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Ranji Trophy Records By Teams and Individual Players [1934-2023]

Ranji Trophy Records By Teams and Individual Players

Ranji Trophy Records By Team and Individual Players: Here is the List of All the records related to the Ranji Trophy. The highest Team score, Highest individual score, lowest team score, highest wicket-taker and everything about Ranji Trophy is discussed in the post.

The Ranji Trophy is the premier first-class cricket championship in India, named after England and Sussex cricketer Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji. It was first contested in 1934 and has been held annually since.

The tournament involves teams representing various states and territories in India, with the winner being crowned the champion of Indian domestic cricket.

Ranji Trophy Records By Teams and Individual Players
Ranji Trophy Records of All Time

The format of the tournament has evolved over the years, with the current format being a knockout competition featuring teams divided into different groups. The tournament is considered one of the most prestigious domestic cricket competitions in India and is a key part of the country’s cricketing culture.

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Teams in Ranji Trophy

Some of you guys must be thinking that how many teams are there in the Ranji Trophy, so here is the answer.

The Ranji Trophy Tournament consist of 38 teams from around the country, Here is the list of all the teams that take part in the Ranji Trophy:

Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Hyderabad (Telangana)
Karnataka (Mysore)
Madhya Pradesh (Central India/Gwalior/Holkar/Madhya Bharat)
Mumbai (Bombay)
Odisha (Orissa)
Rajasthan (Rajputana)
Tamil Nadu (Madras)
Saurashtra (Kathiawar)
Uttar Pradesh (United Provinces)
Services (Army)
Arunachal Pradesh†

† denotes newly added teams from the 2018–19 season (source: Wikipedia)

Here is a List of Records you might want to know about the Ranji Trophy:

Ranji Trophy Records: Highest score in Ranji Trophy By Team

The record for the highest team total in the Ranji Trophy is held by Hyderabad. In the 1993/94 season, they amassed an incredible 944/6d, with two players scoring double centuries and Maturi Sridhar hitting a marathon 366 off 523 balls. Despite the impressive performance, the match ultimately ended in a draw.

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Tamil NaduGoa912/6d1988/89
Madhya PradeshKarnataka912/8d1945/46

Lowest Runs in an Inning in Ranji Trophy

Southern PunjabNorthern Punjab221934/35
SindSouthern Punjab231938/39
Jammu KashmirDelhi231960/61
Jammu KashmirHaryana231977/78

Ranji Trophy Records: Highest Runs in Ranji Trophy by Player

Wasim Jaffer holds the record for the most runs scored in the history of Ranji Trophy, far ahead of any other player. During his domestic career which spanned from 1996 to 2020, Jaffer accumulated a staggering 12,038 runs in the tournament.

PlayerTeam(s)RunsCareer span
Wasim JafferVidarbha, Mumbai12,0381996/97 – 2019/20
Amol MuzumdarMumbai, Assam, Andhra9,2051993/94 – 2013/14
Devendra BundelaMadhya Pradesh9,2011995/96 – 2017/18

Ranji Trophy Records: Highest score in Ranji Trophy by Player

Bhausaheb Nimbalkar remains the holder of the record for the highest score in the Ranji Trophy and the highest first-class score by an Indian batter. He achieved this feat by scoring an unbeaten 443 for Maharashtra against Kathiawar in December 1948. Although Shaw has moved up to second place on both of these lists.

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B.B NimbalkarMaharashtraSaurashtra443*1948/49
Prithvi ShawMumbaiAssam3792022/23
Sanjay ManjrekarBombayHyderabad3771990/91

Ranji Trophy Records: Most runs in a single season

VVS Laxman holds the record for the most runs scored in a single season of the Ranji Trophy. In the 1999/2000 season, the Indian cricketing legend amassed a remarkable 1415 runs in just five innings, at a phenomenal average of 108.84.

VVS LaxmanHyderabad1,4151999/00
Rahul DalalArunachal Pradesh1,3402019/20
Milind KumarSikkim1,3312018/19

Ranji Trophy Records: Most Wickets

Rajinder Goel holds the record for the most wickets taken in the history of the Ranji Trophy. The former slow left-arm orthodox bowler took an impressive 637 wickets over the course of his career, which spanned from 1958 to 1985. During this time, Goel played for four different teams including Patiala, Southern Punjab, Delhi, and Haryana.

PlayerTeam(s)WicketsCareer Span
Rajinder GoelPatiala, Southern Punjab, Delhi, Haryana6371958/59 – 1984/85
Srinivasaraghavan VenkataraghavanMadras/Tamil Nadu5311963/64 – 1984/85
Sunil JoshiKarnataka4791992/93 – 2010/11

Ranji Trophy Records: Best bowling figure

Premangsu Chatterjee and Pradeep Sunderam are the only cricketers to have taken all ten wickets in a single inning of a Ranji Trophy match. However, the record for the best bowling figures belongs to Chatterjee, who took 10/20 against Assam during the 1956/57 season.

PlayerTeamOppositionBowling figureSeason
Premangsu ChatterjeeBengalAssam10/201956/57
Pradeep SunderamRajasthanVidarbha10/781985/86
Ankeet ChavanMumbaiPunjab9/232012/13

Ranji Trophy Records: Most wickets in a single season

Ashutosh AmanBihar682018/19
Jaydev UnadkatSaurashtra672019/20
Bishan Singh BediDelhi641974/75
source: SportsAdda

Ranji Trophy Records: Most Ranji Trophy Winner Team

Most Successful Ranji Team: Mumbai is one of the most dominant teams in the Ranji Trophy, having won an astonishing 41 titles. They are widely regarded as one of the strongest teams in the competition and have produced some of India’s greatest cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Vijay Merchant, and many others.

In the second place, with 8 titles, is the formidable team of Karnataka. They are also consistently one of the top-performing teams and always give their best in each match.

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