The 2019–20 Irani Cup was the 58th edition of the Irani Cup, a first-class cricket competition in India, at the end of the domestic season.[1] It was scheduled to be played as a one-off match between Saurashtra, the winners of the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy, and a Rest of India cricket team, from 18 to 22 March 2020.[2][3] Vidarbha had won the previous tournament.[4]

2019–20 Irani Cup
Saurashtra Rest of India
98 374
& &
380 105/2
Rest of India won by 8 wickets
Date1–5 October 2022
VenueSaurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Player of the matchMukesh Kumar (Rest of India)
UmpiresSaiyed Khalid and Nand Kishore

On 13 March 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the match would take place behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[5] The following day, the BCCI confirmed that all domestic cricket in India was suspended due to coronavirus, including the Irani Cup.[6] However, the cancelled match was played as an opening match of the 2022–23 Irani Cup season from 1 to 5 October 2022.[7]

Squads edit

Saurashtra[8] Rest of India[9]
Jaydev Unadkat (c) Hanuma Vihari (c)
Parth Bhut Mayank Agarwal
Harvik Desai KS Bharat (wk)
Sheldon Jackson Yash Dhull
Dharmendrasinh Jadeja Abhimanyu Easwaran
Vishvaraj Jadeja Yashasvi Jaiswal
Chirag Jani Sarfaraz Khan
Kamlesh Makvana Saurabh Kumar
Prerak Mankad Mukesh Kumar
Kishan Parmar Umran Malik
Snell Patel Arzan Nagwaswalla
Kushang Patel Priyank Panchal
Cheteshwar Pujara Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore
Chetan Sakariya Kuldeep Sen
Arpit Vasavada Jayant Yadav
Samarth Vyas Upendra Yadav (wk)

Match edit

1–5 October 2022[n 1]
98 (24.5 overs)
Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 28 (36)
Mukesh Kumar 4/23 (10 overs)
374 (110 overs)
Sarfaraz Khan 138 (178)
Chetan Sakariya 5/93 (28 overs)
380 (103 overs)
Jaydev Unadkat 89 (133)
Kuldeep Sen 5/94 (19 overs)
105/2 (31.2 overs)
Abhimanyu Easwaran 63*(78)
Jaydev Unadkat 2/37 (11 overs)
Rest of India won by 8 wickets
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Umpires: Saiyed Khalid and Nand Kishore
Player of the match: Mukesh Kumar (Rest of India)
  • Rest of India won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was rescheduled to be played as an opening match of the 2022–23 Irani Cup.[10]

References edit

  1. ^ "Neutral curators to pick wickets in Ranji Trophy, 2019–20 domestic season to begin in August with Duleep Trophy". Cricket Country. August 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  2. ^ "BCCI announces domestic schedule for 2019-20 season". Sport Star. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Mushtaq Ali Trophy to be held ahead of IPL auction as BCCI announces domestic schedule". Times of India. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Irani Trophy 2019: Vidarbha defend title after getting vital first-innings lead against Rest of India". DNA(Daily News and Analysis). 16 February 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Irani Cup to be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus". Times of India. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Coronavirus pandemic: BCCI suspends all domestic tournaments including Irani Cup". Hindustan Times. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Irani Cup returns after three years, Saurashtra to face Rest of India from October 1 to 5". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  8. ^ "Irani Cup: Saurashtra eyes renewed momentum against Rest of India". Sportstar. 30 September 2022. Retrieved 30 September 2022.
  9. ^ "Yash Dhull, Sarfaraz Khan, Mayank Agarwal included in Rest of India squad for Irani Cup". ESPNcricinfo. 27 September 2022. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  10. ^ "Saurashtra, along with MP, will get a chance to play Irani Cup". Times of India. 5 September 2022. Retrieved 18 September 2022.

Notes edit

  1. ^ The match was originally scheduled to be played from 18 to 22 March 2020 at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, but was rescheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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