Duleep Trophy

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For the current tournament, see 2014–15 Duleep Trophy.
Duleep Trophy
Countries India India
Administrator BCCI
Format First-class cricket
First tournament 1961–62
Tournament format Knock out
Number of teams 5
Current champion Central Zone
Most successful North Zone and West Zone(18 titles)
Website BCCI
2014–15 Duleep Trophy

The Duleep Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket competition played in India between teams representing geographical zones of India. The competition is named after Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji (also known as "Duleep"). East Zone are the current champions.

History[edit]

The competition was started by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the 1961–62 season. The inaugural tournament was won by West Zone who defeated South Zone in the final by 10 wickets. In the 1962–63 season four of the five teams (all except Central Zone) had their bowling attacks strengthened by a West Indies Test cricketer.[1]

North Zone and West Zone have been the most successful teams with 18 wins each, though North's total includes one shared trophy and West's three.

Format[edit]

Five Indian zonal teams regularly take part in the Duleep Trophy – North Zone, South Zone, East Zone, West Zone and Central Zone.

The original format was that the five teams played each other on a knock-out basis. From the 1993–94 season, the competition converted to a league format.

For the 2002–03 season, the zonal teams were replaced by 5 new teams – Elite A, Elite B, Elite C, Plate A and Plate B. These teams were constructed from the new Elite Group and Plate Group divisions which had been introduced into the Ranji Trophy that season. However, this format lasted for only one season as it was felt that the new teams lacked a sense of identity.[2]

From the 2003–04 season until 2008, the five original zonal teams competed along with a sixth guest team which was a touring foreign team. The first guest team was England A in 2003–04.

Since, the format has been replaced by the original 5-team knockout tournament.

Composition of teams[edit]

Each zonal team is a composite team of cricketers who play for the Ranji Trophy state/city teams situated in that region of India. The teams which compose each zone are as follows:

Guest teams[edit]

From the 2003–04 season onwards, a foreign guest team has competed as a sixth team in the Duleep Trophy.

Season Guest Team
2003–04 England A
2004–05 Bangladesh
2005–06 Zimbabwe Cricket Union President's XI
2006–07 Sri Lanka A
2007–08 England Lions
2008–09 no guest team[3]

Past winners[edit]

Season Winner Runner Up Result Final Venue
1961–62 West Zone South Zone West Zone by 10 wickets Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1962–63 West Zone South Zone West Zone by 1 Inn & 20 runs Eden Gardens, Calcutta
1963–64 West Zone & South Zone (shared) Draw Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1964–65 West Zone Central Zone West Zone by 1 Inn & 89 runs Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1965–66 South Zone Central Zone West Zone by 1 Inn & 20 runs MA Chidambaram Stadium, Madras
1966–67 South Zone West Zone Draw, South won by 68 runs the 1st Innings Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1967–68 South Zone West Zone Draw, South won by 17 runs the 1st Innings Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1968–69 West Zone South Zone Draw, West won by 82 runs the 1st Innings Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad
1969–70 West Zone North Zone West Zone won by an innings and 81 runs Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
1970–71 South Zone East Zone South won by 10 wickets Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1971–72 Central Zone West Zone Central by 2 wickets Central College Ground, Bangalore
1972–73 West Zone Central Zone West Zone won by an innings and 172 runs Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1973–74 North Zone Central Zone Central Zone won by 76 runs Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1974–75 South Zone West Zone South won by 9 wickets Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad
1975–76 South Zone North Zone South won by 37 runs MA Chidambaram Stadium, Madras
1976–77 West Zone North Zone West won by 9 wickets Moti Bagh Stadium, Baroda
1977–78 West Zone North Zone Draw, West won by 178 the 1st Innings Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
1978–79 North Zone West Zone Draw, North won by 140 the 1st Innings Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1979–80 North Zone West Zone North won by 104 runs Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
1980–81 West Zone East Zone Draw, West won by 101 the 1st Innings Eden Gardens, Calcutta
1981–82 West Zone East Zone Draw, West won by 104 the 1st Innings Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1982–83 North Zone South Zone North won by 8 wickets Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
1983–84 North Zone West Zone Draw, North won by 58 the 1st Innings Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
1984–85 South Zone North Zone South won by 73 runs Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1985–86 West Zone South Zone West by 9 wickets M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
1986–87 South Zone West Zone Draw, South won by 224 runs Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
1987–88 North Zone West Zone Draw, North won by 424 the 1st Innings Jayanti Stadium, Bhilai
1988–89 North Zone & West Zone (shared) Draw Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1989–90 South Zone Central Zone South won by 322 runs Gymkhana Ground, Secunderabad
1990–91 North Zone West Zone Draw, North won by 168 the 1st Innings Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur
1991–92 North Zone West Zone North won by 236 runs Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Valsad
1992–93 North Zone Central Zone Draw, North won by 171 the 1st Innings Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad
1993–94 North Zone West Zone Round Robin
1994–95 North Zone South Zone Round Robin
1995–96 South Zone Central Zone Round Robin
1996–97 Central Zone South Zone Central won by 161 runs Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
1997–98 Central Zone & West Zone (shared) Draw MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
1998–99 Central Zone West Zone Central won by 122 runs N2 Stadium, Aurangabad
1999–2000 North Zone West Zone Draw, North won by 101 on 1st innings Eden Gardens, Kolkata
2000–01 North Zone Central Zone Round Robin
2001–02 West Zone North Zone Round Robin
2002–03 Elite C Plate Group B Round Robin
2003–04 North Zone East Zone North won by 59 runs Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
2004–05 Central Zone North Zone Central won by nine wickets Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
2005–06 West Zone East Zone West won by five wickets Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
2006–07 North Zone Sri Lanka A North won by eight wickets Eden Gardens, Kolkata
2007–08 North Zone West Zone North won by six wickets Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
2008–09 West Zone South Zone West won by 274 runs MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
2009–10 West Zone South Zone West won by three wickets Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad
2010–11 South Zone North Zone South won by seven wickets ACA-VDCA Stadium, Vizag
2011–12 East Zone Central Zone East won by an innings and 20 runs Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
2012–13 East Zone Central Zone East Zone won on 1st innings lead M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
2013-14 North Zone & South Zone (shared) Draw Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
2014-15 Central Zone South Zone Central Zone won by 9 runs Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Finals appearances by team[edit]

Team Wins Appearances Win % Last win
West Zone 17 32 53.1 2010
South Zone 12 22 54.5 2011
Central Zone 6 15 40.0 2014
North Zone 17 25 68.0 2008
East Zone 2 7 28.6 2013
Elite C 1 1 100 2003

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cricket in India, 2003–04" by R. Mohan and Mohandas Mohan in Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2005. Alton: John Wisden & Co. Ltd., p1450. ISBN 0-947766-89-8
  2. ^ "Duleep Trophy to revert back to old format". Cricinfo. 1 September 2003. Retrieved 26 August 2007. 
  3. ^ "No foreign team for Duleep Trophy". Cricinfo. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 

External links[edit]


Indian first class cricket teams in the Duleep Trophy
Central Zone | East Zone | North Zone | South Zone | West Zone