Irani Trophy

  • Happy campers Karnataka cap the cricket season with a treble March 17, 2014

    They swept everything that came in their way. Sunday completed a success story of Tsunamic proportions for Karnataka that did an Inter Milan, not with the haughtiness of a Jose Mourinho but with a yeoman-like service from each member of its squad that brought home the Ranji Trophy, Irani Cup...
  • Shreyas Gopal's maiden hat-trick guides Karnataka to Irani Trophy title February 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Leg spinner Shreyas Gopal claimed the first hat-trick of his career to guide Ranji champions Karnataka to a convincing innings and 222 runs win over Rest of India (ROI) to lift the Irani Trophy crown on the fourth and penultimate day on Wednesday. Gopal (5 for 35) also registered his...
  • Karnataka on top against Rest of India in Irani Trophy February 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka inched closer to winning the Irani Trophy crown after Chidambaram Gautam's brilliant 122-run knock guided them to a mammoth 606 in their first innings against Rest of India on the third day on Tuesday. The total gave Karnataka a huge first innings lead of 405 runs before they reduced...
  • Irani Cup: Binny's sparkling unbeaten ton helps Karnataka gain control February 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Allrounder Sturat Binny stamped his class by hitting a sparkling unbeaten century as Karnataka took firm grip of the Irani Trophy match against Rest of India (ROI) with a 189-run first innings lead here on Monday. Binny stole the show with his 107-ball 115 not out as Karnataka reached a...
  • India can bounce back in Tests, says Gambhir February 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: With Indian team suffering one of its worst ODI series defeat in New Zealand recently, out-of-favour batsman Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said it is important to start a tour well as it becomes difficult to get the momentum back once the chips are down. "One thing is certain when we...
  • India teams for World T20, Asia Cup to be picked during Irani Cup February 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian squad for next month's ICC World Twenty20 Championship and the Asia Cup starting later this month, both to be held in Bangladesh, will be picked during the upcoming Irani Cup clash in Bangalore. "The squad for World T20 championship and the Asia Cup are to be picked during...
  • Irani Trophy tie to take place in February next year July 10, 2013

    Mumbai: The Zal Irani Cup clash between Ranji Trophy champions of the upcoming domestic season and the Rest of India will be held from February 9-13 next year at a venue, which will be decided later by the Cricket Board. The annual fixture between the domestic champions has been shifted from...
  • I won't let another Test opportunity go abegging: Raina March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: He could not capitalise on the opportunities to cement a place in India's Test squad but Suresh Raina reckons that he has now matured as a batsman and is just waiting for another chance to prove his worth in the middle order. Regarded as a one-day specialist, Raina...
  • Irani Trophy: Chance for rejects, aspirants to impress selectors February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: The five-day Irani Trophy match between Mumbai and the Rest of India (ROI), commencing at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday, offers a good chance for some India rejects to press for recalls and other aspirants to showcase their talent in front of the national selectors. The ROI, led by...
  • Raina keen to utilise Irani Trophy to earn Test recall February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Having played a key role in the One-day series against England after being ignored for the four-Test rubber against the same opponents, middle-order batsman Suresh Raina Monday said he would like to utilise the Irani Trophy here to earn a recall to the Test squad. "I have been scoring...
  • Irani Trophy: Agarkar out, Nayar to lead Mumbai February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Newly-crowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai will be without their captain Ajit Agarkar for the Irani Trophy against the Rest of India (ROI) because of a groin injury. "Agarkar has been ruled out of the match because of a groin injury, which he picked up during the final. The team will...
  • I won't compromise on speed, says Sreesanth January 29, 2013

    Jaipur: To recall the number of times S Sreesanth has injured himself is always going to be one hell of a task but the pacer, despite sustaining about a dozen fractures on his toe, is not ready to compromise on speed. "I bowled more than 150 overs in three Ranji...
  • I don't want to be just a first-class player: Bist October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In the 2011-12 domestic season, Robin Bist emerged as a dominant figure with over 1000 runs in the Ranji Trophy – becoming only the 12th batsman to achieve this distinction – as Rajasthan surged to their second consecutive title. This season Bist began with a century against Rest...
  • ROI captain praises Harmeet and Ojha September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Rest of India captain Cheteshwar Pujara praised the spin duo of Pragyan Ojha and youngster Harmeet Singh, who shared six wickets between them in the second innings of Rajasthan. The two spinners did not get a single wicket in the first innings but played key role in the second in...
  • Kanitkar blames batsmen for dismal show September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Having lost to Rest of India in the Irani Trophy match, Rajasthan skipper Hrishikesh Kanitkar on Monday said that his batsmen failed to spend time in the middle and that proved to be costly for the team. "Second innings we batted very well. We were in control, but due to...
  • Irani Trophy: Rest of India beat Rajasthan by an innings September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Murali Vijay's record-breaking 266 proved decisive at the end as Rest of India beat Ranji Trophy champions Rajasthan by an innings and 79 runs to clinch the Irani Trophy in Bangalore on Monday. Resuming their second innings from 44 for 1 on the fourth morning, Rajasthan were bowled out for...
  • ROI continue to canter on day three September 23, 2012

