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Ranji Trophy 2019-20

9 Dec 2019 - 13 Mar 2020

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 will be the 86th season of the tournament. Ranji Trophy is the premier first-class cricket tournament in India. The season will take place from 9 December 2019 to 13 March 2020. Vidarbha is the winner of Ranji Trophy from the last two seasons.


Table of Contents


  1. Teams
  2. Format
  3. Points System


Teams


There are a total of 38 teams divided into four groups. Group A and B have nine teams each. Group C and Plate Group have 10 teams each. This is the first time that Chandigarh is participating in the tournament. The groups have been decided based on the team's performance in the previous edition of the Trophy.


Group AGroup BGroup CPlate Group
AndhraBarodaAssamArunachal Pradesh
BengalHimachal PradeshChattisgarhBihar
DelhiKarnatakaHaryanaChattisgarh
GujaratMadhya PradeshJammu and KashmirGoa
HyderabadMumbaiJharkhandManipur
KeralaRailwaysMaharashtraMeghalaya
PunjabSaurashtraOdishaMizoram
RajasthanTamil NaduServicesNagaland
VidarbhaUttar PradeshTripuraPuducherry
------UttarakhandSikkim


Format


League stage


A total of 169 matches will be played in Ranji 2019-20. There will be 162 matches in the league stage of the tournament. In the League stage, every team will play one match against every other team in their group. At the end of the League stage, top five teams across Group A and B, top teams from Group C and the top team from Plate Group will advance to the knockout stage of the tournament.


Bottom two teams across Groups A and B will be relegated to Group C. The top teams from Group C will be promoted to Group A and B for the next edition of the tournament. The bottom-ranked team in Group C will be relegated to Plate Group and the top-ranked team of Plate Group will be promoted to Group C.


Knockout Stage


The Knockout stage will have seven matches, four quarterfinals, two semifinals and the final. The knockout matches will start from 20 February 2020 and the final will be played from 9 March 2020.


New Change


The BCCI has agreed to use a limited DRS system for this edition of the tournament in the knockout stage. The limited DRS system will not use Hawk-Eye and UltraEdge


Points System


ScenarioPoints
Win6
Bonus point (for innings or 10 wickets wins)1
1st innings lead in a drawn match3
1st innings deficit in a drawn match1
No result1
Lost0


Videos
'Winning the 1995 Ranji Trophy was the biggest turning point for Karnataka cricket' - Anil Kumble

'Winning the 1995 Ranji Trophy was the biggest turning point for Karnataka cricket' - Anil Kumble

Former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah wants salary cap on Ranji Trophy guest players

Former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah wants salary cap on Ranji Trophy guest players

A shortened version of Ranji Trophy might still take place, feels Arun Lal

A shortened version of Ranji Trophy might still take place, feels Arun Lal

Sheldon Jackson leaves Saurashtra to play for Puducherry

Sheldon Jackson leaves Saurashtra to play for Puducherry

Wasim Jaffer looking forward to new role as Uttarakhand head coach

Wasim Jaffer looking forward to new role as Uttarakhand head coach

'It is important for everyone': Abhimanyu Easwaran hopes for full domestic cricket season

'It is important for everyone': Abhimanyu Easwaran hopes for full domestic cricket season

Rahul Dravid reckons that India is not in a position to resume cricket

Rahul Dravid reckons that India is not in a position to resume cricket

'I used to go and watch Sachin Tendulkar's school matches,' Wasim Jaffer tells Ashwin

'I used to go and watch Sachin Tendulkar's school matches,' Wasim Jaffer tells Ashwin

I am really very happy because he is a brother to me: Sachin Baby on Sreesanth's comeback

I am really very happy because he is a brother to me: Sachin Baby on Sreesanth's comeback

Vinay Kumar: I'll return to Karnataka cricket and give it all back

Vinay Kumar: I'll return to Karnataka cricket and give it all back

One for the road, Mr. Raiji

One for the road, Mr. Raiji

Pujara is better than me when taking on spinners: Rahul Dravid tells Sanjay Manjrekar

Pujara is better than me when taking on spinners: Rahul Dravid tells Sanjay Manjrekar

BCCI should prioritise Ranji Trophy by having a shorter season: Meghalaya coach Gautam Shome

BCCI should prioritise Ranji Trophy by having a shorter season: Meghalaya coach Gautam Shome

BCCI’s state unit Uttarakhand dishonour payment to its Ranji support staff

BCCI’s state unit Uttarakhand dishonour payment to its Ranji support staff

Kapil Dev still looking for 1990-91 Ranji Trophy final video

Kapil Dev still looking for 1990-91 Ranji Trophy final video

Dodda Ganesh opens up on his early retirement from the game

Dodda Ganesh opens up on his early retirement from the game

5 memorable Tests at the iconic Brabourne Stadium

5 memorable Tests at the iconic Brabourne Stadium

Dodda Ganesh calls it 'a dream' to have bowled with Srinath for India

Dodda Ganesh calls it 'a dream' to have bowled with Srinath for India

Delhi cricket thrives on corruption in selection: Atul Wassan

Delhi cricket thrives on corruption in selection: Atul Wassan

Good opportunity for bowlers to develop skill sets after ICC's ban on using saliva: Vinay Kumar

Good opportunity for bowlers to develop skill sets after ICC's ban on using saliva: Vinay Kumar

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