Baroda cricket team

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Baroda cricket team
Captain Deepak Hooda
Coach Jacob Martin
Owner Baroda Cricket Association
Team information
Founded 1930
Home ground Moti Bagh Stadium
Capacity 18,000
Ranji Trophy wins 5
Irani Trophy wins 0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins 0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins 2

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

The team is run by the Baroda Cricket Association. It has been one of the most successful teams in the Ranji Trophy in the new millennium. Although there are very few notable cricket players in history that have played for this team based in Gujarat, it has begun producing some of the most talented cricketers in India and is particularly noted for its fast bowlers.

Baroda were runners-up in the 2005/06 Ranji Trophy. It is one of three Gujarat Teams, the others being the Saurashtra cricket team and Gujarat cricket team

Competition history

Baroda has only emerged as a strong team in recent years. It won its first Ranji Trophy in 43 years in 2000-01, but failed to defend the title, coming runner-up in the next year. This means it has had only one Irani Trophy appearance, in which it failed to defeat a strong Rest of India team which contained the likes of VVS Laxman (13 & 148), Dinesh Mongia (125 & 90*), Debashish Mohanty, Sarandeep Singh and Akash Chopra. See Scorecard. It was considered a strong team in the 1940s and 1950s, winning 4 times and coming runner-up twice. Vijay Hazare , Irfan Pathan , Yusuf Pathan , Hardik Pandya are amongst the most prominent cricketers to emerge from Baroda. They have performed exceedingly well at the international level for India.

Best performances in Ranji Trophy

Year Position
2010-11 Runner-up
2001-02 Runner-up
2000-01 Winner
1957-58 Winner
1949-50 Winner
1948-49 Runner-up
1946-47 Winner
1945-46 Runner-up
1942-43 Winner

Home grounds

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Captain & All-Rounder
56 Irfan Pathan (1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 (age 34) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Vice-Captain & All-Rounder
Deepak Hooda (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Opening Batsmen
18 Kedar Devdhar (1989-12-14) 14 December 1989 (age 28) Right-handed
Urvil Patel (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Wicket-keeper
Dhiren Mistry (1992-09-05) 5 September 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Aditya Waghmode (1989-11-08) 8 November 1989 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Seam/Swing All-rounders
Atit Sheth (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium Picked for Rest of India cricket team in 2017–18 Irani Cup
Spinning All-rounders
28 Yusuf Pathan (1982-11-17) 17 November 1982 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Krunal Pandya (1991-03-24) 24 March 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays for Mumbai Indians
Pinal Shah (1987-11-03) 3 November 1987 (age 31) Right-handed n/a
8 Munaf Patel (1983-07-13) 13 July 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast T20 Avg: 22
Sagar Mangalorkar (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Lukman Meriwala (1991-12-11) 11 December 1991 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Swapnil Singh (1991-01-22) 22 January 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Rishi Arothe (1995-11-12) 12 November 1995 (age 23) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Babashafi Pathan (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
On National Duty
Hardik Pandya (1993-10-11) 11 October 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Mumbai Indians

Coaching staff

Famous players


  1. ^ "Jacob Martin, former India player with criminal record, named Baroda Ranji coach". India Today. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ Baroda Cricket Hall of Fame Archived 5 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) - Official Website
  • Baroda Cricket Team at CricBuzz
  • Cricinfo's Complete History of the Indian Domestic Competitions
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