HomeAnalysisBowlers Who Dominated the Ranji Trophy 2019-20

Bowlers Who Dominated the Ranji Trophy 2019-20

- Advertisement -

Jaydev Unadkat ended the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season as the best bowler, leading his team Saurashtra to their maiden Ranji Trophy title. Along with Unadkat, there were several other bowlers that graced the tournament with their outstanding show with the ball.

Best bowlers of Ranji Trophy 2019-20

Jayadev Unadkat Scalped 67 Wickets

Outstanding, magnificent, scintillating. You can use all the words in the dictionary but won’t be able to fully l justify the brilliant performance by Jayadev Unadkat in this Ranji Trophy (2019-20) season. Unadkat was on fire from the moment he bowled his first delivery in the tournament and was the prime reason for Saurashtra’s maiden Ranji Trophy Title triumph. 67 wickets in 10 games speak the volume of his performance in this Ranji season. He ended the season just a wicket behind Ashutosh Aman’s record 68 wickets in a Ranji season.

best bowlers of ranji trophy 2019-20
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

He started the tournament with a bang, picking up 6 wickets in the second innings against Himachal Pradesh, leading his team to a comfortable win. He backed up his performance with a 10 wicket haul against the Railways.

After a pretty average game against Uttar Pradesh, Unadkat bounced back with two six wicket hauls against Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. He then went on to destroy Baroda by picking up 12 wickets in the match, handing Saurashtra their third victory of the tournament.

Against Tamil Nadu, Unadkat bowled his heart out for his 6-43 in the first innings before rattling Andhra Pradesh with 4-42. He then took 10 wickets in the semi-final against Gujarat, taking his team to the finals before signing off a dream season with 2-96 against Bengal in the final.

R Sanjay Yadav Performs With The Ball For Meghalaya

With 55 wickets in 15 innings of 9 matches, Sanjay Yadav of Meghalaya was another star bowler of the tournament. The left arm spinner had a fantastic start to the tournament, paving way for a massive win with a 13 wicket haul against Nagaland.

After two poor performances against Goa and Chandigarh, Yadav returned with figures of 10-62 against Puducherry. Yadav followed up his unbeaten 254 with 6 wickets in both innings against Mizoram and backed it up with 11 wickets against Manipur.

Image result for r sanjay yadav cricketer
R. Sanja Yadav, one of the bowlers who dominated the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 (Image credits: cricktracker.com)

With a 5 wicket haul in the second innings against Sikkim and 7 wickets against Arunachal Pradesh, R Sanjay Yadav turned out to be an ace performer for Meghalaya. He indeed was one of the best all-rounder of the tournament with consistent contributions with the bat and ball.

Harshal Patel Leads Haryana’s Bowling

Haryana’s Harshal Patel was in top form this Ranji season. With 52 wickets in 17 innings, Patel bowled his heart out for Haryana. Patel’s 9 wickets against Maharashtra lead Haryana to an impressive win against Maharashtra before he dismantled Tripura with a 12 wicket haul.

Harshal continued his good form and picked up 6 wickets in a thrilling win against Chhattisgarh. He followed it with an impressive 9 wicket haul against Services. He contributed massively in Haryana’s outstanding win against Assam , picking up 4 wickets each in both innings.

Diwesh Pathania Leads the bowling for Services

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 72998220-1024x768.jpg
Diwesh Pathania during his bowling stride in a Ranji Trophy match (Image Credit: Times of India)

Playing for Services, Diwesh Pathania accounted for 50 wickets in the 17 innings and played a crucial role for his team’s victories in the tournament. He bowled crucial spells and bailed his tea out of trouble in many occasions.

He made an immediate impact in the tournament, picking up a 5 wicket haul in the first inning against Assam. His second 5 wicket haul came against Tripura where Pathania helped Services bowl out Tripura for a mere 123 in the first innings, setting his team up for a comfortable win.

