2015–16 Ranji Trophy

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2015-16 Ranji Trophy
Ranji trophy.jpg
The Ranji Trophy, awarded to the winners
Dates 1 October 2015 (2015-10-01)–28 February 2016 (2016-02-28)
Administrator(s) BCCI
Cricket format First-class cricket
Tournament format(s) Round-robin then knockout
Host(s)  India
Champions Mumbai (41st title)
Participants 27
Matches played 115
Most runs Shreyas Iyer (1321)
Most wickets Shahbaz Nadeem (51)

The 2015–16 Ranji Trophy was the 82nd season of the Ranji Trophy, the premier first-class cricket tournament in India. It was contested by 27 teams divided into three groups of nine teams each. The top three teams from Groups A and B advanced to the quarterfinals along with the top two teams from Group C. For this season the schedule splits into two stages, the first is a league stage and the second being a knock-out stage. The league stage starts on 1 October 2015 and ends on 4 December 2015 and the knock-out stage starts on 3 February 2016 and ends on 28 February 2016. The 2015–16 Ranji Trophy will be followed by the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Deodhar Trophy.[1]

The final was contested by Saurashtra and Mumbai, a repeat of the 2012–13 final.[2] Mumbai won the match by an innings and 21 runs to claim their 41st title.[3]

Personnel changes[edit]

Players[edit]

Player From To Role
Sarfaraz Khan Mumbai Uttar Pradesh Batsman[4]
Tashuk Ali Himachal Pardesh Mumbai All rounder[4]
Pragyan Ojha Hyderabad Bengal Spinner[4]
Wasim Jaffer Mumbai Vidarbha Opening Batsman[4]
Virender Sehwag Delhi Haryana Opening Batsman[5]
Mithun Manhas Delhi J&K Batsman[4]
RP Singh Uttar Pradesh Gujarat Seam Bowler[6]
Prasanth Parameswaran Tamil Nadu Goa Seam Bowler
Amit Verma Kerala Assam Batsman

Coaches[edit]

Coach From To Role
Chandrakant Pandit Mumbai Coach [4]
Hrishikesh Kanitkar Goa Coach [4]
Dheeraj Jadhav Goa Asst. Coach [4]
Sairaj Bahutule Bengal Coach [4]
Bengal Asst. Coach [4]
Lakshmipathy Balaji Tamil Nadu Bowling Coach
Rizwan Shamshad Uttar Pradesh Head Coach
Ajay Jadeja Delhi Head Coach

Teams[edit]

The groups drawn are as follows[7]

Zone-wise[edit]

Zone-wise participation:

Group North West South (2014-15 Duleep Runners-Up) East Central (2014-15 Duleep Winners)
A Delhi (2014-15 Quarter-Finalist), Haryana Maharashtra (2014-15 Semi-Finalist) Karnataka (2014-15 Winner) Assam (2014-15 Quarter-Finalist), Bengal, Odisha Rajasthan, Vidarbha (2014-15 Quarter-Finalist)
B Punjab Baroda, Gujarat, Mumbai (2014-15 Semi-Finalist) Andhra Pradesh (2014-15 Quarter-Finalist), Tamil Nadu (2014-15 Runner-Up) Madhya Pradesh, Railways, Uttar Pradesh
C Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Services Saurashtra Goa, Hyderabad, Kerala Jharkhand, Tripura

Group A[edit]

Points table

Team[8] Pld W L D A WI FI Pts Q
Vidarbha 8 4 2 2 0 1 1 29 0.047
Bengal 8 2 0 6 0 0 5 28 0.110
Assam 8 3 2 3 0 1 2 26 -0.304
Delhi 8 3 1 4 0 1 1 25 0.215
Karnataka 8 2 1 5 0 1 3 24 0.336
Rajasthan 8 2 3 3 0 0 1 17 -0.313
Maharashtra 8 1 2 5 0 0 3 17 0.301
Odisha 8 1 3 4 0 0 1 12 0.016
Haryana 8 0 4 4 0 0 1 6 -0.406

Group B[edit]

Points table

Team[8] Pld W L D A WI FI Pts Q
Mumbai 8 4 0 4 0 1 3 35 0.851
Punjab 8 3 2 3 0 1 2 26 0.045
Madhya Pradesh 8 3 2 3 0 1 1 24 -0.059
Gujarat 8 3 1 4 0 2 0 24 -0.092
Uttar Pradesh 8 2 1 5 0 0 2 21 -0.117
Tamil Nadu 8 2 2 4 0 0 1 18 -0.321
Baroda 8 2 3 3 0 2 0 17 -0.045
Railways 8 2 6 0 0 0 0 12 0.039
Andhra Pradesh 8 0 4 4 0 0 3 10 -0.459

