The ongoing edition of Vijay Hazare Trophy went underway last month and it also marked the launch of limited-overs contests for the 2019-20 Indian cricket’s domestic season. The ongoing domestic season, which started with Duleep Trophy in August, will now move ahead with India’s premier One-Day domestic tournament that involves the teams from Ranji Trophy plates. Three-time winners and reigning champions Mumbai won the previous edition in 2018-19 by defeating Delhi in the final. The ongoing edition also features the Chandigarh team, who are making their Vijay Hazare Trophy debut.
After two weeks of quality One-day action, Karnataka continue to top the Elite Group A and B table with 12 points. Karnataka have won four out of their five matches so far while Uttar Pradesh are placed second on the table with 16 points. Due to bad weather conditions in the initial days of the tournament, many matches ended in no-results. Teams like Punjab, Hyderabad, Chhattisgarh are placed at third, fourth and fifth positions respectively.
In Elite Group C, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to remain the only unbeaten sides among the 10 teams. Gujarat, having won six out of six matches, top the table by accumulating a perfect 24 points from their allotted fixtures so far. Services and Bengal teams are placed at third and fourth positions respectively. While teams like Tripura and J&K are tied at 12 points each for the next two spots.
The Plate group by far has been the most competitive in the tournament. The top three teams in this group, i.e. Pondicherry, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya have secured 20, 18 and 16 points after playing six matches. They are followed by Chandigarh and Assam in the table. While teams like Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Sikkim occupy the bottom five positions in the table.