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Railways cricket team
Personnel
CaptainKarn Sharma
Mrunal Devdhar
CoachDinesh Lad
OwnerRailways Sports Promotion Board
Team information
Founded1930
Home groundKarnail Singh Stadium, New Delhi (and other stadiums)
History
Ranji Trophy wins2
Irani Cup wins2
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins1
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official websiteRSPB
Railways playing against Odisha at Brabourne Stadium c.2006
Railways playing against Odisha at Brabourne Stadium c.2006

Railways cricket team (also known as the Indian Railways) is a domestic cricket team in India representing Indian Railways. The team's home ground is East Coast Railway Stadium in Bhubaneswar and Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi.[1] The team is run by the Railways Sports Promotion Board which fields the Railways cricket team in domestic cricket competitions in India such as the Ranji Trophy.[2]

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Cricket

Cricket

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 22-yard (20-metre) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at one of the wickets with the bat and then running between the wickets, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each batter. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side either catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground, or hitting a wicket with the ball before a batter can cross the crease in front of the wicket. When ten batters have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.

India

India

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. The nation's capital city is New Delhi.

Indian Railways

Indian Railways

Indian Railways (IR) is a statutory body under the ownership of Ministry of Railways, Government of India that operates India's national railway system. It manages the fourth largest national railway system in the world by size, with a total route length of 68,103 km (42,317 mi) as of 31 March 2022. 52,247 km (32,465 mi) or 83% of all the broad-gauge routes are electrified with 25 kV 50 Hz AC electric traction as of 1 April 2022.

East Coast Railway Stadium

East Coast Railway Stadium

East Coast Railway Stadium is a cricket stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It hosts Ranji Trophy, and other matches.

Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Odisha. The region, especially the old town, was historically often depicted as Ekamra Kshetra. Bhubaneswar is dubbed the "Temple City", a nickname earned because of the 700 temples which once stood there. In contemporary times, it has emerged as an education hub and an attractive business destination.

Karnail Singh Stadium

Karnail Singh Stadium

Karnail Singh Stadium is a multipurpose sports venue located in Delhi, India and is owned by the Indian Railways. Located next to the New Delhi Railway Station, the ground is used for athletics, football, hockey, cricket, boxing, and badminton. Apart from sports, the ground has been a venue for the Terry Fox Run, a charity event which was held in 2008.

New Delhi

New Delhi

New Delhi is the capital of India and a part of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). New Delhi is the seat of all three branches of the government of India, hosting the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, and the Supreme Court of India. New Delhi is a municipality within the NCT, administrated by the NDMC, which covers mostly Lutyens' Delhi and a few adjacent areas. The municipal area is part of a larger administrative district, the New Delhi district.

Railways Sports Promotion Board

Railways Sports Promotion Board

Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) is a sports board run by the Indian Railways. It was formed as the Indian Railways Athletic Association in 1928. It promotes 30 sporting disciplines and owns the Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi. The board is represented as Railways in the National Games of India.

Competition history

For most of its history, the Indian Railways has met little success in the Ranji Trophy. However, in recent years since 2000, Railways have won the trophy twice and become runners-up one time. As Champions of the Ranji Trophy, they have played the Irani Trophy twice, emerging victorious on both occasions.

Honours

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Ranji Trophy

Ranji Trophy

The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between multiple teams representing regional and state cricket associations. Board of Control for Cricket in India founded Ranji trophy in 1935, since then it is annually organised across various grounds and stadiums in India. The competition currently consists of 38 teams, with all 28 states in India and four of the eight union territories having at least one representation. The competition is named after Ranjitsinhji who is the first Indian cricketer who played international cricket, he was also known as 'Ranji'.

2001–02 Ranji Trophy

2001–02 Ranji Trophy

The 2001–02 Ranji Trophy was the 68th season of the Ranji Trophy. Baroda and Railways played the final again but Railways won their first Ranji title.

2004–05 Ranji Trophy

2004–05 Ranji Trophy

The 2004–05 Ranji Trophy was the 71st season of the Ranji Trophy. Railways defeated Punjab on first innings lead in the final.

1987–88 Ranji Trophy

1987–88 Ranji Trophy

The 1987–88 Ranji Trophy was the 54th season of the Ranji Trophy. Tamil Nadu defeated Railways by an innings in the final.

2000–01 Ranji Trophy

2000–01 Ranji Trophy

The 2000–01 Ranji Trophy was the 67th season of the Ranji Trophy. Baroda won their first title in 44 years beating Railways by 21 runs in the final. Baroda conceded a first innings lead of 151 runs, but Railways were bowled out in the second innings by Zaheer Khan who took five wickets for 43 runs.

