Ranji Trophy has been the platform for the domestic players to showcase their talent at the domestic level while playing with some highly qualified players. Ranji Trophy has gained lots of fans since its inaugural season itself as its format was a huge hit.
The first ever edition of the Ranji Trophy was played in the year 1934. The competition was named after the English cricketer of Indian origin, Ranjitsinhji. Since then every year, this mega-event takes place. In 2018-19, 37 teams competed to win the glittering trophy.
The 2 players are at the top of the batting and bowling leaderboards in the history of Ranji Trophy right from 1934 to present are Wasim Jaffer and Rajinder Goel.
Jaffer has so far scored the most runs in the history of Ranji trophy (11,775). On the other hand, Rajinder has etched his name as the best bowler by being the highest wicket-taker of Ranji Trophy with a total of 640 wickets.
Vidarbha won their 2nd consecutive Ranji Trophy title this year after defeating Saurashtra by 78 runs in the final. However, there were players from other teams as well who shone this season and so, here are the top 10 performers of Ranji Trophy 2018-19.
#1 Milind Kumar- Delhi (Most Runs- 1,331)
To emerge as the leading run-scorer of the premier domestic tournament is the dream of every batsman wanting to play cricket at a competitive level. However, every batsman is not able to score big as it demands huge patience and strength. Milind Kumar proved his worth as he emerged out as the leading run scorer from this year’s tournament.
Kumar smashed a total of 1331 runs from just 8 matches. He scored these runs at a mind-boggling average of 121 which proves why he was the best batsman of this season.