The Ranji Trophy is India’s top domestic first-class cricket championship which is conducted by (BCCI), Board of Control for Cricket in India. In this cricket championship, the teams are from regional and state cricket associations that compete annually at various grounds and stadiums across India.
The 2023–24 season of the Ranji Trophy kicked off with the inaugural round held across various Indian cities. The tournament is going to be from January 5 to March 14, with a total of 137 first-class matches, involving 32 teams in the Elite Groups and six teams in the Plate division. So let’s have a look at the details of Ranji Trophy 2024: Unmasking the Masterminds of Mayhem! Meet the 5 Unstoppable Bowlers Who Rule the Wicket-Taking Charts.
Top 5 Bowlers: Who Dominated the Wickets Chart in Ranji Trophy 2024?
Ranji Trophy serves as a testament for uncapped Indian cricketers to earn a call or recognition to be a part of the Indian National Cricket Team. To add to this it also serves as an opportunity for those players who were previously omitted from the national setup, to showcase their abilities and potentially make comebacks to international cricket.
Today we will have listed out the top 5 bowlers who have performed remarkably well in the Ranji Trophy 2024. So check them out here.
5. Arzan Nagwaswalla: Gujarat
Arzan Nagwaswalla, the left-arm fast bowler from Gujarat, holds the dual distinction of representing both the support bowlers’ team and the Indian Test team. Known for his consistent performances, Gujarat’s management pins high hopes on Nagwaswalla for the upcoming season.
Leading Gujarat’s pace attack alongside skipper Chintan Gaja, Nagwaswalla’s performance in the Ranji Trophy 2023–2024 will be closely watched for its impact on the team’s fortunes.
4. Rahul Chahar: Rajasthan
Despite his notable performances for India ‘A’ in red-ball cricket and his contributions to white-ball cricket, leg-spinner Rahul Chahar is yet to earn a call-up to the senior Indian Test team. Having represented India in the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, Chahar’s focus now shifts to making an impact for Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy 2023–24. Consistent match-winning displays could pave the way for his inclusion in the Test squad.
3. Prashant Solanki: Maharashtra
Prashant Solanki garnered attention during his brief stint in IPL 2022 with Chennai Super Kings, showcasing glimpses of his potential. Retained by CSK, he’s now representing Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy 2023–24. Solanki’s versatility across formats positions him as a valuable asset, capable of making significant contributions to Maharashtra’s success if given the opportunity.
2. Jaydev Unadkat: Saurashtra
Jaydev Unadkat, the captain of Saurashtra, has been diligently honing his skills, particularly in batting and ball handling, aiming to fill the void left by Hardik Pandya’s absence due to injury. While Shardul Thakur has performed commendably, Unadkat’s all-round abilities offer promise.
With his left-arm bowling prowess, he stands a chance to make a comeback to India’s Test team provided he delivers standout performances in the Ranji Trophy 2023–24.
1. Umran Malik: Jammu and Kashmir
Umran Malik, known for his blistering pace, made headlines during the 2021 Indian Premier League with his bowling speed reaching 150 kmph while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Despite being awarded the IPL 2022 Emerging Player of the Season, his subsequent performances didn’t meet expectations, leading to his removal from the Indian squad.
However, Malik’s focus now shifts to red-ball cricket, considered crucial for enhancing accuracy. He’s currently representing Jammu and Kashmir in the Ranji Trophy 2023–24, where his progress with the red ball will be closely observed.