Ahmedabad Rockets is a team within the Indian Cricket League that played its debut Twenty20 match on 9th March 2008 against the Chandigarh Lions. The coach of this team is John Emburey who is the past off spin bowler of England. The captain of this team is Damien Martyn who is the past batsman of the Australian team.
The international players in this team are Murray Goodwin of Zimbabwe, Jason Gillespie of Australia, Heath Streak of Zimbabwe and Wavell Hinds of West Indies. The domestic players in this team are Martin Sanjeev, Parvez Aziz, Abhishek Tamrakar, Kunal Lal, Baburao Yadav, Bhima Rao, Pallav Vora, Rakesh Patel, Reetinder Sodhi, Sumit Kalia, Sachin Dholpure, Anshu Jain and Sridharan Sriram.
On 29th October 2008, Hyderabad Heroes defeated Ahmedabad Rockets by 3 runs at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurgaon. Ahmedabad Rockets won the toss and decided to field first. Hyderabad Heroes scored 166 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Ahmedabad Rockets scored 163 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs. Murray Goodwin scored 59 in 50 deliveries while Reetinder Sodhi was unbeaten on 41. The Man of the Match was Ambati Rayudu.
On 22nd October 2008, Ahmedabad Rockets defeated Royal Bengal Tigers by 10 wickets at Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. Royal Bengal Tigers won the toss and decided to bat first. The team scored 131 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 20 overs. Bhima Rao bowled 3 overs, none of which were maidens, conceded 15 runs and took 4 wickets. He was chosen as Man of the Match. Ahmedabad Rockets scored 137 runs for no loss in 12 overs. Murray Goodwin was unbeaten on 61 while Ryan Campbell was unbeaten on 66.
Ahmedabad Rockets attained the 7th rank in the 2008 Indian Cricket League 20-20 Domestic Tournament.
The team acquired the 8th spot in the 2008 Indian Cricket League Edelweiss 20s Challenge.
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