Ranji Trophy Roll of Honour

It was an emphatic win for Mumbai — their 40th Rnji Trophy title © PTI

Mumbai lifted their 40th Ranji Trophy – one more than the 39 all other teams have managed between them. Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at a nutshell of the Ranji Trophy finals.


 
As Dharmendrasinh Jadeja snicked to Aditya Tare off Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurashtra were bowled out for a paltry 82 – resulting in a defeat by a whopping innings and 125 runs: it was an emphatic victory for Mumbai under Ajit Agarkar – their 40th Ranji Trophy title in all. Astoundingly, all other Ranji Trophy teams have managed only 39 trophy wins among themselves.
 
So who were the erstwhile champions over the years in the tournament that is approaching its 80th year? Who were their challengers in the finals? Where were the matches played? Who were the captains who have laid their hands on the most prestigious trophy in Indian domestic cricket? Let us have a look.

 

Year Winner Current team Captain Runners Current team Captain Venue
1934-35 Bombay Mumbai LP Jai Northern India (in Pakistan) George Abell Gymkhana Ground, Bombay
1935-36 Bombay Mumbai Hormasji Vajifdar Madras Tamil Nadu M Baliah Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1936-37 Nawanagar Saurashtra Albert Wensley Bengal   Paul van der Gucht Gymkhana Ground, Bombay
1937-38 Hyderabad   Mohammad Hussain Nawanagar Saurashtra Albert Wensley Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1938-39 Bengal   Tom Longfield Southern Punjab Punjab Wazir Ali Eden Gardens, Calcutta
1939-40 Maharashtra   DB Deodhar United Province Uttar Pradesh Phiroze Palia Poona Gymkhana Ground, Poona
1940-41 Maharashtra   DB Deodhar Madras Tamil Nadu Conrad Johnstone Madras Cricket Club Ground, Cheapuk, Madras
1941-42 Bombay Mumbai Vijay Merchant Mysore Karnataka Safi Darashah Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1942-43 Baroda   Wyankatrao Ghorpade Hyderabad   Mohammad Hussain Railways Recreation Club Ground, Secunderabad
1943-44 Western India Saurashtra Herbert Barritt Bengal   Maharaja of Cooch Behar Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1944-45 Bombay Mumbai Vijay Merchant Holkar Vidarbha CK Nayudu Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1945-46 Holkar Vidarbha CK Nayudu Baroda   Raosaheb Nimbalkar Yeshawant Club Ground, Indore
1946-47 Baroda   Raosaheb Nimbalkar Holkar Vidarbha CK Nayudu Central College Ground, Baroda
1947-48 Holkar Vidarbha CK Nayudu Bombay Mumbai KC Ibrahim Yeshawant Club Ground, Indore
1948-49 Bombay Mumbai KC Ibrahim Baroda   Raosaheb Nimbalkar Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1949-50 Baroda   Raosaheb Nimbalkar Holkar Vidarbha CK Nayudu Maharaja Pratapsingh Coronation Gymkhana Ground, Baroda
1950-51 Holkar Vidarbha CK Nayudu Gujarat   Pheroze Cambhatta Yeshawant Club Ground, Indore
1951-52 Bombay Mumbai Madhav Mantri Holkar Vidarbha CK Nayudu Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1952-53 Holkar Vidarbha CK Nayudu Bengal   Probir Sen Eden Gardens, Calcutta
1953-54 Bombay Mumbai Sriranga Sohoni Holkar Vidarbha Mushtaq Ali Yeshawant Club Ground, Indore
1954-55 Madras Tamil Nadu Balu Alaganan Holkar Vidarbha Mushtaq Ali Yeshawant Club Ground, Indore
1955-56 Bombay Mumbai Madhav Mantri Bengal   Probir Sen Eden Gardens, Calcutta
1956-57 Bombay Mumbai Madhav Mantri Services   Hemu Adhikari Roshanara Club Ground, Delhi
1957-58 Baroda   Dattajirao Gaekwad Services   Hemu Adhikari Moti Bagh Stadium, Baroda
1958-59 Bombay Mumbai Madhav Apte Bengal   Pankaj Roy Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1959-60 Bombay Mumbai Polly Umrigar Mysore Karnataka Kennimbeli Vasudevamurthy Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1960-61 Bombay Mumbai Polly Umrigar Rajasthan   Kishan Rungta Bhupal Noble’s College Ground, Udaipur
1961-62 Bombay Mumbai Madhav Apte Rajasthan   Kishan Rungta Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1962-63 Bombay Mumbai Polly Umrigar Rajasthan   Raj Singh Dungarpur Maharaja College Ground, Jaipur
1963-64 Bombay Mumbai Bapu Nadkarni Rajasthan   Raj Singh Dungarpur Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1964-65 Bombay Mumbai Bapu Nadkarni Hyderabad   ML Jaisimha Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad
1965-66 Bombay Mumbai Bapu Nadkarni Rajasthan   Raj Singh Dungarpur Railway Cricket Ground, Jaipur
1966-67 Bombay Mumbai Manohar Hardikar Rajasthan   Hanumant Singh Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1967-68 Bombay Mumbai Manohar Hardikar Madras Tamil Nadu Patamada Belliappa Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1968-69 Bombay Mumbai Ajit Wadekar Bengal   Ambar Roy Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1969-70 Bombay Mumbai Ajit Wadekar Rajasthan   Hanumant Singh Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1970-71 Bombay Mumbai Sudhir Naik Maharashtra   Chandu Borde Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1971-72 Bombay Mumbai Ajit Wadekar Bengal   Chuni Goswami Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