    Bangalore: Rest of India continued their dominance over Rajasthan on day three of the Irani Trophy as they reached 564 for 4 at tea. Resuming from 328 for 2, Murali Vijay and Subramaniam Badrinath plundered runs at will against hapless Rajasthan bowlers. Badrinath was watchful early in his innings while Vijay...
  • Irani Trophy, Day 2: Vijay ton secures ROI lead September 22, 2012

    Bangalore: Riding on a century from discarded Test opener Murali Vijay, Rest of India (ROI) secured a 75-run first-innings lead over Ranji Trophy champions Rajasthan on day two of the Irani Trophy on Saturday. It was one-way traffic at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, where Vijay forged partnerships of 173...
  • Irani Trophy, Day 1: Yadav's five overshadow Bist September 21, 2012

    Bangalore: A five-wicket burst from Umesh Yadav in the final session undid the hard work done by centurion Robin Bist – the previous Ranji Trophy season's highest run-scorer – as defending champions Rajasthan were bowled out for 253 on day one of the 2012 Irani Trophy, the curtain-raiser to India's...
  • Preview: ROI favourites to defend Irani Cup September 20, 2012

    Bangalore: With the cricketing attention firmly on the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, a truncated Rajasthan, the reigning Ranji Trophy champions, take on Rest of India in the five-day Irani Trophy game, the traditional domestic season opener here from Friday. Besides missing out a couple of key players who are...
  • Praveen frustrated at lack of opportunities September 14, 2012

    India medium pacer Praveen Kumar is not a happy man after being snubbed by the national selectors, first for the New Zealand series and then for the Irani Cup. In an interview to the Indian Express, the 25-year-old vented his angst. "I was hoping to get a call for the New...
  • Interview: Harmeet keen to play Ranji Trophy September 11, 2012

    With the World Cup victory sunk in, India's Under-19 star Harmeet Singh has taken the next big leap after being selected for the Rest of India squad to face Ranji Trophy champions Rajasthan in the Irani Trophy in ten days' time. The left-arm spinner - who was overlooked by Mumbai...
  • Irani Trophy: Pujara to lead Rest of India September 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara has been chosen to lead Rest of India in the Irani Trophy, the fixture that begins India's domestic first-class season, against Rajasthan in 11 days time in Bangalore. Pujara, 24, made a strong return to the Indian Test team recently after a long absence due to injury,...
  • Bangalore to host Irani Trophy September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The curtain-raiser to India’s domestic season, the Irani Trophy, has been shifted from Jaipur to Bangalore following an inspection of the pitch at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium over the weekend. The 2012-13 Irani Trophy, featuring current Ranji Trophy winners Rajasthan and Rest of India, was scheduled to be...
  • Should Sachin Tendulkar play the Irani Trophy? September 10, 2012

    The Indian domestic season is knocking on the doors, and the curtain raiser to the 2012-13 edition - the Irani Trophy - is here as the Ranji Trophy champions Rajasthan put on their whites to take on the Rest of India. But will Sachin Tendulkar take this opportunity to plug...
  • Jaipur not to host Irani Trophy September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The curtain-raiser to India’s domestic season, the Irani Trophy, will not be he held in Jaipur next month owing to tensions between the the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) and the Rajasthan Sports Council (RSC), Cricketnext has learned. The BCCI is expected to announce the replacement venue soon,...
  • Rajasthan politics throws Irani Trophy in doubt September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The staging of the 2012-13 Irani Trophy, traditionally the season opener to the Indian domestic season, in Jaipur next month is in doubt due to tensions between the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) and the Rajasthan Sports Council (RSC). The RSC owns the Sawai Mansingh Stadium and has not...
  • Indian domestic season to start September 21 July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The 2012-13 domestic season will start from September 21 with the Irani Cup in Jaipur, pitting Ranji Trophy winners Rajasthan against Rest of India. The four-day fixture at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium will be followed by the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy and the Duleep Trophy in October. As per...
  • Injured Tendulkar doubtful for Australia Test series September 20, 2008

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar could miss the four-Test series against Australia starting in Bangalore on October 9 after he pulled out of the Irani Cup tie between Ranji Trophy Champions Delhi and the Rest of India due to stiffness in his elbow. "Sachin is still feeling slight stiffness in his elbow and...