Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and facts from the 85th edition of Ranji Trophy.

Vidarbha won Ranji Trophy for the second year in a row

Defending champions Vidarbha beat Saurashtra by 78 runs in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy final at VCA Stadium in Nagpur and clinched the title for the second time in a row. 

All the major stats and facts from the 85th edition of Ranji Trophy :

Champions - Vidarbha
Runners up - Saurashtra
Semifinalists - Karnataka and Kerala

- Vidarbha is the 6th team to successfully defend their title. Vidarbha won their first title in 2017/18 and now they won for the second time in 2018/19. Mumbai, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharasthra and Delhi too have defended their title successfully. 

1. Most Runs -

Milind Kumar of Sikkim scored the most runs and most centuries in 2018-19 Ranji season

 Player   Mat   Inns   NO   Runs   HS   Avg  100   50 
 Milind Kumar (Sikkim)   8   14  3  1331  261   121.0   6  4
 Wasim Jaffer (Vidarbha)   11  15  0  1037  206  69.1  4  2
 Rinku Singh (Uttar Pradesh)   10  13  4  953  163*  105.9  4  3
 Priyank Panchal (Gujarat)  9  17  2  898  141  59.8  4  5
 Puneet Bisht (Meghalaya)  8   12  2  892  343  89.2   2  4
 Yogesh Nagar (Meghalaya)  8  12  2  865  166  86.5  4  3
 Abhimanyu Easwaran (Bengal)   6  11  2  861  201*  95.6  3  3
 Yashpal Singh (Manipur)  8  15  4  860  156*   78.1   4  3
 Sheldon Jackson (Saurashtra)  11  21  3  854  147  47.4  2  7
 Taruwar Kohli (Mizoram)  8   16  4  826  156  68.8  2  5

- Wasim Jaffer is the first batsman to score 1000 plus runs in two seasons of Ranji Trophy. He scored 1260 runs for Mumbai in 2008/09 and 1037 for Vidarbha in 2018/19.

- Milind Kumar's 1331 runs are the second highest in a Ranji Trophy season after VVS Laxman's tally of 1415 runs for Hyderabad in 1999/00. 

2. Highest individual scores -

Puneet Bisht

343 - Puneet Bisht vs Sikkim at Bhubaneswar, 2018

268 - Shubman Gill vs Tamil Nadu at Mohali, 2018

267* - Ajay Rohera vs Hyderabad at Indore, 2018

261 - Milind Kumar vs Manipur at Kolkata, 2018

253 - Paras Dogra vs Sikkim at Wayanad, 2018

3. Highest batting average (Min 500 runs) -

175.0 - Rajat Bhatia (Uttarakhand)

121.0 - Milind Kumar (Sikkim)

105.8 - Rinku Singh (Uttar Pradesh)

104.0 - Shubman Gill (Punjab)

95.66 - Abhimanyu Easwaran (Bengal)

4. Most Hundreds -

6 - Milind Kumar

4 - Paras Dogra / Yogesh Nagar / Ricky Bhui

4 - Rinku Singh / Wasim Jaffer / Yashpal Singh / Priyank Panchal

5. Most wickets -

Ashutosh Aman of Bihar broke Bishan Bedi's record for most wickets in a single Ranji season

 Player   Mat   Inns   Wkts   Avg  SR  BBI   5w   10w 
 Ashutosh Aman (Bihar)   8  14  68  6.48   20.4   8/51   9  5
 D Jadeja (Saurashtra)   11  19  59  27.1  50.9  7/55  5  1
 Aditya Sarwate (Vidarbha)  11  19  55  19.6  45.1  6/43  6  1
 Gurinder Singh (Meghalaya)   8  14  53  16.9  40.0  6/41  5  1
 Saurabh Kumar (Uttar Pradesh)   10  19  51  17.7  43.7  7/32  5  2
 Tanveer ul Haq (Rajasthan)  10  20  51  18.5  40.3  6/42  2  0
 Ishwar Chaudhary (Sikkim)  8  13  51  20.6  31.5  7/51  5  2
 Aniket Choudhary (Rajasthan)  9   18  49  14.7  34.4  5/11  7  2
 Pankaj Singh (Puduchherry)  8  11  45  9.15  23.0  7/21  3  1
 Deepak Dhapola (Uttarakhand)  8  14  45  15.5  35.7  7/50  6  2

- 68 wickets by Bihar's left arm spinner Ashutosh Aman are the highest by any bowler in a single season of Ranji Trophy. He broke Bishan Singh Bedi's record of 64 wickets for Delhi in 1974/75. 

6. Best bowling figures an innings -

Jalaj Saxena8/45 - Jalaj Saxena vs Andhra at Thumba, 2018

8/51 - Ashutosh Aman vs Meghalaya at Shillong, 2018

8/85 - Parvez Rasool vs Services at Delhi, 2018

8/108 - Satyajeet Bachhav vs Railways at Delhi, 2019

8/148 - Siddharth Desai vs Vidarbha at Nagpur, 2018

7. Most five wickets haul -

9 - Ashutosh Aman

7 - Aniket Choudhary

6 - Deepak Dhapola / Aditya Sarwate

5 - Ishwar Chaudhary / D Jadeja / Saurabh Kumar / Rahul Chahar / Gurinder Singh

8. Best bowling average (Min 25 wickets ) -

6.48 - Ashutosh Aman

9.15 - Pankaj Singh

11.70 - Basant Mohanty

14.71 - Aniket Choudhary

15.05 - Abrar Kazi

 


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 07 Feb, 2019

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