List of Ranji Trophy records

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This is a list of Ranji Trophy records, with each list containing the top five performances in the category. The Ranji Trophy is the premier first-class cricket competition in India.

Currently active players are bolded.

Batting records[edit]

Most career runs[edit]

Rank Score Player Teams Career span
1 9658 Wasim Jaffer Bombay/Mumbai 1996/97 – 2013/14
2 9202 Amol Muzumdar Bombay/Mumbai, Assam, Andhra Pradesh 1993/94 – 2013/14
3 8007 Hrishikesh Kanitkar Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan 1994/95 – 2013/14
4 7623 Amarjit Kaypee Punjab, Haryana 1980/81 – 1999/00
5 7621 Pankaj Dharmani Punjab 1992/93 – 2010/11
6 7607 Shitanshu Kotak Saurashtra 1992/93 – 2013/14
7 7597 Mithun Manhas Delhi 1997/98 – 2013/14
8 7438 Ajay Sharma Delhi, Himachal Pradesh 1984/85 – 2000/01
9 7329 Jacob Martin Baroda, Railways, Assam 1991/92 – 2009/10
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 2 January 2014.

Highest individual scores[edit]

Rank Score Player Team Opponent Season
1 443* B. B. Nimbalkar Maharashtra Kathiawar 1948/49
2 377 Sanjay Manjrekar Bombay Hyderabad 1990/91
3 366 M. V. Sridhar Hyderabad Andhra 1993/94
4 359* Vijay Merchant Bombay Maharashtra 1943/44
5 353 V. V. S. Laxman Hyderabad Karnataka 1999/00
6 352 Cheteshwar Pujara Saurashtra Karnataka 2012/13
7 340 Sunil Gavaskar Bombay Karnataka 1981/82
8 331 Ravindra Jadeja Saurashtra Railways 2012/13
9 327 Kedar Jadhav Maharashtra Uttar Pradesh 2012/13
10 323 Ajit Wadekar Bombay Mysore 1966/67
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 30 January 2013.×

Most career centuries[edit]

Rank Centuries Player Teams Career span
1 36 Wasim Jaffer Bombay/Mumbai 1996/97 – 2013/14
2 31 Ajay Sharma Delhi, Himachal Pradesh 1984/85 – 2000/01
3 28 Hrishikesh Kanitkar Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan 1994/95 – 2013/14
28 Amol Muzumdar Bombay/Mumbai, Assam, Andhra Pradesh 1993/94 – 2013/14
5 27 Amarjit Kaypee Punjab, Haryana 1980/81 – 1999/00
6 26 Brijesh Patel Mysore, Karnataka 1969/70 – 1987/88
26 Surendra Bhave Maharashtra 1986/87 – 2000/01
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 16 December 2013.

Highest career average[edit]

Qualification: 3500+ runs

Rank Average Player Teams Runs
1 98.75 Vijay Merchant Bombay 3639
2 85.62 Sachin Tendulkar Bombay/Mumbai 4281
3 80.61 V. V. S. Laxman Hyderabad 5764
4 78.29 Ajay Sharma Delhi, Himachal Pradesh 7438
5 76.08 Ashok Mankad Bombay 6619
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 30 October 2013.

Most runs in a season[edit]

Rank Score Player Team Season
1 1415 V. V. S. Laxman Hyderabad 1999/00
2 1280 Vijay Bharadwaj Karnataka 1998/99
3 1260 Wasim Jaffer Mumbai 2008/09
4 1089 Ajinkya Rahane Mumbai 2008/09
5 1075 Sridharan Sriram Tamil Nadu 1999/00
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 24 February 2012.

Bowling records[edit]

Most career wickets[edit]

Rank Wickets Player Teams Career span
1 637 Rajinder Goel Southern Punjab, Delhi, Haryana 1958/59 – 1984/85[1]
2 530 Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan Madras, Tamil Nadu 1963/64 – 1984/85
3 479 Sunil Joshi Karnataka 1992/93 – 2010/11
4 441 Narendra Hirwani Madhya Pradesh, Bengal 1984/85 – 2005/06
5 437 Bhagwat Chandrasekhar Mysore, Karnataka 1963/64 – 1979/80[2]
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 16 October 2010.

Best innings bowling[edit]

Rank Score Player Team Opponent Season
1 10/20 Premangsu Chatterjee Bengal Assam 1956/57
2 10/78 Pradeep Sunderam Rajasthan Vidarbha 1985/86
3 9/23 Ankeet Chavan Mumbai Punjab 2012/13
4 9/25 Hyder Ali Railways Jammu and Kashmir 1969/70
5 9/29 Faisal Shaikh Goa Services 2002/03
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 19 December 2012.

Most wickets in a season[edit]

Rank Wickets Player Team Season
1 64 Bishan Singh Bedi Delhi 1974/75
2 62 Dodda Ganesh Karnataka 1998/99
62 Kanwaljit Singh Hyderabad 1999/00
4 58 Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan Tamil Nadu 1972/73
58 Maninder Singh Delhi 1991/92
6 57 Ranadeb Bose Bengal 2006/07
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 16 December 2012.

Team records[edit]

Highest innings totals[edit]

Rank Score Team Opponent Season
1 944/6 dec Hyderabad Andhra 1993/94
2 912/6 dec Tamil Nadu Goa 1988/89[3]
3 912/8 dec Holkar Mysore 1945/46[4]
4 855/6 dec Bombay Hyderabad 1990/91[5]
5 826/4 Maharashtra Kathiawar 1948/49
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: 16 October 2010.

Highest partnerships per wicket[edit]

Wicket Score Players Team Opponent Season
1st 464 Ravi Sehgal & Raman Lamba Delhi Himachal Pradesh 1994/95
2nd 475 Zahir Alam & Lalchand Rajput Assam Tripura 1991/92
3rd 539 SD Jogiyani & Ravindra Jadeja Saurashtra Gujarat 2012/13
4th 577 Vijay Hazare & Gul Mohammad Baroda Holkar 1946/47
5th 520* Cheteshwar Pujara & Ravindra Jadeja Saurashtra Orissa 2008/09
6th 417 Wriddhiman Saha & Laxmi Ratan Shukla Bengal Assam 2010/11
7th 460 Bhupinder Singh, Jr. & Pankaj Dharmani Punjab Delhi 1994/95
8th 392 Amit Mishra & Jayant Yadav Haryana Karanataka 2012/13
9th 249* Amkit Srivastava & Kapil Seth Madhya Pradesh Vidarbha 2000/01[6][7]
10th 233 Ajay Sharma & Maninder Singh Delhi Bombay 1991/92
Source: CricketArchive. Last updated: February 2013.

Notes[edit]

All lists are referenced to CricketArchive.

  1. ^ Indian sources usually credit Goel with 640 Ranji Trophy wickets. CricketArchive has his wicket tally as 637 while Robert Brooke's 'The Cricketer Book of Cricket Milestones' states that he took 636 wickets.
  2. ^ The most successful non-spin bowler in the Ranji Trophy was Madan Lal who took 351 wickets.
  3. ^ Includes 52 penalty runs
  4. ^ The Holkar innings included six centurions. Kamal Bhandarkar made 142, Chandu Sarwate 101, Madhavsinh Jagdale 164, C. K. Nayudu 101, B. B. Nimbalkar 172 and Pratap Singh 100.
  5. ^ Includes 48 penalty runs
  6. ^ It was Kapil Seth's only first-class match.
  7. ^ 276 runs were added for this wicket. After Srivastava retired hurt, Seth and Narendra Hirwani added 27 runs

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