In the Indian state of Maharashtra, there are three domestic teams – the Maharashtra Cricket team, Vidarbha cricket team and Mumbai, the Ranji Trophy superpower. The Maharashtra Cricket team is present in the Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy. The Maharashtra cricket team has produced several brilliant cricketers. Many of these players initially played at the domestic level and then made their presence felt at the national and international levels. Iqbal Siddiqui, Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Sairaj Bahutule are products of the Maharashtra cricket team and have played in several international matches.

Sairaj Bahutule who had led the Maharashtra cricket team displayed a good performance in the Irani Trophy inclusive of a 13 wicket match. He was offered a place in the Indian team in 1997. Some of the brilliant players in the Maharashtra Cricket team are as follows – Yogesh Vijay Takawale is the wicketkeeper, Sachin Vallabh Aradhye (right handed batsman), Ranjit Dilip Khirid (right handed batsman), Niranjan Godbole (right handed batsman), Mandar Dalvi (left handed batsman), Kiran Adhav (right handed batsman), Kashinath Khadkikar (right handed batsman), Dheeraj Jadhav (left handed batsman), Satyajit Satbhai (wicketkeeper), Sagar Shah (left handed batsman) and Parag Prabhakar More (right handed batsman).

Country India India
City Pune
Ranji Trophy

Major achievements

For the 2008-09 Ranji cricket season, the Maharashtra Cricket team had invited Enamul Haque Jr of Bangladesh and Sujeewa de Silva of Sri Lanka to represent the team. It became the first team in Ranji cricket to invite foreign players.

Team Roster

Name Role
Ganesh Gaikwad India all-rounder
Ankit Bawne India batsman
Kedar Jadhav India batsman
Harshad Khadiwale India batsman
Shrikant Mundhe India batsman
Amit Paunikar India batsman
Aditya Dole India bowler
Samad Mohammed Fallah India bowler
Domnic Muthuswami Joseph India bowler
Nikhil Shankar Naik India wicket-keeper