Wills Trophy

Wills Trophy

The Wills One-Day Trophy, commonly referred to as the Wills Trophy, was an Indian List A cricket tournament organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Established in the 1977–78 season, it was played to find the best limited overs side of the domestic season as only the Ranji Trophy had inter-zonal finals. The annual tournament was played between seven sides, the five zonal winners and two composite teams, Wills XI and Indian Board President XI. Till the 1992–93 season, the team finishing first in each Zone of the Ranji Trophy qualified to play this tournament. Since the 1993–94 season, the team finishing first in each Zone of the Ranji One-Day Trophy qualified to play this tournament.

Famous players

Players from Railways who have played Test cricket for India, along with year of Test debut:

Players from Railways who have played ODI but not Test cricket for India, along with year of ODI debut:

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Budhi Kunderan

Budhi Kunderan

Budhisagar Krishnappa Kunderan(Tulu: ಬುಧಿಸಾಗರ ಕೃಷ್ಣಪ್ಪ ಕುಂದೆರನ್) pronunciation (help·info) was an Indian cricketer. He played as a wicket keeper for the most of his career, and was an exciting but unorthodox right-handed batsman who competed for international selection with contemporary Farokh Engineer.In his eighteen Tests between 1960 and 1967, he scored 981 runs with two centuries and a batting average of 32.70. With the gloves he took 23 catches and executed seven stumpings.

Murali Kartik

Murali Kartik

Murali Kartik is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer who sporadically represented the national team from 2000 to 2007. He was a specialist slow left arm orthodox bowler known for his loopy trajectory and ability to spin and bounce, but has found international selection blocked during his prime years by the presence of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh. He is also a left-handed batsman, and although he has had some success with the bat at first-class level with 19 half-centuries, he has not been able to repeat this at international level.

Sanjay Bangar

Sanjay Bangar

Sanjay Bapusaheb Bangar pronunciation (help·info) is an Indian cricket commentator and the head coach of the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is a former Indian international cricketer. He played as an all-rounder and represented the India national cricket team in Tests and ODIs.

Karn Sharma

Karn Sharma

Karn Vinod Sharma is an Indian cricketer. He lives in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He plays as an all-rounder for the Railways cricket team. He is a left-hand batsman and leg break bowler. He made his Twenty20 International debut against England in 2014. He made his One Day International debut for India against Sri Lanka on 13 November 2014. He made his Test debut against Australia in Adelaide on 9 December 2014.

Jai Prakash Yadav (cricketer)

Jai Prakash Yadav (cricketer)

Jai Prakash Yadav pronunciation (help·info) is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler.

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Birthplace Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Mohammad Saif (1996-08-30) 30 August 1996 (age 26) Varanasi, UP Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Mrunal Devdhar (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 29) Baroda, GJ Right-handed Right-arm medium Vice-captain
Pratham Singh (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992 (age 30) Delhi, DL Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Arindam Ghosh (1986-10-19) 19 October 1986 (age 36) Kolkata, WB Right-handed Right arm medium
Shubham Chaubey (1994-10-15) 15 October 1994 (age 28) Varanasi, UP Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Saurabh Singh (1997-10-11) 11 October 1997 (age 25) Barabanki, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium
Suraj Ahuja (1999-09-23) 23 September 1999 (age 23) Sri Ganganagar, RJ Right-handed Right-arm off-break
All-rounder
Shivam Chaudhary (1997-08-04) 4 August 1997 (age 25) Meerut, UP Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Wicket-keepers
Vivek Singh (1993-11-01) 1 November 1993 (age 29) Howrah, WB Left-handed
Upendra Yadav (1996-10-08) 8 October 1996 (age 26) Kanpur, UP Right-handed
Ashish Sehrawat (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 27) Delhi, DL Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Karn Sharma (1987-10-23) 23 October 1987 (age 35) Meerut, UP Left-handed Right-arm leg break Captain
Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Akash Pandey (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 23) Kolkata, WB Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Harsh Tyagi (1999-12-23) 23 December 1999 (age 22) Delhi, DL Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Mohit Raut (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 24) Akola, MH Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Pace Bowlers
Amit Mishra (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 34) Bilaspur, CG Right-handed Right-arm medium
Yuvraj Singh (1998-08-22) 22 August 1998 (age 24) Bareilly, UP Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Dhrushant Soni (1985-10-09) 9 October 1985 (age 37) Ahmedabad, GJ Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rahul Sharma (1990-12-30) 30 December 1990 (age 31) Agra, UP Left-handed Left-arm medium
Akshat Pandey (1993-05-19) 19 May 1993 (age 29) Firozabad, UP Left-handed Right-arm medium
T Pradeep (1994-11-29) 29 November 1994 (age 27) Bangalore, KA Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Himanshu Sangwan (1995-09-02) 2 September 1995 (age 27) Najafgarh, DL Right-handed Right-arm medium
Susheel Kumar (1996-10-30) 30 October 1996 (age 26) Narnaul, HR Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Amit Kuila (1995-07-09) 9 July 1995 (age 27) Midnapore, WB Right-handed Right-arm medium

Updated as on 22 October 2022

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Mohammad Saif (cricketer, born 1996)

Mohammad Saif (cricketer, born 1996)

Mohammad Saif is an Indian cricketer who plays for Railways in domestic cricket. He is a left-handed batsman who played four Youth ODIs and one Youth Test for India Under-19 cricket team in 2013. He scored 86 on his first-class debut against Railways in February 2015.

