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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
Sourav Ganguly voices support in favour of conducting Ranji Trophy this season

Sourav Ganguly voices support in favour of conducting Ranji Trophy this season

BCCI gives states four options, six bio-secure hubs for shortened domestic season

BCCI gives states four options, six bio-secure hubs for shortened domestic season

Bengal captain Abhimanyu Easwaran tests positive for COVID-19

Bengal captain Abhimanyu Easwaran tests positive for COVID-19

BCCI set to cancel entire domestic season due to COVID-19

BCCI set to cancel entire domestic season due to COVID-19

Cricket is played out of passion and not for the money that comes with it, reckons Uttarakhand captain Tanmay Srivastav

Cricket is played out of passion and not for the money that comes with it, reckons Uttarakhand captain Tanmay Srivastav

Ashok Dinda to leave Bengal after getting NOC from state cricket association

Ashok Dinda to leave Bengal after getting NOC from state cricket association

The selectors are the best people to answer why I couldn't stage a comeback to the Indian team: Wasim Jaffer

The selectors are the best people to answer why I couldn't stage a comeback to the Indian team: Wasim Jaffer

Need of the hour is to stay beside people: CAB president Avishek Dalmiya

Need of the hour is to stay beside people: CAB president Avishek Dalmiya

'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

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