2023". Bihar Cricket Association. Archived from the original on 27 October 2022. Retrieved 4 October 2022.
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