Ranji Trophy Betting

The Ranji Trophy is an Indian first-class cricket tournament that is contested by a number of teams that represent state and regional cricket associations. Since its inception, it has gained a lot of popularity and is just like the county cricket that is very popular in England. In fact, those that play well regularly in this competition have a great chance of getting selected to play for the Indian national team, so it is a competition that is taken seriously. Keep on reading to find out more.

In What Year Was the Ranji Trophy Born?

In July 1934, India's Board of Control of Cricket had a meeting and during it they decided that it was time to launch the Ranji Trophy, which was originally known as The Cricket Championship of India. As a result, the very fixture took place on the 4th of November, 1934, between Madras and Mysore. The home side scored 130 runs in their first innings, while Mysore only managed 48 runs and then 59 runs when they were asked to follow on. Therefore, Madras won by an innings and 23 runs with five minutes remaining of the first day's play.

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Some Fun Facts about the Ranji Trophy

The tournament was named after Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji Jadeja, who was the first Indian to play international cricket. However, he played for England after he made a name for himself playing with Sussex. He made his test debut for England in 1986 against Australia and went on to play fifteen tests, amassing 989 runs (including two centuries and 6 half-centuries) at an average of 44.95. Between 1960 and 1974, Rajasthan reached thefinal of this competition eight times and lost every single time. However, they broke that duck when they won the 2010/11 and 2011/12 tournaments. Hyderabad once scored 944/declared which is the highest ever score in the history of this competition. They were also once bowled out for a mere 21 runs, which is the lowest score ever seen in this tournament. Bombay, now known as Mumbai, won the tournament fifteen years in a row between 1958 and 1973. In fact, they have won the competition a whopping 41 times from 46 appearances in the final. Hyderabad's Syed Mohammed Hadi was the first player to score a century. The army and railway services also have their own teams in the tournament. The Railways have won the tournament twice, while the Army Services have appeared in two finals, but lost them both.

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What Teams Will You Find in the Indian Ranji Trophy?

At this moment in time, there are 37 teams that compete in this tournament. In the table below you will find all the teams that are currently competing as well as when the first entered the competition.

Team First Appearance
Andhra 1953-54
Arunachal Pradesh 2018-19
Assam 1948-49
Baroda 1956-57
Bengal 1934-35
Bihar 1936-37
Chhattisgarh 2016-2017
Delhi 1934-35
Goa 1985-86
Gujarat 1950-51
Haryana 1986-87
Himachal Pradesh 1985-86
Hyderabad (Telangana) 1934-35
Jammu and Kashmir 1959-60
Jharkhand 2004-05
Karnataka (Mysore) 1934-35
Kerala 1957/58
Madhya Pradesh 1934/35
Maharashtra 1935/35
Manipur 2018/19
Meghalaya 2018/19
Mizoram 2018/19
Mumbai (Bombay) 1934-35
Nagaland 2018-19
Odisha (Orissa) 1949-50
Puducherry 2018-19
Punjab 1968-69
Railways 1934-35
Rajasthan (Rajputana) 1936-36
Saurashtra (Kathiawar/Nawanagar) 1950-51
Sikkim 2018/19
Services (Army) 1949-50
Tamil Nadu (Madras) 1935-35
Tripura 1985-86
Uttar Pradesh (United Provinces) 1934-35
Uttarakhand 2018-19
Vidarbha 1957-58

N.B. This table just shows when each team that takes part at the moment first participated in this tournament. It does not necessarily mean that they have played in every single competition since.

Ranji Trophy Cricket Format and Points System

From the 1934-35 season right up until 2001, all the teams were grouped together in four or five zones (South, North, East, West, and Central), depending on their geography. Matches were played on an elimination basis until the 1956-57 season and then as a league. The five winners from each zone then played a knock-out tournament, which ended in a final to decide the winners of the Ranji Trophy. For the 1970-71 season, two teams from the different zones made it past the elimination stage, meaning ten teams qualified for the next round. The competition followed the same format right up until the 1992-92 season, when three teams made it past the elimination stage, meaning fifteen teams qualified for the knock-out tournament. From the 1996-97 season to the 1999-2000 season, the fifteen teams that qualified played a second group stage (three groups with five teams), with the two qualifying for a six-team elimination stage. This all changed for the 2002-03 season when the zonal system was dispatched, and two-group structure was adopted - the Elite group and the Plate. The former contained fifteen teams, while the latter contained the rest. Each group was divided into two, in a round-robin format, with the top two teams in the Elite sub-groups would then play a four-team knock-out competition to determine the champions. The team that finished bottom in the Elite sub-groups were relegated, with both the Plate finalists getting promoted. In 2006, the divisions became the Super League and the Plate League. This changed for the 2008-09 season in order to give the Super and Plate teams an equal opportunity to play for the Ranji Trophy. The top two teams from the Plate sub-groups played semi-finals, with the two winners joining the top three teams from the two Super groups in a knock-out competition. For the 2012-13 campaign, the format changed slightly again. The Super and Plate leagues were dispatched, but a two-tier system was kept. The top tier became eighteen teams instead of fifteen, split into two sub-groups of nine (Group A and Group B), while the second tier was reduced to nine teams (Group C). The top three teams in A and B and the top two from C contested the knock-out phase. The teams that finished bottom in A and B were relegated to C, while the two that finished top in C were promoted. The two-tier system was dispatched in 2017, with four groups of seven teams taking its place. The top two in each group went through to the quarter-finals. In the 2018-19 season, three tiers were introduced. Five teams qualified for the quarters from the top tier (called Elite Group A and B), two teams qualified from the second tier (Elite Group C), and one team from the lower tier (Plate Group). The round-robin matches are four days long, while the knock-out games are five days long.

