Named after the first Indian cricketer who played international cricket, Ranjitsinhji, Ranji Trophy was first played in the 1934-35 season. It is the premier first-class cricket championship in India and is administered by the BCCI. In the 2019-20 season of the Ranji Trophy, the final match was a draw between Saurashtra and Bengal.
The complete list of Ranji Trophy winners is given below -
Ranji Trophy Winners List
|2019-20||Saurashtra||425, 105/4 (34.0)||Bengal||381||Match drawn (Saurashtra vs Bengal) |
|2018-19||Vidarbha||312, 200||Saurashtra||307,127||Vidarbha won by 78 runs|
|2017-18||Vidarbha||547, 32/1||Delhi||295, 280||Vidarbha won by 9 wickets|
|2016-17||Gujarat||328, 313/5||Mumbai||228, 411||Gujarat won by 5 wickets|
|2015-16||Mumbai||371||Saurashtra||235, 115||Mumbai won by an innings and 21 runs|
|2014-15||Karnataka||762||Tamil Nadu||134, 411||Karnataka won by an innings and 217 runs|
|2013-14||Karnataka||515, 157/3||Maharashtra||305, 366||Karnataka won by 7 wickets|
|2012-13||Mumbai||355||Saurashtra||148, 82||Mumbai win by an innings and 125 runs|
|2011-12||Rajasthan||621, 204/5d||Tamil Nadu||295, 8/2||Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)|
|2009-10||Mumbai||233, 234||Karnataka||130, 331||Mumbai won by 6 runs|
*Updated after Ranji Trophy 2019-20
The tournament follows a round-robin format followed by knockout matches. The 2019-20 season of the tournament, which will be its 86th edition will have 38 teams. In 85 years since the inception of the tournament, there have been 17 different Ranji winner.
Also see - Ranji Points Table
The first edition of the tournament was won by Bombay (now known as Mumbai). Mumbai/Bombay has played in 46 finals and has won a total of 41 Ranji Trophy champions, the most by any team on the Ranji winners list.
Karnataka is the second most successful team, winning 8 titles in 14 final appearances. In the last three editions of the tournament, there were two new winners, Gujarat in 2016-17 and Vidarbha in 2017-18 and 2018-19. Mumbai/Bombay also holds the record of most consecutive Ranji title wins, 15, from 1958-59 season to 1972-73 season.