Ranji Trophy 2022/23

Manoj Tiwary retires from all forms of cricket

Former Bengal captain ends his 19-year domestic career just short of 10,000 runs
May 14, 2024

How Unadkat's Saurashtra became India's dominant first-class team

They found contributors from everywhere to claim a second Ranji Trophy crown
May 16, 2024

Jaydev Unadkat leads from the front as Saurashtra win second Ranji Trophy title

Captain grabbed 6 for 85 in the second innings, as hosts Bengal suffered a batting collapse of 5 for 11 on fourth morning
May 10, 2024

Majumdar, Tiwary hit fighting fifties for Bengal, but advantage with Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy final

Bengal erase most of Saurashtra's 230-run first-innings lead on day three at Eden Gardens
May 09, 2024

Vasavada, Jani, Jackson put Saurashtra in control of Ranji Trophy final

Four half-centuries in Saurashtra's innings, thus far, have put Bengal on the back foot
May 11, 2024

Playing a part in Saurashtra's success is close to Unadkat's heart

Captain says, "playing a part in Saurashtra's success is close to my heart"
May 08, 2024

Bengal look to end Ranji jinx and kick off next era in one go at Eden Gardens

They are far from perfect, but have put together a solid body of work over the past few seasons
May 11, 2024

Ranji Trophy 2022-23 final to have 'full version' of DRS

It will be a shift from the "limited DRS" the BCCI had used during the knockout matches of the 2019-20 season
May 17, 2024

Bengal aim to end 34-year wait against Saurashtra at Eden Gardens

Jaydev Unadkat returns as Saurashtra target their second title in three seasons
May 08, 2024

Vasavada holds nerve to haul Saurashtra into final

Gowtham's triple-strike had reduced Saurashtra to 42 for 5 before Vasavada, Sakariya rescued them
May 12, 2024

Pradipta Pramanik's five-for takes Bengal to Ranji Trophy final

Madhya Pradesh scored at over six an over in a mammoth chase but were bowled out in the 40th over
May 08, 2024

Vasavada's 202 puts Saurashtra one step closer to Ranji Trophy final

Kaverappa takes a five-for but Karnataka's hopes fade away in Bengaluru
May 17, 2024

Bengal on verge of Ranji final after batting Madhya Pradesh out of the game

Anustup Majumdar scored 80 to add to his century in the first innings as Bengal stretched their lead to 547 runs
May 12, 2024

Five for Akash Deep as Bengal take huge lead

Team closes in on making a second final in three years after bowling Madhya Pradesh out for 170
May 16, 2024

Jackson 160, Vasavada 112* deflate Karnataka

Their 232-run stand helped Saurashtra recover from 92 for 3 and go into day four trailing by just 43 runs
May 15, 2024

Jackson, Vasavada give wings to Saurashtra's Ranji dream

Duo's perfect combination of fire and ice puts team on the verge of another final
May 15, 2024

Mayank Agarwal's mammoth 249 leads Karnataka's solid recovery

Their captain pushed the hosts from 112 for 5 to 407, before Vidwath Kaverappa struck twice with the ball
May 08, 2024

Abishek Porel capitalises with fifty as Bengal post 438 and end second day ahead

Kartikeya took three wickets, while pair of Anubhav and Gourav scalped four between them before MP lose openers
May 08, 2024

Agarwal ton rescues Karnataka from precarious situation

He and S Sharath added 117 in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand to take the side to 229 for 5 at stumps
May 08, 2024

Mayank Agarwal fights against himself, and the conditions, to come up trumps

Karnataka, at the Chinnaswamy, were in a hole against Saurashtra, till their captain hauled them out
May 17, 2024

Majumdar and Gharami tons help Bengal dominate Madhya Pradesh

The hosts, despite double-striking twice, were unable to curb the run-flow
May 08, 2024

Akash Deep, the key cog in Bengal's quest for Ranji glory

In the absence of Mukesh Kumar, the right-arm seamer has led the bowling charts for Bengal
May 13, 2024

How R Samarth made a mental shift in his search for Ranji Trophy success

Now a senior in Karnataka's squad, he's keen to pass on his learnings to the next generation and help his team end their wait for silverware
May 17, 2024

Hanuma Vihari: 'I play to win, even if batting with one hand or one leg'

"Even if I motivated or inspired a few youngsters, then I would be happy. I feel it was worth it: worth the pain"
May 18, 2024

Saurashtra, Bengal, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh enter Ranji Trophy semi-finals

Madhya Pradesh look well-placed to enter final four, too, while Saurashtra vs Punjab is set to enter final day
May 17, 2024

Shreyas Gopal opens up on cricket and life after cathartic quarter-final century

The Karnataka allrounder on dealing with setbacks, conversations with Brian Lara, and much more
May 10, 2024

Hanuma Vihari bats left-handed, holds off Avesh Khan & Co despite fractured forearm

After returning to bat, Vihari even hit two boundaries, including one of Avesh Khan
May 17, 2024

Meet M Venkatesh, the shy rookie who lit up a Ranji quarter-final

The fast bowler emulated his childhood hero Abhimanyu Mithun with a five-wicket haul on first-class debut
May 12, 2024

Battered, bruised Tiwary keeps Bengal's Ranji dream burning

The captain is all about spreading "positive vibes" as he strongly believes his team will go all the way this time
May 13, 2024

Madhya Pradesh have hit a rough patch, but Karnataka are coming into their own

Jharkhand are in the final eight when it didn't look likely and Punjab are on the up thanks to a strong young batting core
May 16, 2024

