The 2022–23 Irani Cup, also known as Mastercard Irani Trophy due to sponsorship reasons, was the 59th edition of the Irani Cup, a first-class cricket competition in India.[1] It was played as a one-off match between Madhya Pradesh, the winners of the 2021–22 Ranji Trophy, and a Rest of India cricket team, from 1 to 5 March 2023.[2]

2022–23 Irani Cup
Rest of India Madhya Pradesh
484 294
& &
246 198
Rest of India won by 238 runs
Date1–5 March 2023
VenueCaptain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior
Player of the matchYashasvi Jaiswal (Rest of India)
UmpiresSadashiv Iyer and Rohan Pandit

In March 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that all domestic cricket in India was suspended due to coronavirus, including the 2019–20 Irani Cup.[3] However, the cancelled match was played as an opening match of this season from 1 to 5 October, with the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy winners Saurashtra playing against a Rest of India team.[4]

Squads edit

Madhya Pradesh[5] Rest of India[6]
Himanshu Mantri (c, wk) Mayank Agarwal (c)
Anubhav Agarwal Akash Deep
Arham Aquil Harvik Desai
Yash Dubey Yash Dhull
Harsh Gawli Abhimanyu Easwaran
Mihir Hirwani Baba Indrajith
Venkatesh Iyer Yashasvi Jaiswal
Saransh Jain Mukesh Kumar
Kumar Kartikeya Saurabh Kumar
Avesh Khan Sudip Kumar Gharami
Ankit Kushwah Mayank Markande
Rajat Patidar Shams Mulani
Akshat Raghuwanshi Pulkit Narang
Shubham Sharma Navdeep Saini
Aman Solanki Chetan Sakariya
Gaurav Yadav Upendra Yadav (wk)
Atit Sheth

On 28 February 2023, Mayank Markande was ruled out of Rest of India's squad due to a right index finger injury. Shams Mulani was named as his replacement.[7]

Match edit

1–5 March 2023
484 (121.3 overs)
Yashasvi Jaiswal 213 (259)
Avesh Khan 4/74 (23.3 overs)
294 (112.5 overs)
Yash Dubey 109 (258)
Pulkit Narang 4/65 (25.5 overs)
246 (71.3 overs)
Yashasvi Jaiswal 144 (157)
Saransh Jain 2/56 (17.4 overs)
198 (58.4 overs)
Himanshu Mantri 51 (81)
Saurabh Kumar 3/60 (17.4 overs)
Rest of India won by 238 runs
Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior
Umpires: Sadashiv Iyer and Rohan Pandit
Player of the match: Yashasvi Jaiswal (Rest of India)
  • Rest of India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Arham Aquil (Madhya Pradesh) made his first-class debut.

References edit

  1. ^ "Irani Cup returns after two years, Saurashtra to play Rest of India between October 1–5". Sportstar. 4 September 2022. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Both Saurashtra and Madhya Pradesh to play Irani Cups in 2022-23". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Coronavirus pandemic: BCCI suspends all domestic tournaments including Irani Cup". Hindustan Times. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Irani Cup returns after three years, Saurashtra to face Rest of India from October 1 to 5". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Agarwal to lead Rest of India against Madhya Pradesh in Irani Cup; Sarfaraz misses out with finger injury". ESPNcricinfo. 26 February 2023. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  6. ^ "Rest of India (RoI) squad for Mastercard Irani Cup announced". Board of Control for Cricket in India. 27 February 2023. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  7. ^ "Shams Mulani replaces Mayank Markande in Rest of India (RoI) squad for Mastercard Irani Cup". Board of Control for Cricket in India. 28 February 2023. Retrieved 27 February 2023.

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