Madhya Pradesh cricket team has one of the elite statuses in the Ranji tournament. It was formerly known as Holker Stadium. Aditya Shrivastava captains the team. One of the state’s players and former Indian player, Chandrakant Pandit, is the team’s coach. Holkar stadium is the home ground of Madhya Pradesh. The state has won 5 Ranji titles. Let’s look at the names of the players who brought glory to his country.
1. Syed Mushtaq Ali
The first player on our list is Syed Mushtaq Ali. He was a former Indian cricketer and one of the earliest cricketers in India. He had scored the first century for India overseas. He is a right-handed opening batsman. His primary role was of an all-rounder. He has played over 200 first-class matches, averaging 35 in batting. He has played 11 test matches for the Indian cricket team averaging 32. After his name, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is conducted by the Cricket board of India. He received Padma Shri in 1964.
2. Masoor Ali Khan Pataudi
The second player on our list is Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. He was the former captain of the Indian Cricket team. He was an all-rounder. He used to be a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He had a great experience in first-class cricket. Having played more than 300 first-class matches, he averaged 33. He was appointed as the captain of the Indian team at age 21. He was regarded as the greatest fielder. He had a controversial phase under the blackbuck poaching case. His family is linked with Bollywood. He was awarded Arjuna Award and Padma Shri.
3. Amay Khurasiya
The next player on our list is Amay Khurasiya. He is one of the cricketers from Madhya Pradesh who represented the Indian cricket team. His primary role was batting. Amay was a left-handed batsman and a right-arm slow bowler. He has played 12 one-day matches for India and batted at an average of 14. He possesses good experience in first-class cricket. He played 119 matches in first class, and his batting average was 40. His poor performance led to his retirement. After retirement, he continued to be a coach. Now he is a third-level coach in Madhya Pradesh.
4. Narendra Hirwani
The next player on our list is Narendra Hirwani. He is a specialist leg spinner. He represented Madhya Pradesh and Bengal in domestic stages. He has played 17 tests and 18 one-day matches. He had a bowling average of 30 and 31, respectively. Later in his life, he joined the Nepal National Cricket team as director of cricket.
5. Chandrakant Pandit
The next player on our list is Chandrakant Pandit. He is a former Indian cricketer hailing from Madhya Pradesh. He is right hand wicketkeeper batsman. He has played 5 tests and 36 one-day matches for the Indian cricket team. He averaged 24 and 20, respectively. Later on in his life, he inclined more toward coaching. He even helped Vidharbha to win the tournament. He also led Madhya Pradesh to its first title. He is the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He was also the chairman of the All India Junior Selection Committee.
6. Naman Ojha
The next player on our list is Naman Ojha. He is a right-hand wicket-keeper batsman. He has not played many games for the Indian cricket team. He played only one test, one day, and two t20i for the Indian cricket team. He regularly was picked up for India A team. He debuted in the year 2015. This may be the reason for his poor initial impact on international stages. In addition to it, the presence of MS Dhoni made it difficult for him to play regularly. In Indian Premier League, he represented Delhi Daredevils, Sunrises Hyderabad, and Rajasthan Royals.
7. Ishwar Pandey
The next player on our list is Ishwar Pandey. He is a right-arm medium-paced bowler. In the 2012-13 Ranji season, he was the leading wicket-taker. He played 30 first-class matches, where he averaged 42. He was also regularly picked up for India A team. The Indian cricket team picked him up for a tour of New Zealand in 2014. But he missed the chance to represent India. He played actively in Indian Premier League. He represented Chennai and Pune in IPL.
8. Rajat Patidar
The next player in the batch is Rajat Patidar. He is a right-handed top-order batsman. In addition to it, he is a wicket keeper too. He is a young lad and plays domestic cricket in India. He represents the Madhya Pradesh team in domestic stages. He has played over 50 first-class matches and scored around 3800 runs. He averages 45 in first class. He was picked up by the Indian Cricket team recently but failed to debut against New Zealand. He entered Indian Premier League as a replacement for an injured player in Royal Challengers Bangalore. But later on, he became one of the youngest emerging players in the Indian Premier League.
9. Venkatesh Iyer
The next player on our list is Venkatesh Iyer. He is primarily an all-rounder. Iyer is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He is flexible to play any position. He plays domestic cricket with the team of Madhya Pradesh. He was used as a net bowler in the ICC t20 2021 World Cup. Later, he debuted against New Zealand. He has played more t20i than one-day matches. In t20, he has a batting average of 29 and a bowling average of 15. He has played 10 first-class matches to date. He had a good time as a player in Indian Premier League. He was the emerging player for Kolkata Knight Riders and helped the team to reach finals in the 2021 season.
10. Avesh Khan
The next player on our list is Avesh Khan. Avesh is a right-hand medium-fast bowler. He was a member of the Under 19 World Cup team of 2016. Last year, he made his debut for the Indian National team. He has played 8 t20i to date and averages 27. He is known for his pace. The highest pace bowl he bowled was 149 mph. He is a regular member of Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League. He has played 27 first-class matches, where he averages 28. He is young, possesses talent, and has the potential to be the best for the team.