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Saurabh Kumar’s all-round show puts ROI in firm control in Irani Cup

All-rounder Saurabh Kumar hit a strokeful fifty before returning to snap two wickets as Rest of India tightened the noose around Saurashtra on day 2 of the Irani Cup match here on Sunday. Saurabh smashed 10 boundaries in his 78-ball 55 and added 71 with Jayant Yadav (37) for the seventh wicket to take ROI close to the 350-mark after Sarfaraz Khan dominated the opening day with a century. It was Saurabh’s innings which helped ROI grab a solid 276-run first-innings lead over Saurashtra. Chetan Sakariya starred with a fifer but Saurashtra lost two wickets in the final session of Day 2, trailing Rest of India by 227 runs. Here’s how the action unfolded 🎥 🔽https://t.co/vQwD9L697T#IraniCup | #SAUvROI | @mastercardindia pic.twitter.com/oZUPsy9KAu — BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) October 2, 202...
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Irani Cup | Rest of India in cruise control mode on Day One against Saurashtra

Seven Saurashtra batters being caught behind wickets underlined their inability to handle the pace of the RoI trio, all of whom bowled in the perfect channel. Seven Saurashtra batters being caught behind wickets underlined their inability to handle the pace of the RoI trio, all of whom bowled in the perfect channel. An exhibition of raw pace and accurate bowling followed by a partnership involving belligerent and sensible batting helped Rest of India dominate the opening day’s proceedings of the Irani Cup tie against Saurashtra.The trio of Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Sen and Umran Malik exposed the frailties of Saurashtra batters while facing genuine pace bowling to bundle the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy champion out for a paltry 98, the fifth lowest total in the Irani Cup, in the first session at...
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Irani Cup | Saurashtra gets its chance to have a tilt at Rest of India

Unadkat & Co. have waited two years to assert their Ranji champion status; Vihari all set to rally his boys in the high-intensity clash Unadkat & Co. have waited two years to assert their Ranji champion status; Vihari all set to rally his boys in the high-intensity clash Soon after the Rest of India finished a gruelling net session and Saurashtra’s team meeting got over on Friday afternoon, Dharmendra Jadeja walked across to the adjoining dressing room at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium and gave Hanuma Vihari a hug.The duo were teammates the last time Irani Cup - conventionally the most significant First Class fixture on the domestic calendar - was played, in February 2019. Come Saturday, they will be up against each other as Saurashtra will be looking forward to s...
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Irani Cup: Cheteshwar Pujara and ‘five openers’ in focus as Saurashtra take on ROI

Veteran Cheteshwar Pujara would strive to stay relevant in the national team’s scheme of things with a purposeful knock when Saurashtra clashes with Rest of India, a side that is packed with five specialist openers, in the Irani Cup clash starting . While Madhya Pradesh are the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy champions, Saurashtra will be playing the Irani Trophy by virtue of being the 2019-20 champions as the one-off match wasn’t held for successive seasons due to COVID-19. Gone are those days when the Rest of India versus Ranji champions’ encounter used to be a virtual national team trial game where a good performance was a sure shot ticket towards an entry into the national dressing room. An Irani Cup in 2022 is more about being in the scheme of things as far as reserve bench is concerned and m...
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Irani Cup: Pujara and ‘five openers’ in focus as Saurashtra take on ROI | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Veteran Cheteshwar Pujara would strive to stay relevant in the national team's scheme of things with a purposeful knock when Saurashtra clashes with Rest of India, a side that is packed with five specialist openers, in the Irani Cup clash starting here Saturday. While Madhya Pradesh are the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy champions, Saurashtra will be playing the Irani Trophy by virtue of being the 2019-20 champions as the one-off match wasn't held for successive seasons due to COVID-19. Gone are those days when the Rest of India versus Ranji champions' encounter used to be a virtual national team trial game where a good performance was a sure shot ticket towards an entry into the national dressing room. An Irani Cup in 2022 is more about being in the scheme of things as far as reserve ben...
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Hanuma Vihari to lead Rest of India against Ranji champions in Irani Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prolific batter Hanuma Vihari will lead the Rest of India side against 2019-20 Ranji Trophy champions Saurashtra in the Irani Cup clash, which is returning to the calender after three years. The BCCI announced a 16-man squad for the red-ball tournament, which is set to be held in Rajkot from October 1-5. The Irani Cup could not be played in the previous two seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team has a good batting unit with talented red-ball specialist Mayank Agarwal and young Priyank Panchal, who recently led India A against New Zealand A and was also part of the Duleep Trophy winning West Zone squad. The squad also has talented youngsters in Yash Dhull and Yashaswi Jaiswal, who had scored a double hundred in Duleep Trophy in the Ajinkya Rahane-led West Zone. Emergin...
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Expecting to start Women’s IPL early next year: Sourav Ganguly to state units | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: There is good news awaiting the Indian women's cricket team, which recorded its first ODI series win in England since 1999, when they outplayed the hosts by 88 runs at Canterbury in the second WODI on Wednesday. The BCCI "is expecting" to launch the "much-awaited Women's IPL early next year," Board president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly informed the state associations in an email (a copy is with TOI) on Tuesday. "The BCCI is currently working on the much-awaited women's IPL. We are expecting to start the first season early next year. More details will follow in the due course," Ganguly wrote in his email. Besides launching the inaugural women's IPL, the BCCI will also start an Under-15 tournament for the girls. "We are glad to introduce a girls u-15 tournament from th...
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Kolkata, Ahmedabad to host Mushtaq Ali, Hazare knockouts; BCCI confirms two Irani Cup ties

Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, Punjab and Jaipur will host the league stage of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy while Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Ranchi will stage the Vijay Hazare league fixture Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, Punjab and Jaipur will host the league stage of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy while Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Ranchi will stage the Vijay Hazare league fixture Kolkata and Ahmedabad will host the knockout stages of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMAT) and Vijay Hazare Trophy, respectively, while the BCCI will conduct two Irani Cup ties over the next months.SMAT, the domestic T20 cricket tournament, will take place from October 11 to November 5 while the Vijay Hazare one-day competition will run from November 12 to December 2.Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, Punjab and Jaipur will ...
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Saurashtra get to play Irani Cup too | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Not only current Ranji Trophy champions Madhya Pradesh, but 2019-20 season Ranji winners Saurashtra too will get a chance to play an Irani Cup match in the upcoming season. In a rare case, the 2022-23 domestic season will witness two Irani Cup clashes-the Saurashtra versus Rest of India clash is set to be played from October 1-5 in Rajkot, while Madhya Pradesh will take on ROI later in the season. Saurashtra had clinched the 2019-20 edition of the Ranji Trophy on March 13, 2020 when they beat Bengal by 44 runs in the final at Rajkot, and were set to play their Irani Cup tie on March 18, 2020 in Rajkot, as per a release on Sunday by the Saurashtra Cricket Association. However, due to the onset of Covid-19 and then a national lockdown, that Irani Cup match couldn't be held . Howev...
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No Plate team in Ranji Trophy knockouts 

BCCI announces the return of Duleep Trophy and Irani Cup to domestic cricket calendar BCCI announces the return of Duleep Trophy and Irani Cup to domestic cricket calendar For the first time in 15 seasons, the Ranji Trophy will have separate Elite and Plate league final, with the Board of Control for Cricket in India announcing a full-fledged domestic season on Monday. The Ranji Trophy Elite League will see 32 teams divided into four groups of eight teams each while the Plate League will see six recently-added teams. Top two teams from each of the Elite groups will qualify for the quarterfinals. The Plate League will decide its own champion with the knockouts. The arrangement will ensure that the quality of Ranji knockouts will not be diluted, as it was for the last few season...
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BCCI mulling to restart Duleep Trophy, Irani Cup; full Ranji season also on cards

The BCCI is mulling to restart the prestigious Duleep Trophy and the Irani Cup, while a full Ranji Trophy season is also on the cards for the upcoming domestic season. The Duleep Trophy and the Irani Cup have not taken place for at least three seasons, while the BCCI had to cancel the Ranji Trophy for the first time in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last season, BCCI held a curtailed Ranji Trophy season. The BCCI Apex Council on Thursday discussed various options for the 2022-23 season with Board President Sourav Ganguly announcing that a full domestic season will take place in 2022-23. The Board is mulling to start the men’s senior season with the Duleep Trophy, which is likely to be played from September 8. It is also considering to host the Irani Cup from October 1-5. Earlier, th...