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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


Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Updated points table after the fifth round matches

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Updated points table after the fifth round matches

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From U-19 heartbreak to Vidarbha stalwart: The tale of Akshay Wadkar (Exclusive)

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Ranji Trophy: The Northeast cricketing paradox (Opinion) 

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Cheteshwar Pujara scores his 50th First-Class century; enters elite list 

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Baba Indrajith returns as Tamil Nadu announce squad for matches against Mumbai and Railways

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Baba Indrajith returns as Tamil Nadu announce squad for matches against Mumbai and Railways

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Cricket News Today: Prithvi Shaw under scanner, Shubman Gill fined for dissent and more - 8th Jan 2020

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Rohit Sharma meets Mumbai team after twin defeats

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Rohit Sharma meets Mumbai team after twin defeats

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Shubman Gill fined full match fees for dissent

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Shubman Gill fined full match fees for dissent

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Prithvi Shaw under scanner for alleged misconduct and indiscipline

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Prithvi Shaw under scanner for alleged misconduct and indiscipline

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Punjab captain Mandeep Singh bats for DRS after twin howlers against Shubman Gill

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Punjab captain Mandeep Singh bats for DRS after twin howlers against Shubman Gill

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Prithvi Shaw rushed to NCA after sustaining shoulder injury 

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Prithvi Shaw rushed to NCA after sustaining shoulder injury 

Prithvi Shaw potentially out of New Zealand tour due to shoulder injury

Prithvi Shaw potentially out of New Zealand tour due to shoulder injury

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Shubman Gill refuses to walk after dismissal, abuses umpire

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Shubman Gill refuses to walk after dismissal, abuses umpire

Punjab-Delhi Ranji Trophy game halted due to Shubman Gill's heated exchange with umpire

Punjab-Delhi Ranji Trophy game halted due to Shubman Gill's heated exchange with umpire

Mayank Agarwal's absence an opportunity for others to prove themselves: Karun Nair

Mayank Agarwal's absence an opportunity for others to prove themselves: Karun Nair

Manjot Kalra handed one-year suspension for age-fraud; Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi yet to get clean chit 

Manjot Kalra handed one-year suspension for age-fraud; Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi yet to get clean chit 

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Mayank Agarwal rested for Karnataka's game against Mumbai; Rahane and Shaw in line to feature

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Mayank Agarwal rested for Karnataka's game against Mumbai; Rahane and Shaw in line to feature

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Ajinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw named in Mumbai's squad to face Karnataka

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Ajinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw named in Mumbai's squad to face Karnataka

In India everyone tells you the problem, not the solution, claims Ishant Sharma

In India everyone tells you the problem, not the solution, claims Ishant Sharma

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Ishan Porel hopes to continue his good form for India 'A'; says he has a knack to get good batsmen out 

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Ishan Porel hopes to continue his good form for India 'A'; says he has a knack to get good batsmen out 

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