Group C[edit]

Points table

Team[8] Pld W L D A WI FI Pts Q
Saurashtra 8 5 1 2 0 1 0 36 -0.061
Jharkhand 8 4 2 2 0 0 0 31 0.093
Himachal Pradesh 8 3 1 4 0 1 0 30 1.201
Services 8 3 1 4 0 0 1 27 0.473
Kerala 8 2 2 4 0 0 2 25 0.589
Goa 8 1 1 6 0 0 1 18 -0.206
Jammu & Kashmir 8 0 3 5 0 0 0 9 0.870
Hyderabad 8 0 2 6 0 0 0 8 -0.330
Tripura 8 0 5 3 0 0 0 3 -0.760

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
A1 Vidarbha 151 & 139
C1 Saurashtra 375
C1 Saurashtra 353 & 24/0
A3 Assam 234 & 139
A3 Assam 323 & 101
B2 Punjab 137 & 236
C1 Saurashtra 235 & 115
B1 Mumbai 371
A2 Bengal 121 & 432
B3 Madhya Pradesh 348 & 560/9d
B3 Madhya Pradesh 227 & 361/5
B1 Mumbai 371 & 426
C2 Jharkhand 172 & 94
B1 Mumbai 416 & 245

Quarter-finals[edit]

1st Quarter-final
3–7 February
Scorecard
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151 (50.4 overs)
Wasim Jaffer 41 (86)
Jaydev Unadkat 5/70 (18.4 overs)
375 (112.4 overs)
Sagar Jogiyani 130 (261)
Umesh Yadav 5/81 (23 overs)
139 (68.1 overs)
Wasim Jaffer 48 (78)
Jaydev Unadkat 4/35 (16.1 overs)
Saurashtra won by an innings and 85 runs
ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Umpires: Saiyed Khalid and Chirra Ravikanthreddy
Player of the match: Jaydev Unadkat (Saurashtra)
  • Saurashtra won the toss and elected to field.
2nd Quarter-final
3–7 February
Scorecard
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323 (108 overs)
Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad 121 (223)
Siddarth Kaul 4/99 (31 overs)
137 (47.2 overs)
Mayank Sidhana 80* (131)
Arup Das 3/41 (15.2 overs)
101 (35.5 overs)
Arup Das 31 (18)
Barinder Sran 5/43 (15 overs)
236 (63.2 overs)
Gurkeerat Singh 64 (55)
Arup Das 8/83 (21.2 overs)
Assam won by 51 runs
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Valsad
Umpires: Nitin Menon and Nitin Pandit
Player of the match: Arup Das (Assam)
  • Punjab won the toss and elected to field.
3rd Quarter-final
3–7 February
Scorecard
v
348 (114.5 overs)
Aditya Shrivastava 65 (142)
Veer Pratap Singh 5/76 (23 overs)
121 (45.2 overs)
Abhimanyu Easwaran 48 (100)
Ishwar Pandey 4/45 (16 overs)
560/9d (160.3 overs)
Harpreet Singh 139 (206)
Ashok Dinda 2/92 (32.3 overs)
432 (91.4 overs)
Manoj Tiwary 124 (160)
Ishwar Pandey 4/93 (22.4 overs)
Madhya Pradesh won by 355 runs
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Anil Dandekar and Rajesh Deshpande
Player of the match: Ishwar Pandey (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Bengal won the toss and elected to field.
  • Chandrakant Sakure (Madhya Pradesh) made his first-class debut.
4th Quarter-final
3–7 February
Scorecard
v
416 (114.4 overs)
Akhil Herwadkar 107 (217)
Shahbaz Nadeem 5/140 (39 overs)
172 (71.5 overs)
Kaushal Singh 43 (92)
Akhil Herwadkar 3/26 (11 overs)
245 (63.1 overs)
Shreyas Iyer 81 (106)
Samar Quadri 5/62 (18.1 overs)
94 (42.4 overs)
Shiv Gautam 27 (120)
Jay Bista 5/16 (6.4 overs)
Mumbai won by 395 runs
Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground, Mysore
Umpires: Abhijit Deshmukh and Navdeep Singh
Player of the match: Akhil Herwadkar (Mumbai)
  • Mumbai won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Sufiyan Shaikh (Mumbai) made his first-class debut.

