Bengal cricket team

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Bengal Cricket Team
Captain Anustup Majumdar
Coach Arun Lal
Owner Cricket Association of Bengal
Team information
Colours  Dark Blue   Yellow
Home ground Eden Gardens
Capacity66,349 [1]
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 12 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.

Sourav Ganguly has played both for Bengal in state level and for India in international matches, and also captained India for five years. Sourav Ganguly crop.jpg
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

2019–20Runners' Up
2006–07Runners' Up
2005–06Runners' Up
1993–94Runners' Up
1988–89Runners' Up
1971–72Runners' Up
1968–69Runners' Up
1958–59Runners' Up
1955–56Runners' Up
1952–53Runners' Up
1943–44Runners' Up
1936–37Runners' Up

Best performances in Vijay Hazare Trophy


Best performances in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy


Famous players

Players who represented India
Manoj Tiwary Manoj Tiwary fielding.jpg
Manoj Tiwary
Ambar Roy 40
Arun Lal 1613
Ashok Dinda 0139
Deep Dasgupta 85
Devang Gandhi 43
Dilip Doshi 3315
Pankaj Roy 430
Sourav Ganguly 113311
Gopal Bose 01
Laxmi Ratan Shukla 03
Manoj Tiwary 0123
Mohammed Shami 507912
Montu Banerjee 10
Nirode Chowdhury 20
Pranab Roy 20
Prashant Vaidya 04
Probir Sen 140
Rohan Gavaskar 011
Saba Karim 134
Saradindu Mukherjee 03
Subrata Guha 40
Wriddhiman Saha 389
Utpal Chatterjee 03

Home ground

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

NameBirth dateBatting StyleBowling StyleNote
Anustup Majumdar 30 April 1984 (age 37)Right-handedRight-arm leg break Captain
Abhimanyu Easwaran 6 September 1995 (age 25)Right-handedRight-arm leg break
Abhishek Raman 6 September 1993 (age 27)Left-handedRight-arm off break
Kaif Ahmed 5 May 1997 (age 24)Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast
Koushik Ghosh 22 October 1992 (age 28)Left-handedRight-arm medium
Vivek Singh 1 November 1993 (age 27)Left-handedRight-arm medium
Ritwik Chowdhury 20 November 1995 (age 25)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Sudip Chatterjee 11 November 1991 (age 29)Left-handedRight-arm leg break
Manoj Tiwary 14 November 1985 (age 35)Right-handedRight-arm leg break
Writtick Chatterjee 28 September 1992 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm off break
Shreevats Goswami 18 May 1989 (age 32)Left-handedRight-arm medium Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Suvankar Bal 3 November 1995 (age 25)Right-handedRight-arm off break
Wriddhiman Saha 24 October 1984 (age 36)Right-handedPlays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Spin Bowlers
Sahabaz Ahmed 12 December 1994 (age 26)Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Arnab Nandi 11 July 1987 (age 34)Right-handedRight-arm off break
Prayas Ray Barman 25 October 2002 (age 18)Right-handedRight-arm leg break
Pace Bowlers
Mukesh Kumar 12 October 1993 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast
Akash Deep 15 December 1996 (age 24)Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast
Ishan Porel 5 September 1998 (age 22)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Plays for Punjab Kings in IPL
Nilkantha Das 12 April 1988 (age 33)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Mohammed Kaif 10 December 1996 (age 24)Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast
Mohammed Shami 9 March 1990 (age 31)Right-handedRight-arm fast Plays for Punjab Kings in IPL

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