Indore’s Holkar Stadium will host the Ranji Trophy final for the second year in a row after it saw Gujarat host the trophy last season by beating Mumbai in the final. This time’s final will be played December 29 onwards into the new year.
The two semi-finals will be played from December 17 to 21 in Pune and Kolkata. Bengal and Delhi will play the first semi-final in Pune, which will be telecast live on television, while Karnataka and Vidarbha will face-off at Eden Gardens and will be live-streamed online.
Defending champions Gujarat were knocked out in the quarter-finals this time by Bengal, who took a first-innings lead in the draw in Jaipur. The other three semi-finalists proceeded with the help of wins in the quarter-finals. Delhi beat Madhya Pradesh by seven wickets in Vijayawada, Vidarbha romped past Kerala by a massive 412 runs and Karnataka handed 41-time champions Mumbai an innings defeat in Nagpur.