Varanasi

Varanasi

Varanasi is a city on the Ganges river in northern India that has a central place in pilgrimage, death, and mourning in the Hindu world, even as the traditions are transformed in the face of modernization, generational changes and emigration. The city has a syncretic tradition of Muslim artisanship that underpins its tourism. The name Varanasi was officially so revived after 1947, but the city is still widely known by its earlier name Banaras or Benares, and its ancient name Kashi. Located in the middle-Ganges valley in the southeastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi lies on the left bank of the river. It is 692 kilometres (430 mi) to the southeast of India's capital New Delhi, 320 kilometres (200 mi) south-east of the state capital, Lucknow, and 121 kilometres (75 mi) east of Allahabad, where upstream on Ganges the confluence with the Yamuna river is another Hindu pilgrimage site.

Mrunal Devdhar

Mrunal Devdhar

Mrunal Devdhar is an Indian cricketer. He made his Twenty20 debut on 2 January 2016 in the 2015–16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He made his first-class debut for Railways in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 13 October 2016. He made his List A debut for Railways in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017.

Fast bowling

Fast bowling

Fast bowling is one of two main approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket, the other being spin bowling. Practitioners of pace bowling are usually known as fast bowlers, quicks, or pacemen. They can also be referred to as a seam bowler, a swing bowler or a fast bowler who can swing it to reflect the predominant characteristic of their deliveries. Strictly speaking, a pure swing bowler does not need to have a high degree of pace, though dedicated medium-pace swing bowlers are rarely seen at Test level in modern times.

Pratham Singh

Pratham Singh

Pratham Singh is an Indian cricketer. He made his List A debut for Railways in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 26 February 2017. He made his first-class debut for Railways in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy on 9 November 2017. He made his Twenty20 debut for Railways in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 21 February 2019.

Delhi

Delhi

Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi, is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India. Straddling the Yamuna river, primarily its western or right bank, Delhi shares borders with the state of Uttar Pradesh in the east and with the state of Haryana in the remaining directions. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the 2011 census, Delhi's city proper population was over 11 million, while the NCT's population was about 16.8 million. Delhi's urban agglomeration, which includes the satellite cities of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida in an area known as the National Capital Region (NCR), has an estimated population of over 28 million, making it the largest metropolitan area in India and the second-largest in the world.

Arindam Ghosh (cricketer)

Arindam Ghosh (cricketer)

Arindam Nanigopal Ghosh is an Indian cricketer who plays for Railways cricket team as a right-handed batsman. He was a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad in 2009 Indian Premier League.

Kolkata

Kolkata

Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River 80 km (50 mi) west of the border with Bangladesh. It is the primary business, commercial, and financial hub of Eastern India and the main port of communication for North-East India. According to the 2011 Indian census, Kolkata is the seventh-most populous city in India, with a population of 45 lakh (4.5 million) residents within the city limits, and a population of over 1.41 crore (14.1 million) residents in the Kolkata Metropolitan Area. It is the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. In 2021, the Kolkata metropolitan area crossed 1.5 crore (15 million) registered voters. The Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. Kolkata is regarded as the cultural capital of India. Kolkata is the second largest Bengali-speaking city after Dhaka. It has the highest number of nobel laureates among all cities in India.

Shubham Chaubey

Shubham Chaubey

Shubham Chaubey is an Indian cricketer. He made his Twenty20 debut for Uttar Pradesh in the 2015–16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 8 January 2016.

Saurabh Singh (cricketer)

Saurabh Singh (cricketer)

Saurabh Singh is an Indian cricketer. He made his List A debut for Bengal in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 6 March 2017. He made his first-class debut on 11 January 2020, for Railways in the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy.

Suraj Ahuja

Suraj Ahuja

Suraj Ahuja is an Indian cricketer, who was a former captain of the India national under-19 cricket team. He made his Twenty20 debut on 4 November 2021, for Rajasthan in the 2021–22 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Sri Ganganagar

Sri Ganganagar

Sri Ganganagar is a planned city and the northernmost city of the Indian state of Rajasthan, near the border of Indian and Pakistani Punjab and the international border of India and Pakistan. It is the administrative headquarters of Sri Ganganagar district. It is named after Maharaja Shri Ganga Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner. It is known as the "food basket of Rajasthan".

Source: "Railways cricket team", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railways_cricket_team.

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References
  1. ^ "One city, three matches, one day". ESPNCricinfo. 7 December 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Ex-kabaddi player was in-charge of Karnail Singh Stadium!". The Times of India. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.


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