Himachal Pradesh cricket team

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Himachal Pradesh cricket team
Personnel
Captain Ankit Kalsi (FC)
Nikhil Gangta (LA)
Rishi Dhawan (T20)
Owner Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association
Team information
Founded1985
Home ground Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
Capacity25,000
History
First-class debut Jammu and Kashmir
in 1985
at  Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium, Srinagar
Vijay Hazare Trophy  wins1
Official website http://www.hpcricket.org/

The Himachal Pradesh cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It has competed in the Ranji Trophy since the 1985–86 season. They have won their first ever domestic trophy, by winning the 2021–22 edition of Vijay Hazare Trophy.

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Playing history

Himachal Pradesh lost all five of their matches in both 1985–86 and 1987–88 seasons by an innings. [1] They won for the first time when they beat Services by one wicket in 1990–91. [2] In 2006–07 Himachal Pradesh won the Plate Group of the Ranji Trophy, beating Orissa in the final [3] after finishing top of their group.

After the 2018–19 season Himachal Pradesh had played 202 Ranji Trophy matches with 37 wins, 86 losses and 79 draws. [4]

Most of Himachal Pradesh's home games are played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala.

In the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy, Himachal Pradesh recorded their lowest total in the competition when they were bowled out for 36 runs against Hyderabad on 28 October 2016. [5]

Himachal Pradesh's best finishes in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy were in 2009–10 and 2020–21, when they reached quarterfinals and lost to Tamil Nadu on both the occasions. They won their maiden title in 2021–22 Vijay Hazare Trophy defeating Tamil Nadu in final.

Honours

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

NameBirth dateBatting styleBowling styleNotes
Batsmen
Nikhil Gangta 1 September 1992 (age 31)Right-handedRight-arm mediumList A Captain
Sumeet Verma 18 November 1990 (age 33)Right-handedRight-arm off-break
Ekant Sen 21 June 1995 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Amit Kumar 25 November 1989 (age 34)Right-handedRight-arm leg-break
Ankit Kalsi 26 September 1993 (age 30)Left-handedSlow left-arm orthodoxFirst-class Captain
Allrounders
Rishi Dhawan 19 February 1990 (age 34)Right-handedRight-arm mediumTwenty20 Captain
Plays for Punjab Kings in IPL
Akash Vasisht 17 December 1994 (age 29)Left-handedSlow left-arm orthodox
Mukul Negi28 September 1997 (age 26)Right-handedRight-arm off-break
Wicket-keepers
Prashant Chopra 7 October 1992 (age 31)Right-handed
Ankush Bains 16 December 1995 (age 28)Right-handed
Shubham Arora26 October 1997 (age 26)Left-handed
Spin Bowlers
Mayank Dagar 11 November 1996 (age 27)Right-handedSlow left-arm orthodoxPlays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Gurvinder Singh 12 June 1983 (age 40)Right-handedRight-arm off-break
Pace Bowlers
Vaibhav Arora 14 December 1997 (age 26)Right-handedRight-arm fast-mediumPlays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL
Arpit Guleria 26 April 1997 (age 26)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Vinay Galetiya 10 December 1992 (age 31)Right-handedRight-arm fast
Kanwar Abhinay 16 June 1991 (age 32)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Abhishek Kumar20 December 1995 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Pankaj Jaswal 20 September 1995 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm medium

Updated as on 19 February 2024

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References

  1. Wisden 1987, pp. 1141–42, Wisden 1989, p. 1081.
  2. Services v Himachal Pradesh 1990–91
  3. Orissa v Himachal Pradesh 2006–07
  4. "Ranji Trophy Playing Record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  5. "Lowest Team Totals for Himachal Pradesh". CricketArchive. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.