The Rise of Domestic League “Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy”

The Inter-State T20 Championship was the original name of the BCCI’s premier domestic T-20 tournament, which was renamed and relaunched as the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. It consisted of 27 Ranji teams which are divided into five Zones.

The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is a domestic T-20 cricket event in India that is played between the teams from the Ranji Trophy. It bears Syed Mushtaq Ali’s name, a former test cricketer for India.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Debut Season

Under the leadership of Dinesh Karthik, Tamil Nadu won the debut season of this competition in 2006–2007, and Rohit Sharma recorded the first T20 century by an Indian player there.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Format

The 38 Ranji Trophy teams have been divided into five Elite groups, namely A, B, C, D, and E, comprising six teams each, and one Plate group with eight teams. Each team will play a total of five league matches, regardless of the number of teams in the group, with all 38 teams playing the same number of matches. A total of 6 teams from the top-ranked teams in each group (5 elites and 1 plate) will make it to the knockout stage, and the 2nd ranked teams from the 5 elite groups will join to make a total of 8 teams.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Teams

Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Mumbai, Railways, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Vidarbha, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Manipur, Puducherry, Punjab, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Services, Andhra Pradesh, Baroda, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Saurashtra, Bengal, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim, and Tamil Nadu.

Star SMAT Player who can be the future stars

Ruturaj Gaikwad (Maharashtra)
Harshal Patel (Haryana)
Prithvi Shaw (Mumbai)
Sanju Samson (Kerala)
Venkatesh Iyer (Madhya Pradesh)

Future of Syed Mushtaq Ali

It’s always a good platform for youngsters who are waiting for a stage to showcase their talent. Players first play the SMAT and then because of their performance, they get selected for IPL and even get selected for the national team. So the future is bright and, surely, the Domestic league of India is bright and in better hands than BCCI.

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