Punjab cricket team (India)

Summary

The Punjab cricket team is a first-class cricket team that represents the Indian state of Punjab. They have qualified for only one Ranji Trophy semi-final in the last five seasons, and made it to the final in 2004–05 tournament, where they lost to Railways on first innings. They also play in other domestic cricket tournaments in India. They have only been winners of the Ranji Trophy once, in the 1992–93 season.

Punjab cricket team
Personnel
CaptainMandeep Singh
CoachMunish Bali
OwnerPunjab Cricket Association
Team information
Founded1968
Home groundInderjit Singh Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Mohali

Dhruve Pandove Stadium, Patiala

Gandhi Sports Complex Ground, Amritsar
Capacity28,000
History
Ranji Trophy wins1
Irani Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0
Official websitePCA

Competition historyEdit

Punjab first competed as a unified team in 1968–69. Before then, Southern Punjab, Eastern Punjab and Northern Punjab had competed at various times. Punjab have won the Ranji Trophy only once, in 1992–93. In that year, they lost the Irani Trophy against a Rest of India team that featured the likes of Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly. Ajay Jadeja and Nayan Mongia. Punjab have never won the one-day trophy.

Best performances in Ranji TrophyEdit

Year Position
2004–05 Runner-up
1994–95 Runner-up
1992–93 Winner
1938–39 Runner-up

Home groundEdit

The Punjab cricket team are based and play their home matches at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar which was established in 1993 on which was then a swampland. New cricket grounds of International recognition are expected to come up at Bathinda and one more at Ludhiana or Amritsar as per the saying of Punjab govt

The international stadium and proposed of Punjab cricket team:-

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
Anmolpreet Singh (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Mandeep Singh (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium List A and Twenty20 Captain
Plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Ramandeep Singh (1997-04-13) 13 April 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Shubman Gill (1999-09-08) 8 September 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Gujarat Titans in IPL
All-rounders
Abhishek Sharma (2000-09-04) 4 September 2000 (age 21) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox First-class Captain
Plays For Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL
Sanvir Singh (1996-10-12) 12 October 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Gurkeerat Mann (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off break Plays for Gujarat Titans in IPL
Wicket-keepers
Prabhsimran Singh (2000-08-10) 10 August 2000 (age 21) Right-handed Plays For Punjab Kings in IPL
Anmol Malhotra (1995-11-29) 29 November 1995 (age 26) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Mayank Markande (1997-11-11) 11 November 1997 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL
Harpreet Brar (1995-09-16) 16 September 1995 (age 26) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Plays For Punjab Kings in IPL
Vinay Choudhary (1993-09-04) 4 September 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Krishan Alang (1991-09-19) 19 September 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Pace Bowlers
Arshdeep Singh (1999-02-15) 15 February 1999 (age 23) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast Plays For Punjab Kings in IPL
Siddarth Kaul (1990-05-19) 19 May 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL
Baltej Singh (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Plays For Punjab Kings in IPL
Ashwani Kumar (2001-08-29) 29 August 2001 (age 20) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Gurnoor Brar (2000-05-25) 25 May 2000 (age 22) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast

Notable playersEdit

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

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

  • Bhupinder Singh
  • Pankaj Dharmani
  • Reetinder Singh Sodhi
  • Dinesh Mongia
  • Manpreet Gony
  • Rahul Sharma
  • Barinder Sran
  • Gurkeerat Singh Mann
  • Siddarth Kaul

Players from Punjab who have played T20I but not ODI or Test cricket for India, along with year of T20I debut:

  • Sandeep Sharma
  • Mandeep Singh
  • Mayank Markande

'Notable players at the domestic level:

  • Dhruv Pandove
  • Uday Kaul
  • Anmolpreet Singh
  • Abhishek Sharma
  • Lovish Dubey
  • Harman Singh

ReferencesEdit