Bihar cricket team

The Bihar cricket team represents the state of Bihar in Indian domestic cricket competitions.[1][2]

Bihar Cricket Team
CaptainAshutosh Aman
CoachSubroto Banerjee
OwnerBihar Cricket Association
Team information
Home groundMoin-ul-Haq Stadium, Patna and Nalanda International Cricket Stadium, Rajgir
Ranji Trophy wins0
Irani Trophy wins0
Vijay Hazare Trophy wins0
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy wins0


1936 to 2004

The team competed in the Ranji Trophy from 1936-37 until 2003-04. When the state of Bihar was divided into two states, Bihar and Jharkhand, most of the former state's cricket infrastructure was in Jharkhand, so Jharkhand commenced playing in the Ranji Trophy, and the new smaller state of Bihar was no longer represented.[3][4] Before this partition Bihar played 236 first-class matches, winning 78, losing 56 and drawing 102.[5]

2018 onwards

In April 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reinstated Bihar, ahead of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy tournament.[6][7] On 19 September 2018, they won their opening fixture of the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, beating Nagaland by 8 wickets.[8][9]

On 8 October 2018, Bihar defeated Mizoram by 9 wickets to enter the Quarter-finals of 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy.[10][11] Bihar won the Plate Group and progressed to the knock-out phase of the tournament.[12] However, they were beaten by nine wickets by Mumbai in their quarter-final match to be knocked out of the tournament.[13][14]

In November 2018, in their opening match of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, they lost to Uttarakhand by ten wickets.[15][16] They finished the 2018–19 tournament second in the table, with six wins from their eight matches.[17]

In March 2019, Bihar finished sixth in Group B of the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, with one win from their six matches.[18] Keshav Kumar was the leading run-scorer for the team in the tournament, with 145 runs, and Ashutosh Aman was the leading wicket-taker, with seven dismissals.[19]






Cricket grounds

NameCityStateFirst usedLast usedNotes
Nalanda International Cricket StadiumRajgirBihar2022-Upcoming International Cricket Stadium of Bihar
Moin-ul-Haq StadiumPatnaBihar19701998Home ground, hosted three ODIs
Nehru Smarak StadiumBhagalpurBihar19721973
Sandy's Compound EnclosureBhagalpurBihar19811981
Dr. Nagendra Jha StadiumDarbhangaBihar19861998
Gandhi MaidanPatnaBihar19581959

Current squad

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
MD Rahmatullah (1984-12-10) 10 December 1984Right-handed
Babul Kumar (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993Right-handedVice-Captain
Shasheem Rathour (1994-10-16) 16 October 1994Right-handedRight-arm off break
Indrajit Kumar (1987-10-21) 21 October 1987Right-handedRight-arm medium
Anshuman Gautam (1994-06-17) 17 June 1994Right-handedSlow left-arm orthodox
Vijay Bharti (1993-10-26) 26 October 1993Right-handed
Kunal Dabas (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998Right-handedRight-arm off break
Eshaan Ravi (1993-05-19) 19 May 1993Right-handed
Kumar Mridul (1988-10-05) 5 October 1988Left-handedRight-arm medium
Nishant Kumar (1988-12-25) 25 December 1988Left-handedRight-arm off break
Sarfaraz Ashraf (1989-09-02) 2 September 1989Left-handedSlow left arm orthodox
Rajesh Singh (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993Left-handedLeft-arm medium-fast
Harsh Singh (1995-09-20) 20 September 1995Right-handedRight-arm medium
Sandeep Gupta (1989-11-24) 24 November 1989Right-handed
Sabir Khan (2000-11-24) 24 November 2000Right-handed
Vikash Ranjan (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993Right-handed
Asfan Khan (1995-02-14) 14 February 1995Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Ashutosh Aman (1986-05-19) 19 May 1986Right-handedSlow left arm orthodoxCaptain
Samar Quadri (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989Right-handedRight-arm legbreak
Shivam Kumar (2000-08-07) 7 August 2000Right-handedRight-arm legbreak
Pace Bowlers
Vivek Kumar (1994-12-08) 8 December 1994Right-handedRight-arm medium
Vipul Krishna (2001-02-09) 9 February 2001Right-handedLeft-arm medium
Shashi Shekhar (1990-01-15) 15 January 1990Right-handedRight-arm medium
Abhijeet Saket (1995-08-03) 3 August 1995Right-handedRight-arm medium

Support Staff

  1. Team Manager: Pradeep Kumar
  2. Head Coach: Subroto Banerjee
  3. Assistant Coach: Pramod Kumar
  4. Team Physio: Kumar Abhishek
  5. Team Trainer: Gopal Kumar

Famous players

See also


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  2. "A Well-Deserved Opportunity For Northeastern States, Bihar, Puducherry". Outlook India. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. "It's definitely not cricket". India Today. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012.
  4. Balajee, C. R. (7 August 2015). "14 years of cricket starvation for Bihar". SaddaHaq. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  5. Bihar's first-class record Archived 12 July 2017 at the Wayback Machine
  6. "No Irani Cup in 2018-19 domestic season?". ESPN Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  7. "BCCI Technical Committee Approves Bihar's Participation in Ranji Trophy". News18. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  8. "Vijay Hazare Trophy: Bihar make winning return to domestic cricket". Times of India. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  9. "Plate, Vijay Hazare Trophy at Anand, Sep 19 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  10. "Bihar thrash Mizoram to make Vijay Hazare QF". cricbuzz. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  11. "Jharkhand, Haryana, Services and Tamil Nadu jostle for last two quarter-final spots". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  12. "Jharkhand, Haryana, Services and Tamil Nadu jostle for last two quarter-final spots". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  13. "Mumbai storm into Vijay Hazare semi-finals after routing Bihar for 69". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  14. "Mumbai crush Bihar to reach Vijay Hazare SF". CricBuzz. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  15. "Ranji Highlights: Mumbai, UP assert dominance; Mudhasir picks four in four balls". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  16. "Ranji Trophy: Sikkim record innings victory over Manipur". The Indian Express. 3 November 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  17. "Ranji Trophy Table - 2018–19". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  18. "Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019: Points Table". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  19. "Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, 2018/19 - Bihar: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  20. "Afghani Captains' Playing Record in Test Matches". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  21. "Statistics / Test Matches / Fielding records as designated wicketkeeper". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
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