Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Logo of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
|Tournament format||Round robin, then knockout|
|Number of teams||38|
|Current champion||Tamil Nadu (2nd title)|
|Most successful||Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat & Baroda |
(2 titles each)
|Most runs||Kedar Devdhar, Baroda (2215 runs)|
|Most wickets||Piyush Chawla, Gujarat (85 wickets)|
|2020–21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy|
The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 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. 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.
The competition features all 38 Domestic Teams of India.
|Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament|
|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
|250/3||Karnataka||Services||Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex||Vizianagaram||2019|||
|243/3||Mumbai||Punjab||Lalabhai Contractor Stadium||Surat||2019|||
|233/3||Gujarat||Kerala||Emerald High School Ground||Indore||2013|||
|233/7||Saurashtra||Vidarbha||Holkar Cricket Stadium||Indore||2021|||
|230/6||Meghalaya||Mizoram||Guru Nanak College Ground||Chennai||2021|||
Lowest team score
|30||Tripura||Jharkhand||Tata Digwadih Stadium||Dhanbad||2009|||
|58||Bengal||Tamil Nadu||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium||Hyderabad||2012|||
Highest Individual score
|165*||Narayan Jagadeesan||Tamil Nadu||Sikkim||Indore||2019|||
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- "BCCI revamps Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy structure". ESPNcricinfo. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
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- "Punjab vs Mumbai".
- Gujarat vs Kerala
- Saurashtra vs Vidarbha
- Meghalaya vs Mizoram
- Jharkhand vs Tripura
- Hyderabad vs Andhra
- Bengal vs Tamil Nadu