When it comes to talent scouting for Indian cricket, Ranji Trophy remains the best platform. This is because the players’ temperament, skill, and mindset are tested to the extreme in this format, and BCCI selectors keep a close eye on how each player performs so that they can be taken into the Indian National Cricket team.
For the last two years, Ranji Trophy has been canceled due to rising covid cases in the country. The logistics to support 38 teams in the bio bubble weren’t possible, so the tournament was canceled twice. This further makes this Ranji Trophy 2021- 22 a lot more special and sought after.
In the Ranji Trophy, players try their best to showcase determination so that selectors can pick them for next year’s IPL auctions and then to the national cricket team. For years now, Indian domestic cricket has been the center stage of the talent hunt for Indian cricket, and it is well-known to provide genuine cricketers for the Indian cricket team.
There are in total 9 groups in the Ranji trophy. Starting from Elite Group A till Elite group H and then the plate group. Every group has 4 teams while the plate group has 6 teams. So, a total of 38 teams take part in this domestic cricket event. Check out all the teams on the website.
Ranji Trophy 2021-22 has been split into two parts. The group stage was held from 17th Feb – 22th Mar. The knockout stage of the 87th edition Ranji Trophy will be played from 4-24th June.
Where does the League Stand?
Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Bengal, Mumbai, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh are the group winners at the end of the group stage of Ranji 2021-22. Jharkhand has played exceptional cricket to win in Group H, while in the plate group, it is Nagaland who has topped the list. Check out the detailed team standing on the website.
Jharkhand also holds the record for posting the highest team total of 880 runs in the preliminary quarter-final match. They held a record lead of 1008 runs in the same match, which is the highest by any team ever in domestic cricket. They have qualified for the quarter-finals based on such a huge lead.
The 1st quarter final Ranji Trophy 2021-22 will be held from 6th June till 10th June between Bengal and Jharkhand. Subsequently, the second quarter-final between Mumbai and Uttarakhand will also be played on the same date. Karnataka VS UP and Punjab VS MP are the two other quarter-finals that will be starting on the same day. Check out which team has the best stats in the Ranji Trophy on the website.
You can check the match odds for Ranji Trophy 2021-22 on the website. The players are in excellent form post a sizzling IPL season, and the local players are fired up as they want to showcase their worth. So, keep a close eye on the Ranji Trophy, as next year, the IPL will have some of these names shining bright at the IPL auction event.