Semi-finals[edit]

1st Semi-final
13–17 February
Scorecard
v
234 (87 overs)
Amit Verma 98 (241)
Jaydev Unadkat 6/77 (26 overs)
353 (113.5 overs)
Cheteshwar Pujara 126 (243)
Krishna Das 3/80 (37 overs)
139 (39.1 overs)
Syed Mohammad 39 (69)
Jaydev Unadkat 5/45 (13 overs)
24/0 (3.1 overs)
Sagar Jogiyani 23* (10)
Saurashtra won by 10 wickets
Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara
Umpires: Nand Kishore and Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Player of the match: Jaydev Unadkat (Saurashtra)
  • Saurashtra won the toss and elected to field.
2nd Semi-final
13–17 February
Scorecard
v
371 (102.5 overs)
Shreyas Iyer 90 (104)
Chandrakant Sakure 5/137 (29.5 overs)
227 (92.1 overs)
Naman Ojha 79 (189)
Balwinder Sandhu 5/43 (21.1 overs)
426 (125.1 overs)
Suryakumar Yadav 115 (199)
Harpreet Singh 3/55 (17 overs)
361/5 (109 overs)
Naman Ojha 113 (185)
Bhavin Thakkar 1/3 (2 overs)
Match drawn (Mumbai won on 1st innings)
DRIEMS Ground, Cuttack
Umpires: K. N. Ananthapadmanabhan and Virender Sharma
  • Madhya Pradesh won the toss and elected to field.
  • Jagdeep Baweja (Madhya Pradesh) made his first-class debut.
  • Mumbai progressed to the final due to the first innings lead.[2]
  • Shreyas Iyer (Mumbai) became the fifth player to score 1,200 runs in a single Ranji Trophy competition.[9]

Final[edit]

24–28 February
Scorecard
v
235 (93.2 overs)
Arpit Vasavada 77 (214)
Dhawal Kulkarni 5/42 (23 overs)
371 (82.2 overs)
Shreyas Iyer 117 (142)
Jaydev Unadkat 4/118 (25.2 overs)
115 (48.2 overs)
Cheteshwar Pujara 27 (98)
Shardul Thakur 5/26 (13.2 overs)
Mumbai won by an innings and 21 runs
MCA Stadium, Pune
Umpires: C. K. Nandan and Chettithody Shamshuddin
Player of the match: Shreyas Iyer (Mumbai)
  • Mumbai won the toss and elected to field.
  • Prerak Mankad (Saurashtra) made his first-class debut.

Statistics[edit]

Batting records[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Player Name Style Team Run
Shreyas Iyer Right-handed Middle-order Mumbai 1321
Akhil Herwadkar Left-handed Opening Mumbai 879
Arun Karthik Right-handed Middle-order Assam 802

High scores[edit]

Player Name Style Team Run Ground
Natraj Behera Right-handed Opening Odisha 255* CH Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Rohtak
Swapnil Asnodkar Right-handed Opening Goa 232 Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground, Jammu
Paras Dogra Right-handed Middle-order Himachal Pradesh 227 Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala
Tashuk Ali Right-handed Middle-order Mumbai 220* Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharmshala

Most hundreds[edit]

Player Name Style Team 100s
Rajat Paliwal Right-handed Middle-order Services 4
Sudip Chatterjee Left-handed Middle-order Bengal 4
Shreyas Iyer Right-handed Middle-order Mumbai 4


Most fifties (and over)[edit]

Player Name Style Team 50+
Shreyas Iyer Right-handed Middle-order Mumbai 11
Harpreet Singh Bhatia Left-handed Middle-order Madhya Pradesh 8
Tashuk ali Right-handed Middle-order Mumbai 8

Most sixes in an innings[edit]

Player Name Style Team 50+ Ground
Ishan Kishan Left-handed Opening Jharkhand 8 Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot
Paras Dogra Right-handed Middle-order Himachal Pradesh 8 Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BCCI splits Ranji Trophy stages in rejig". espncricinfo.com. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Mumbai enter final on lead in Cuttack run fest". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Mumbai seal 41st Ranji title with innings win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Full list of transfers before the 2015-16 domestic season". espncricinfo.com. July 25, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "Sehwag joins Haryana Ranji team". bcci.tv. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  6. ^ RP Singh from Uttar Pradesh to Gujarat
  7. ^ "Duleep Trophy omitted from 2015-16 calendar". espncricinfo.com. July 20, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  8. ^ a b c "Ranji Trophy, 2015-16 Points table". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Suryakumar, Tare tons set MP 571 target". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2016.

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