Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy


Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Countries India
AdministratorBoard of Control for Cricket in India
First edition2009/10
Latest edition2019/20
Tournament formatRound robin then knock out
Current championKarnataka (2nd title)
Most successfulBaroda (2 titles)
Gujarat (2 titles)
Karnataka (2 titles)

The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy[1] is a Twenty20 cricket domestic championship in India, organized by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), among the teams from Ranji Trophy. The 2008-09 season was the inaugural season for this trophy. It is named after a famous Indian cricketer, Syed Mushtaq Ali. In June 2016, the BCCI announced that the championship would be scrapped and replaced with a zonal-based competition.[2] The next season, BCCI reverted to the include all domestic teams.


BCCI launched its own state structure in 2006-07 season with 27 Ranji teams divided in 5 Zones with the name of Inter-State T20 Championship which was renamed and relaunched as the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Winners and Runners up of each Zone qualify for the knockout stage. In 2012-13 season, the knockout stage was replaced with a Super League where Zonal Winners and Runners up are divided into 2 groups and the winner of each group played the final. In 2015-16 season, the teams didn't compete on Zonal basis, and were drawn into 4 groups, unlike the previous seasons. In 2016-17 season, Combined Zonal teams played the super league instead of Zonal Winners.

After 9 new teams were included into Domestic structure in 2018-19 season, the zonal system is abolished and teams are drawn into 5 groups with Group winners and runners up qualifying for Super League. The 10 teams are divided into two groups and the Super League Group Winners play the Final.

Current teams

The competition features all 38 Domestic Teams of India.


Seasons Winners Runners-up
2006/07 Tamil Nadu Punjab
2007/08 Not Played
2008/09 Not Played
2009/10 Maharashtra Hyderabad
2010/11 Bengal Madhya Pradesh
2011/12 Baroda Punjab
2012/13 Gujarat Punjab
2013/14 Baroda Uttar Pradesh
2014/15 Gujarat Punjab
2015/16 Uttar Pradesh Baroda
2016/17 East Zone Central Zone
2017/18 Delhi Rajasthan
2018/19 Karnataka Maharashtra
2019/20 Karnataka Tamil Nadu
Season Zone winners
Central East North South West
Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament
2016/17 Madhya Pradesh Bengal Delhi Karnataka Mumbai

Tournament records

Team Records

Team records[3]
Most Trophy wins 2 Baroda, Gujarat, Karnataka
Most consecutive wins 14 Karnataka
Most consecutive defeats 22 Jammu & Kashmir
Largest margin of victory (by runs) By 112 runs Delhi Gujarat
Largest margin of victory (by wickets) By 10 wicket Jharkhand Tripura
Largest margin of victory (by balls) By 100 balls Jharkhand Tripura

Highest team score

Score From Against Venue City Year Ref
250/3 Karnataka Services Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex Vizianagaram 2019 [4]
243/3 Mumbai Punjab Lalabhai Contractor Stadium Surat 2019 [5]
233/3 Gujarat Kerala Emerald High School Ground Indore 2013 [6]
219/4 Bengal Tripura Tata Digwadih Stadium Dhanbad 2009 [7]
215/5 Maharashtra Mumbai Sardar Patel Stadium Ahmedabad 2013 [8]

Lowest team score

Score From Against Venue City Year Ref
30 Tripura Jharkhand Tata Digwadih Stadium Dhanbad 2009 [9]
58 Andhra Hyderabad Gymkhana Ground Hyderabad 2011 [10]
58 Bengal Tamil Nadu Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Hyderabad 2012 [11]

See also


  1. ^ "Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy".
  2. ^ "BCCI revamps Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy structure". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  3. ^ Compiled from Overall First-Class Records at CricketArchive.
  4. ^ Karnataka vs Services
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Gujarat vs Kerala
  7. ^ Bengal vs Tripura
  8. ^ Maharashtra vs Mumbai
  9. ^ Jharkhand vs Tripura
  10. ^ Hyderabad vs Andhra
  11. ^ Bengal vs Tamil Nadu

External links

  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2012-13
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on SPORT195