Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Deodhar Trophy 2023

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After four long years, the Deodhar Trophy will make a return to domestic cricket. The last few years have been a hindrance in conducting domestic tournaments because of Covid-19. With everything back to normal, we are looking forward to having a power-packed domestic season.

A few days back, the Duleep Trophy final was played between Central Zone and South Zone. Hanuma Vihari-led South Zone became the champions by defeating the Central Zone. And now, we will head towards the Deodhar Trophy.

The Deodhar Trophy is either played in an inter-zonal format or with teams like India A, India B, and C. This time the tournament will return with an inter-zonal format.

The tournament will have six teams- North Zone, South Zone, Central Zone, North-east Zone, West Zone, and East Zone. The tournament will span 12 days with 16 games including the final on the 3rd of August 2023.

The Deodhar Trophy is named after who?

The Deodhar Trophy is named after its founder, D.B. Deodhar. Daulatrao B. Deodhar was a well-known Indian cricketer, coach, and administrator. He played first-class cricket for Mumbai and Baroda during the pre-independence era. After retiring from playing cricket, Deodhar became a coach and mentor for several Indian cricketers.

In 1973-74, D.B. Deodhar portrayed the idea of a limited-overs knockout tournament involving the three best teams from the Ranji Trophy and named it the Deodhar Trophy in his honor. The tournament’s format has evolved over the years. But it continues to be an important domestic cricket competition in India. It provides a platform for talented cricketers to showcase their skills and earn recognition. Also, the format has been changed where the players are combined to form teams.

Game Schedule and Venue

DateTeamsVenue
24th July 2023North Zone vs South ZoneSiechem Stadium, Puducherry
24th July 2023East Zone vs Central ZoneCAP Ground 3, Puducherry
24th July 2023West Zone vs North-East ZoneCAP Ground 2, Puducherry
26th July 2023North Zone vs Central ZoneCAP Ground 2, Puducherry
26th July 2023East Zone vs North-East ZoneSiechem Stadium, Puducherry
26th July 2023West Zone vs South ZoneCAP Ground 3, Puducherry
28th July 2023North Zone vs East ZoneCAP Ground 3, Puducherry
28th July 2023Central Zone vs West ZoneSiechem Stadium, Puducherry
28th July 2023South Zone vs North-East ZoneCAP Ground 2, Puducherry
30th July 2023North Zone vs West ZoneSiechem Stadium, Puducherry
30th July 2023East Zone vs South ZoneCAP Ground 2, Puducherry
30th July 2023Central Zone vs North-East ZoneCAP Ground 3, Puducherry
1st August 2023North Zone vs North-East ZoneCAP Ground 3, Puducherry
1st August 2023Central Zone vs South ZoneSiechem Stadium, Puducherry
1st August 2023East Zone vs West ZoneCAP Ground 2, Puducherry
3rd August 2023FinalSiechem Stadium, Puducherry

Teams

South Zone squad:

Mayank Agarwal (Captain), Rohan Kunnummal (vice-captain), N Jagadeesan (wicketkeeper), V Vyshak, Kaushik V, Mohit Redkar, Sijomon Joseph, Arjun Tendulkar, Sai Kishore Rohit Rayadu, KB Arun Karthik, Devdutt Padikkal, Ricky Bhui (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, V. Kaverappa. Stand-bys: Sai Sudharsan, Nikin Jose, Pradosh Ranajn Paul, KS Bharat, Nitish Kumar Reddy.

West Zone squad:

Priyank Panchal (c), Rahul Tripathi, Harvik Desai, Het Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Ankeet Bawane, Shams Mulani, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Chintan Gaja, Samarth Vyas, Shivam Dube, Atit Seth, Parth Bhut Rajvardhan Hangargekar. Stand-bys: Chetan Sakariya, A Kazi, Kathan Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Yuvraj Dodiya

North Zone squad:

Nitish Rana (c), Abhishek Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, SG Rohilla, S Khajuria, Rishi Dhawan, Yudhvir Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Mayank Markande, Mandeep Singh, Himanshu Rana, Vivrant Sharma, Nishant Sindhu.

Central Zone squad:

Venkatesh Iyer (c), Madhav Kaushik, Shivam Chaudhary, Rinku Singh, Aryan Juyal, Upendra Yadav, Karan Sharma, Yash Dubey, Yash Kothai, Aditya Sarvatey, Yash Thakur, Shivam Mavi, Aniket Chaudhary (vc), Mohsin Khan, Akash Madhwal.

East Zone squad:

Saurabh Tiwary (c), Abhimanyu Easwaran (vc), Sudip Gharami, Abishek Porel, Virat Singh, Riyan Parag, Subhranshu Senapati, Reshab Das, Utkarsh Singh, Kumar Kushagra, Shahbaz Ahmed, Avinav Chowdhury, Mura Singh, Muktar Hussain, Akash Deep

North East Zone: To be announced.

Where to watch Deodhar Trophy?

Deodhar Trophy 2023 is not currently being televised or streamed live in India. Reports, however, indicate that some of the tournament’s games may be streamed via the BCCI website and app.

What to expect from the tournament?

The players are all pumped up for the tournament and looking forward to showcasing their skills. With some capped players in the tournament, youngsters will get an opportunity to learn from them and enjoy the game. On the other hand, it is a good opportunity for experienced players to perform and make this tournament count as the ODI World Cup is nearby. BCCI and selectors will have an eye on the tournament and players like Washington Sundar, Sai Sudharsan, Nitish Rana, Moshin Khan, and Devdutt Padikkal for future selections.

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