Ranji Trophy: At full strength, Mumbai gear up for landmark 500th game

Vijay Merchant, Sunil Gavaskar, Ajit Wadekar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sachin Tendulkar, Pali Umrigar, Vinnu Mankad, Farooq Engineer … Not just one or two Mumbai cricket there is no end for the list of legends given by Mumbai cricket! From the first generation of Bombay to Rahane and Rohit, they are not inseparable with the Indian cricket team. Ranji Trophy

The achievements, and recordings of Mumbai in history are not possible by any team. Mumbai, which has been named the best all-time team of Indian domestic cricket, will be playing their 500th Ranji Trophy match.

The Mumbai team, which has won 41 times in the Ranji Trophy, is ready for a historic match. Today, at the Wankhede Stadium here it is playing is 500th Ranji Trophy match, A Journey from a small leagues to strong system, a large number of tournaments, opportunities for talent, best coaching facilities … For the 83 years, Mumbai has been ranked as ‘the best’ in Ranji Trophy.

A land where Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin tendulkar started their career. With Khados (stubborn) style has also changed the team and the players. Mumbai, which provided the highest number of international players, became an integral part of the Indian team. Some things related to the Mumbai Ranji team in the wake of the latest match ….

Top five personal scores: Sanjay Manjrekar (377), Vijay Merchant (359 not out), Sunil Gavaskar (340), Ajit Wadekar (323), Wasim Jaffer (314 not out).
Most titles of other domestic teams: New South Wales (Australia-Sheffield Shield) 46; Yorkshire (England-34); Highveld Lions (South Africa-29); Auckland Aces, (New Zealand-23).

The first Ranji Trophy in 1934-35 was won by Bombay (Mumbai). With 83 years of Ranji Trophy, Mumbai, has scored 41 titles, reached the 46 finals. Only the team lost in just 5 finals. From 1958-59 season to 1972-73, Mumbai has won titles for 15 consecutive times. Waime Jaffer was a member of the eight-time Ranji winner. Mumbai have won their 100th, 200th, 300th and 400th Ranji matches.


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