1972-73 Bombay Mumbai Ajit Wadekar Tamil Nadu   Srinivas Venkataraghavan Madras Cricket Club Ground, Cheapuk, Madras
1973-74 Karnataka   Erapalli Prasanna Rajasthan   Hanumant Singh Sawai Mansigh Stadium, Jaipur
1974-75 Bombay Mumbai Ashok Mankad Karnataka   Erapalli Prasanna Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
1975-76 Bombay Mumbai Ashok Mankad Bihar Jharkhand Daljit Singh Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur
1976-77 Bombay Mumbai Sunil Gavaskar Delhi   Bishan Bedi Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1977-78 Karnataka   Erapalli Prasanna Uttar Pradesh   Mohammad Shahid Narendra Mohan Sports Stadium, Mohan Nagar
1978-79 Delhi   Bishan Bedi Karnataka   Gundappa Viswanath M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
1979-80 Delhi   Bishan Bedi Bombay Mumbai Sunil Gavaskar Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1980-81 Bombay Mumbai Eknath Solkar Delhi   Bishan Bedi Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
1981-82 Delhi   Mohinder Amarnath Karnataka   Gundappa Viswanath Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1982-83 Karnataka   Brijesh Patel Bombay Mumbai Ashok Mankad Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
1983-84 Bombay Mumbai Sunil Gavaskar Delhi   Mohinder Amarnath Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
1984-85 Bombay Mumbai Sunil Gavaskar Delhi   Madan Lal Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
1985-86 Delhi   Madan Lal Haryana   Kapil Dev Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1986-87 Hyderabad   Bobjee Narasimha Rao Delhi   Kirti Azad Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1987-88 Tamil Nadu   Santhanaraman Vasudevan Railways   Hyder Ali MA Chindambaram Stadium, Cheapauk, Madras
1988-89 Delhi   Madan Lal Bengal   Sambaran Banerjee Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1989-90 Bengal   Sambaran Banerjee Delhi   Kirti Azad Eden Gardens, Calcutta
1990-91 Haryana   Kapil Dev Bombay Mumbai Sanjay Manjrekar Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
1991-92 Delhi   Ajay Sharma Tamil Nadu   Krishnamachari Srikkanth Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1992-93 Punjab   Gursharan Singh Maharashtra   Surendra Bhave Punjab Agricultural University Ground, Ludhiana
1993-94 Bombay Mumbai Ravi Shastri Bengal   Shrikant Kalyani Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
1994-95 Bombay Mumbai Sachin Tendulkar Punjab   Navjot Sidhu Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
1995-96 Karnataka   Anil Kumble Tamil Nadu   Robin Singh MA Chindambaram Stadium, Cheapauk, Madras
1996-97 Mumbai   Sanjay Manjrekar Delhi   Ajay Sharma Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior (day/night match)
1997-98 Karnataka   Rahul Dravid Uttar Pradesh   Gyanendra Pandey M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
1998-99 Karnataka   Sunil Joshi Madhya Pradesh   Chandrakant Pandit M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
1999-00 Mumbai   Sameer Dighe Hyderabad   Mohammad Azharuddin Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
2000-01 Baroda   Jacob Martin Railways   Abhay Sharma Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation Ground, Vadodara
2001-02 Railways   Abhay Sharma Baroda   Jacob Martin Karnail Singh Stadium, Delhi
2002-03 Mumbai   Paras Mhambrey Tamil Nadu   Somasetty Suresh Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
2003-04 Mumbai   Sairaj Bahutule Tamil Nadu   Somasetty Suresh MA Chindambaram Stadium, Cheapauk, Madras
2004-05 Railways   Sanjay Bangar Punjab   Pankaj Dharmani Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
2005-06 Uttar Pradesh   Mohammad Kaif Bengal   Deep Dasgupta KD Singh Babu Stadium, Lucknow
2006-07 Mumbai   Amol Muzumdar Bengal   Deep Dasgupta Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
2007-08 Delhi   Gautam Gambhir Uttar Pradesh   Mohammad Kaif Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
2008-09 Mumbai   Wasim Jaffer Uttar Pradesh   Mohammad Kaif Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
2009-10 Mumbai   Wasim Jaffer Karnataka   Robin Uthappa Gangothri Glades Cricket Ground, Mysore
2010-11 Rajasthan   Hrishikesh Kanitkar Baroda   Pinal Shah Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara
2011-12 Rajasthan   Hrishikesh Kanitkar Tamil Nadu   Lakshmipathy Balaji MA Chindambaram Stadium, Cheapauk, Madras
2012-13 Mumbai   Ajit Agarkar Saurashtra   Jaydev Shah Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

(A hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobiac by his own admission, Abhishek Mukherjee is a statistical analyst based in Kolkata, India. He typically looks upon life as a journey involving two components – cricket and literature – not necessarily as disjoint elements. A passionate follower of the history of the game with an insatiable appetite for trivia and anecdotes, he has also a rather steady love affair with the incredible assortment of numbers the sport has to offer. He also thinks he can bowl decent leg-breaks and googlies in street cricket, and blogs at http://ovshake.blogspot.in)