Pathania continued his good run and picked up another 5 wicket haul, his third in the second inning against Maharashtra and lead his team to a massive victory. He made important contributions against Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana, accounting for 7 and 8 match wickets respectively.

He was the pick of the bowlers in the first innings against Jharkhand, helping his team gain an invaluable first inning lead. He ran out fire in the final two matches but was one of the find of the tournament.

Manisankar Murasingh: Tripura’s Bowling Sensation

Murasingh was the lone bright spot for Tripura in a horrific tournament. Every now and then when Tripura had their backs against the wall, Murasingh brought them back into the game.

Unfortunately, he got little support from his other teammates. Murasingh ended the tournament with 49 wickets in 15 innings.

He was brilliant against Haryana and Services with match figures of 5-64 and 8-73 respectively but his best performance came against Jammu and Kashmir where he ended with figures of 10-164.

Manisankar Murasingh celebrates his wicket (Image credits: sportstarhindu)

There were some other noticeable mentions such as Ashutosh Aman of Bihar and Ishwar Chaudhary of Sikkim who were at the top of their game throughout the tournament. Both, Ashutosh Aman and Ishwar ended the tournament with 49 wickets in 16 innings.

So these are the best bowlers of ranji trophy 2019-20 as per our analysis. Do you know anyone else who might join the list? let us know in the comments below.

- Advertisement -

Do we often under-appreciate Andy Flower? What’s his legacy?

There's a hint of sadness in noting that Zimbabwe has never been a dominant power in world cricket. But nothing could be sadder than...

15 Highly Educated Cricketers Of All Time

Cricket is a game of passion and dedication. A sport in which one involves themselves in camps and practice since early childhood. Due to...

IPL 2018: The beautiful Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Being seated in the Sawai Mansingh stadium brings a different world, a world of difference away from the palpable excitement of watching truly India’s...

IPL 2018: Purple Cap Holders Over The Years

The Indian Premier League (IPL), like any other global T20s league,  has been a batsman's paradise. In the batsmen friendly format, bowlers have found...

What can be expected from the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

Heat in the air and heat inside the car- that's been the story of the Azerbaijan Grand prix. As F1 parks itself at Baku...

How Come UFC Fighters Have Cauliflower Ears But Boxers Don’t?

The UFC has come a long way since its early days, wherein the fights seemed like modern-day gladiators due to its brutality and inconsistent...

Top 5 Left Wingers In The World, Based On 2019-20 Season

Owing to the fact that football has evolved a lot since its inception and the tactics have changed a lot, the role of wingers...

5 spinners who can be India’s potential finger-spinners

The Indian cricket team has always been proud of its ability to produce world-class batsmen and similarly potent spinners. Though in recent times, the...

Big change for India Women’s cricket as BCCI looks to finalise bowling coach soon

We are not even at the halfway stage of the 2018 cricketing season. It clearly seems there's no stopping India's women's cricket team. The...

The astonishing decline of Mario Balotelli

There was a time when Mario Balotelli was on top of the world.  The Italian talisman had scored two goals in the Euro 2012 semi-finals,...

Amid an unstoppable flow of runs, Smriti Mandhana tipped to get prestigious Arjuna Award

When the BCCI announced that free-hitting batswoman Smriti Mandhana would be awarded the Arjuna Award, there were more smiles than doubts. For Smriti Mandhana,...

Fresh fitness blow adds to woes for Mohammed Shami

Earlier this year, India fast bowler Mohammed Shami was the leading wicket-taker in South Africa and helped the national team to win a Test...

IPL 2018: The best from the West Indies

When one of nature's treacherous attacks on mankind- earthquakes- strike, their impact is measured on Richter's scale. When West Indians strike in a tournament...

Who Is the Better Formula 1 Racer, Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton?

Despite Verstappen’s first win in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021, a new debate has sparked on which Formula 1 racer is better? Max Verstappen...

Benfica XI if they didn’t sell their star players

SL Benfica, based in the city of Lisbon, Portugal have made a name for themselves by scouting, recruiting and then selling some of the...

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -