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Saurashtra cricket team

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Saurashtra cricket team
Personnel
CaptainJaydev Unadkat
CoachKarsan Ghavri
OwnerSaurashtra Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundSaurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
History
Ranji Trophy wins1
Official websiteSCA

Saurashtra cricket team is one of the three first-class cricket teams based in Gujarat (the others being Baroda and Gujarat) that compete in the first-class tournament Ranji Trophy and limited-overs Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

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First-class cricket

First-class cricket

First-class cricket, along with List A cricket and Twenty20 cricket, is one of the highest-standard forms of cricket. A first-class match is one of three or more days' scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players each and is officially adjudged to be worthy of the status by virtue of the standard of the competing teams. Matches must allow for the teams to play two innings each, although in practice a team might play only one innings or none at all.

Gujarat

Gujarat

Gujarat is a state along the western coast of India. Its coastline of about 1,600 km (990 mi) is the longest in the country, most of which lies on the Kathiawar peninsula. Gujarat is the fifth-largest Indian state by area, covering some 196,024 km2 (75,685 sq mi); and the ninth-most populous state, with a population of 60.4 million. It is bordered by Rajasthan to the northeast, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu to the south, Maharashtra to the southeast, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea and the Pakistani province of Sindh to the west. Gujarat's capital city is Gandhinagar, while its largest city is Ahmedabad. The Gujaratis are indigenous to the state and their language, Gujarati, is the state's official language.

Baroda cricket team

Baroda cricket team

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

Gujarat cricket team

Gujarat cricket team

The Gujarat cricket team is one of three first-class cricket teams representing the state of Gujarat.

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'.

Limited overs cricket

Limited overs cricket

Limited overs cricket, also known as one-day cricket or white ball cricket, is a version of the sport of cricket in which a match is generally completed in one day. There are a number of formats, including List A cricket, Twenty20 cricket, and 100-ball cricket. The name reflects the rule that in the match each team bowls a set maximum number of overs, usually between 20 and 50, although shorter and longer forms of limited overs cricket have been played.

Vijay Hazare Trophy

Vijay Hazare Trophy

The Vijay Hazare Trophy, also known as the Ranji One-Day Trophy, is an annual limited-overs cricket domestic competition involving state teams from the Ranji Trophy plates organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The tournament was started in the 2002-03 season and is named after the legendary twentieth-century Indian cricketer Vijay Hazare.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is a domestic T-20 cricket championship in India, organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), among the teams from the Ranji Trophy. It is named after Indian former test cricketer Syed Mushtaq Ali. The 2006-2007 inaugural season of this trophy was won by Tamil Nadu under the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik, and Rohit Sharma scored the first ever T20 century by an Indian in the T20 format, in it.

Competition history

Previous teams from Saurashtra were Nawanagar and Western India. Nawanagar won the Ranji Trophy in 1936–37 and were runners up in 1937–38.[1] Western India won the Ranji Trophy in 1943–44.

Saurashtra began competing in the 1950-51 Ranji Trophy. They were runners-up in the Ranji Trophy to Mumbai in 2012–13 and 2015–16 and in 2018–19 against Vidarbha. They finally won the Ranji Trophy for the first time in 2019–20 when they beat Bengal on first-innings lead in the final at Rajkot.[2]

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Nawanagar cricket team

Nawanagar cricket team

The Nawanagar cricket team was an Indian domestic cricket team active in first-class cricket from 1936 until 1947, operating in the West Zone of the Ranji Trophy for twelve seasons. It was based in Jamnagar, Gujarat, then part of the Nawanagar State.

Western India cricket team

Western India cricket team

The Western India cricket team was active in first-class cricket from November 1933 until February 1946, operating in the West Zone of the Ranji Trophy for twelve seasons. It was based in Rajkot, Gujarat, then part of Saurashtra State.

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'.

1943–44 Ranji Trophy

1943–44 Ranji Trophy

The 1943–44 Ranji Trophy was the tenth season of the Ranji Trophy. Western India won their only title defeating Bengal in the final.

Mumbai cricket team

Mumbai cricket team

The Mumbai cricket team is a cricket team representing the city of Mumbai in Indian domestic cricket. The team's primary home ground is the Wankhede Stadium in South Mumbai. Secondary home venues include the MCA ground in Bandra Kurla Complex Ground and Brabourne Stadium. The team comes under the West Zone designation. It was formerly known as the Bombay cricket team, but changed when the city was officially renamed from Bombay to Mumbai.

2012–13 Ranji Trophy

2012–13 Ranji Trophy

The 2012–13 Ranji Trophy was the 79th season of the Ranji Trophy. It was contested by 27 teams divided into three groups of nine teams each. The top three teams from Groups A and B proceeded to the quarterfinals along with the top two teams from Group C. Mumbai won this year's trophy for the 40th time by beating Saurashtra in the final at the Wankhede.