Ajinkya Rahane calls for five-day games all through Ranji Trophy

Mumbai captain also wants points docked for slow over rates instead of just financial penalties
May 10, 2024

Ranji Trophy round-up: Andhra qualify after rare first-innings tie

The last round of group matches helped us go from 38 teams to only eight, with the quarterfinalists identified
May 17, 2024

Manipur's homegrown heroes prepare for life in the Elite lane

The northeastern state has barely any cricket infrastructure, but its players have fought their way to promotion
May 16, 2024

Ranji Trophy scenarios: Mumbai, Maharashtra in virtual knockout as quarter-finals race heats up

Bengal, Saurashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh are already through, leaving 11 teams jostling for the other four spots
May 13, 2024

Ranji Trophy 6th round: Vidarbha make history, double for Mayank, ten for Akash Deep

Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka have entered the quarter-finals with one round to go, while Bihar and Manipur will contest the Plate final
May 17, 2024

Aditya Sarwate takes six as Gujarat collapse for 54 chasing 73

Vidarbha defend the lowest score in a first-class match in India to go joint-second in Group D
May 10, 2024

Sarfaraz's job is to 'keep scoring runs, all the time', and he hasn't stopped doing it

Not being picked in the Test team despite his monster first-class numbers upset him, but he isn't about to give up
May 17, 2024

Nadeem wants to keep playing, keep knocking on the door that seems to have been shut on him

"You feel proud when you realise that you have achieved something that not many are able to," Nadeem says after reaching the landmark of 500 first-class wickets
May 18, 2024

Ranji Trophy 5th round: Shaw's 379, Punjab's Bazball, Shorey's golden run

Mukesh Kumar's match haul of seven wickets helped Bengal script a win despite conceding a first-innings lead
May 18, 2024

Himachal Pradesh fast bowler Sidharth Sharma dies aged 28

He had been hospitalised after complaining of breathing trouble during a Ranji Trophy practice session in Vadodara
May 10, 2024

'It feels really nice' - Prithvi Shaw after cracking 383-ball 379

He scored 139 runs off 99 balls on the day to add to his overnight score of 240 before getting dismissed for 379
May 17, 2024

Prithvi Shaw slams career-best score at rapid pace

Mumbai opener finishes day one against Assam unbeaten on 240 off 283 balls
May 14, 2024

Women umpires Rathi, Janani and Gayathri make history in Ranji Trophy

The trio, already well-respected on the women's circuit, became the first female umpires to officiate in the tournament
May 13, 2024

Ranji Trophy fourth round: Sarfaraz's hunger, Agarwal's drought-ending ton

Unadkat, Abhimanyu, Jadhav also shone in a round where nine of the 19 games ended in a draw
May 14, 2024

DDCA chief sacks senior selection committee after selection chaos

"Therefore, these committees are not only doing disservice to the DDCA but also to the game of cricket," Rohan Jaitley wrote in an email to some of the officials
May 11, 2024

Debatable selections, 'unfair practices', 10 for 7 - Delhi cricket is in a mess, again

Even as Delhi struggled to stay afloat against Saurashtra, selectors Khoda and Sidhana had a war of words, which ended with Sidhana walking out of the meeting
May 09, 2024

Jaydev Unadkat rocks Delhi with first-over hat-trick

Saurashtra captain completes a five-wicket haul in his first two overs in Rajkot
May 10, 2024

Ranji Trophy: Abhimanyu Easwaran to play at Abhimanyu Cricket Academy Stadium

The stadium in Dehradun, where the Uttarakhand vs Bengal game will be played, is owned by Abhimanyu's father
May 17, 2024

Delhi out of first-choice pace-bowling options as injury list grows

"No pre-season camp, no proper training session, fast bowlers highly under-cooked," a Delhi cricket official says
May 12, 2024

Shams Mulani aces the left-arm spinner vs left-hand batter challenge

Last season's highest wicket-taker is focused on doing well year after year so that he is not called a one-season wonder
May 13, 2024

Ajinkya Rahane not giving up hope of an India comeback

Fresh off a double-century in the Ranji Trophy, the Mumbai captain says, 'I don't want to run after anything… just want to back my game'
May 09, 2024

Railways vs Punjab game to start afresh after Karnail Singh pitch is deemed 'dangerous and unfit for play'

"Some balls hit the gloves, others scooted low at shoe-height from the same spot," a player who was involved in the game told ESPNcricinfo
May 10, 2024

Fearless Sai Sudharsan hopes to emulate childhood friend Washington Sundar

Young Tamil Nadu batter says he has "no stage fright" after scoring a century on Ranji Trophy debut
May 14, 2024

Ranji Trophy first-round highlights: Nagaland's shocker, Tendulkar's ton, and Tamil Nadu's Bazball

N Jagadeesan and Ishan Kishan continue their form as the 19 games in the round produced 12 results
May 13, 2024

Manoj Tiwary hints at retirement at the end of ongoing season

Leading Bengal in Abhimanyu Easwaran's absence, Tiwary wants his team to take their game to "the next level" to try and win the Ranji Trophy
May 09, 2024

Arjun Tendulkar scores century on Ranji Trophy debut, emulates father Sachin

The 23-year-old, turning out for Goa this season, recorded the feat against Rajasthan
May 14, 2024

Mayank Agarwal hits the reset button to focus firmly on Karnataka

New captain says India selection will take care of itself if he can score loads of Ranji Trophy runs like he did in 2017-18
May 16, 2024

Dhull named captain of Delhi Ranji team, Ishant also in squad for first two games

Dhull, who led India U-19 to World Cup glory earlier this year, has played only eight first-class games
May 12, 2024