Points Summary

Scenario Points
Win outright 6
Bonus Point (for innings or ten wicket win) 1
1st innings lead in a drawn game 3
No result 1
1st innings deficit in a drawn game 1
Lose outright 0

What Teams Have Lifted the Ranji Trophy?

In the table below you will find all the teams that have won the Ranji Trophy at least once. As you can see, Mumbai have dominated this tournament over the years.

Winners Number of Times
Bombay (Mumbai) 41
Mysore (Karnataka) 8
Delhi 7
Baroda 5
Madhya Pradesh/Holkar 4
Vidarbha 2
Bengal 2
Tamil Nadu 2
Rajasthan 2
Hyderabad 2
Maharashtra 2
Railways 2
Saurashtra (Kathiawar/Nawanagar) 2
Uttar Pradesh/United Provinces 1
Punjab/Southern Punjab 1
Haryana 1
Gujarat 1

Read Our Ranji Trophy League Prognostics

We have predictions available for many Ranji Trophy matches, so don’t hesitate to have a look if you are in interested in placing some bets. The tips that we provide will definitely go a long way to helping you win some money.

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All You Need to Know about the New T20 Mumbai League

The T20 Mumbai League is a 20 over Indian cricket tournament that was created by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). The aim of the MCA is to give Mumbai's cricket talents the chance to play in a competitive tournament so that they can develop and promote themselves. It is hoped that this tournament will lead to the unveiling of future cricket superstars. Please keep on reading if you would like to find out more.

When Did the MCA First Start the Mumbai League?

This competition has only been in existence since 2018, which makes it the youngest cricket competition in India. Due to its young age, it is yet to become that popular outside of Mumbai, but we reckon this will change in due course. After all, us Indians are crazy about cricket and any new competition is always welcome. We mean, what’s not to like about having more cricket to watch? We know that there have only been two seasons of this competition so far, but we are still going to give you some stats. Jay Bista scored 110 from 60 balls on May 25th, 2019, which is the highest score in this tournament so far. In the first season, Shreyas Iyer scored 363 runs in 6 matches at an average of 121.00 and with a strike rate of 153.81. This is the most runs that any batsman has scored in a single competition so far. Dhrumil Matkar picked up 15 wickets in 7 matches during the second season. So far, this is the most wickets that a single bowler has picked up in one season. Shivam Dube took 5/24 on March 13th, 2018, giving him the best bowling figures in a single match. This competition has seen three five-wicket hauls. These were by Dhrumil Matkar (5/32), Badrey Alam (5/28), and Shivam Dube (5/24).

What Teams Play in This Competition?

Eight teams have competed in the first two tournaments and these are:

  1. AaKash Tigers MWS
  2. ARCS Andheri
  3. Eagle Thane Strikers
  4. NaMo Bandra Blasters
  5. North Mumbai Panthers
  6. Shivaji Park Lions
  7. SoBo Supersonics
  8. Triumph Knights Mumbai North East

How do Players Join a Team?

In the other T20 tournaments, an auction takes place before the event starts so that franchise owners can buy players for their team. However, there is no auction for this particular T20 competition. Instead, the owners of each team can simply offer players a contract if they feel that they will be a great addition to their side.

Each team must have a minimum of 18 players and no more than 20. Furthermore, a player can only play if they are registered with the MCA. There is also a salary cap of 35 lakhs per team.

What Format Does This Cricket League Make Use of?

The eight teams are split into two groups of four and everyone plays each other once. The top two teams qualify for the semi-finals, with the teams that finished first in each group, playing the team that finished second in the other group. The two winners then compete in the finals for the right to lift the trophy.

Which Sides Have Won the League so Far?

As there have only been two editions of this tournament so far, there have obviously only been two winners. Nevertheless, we have created a table that shows you the winners and runners-up of each season, what the winning margin was, as well who the player of the series was.

Season Winners Runners-Up Winning Margin Player of the Series
2018 Triumph Knights Mumbai North East Shivaji Park Lions 3 runs Shivam Dube
2019 North Mumbai Panthers SoBo Supersonics 12 runs Prithvi Shaw

Our Match Predictions Are Worth Looking At

If you don’t know much about a tournament, you can still obviously place some bets on the matches that are happening in it, but you will be relying solely on luck. You might win every now and then, but you, if truth be told, will probably end up losing more than you win. This is why we highly recommend that you take a look a look at our match predictions before you start. By doing this, you will be able to drastically improve the odds of you winning your cricket bets.