Bengal cricket team (Bengali: বাংলা ক্রিকেট দল) is a cricket team that represents the Indian state of West Bengal in domestic first class cricket. It is considered Eastern India's strongest cricket team. The team plays its home matches at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Bengal has had two Ranji Trophy victories and has been runner-up a total of 11 times.
Bengal are the champions of the 2012 Vijay Hazare Trophy, also known as the (Ranji One Day Trophy). They beat Mumbai in the finals which was held at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Delhi on 12 March 2012, in the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly.
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