Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
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Logo of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Countries India
First edition2006; 15 years ago (2006)
Latest edition2020/21
Tournament formatRound robin, then knockout
Number of teams38
Current championTamil Nadu (2nd title)
Most successfulKarnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat & Baroda
(2 titles each)
Most runsKedar Devdhar, Baroda (2215 runs)
Most wicketsPiyush Chawla, Gujarat (85 wickets)
2020–21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy[1] is a domestic Twenty20 cricket championship in India, organized by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), among the teams from Ranji Trophy. It is named after the famous Indian test cricketer, Syed Mushtaq Ali. The 2006-2007 inaugural season of this trophy was won by Tamil Nadu under the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik. In June 2016, the BCCI announced that the championship would be scrapped and replaced with a zonal-based competition.[2] The very next season, BCCI reverted to the include all the domestic teams.


BCCI launched its own state structure in 2006-07 season with 27 Ranji teams divided in 5 Zones with the name of Inter-State T20 Championship which was renamed and relaunched as the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Winners and Runners up of each Zone qualify for the knockout stage. In 2012-13 season, the knockout stage was replaced with a Super League where Zonal Winners and Runners up are divided into 2 groups and the winner of each group played the final. In 2015-16 season, the teams didn't compete on Zonal basis, and were drawn into 4 groups, unlike the previous seasons. In 2016-17 season, Combined Zonal teams played the super league instead of Zonal Winners.

After 9 new teams were included into Domestic structure in 2018-19 season, the zonal system is abolished and teams are drawn into 5 groups with Group winners and runners up qualifying for Super League. The 10 teams are divided into two groups and the Super League Group Winners play the Final.


The 38 teams have been divided into five Elite groups, namely A, B, C, D, E, comprising six teams each, and one Plate group with eight teams. Each team will play a total of five league matches, regardless of the number of teams in the group, with all 38 teams playing the same number of matches. A total of 6 teams from the top ranked teams in each group (5 elites and 1 plate) will make it to the knockout stage, and the top 2 ranked teams from the 5 elite groups will join to make a total of 8 teams.

Current teams[edit]

The competition features all 38 Domestic Teams of India.


Seasons Winners Runners-up
2006/07 Tamil Nadu Punjab
2009/10 Maharashtra Hyderabad
2010/11 Bengal Madhya Pradesh
2011/12 Baroda Punjab
2012/13 Gujarat Punjab
2013/14 Baroda Uttar Pradesh
2014/15 Gujarat Punjab
2015/16 Uttar Pradesh Baroda
2016/17 East Zone Central Zone
2017/18 Delhi Rajasthan
2018/19 Karnataka Maharashtra
2019/20 Karnataka Tamil Nadu
2020/21 Tamil Nadu Baroda
Season Zone winners
Central East North South West
Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament
2016/17 Madhya Pradesh Bengal Delhi Karnataka Mumbai

Tournament records[edit]

Team Records[edit]

Team records[3]
Most Trophy wins 2 Karnataka,Tamil Nadu,Gujarat,Baroda
Most consecutive wins 14 Karnataka
Most consecutive defeats 22 Jammu & Kashmir
Largest margin of victory (by runs) By 112 runs Delhi vs Gujarat
Largest margin of victory (by wickets) By 10 wicket Jharkhand vs Tripura
Largest margin of victory (by balls) By 100 balls Jharkhand vs Tripura

Highest team score[edit]

Score By Against Venue City Year Ref
250/3 Karnataka Services Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex Vizianagaram 2019 [4]
243/3 Mumbai Punjab Lalabhai Contractor Stadium Surat 2019 [5]
233/3 Gujarat Kerala Emerald High School Ground Indore 2013 [6]
233/7 Saurashtra Vidarbha Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore 2021 [7]
230/6 Meghalaya Mizoram Guru Nanak College Ground Chennai 2021 [8]

Lowest team score[edit]

Score By Against Venue City Year Ref
30 Tripura Jharkhand Tata Digwadih Stadium Dhanbad 2009 [9]
58 Andhra Hyderabad Gymkhana Ground Hyderabad 2011 [10]
58 Bengal Tamil Nadu Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Hyderabad 2012 [11]

Highest Individual score[edit]

Score Name From Against Venue Year Ref
165* Narayan Jagadeesan Tamil Nadu Sikkim Indore 2019 [12]
155 Puneet Bisht Meghalaya Mizoram Chennai 2021 [13]
135 Mohammed Azharuddeen Kerala Mumbai Mumbai 2021 [14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  2. ^ "BCCI revamps Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy structure". ESPNcricinfo. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  3. ^ ["Overall First-Class Records]" Check |url= value (help). CricketArchive. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Karnataka vs Services". ESPNcricinfo.
  5. ^ "Punjab vs Mumbai".
  6. ^ Gujarat vs Kerala
  7. ^ Saurashtra vs Vidarbha
  8. ^ Meghalaya vs Mizoram
  9. ^ Jharkhand vs Tripura
  10. ^ Hyderabad vs Andhra
  11. ^ Bengal vs Tamil Nadu
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ [2]
  14. ^ [3]

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