Uttarakhand’s senior cricket team has made history in its debut year, the team has made it to the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals without losing a match. Captain Rajat Bhatia opened the road to victory for Uttarakhand by an impressive batting and bowling show in the match against Mizoram. Uttarakhand qualified for the knock-out round after defeating Mizoram by an innings and 58 runs on Wednesday. Uttarakhand can now face Vidarbha or Saurashtra from January 15.
Participating for the first time in the BCCI domestic tournament, Uttarakhand has made history on Wednesday. Uttarakhand was unbeatable in the Ranji Trophy league round. To reach the quarter-finals, it was necessary for Uttarakhand to win the final match. The second team of the group, Bihar was also challenging. But on Wednesday, on the third day of the match, Uttarakhand became the number one team in the plate group and made it to the quarter-finals. Also, Uttarakhand has gained promotion to Elite Group for the next Ranji season.
Uttarakhand played a total of eight matches in the Ranji Trophy league round Uttarakhand achieved a total of 44 points in eight matches. In the league round, Uttarakhand played five matches in their home ground and three matches were held away. Uttarakhand won 4 out of five matches played in Dehradun. Drew a match. On the other hand, Uttarakhand was successful in winning the match played in Arunachal Pradesh and Odisha. The match was drawn due to poor weather in Puducherry.
Uttarakhand cricket team manager Deepak Mehra said that the new team is playing first-class matches for the first time. The team has done well, hopefully, will perform well in the quarter-finals.” Our young and local players have performed brilliantly. The future of cricket in Uttarakhand is fantastic.”