2015–16 Ranji Trophy

2015–16 Ranji Trophy

The 2015–16 Ranji Trophy was the 82nd season of the Ranji Trophy, the premier first-class cricket tournament in India. It was contested by 27 teams divided into three groups of nine teams each. The top three teams from Groups A and B advanced to the quarterfinals along with the top two teams from Group C. For this season the schedule splits into two stages, the first is a league stage and the second being a knock-out stage. The league stage starts on 1 October 2015 and ends on 4 December 2015 and the knock-out stage starts on 3 February 2016 and ends on 28 February 2016. The 2015–16 Ranji Trophy will be followed by the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Deodhar Trophy.

Vidarbha cricket team

Vidarbha cricket team

The Vidarbha cricket team is an Indian domestic cricket team plays in the India's domestic first-class cricket competition Ranji Trophy and limited-overs Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. 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. In the final, they beat Delhi by 9 wickets to win their first Ranji Trophy. In the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy, Vidarbha successfully defended the crown by defeating Saurashtra by 78 runs in the final played at Nagpur.

Bengal cricket team

Bengal cricket team

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 12 times.

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'.

2019–20 Ranji Trophy

2019–20 Ranji Trophy

The 2019–20 Ranji Trophy was the 86th season of the Ranji Trophy, the premier first-class cricket tournament in India. It took place between December 2019 and March 2020. Chandigarh competed in the Ranji Trophy for the first time. Vidarbha were the defending champions.

2012–13 Ranji Trophy

2012–13 Ranji Trophy

The 2012–13 Ranji Trophy was the 79th season of the Ranji Trophy. It was contested by 27 teams divided into three groups of nine teams each. The top three teams from Groups A and B proceeded to the quarterfinals along with the top two teams from Group C. Mumbai won this year's trophy for the 40th time by beating Saurashtra in the final at the Wankhede.

2015–16 Ranji Trophy

2015–16 Ranji Trophy

The 2015–16 Ranji Trophy was the 82nd season of the Ranji Trophy, the premier first-class cricket tournament in India. It was contested by 27 teams divided into three groups of nine teams each. The top three teams from Groups A and B advanced to the quarterfinals along with the top two teams from Group C. For this season the schedule splits into two stages, the first is a league stage and the second being a knock-out stage. The league stage starts on 1 October 2015 and ends on 4 December 2015 and the knock-out stage starts on 3 February 2016 and ends on 28 February 2016. The 2015–16 Ranji Trophy will be followed by the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Deodhar Trophy.

2018–19 Ranji Trophy

2018–19 Ranji Trophy

The 2018–19 Ranji Trophy was the 85th season of the Ranji Trophy, the premier first-class cricket tournament that took place in India between November 2018 and February 2019. Vidarbha were the defending champions. The final took place between Vidarbha and Saurashtra, starting on 3 February 2019. Vidarbha defeated Saurashtra by 78 runs in the final, to become the sixth team in the tournament's history to retain their title.

International players

International players from Saurashtra cricket team include:

Robin Uthappa played two seasons for Saurashtra.

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Karsan Ghavri

Karsan Ghavri

Karsan Devjibhai Ghavri pronunciation (help·info) is a former Indian cricketer who played in 39 Test matches and 19 One Day Internationals from 1974 to 1981. He played in the 1975 and 1979 World Cups.

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja, commonly known as Ravindra Jadeja, is an Indian international cricketer. He is an all-rounder, who bats left-handed and bowls left-arm orthodox spin. He was the captain of the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. He represents Saurashtra in first-class cricket. He is considered as one of the best fielders in the current decade.

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara is an Indian international cricketer who plays Test cricket for India and represents Saurashtra in domestic cricket. He is a right-handed batsman who made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in December 2005 and made his Test debut at Bangalore in October 2010. As of 9 May 2021, he is ranked as the world No.14 Test batsman, according to the ICC Player Rankings with a tally of 697 points. He also played 5 ODI matches for India.

Jaydev Unadkat

Jaydev Unadkat

Jaydev Dipakbhai Unadkat is an Indian professional cricketer who has played for the Indian national team. He plays for Saurashtra in domestic cricket. He represented India in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2010. In March 2020, Unadkat became the first man to captain Saurashtra to the Ranji Trophy title.

Chetan Sakariya

Chetan Sakariya

Chetan Sakariya is an Indian international cricketer who has played for Indian cricket team but currently plays for Saurashtra in domestic cricket. He made his international debut for the India cricket team in July 2021.

Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa

Robin Venu Uthappa is a former Indian cricketer, who last played for Kerala in domestic cricket & Chennai Super Kings in IPL. Robin has represented team India in ODIs and T20Is.

Players

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed.

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Arpit Vasavada (1988-10-28) 28 October 1988 (age 34) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Vice-captain
Cheteshwar Pujara (1988-01-25) 25 January 1988 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Samarth Vyas (1995-11-28) 28 November 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Vishvaraj Jadeja (1998-07-19) 19 July 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Jay Gohil (2000-12-13) 13 December 2000 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Tarang Gohel (1999-08-17) 17 August 1999 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
All-rounders
Chirag Jani (1989-11-09) 9 November 1989 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Prerak Mankad (1994-03-23) 23 March 1994 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Parth Chauhan (1995-07-04) 4 July 1995 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ravindra Jadeja (1988-12-06) 6 December 1988 (age 33) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Wicket-keepers
Sheldon Jackson (1986-09-27) 27 September 1986 (age 36) Right-handed
Harvik Desai (1999-10-04) 4 October 1999 (age 23) Right-handed
Snell Patel (1993-10-15) 15 October 1993 (age 29) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 32) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Yuvraj Chudasama (1995-11-23) 23 November 1995 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Parth Bhut (1997-08-04) 4 August 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Kamlesh Makvana (1983-08-31) 31 August 1983 (age 39) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Pace Bowlers
Jaydev Unadkat (1991-10-18) 18 October 1991 (age 31) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast Captain
Chetan Sakariya (1998-08-20) 20 August 1998 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Kushang Patel (1991-09-13) 13 September 1991 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium

Updated as on 1 November 2022

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List of Saurashtra cricketers

List of Saurashtra cricketers

This is a list of cricketers who have played first-class, List A or Twenty20 cricket for Saurashtra cricket team. Seasons given are first and last seasons; the player did not necessarily play in all the intervening seasons. Players in bold have played international cricket.

Arpit Vasavada

Arpit Vasavada

Arpit Vyomahesh Vasavada is an Indian cricketer who plays for Saurashtra cricket team. He bats left-handed and bowls slow left-arm orthodox spin. He has also represented the West Zone cricket team.

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara is an Indian international cricketer who plays Test cricket for India and represents Saurashtra in domestic cricket. He is a right-handed batsman who made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in December 2005 and made his Test debut at Bangalore in October 2010. As of 9 May 2021, he is ranked as the world No.14 Test batsman, according to the ICC Player Rankings with a tally of 697 points. He also played 5 ODI matches for India.

Samarth Vyas

Samarth Vyas

Samarth Vyas is an Indian cricketer who plays for Saurashtra. He made his first-class debut on 23 November 2015 in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy.

Vishvaraj Jadeja

Vishvaraj Jadeja

Vishvaraj Jadeja is an Indian cricketer. He made his Twenty20 debut for Saurashtra in the 2017–18 Zonal T20 League on 8 January 2018. He made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 14 December 2018. He made his List A debut on 26 September 2019, for Saurashtra in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

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.

Chirag Jani

Chirag Jani

Chirag Sureshbhai Jani is an Indian cricketer who plays for Saurashtra in domestic cricket. He is a right-hand batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler. Chirag was born in Mahuva town of Bhavnagar district in Gujarat state of India.

Prerak Mankad

Prerak Mankad

Prerak Mankad is an Indian cricketer who plays for Saurashtra. On 24 February 2016 he made his first-class debut in the final of the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy. He made his List A debut for Saurashtra in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017.

Parth Chauhan

Parth Chauhan

Parth Chauhan is an Indian cricketer. He made his Twenty20 debut on 8 November 2019, for Saurashtra in the 2019–20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He made his List A debut on 25 February 2021, for Saurashtra in the 2020–21 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja, commonly known as Ravindra Jadeja, is an Indian international cricketer. He is an all-rounder, who bats left-handed and bowls left-arm orthodox spin. He was the captain of the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. He represents Saurashtra in first-class cricket. He is considered as one of the best fielders in the current decade.

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Founded in 2008, the team plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The team is owned by India Cements Limited through the Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited holding company. The team was suspended for two years from the IPL starting July 2015 due to the involvement of its owners in the 2013 IPL betting case, and won the title in its comeback season of 2018. The team is captained by MS Dhoni and coached by Stephen Fleming. In January 2022, CSK became India's first unicorn sports enterprise.

Coaching staff

  • Director of Cricket : n/a
  • Head coach: India Karsan Ghavri
  • Assistant coach: India Neeraj Odedara
  • Batting coach: None
  • Bowling coach: n/a
  • Spin Bowling Coach: n/a
  • Fielding coach: n/a
  • Manager: Arjunsinh Rana
  • Mental conditioning coach: Vacant
  • Fitness trainer: n/a
  • Head Physiotherapist: Abhishek Thakar
  • Masseur: n/a
  • Performance analyst: n/a

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

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References
  1. ^ The Ranji Trophy espncricinfo.com.
  2. ^ "Final, Rajkot, Mar 9 – Mar 13 2020, Ranji Trophy". Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 January 2021.


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