Today, we will discuss about how players are selected for Ranji trophy and why Ranji Trophy is an important tournament for any professional cricketer to grow…
The BCCI conducts a lot of tournaments for state players every year. The tournaments are conducted for various age groups like U-14, U-16, U-19, U-25 and open category.
For the open category or senior players, the most prestigious tournament that every player dreams to play is RANJI TROPHY and in this article we will see in detail how players are selected for RANJI TROPHY.
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HOW PLAYERS ARE SELECTED FOR RANJI TROPHY
To get selected for RANJI TROPHY, a player has to perform consistently in the age group tournaments like U-16 VIJAY MERCHANT TROPHY, U-19 COOCH BEHAR TROPHY, U-25 COL C.K NAYUDU TROPHY conducted by the BCCI.
When a player performs well consistently in junior age group tournaments, he gets noticed by the selectors and gets promoted to the senior age group tournaments like VIJAY HAZARE TROPHY, SYED MUSHTAQ ALI TROPHY, DULEEP TROPHY, IRANI TROPHY and that is how players are selected for RANJI TROPHY.
WHY RANJI TROPHY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT ABOVE ALL?
After knowing how players are selected for Ranji trophy, now let us see why this tournament is so special…
- It is the only tournament on the list of domestic tournaments that has days matches. A RANJI TROPHY match consists of 4 days where the preparation, temperament, abilities and mindset of a player are tested.
- Usually, the players who perform well in the Ranji Trophy are selected for the GRAND T20 LEAGUE IPL and if they are skilled enough to make their way into the playing 11 and perform well then there are chances for them to get a call from BCCI to play international cricket for INDIA.
- There are few players in RANJI trophy who are best suited for test match format. As a result, if a player who is suited to play test matches and performs well in the RANJI Trophy, the BCCI may directly call them to play TEST matches for India.
WHEN WAS RANJI TROPHY STARTED
The prestigious tournament RANJI Trophy was founded in 1935 by the BCCI and is named after RANJITSINHJI, one of India’s oldest test players who also represented England and Sussex.
Some of the noteworthy achievements from RANJI trophy are-
- WASIM JAFFER – most runs in Ranji trophy
- RAJINDER GOEL – most wickets in Ranji trophy
- TEAM MUMBAI – most Ranji trophy titles (41)
RANJI TROPHY 2023
The RANJI TROPHY 2023 was all exciting and all the teams were highly competitive.
Players like Mayank Agarwal, Shams Mulani, Sarafaraz Khan were on song in the RANJI TROPHY 2023 season!
But the best team was Saurashtra as they bagged another RANJI TROPHY title this year!
Test match is the most original and oldest form of cricket and RANJI trophy gives you that joy of original format of cricket. This tournament should not be discontinued in the future, as it is a platform for aspiring cricketers to showcase their talent on such a large stage.
Hope now you know clearly how players are selected for Ranji trophy.
Do you watch RANJI trophy? Who is your favourite player from the tournament so far?
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Q-who won ranji trophy 2022?
A – Madhya Pradesh
Q-How many days are there in Ranji Trophy?
A – A league match is played for 4 days and a knockout match is played for 5 days.
Q-Which state won Ranji Trophy 2023?
A – Saurashtra
Q – Is Ranji Trophy a test or ODI?
A – Ranji trophy is played in test format and each match is played for 4 days!
Q – Which team has won Ranji Trophy most?
A – MUMBAI has won the most titles of Ranji trophy! Mumbai has won 41 times in the history of Ranji Trophy!