After three years, the wait for the Duleep Trophy is finally over. The Duleep Trophy 2022 is starting from 8th September 2022. Its final will be on the 21st of September. The last time this tournament was played was in the year 2019. It was not organized in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. On August 8, BCCI released the schedule of the domestic season. The 2022 domestic season will begin with the Duleep Trophy. All you need to know about the Duleep Trophy 2022 are here below.
Full schedule, squads, and everything you need to know
This time some changes have been made in the Duleep Trophy 2022. Between 2016 and 2020, three teams took part in the tournament. These teams used to be India Red, India Blue, and India Green. This year BCCI has adopted the old method of the Duleep Trophy. This time instead of three teams, a total of 6 teams will play in the tournament. These teams will divide on the basis of zones. This year the North East Zone will also participate in the Duleep Trophy. Apart from this, teams from North Zone, South Zone, East Zone, West Zone, and Central Zone will play against each other.
Moreover, The selection committee of every zone will decide the captain of their zone. Similarly, the committee of these zones plays an important role in the process of choosing the captain of these 6 teams.
- North Zone: Yash Dhull (DDCA), Dhruv Shorey – VC (DDCA), Manan Vohra (PCA), Mandeep Singh – Captain (PCA), Himanshu Rana (HCA), Akash Vashisht (HPCA), Anmol Malhotra – WK (PCA), Mayank Dagar (HPCA), Pulkit Narang (SSCB), Navdeep Saini (DDCA), Siddharth Kaul (PCA), Jagjit Singh (UTCA), Nishant Sindhu (HCA), Qamran Iqbal (JKCA), Vikas Mishra (DDCA).
- East Zone: Manoj Tiwary – Captain (CAB), Virat Singh – VC (JSCA), Nazim Siddique (JSCA), Sudip Kumar Gharami (CAB), Shantanu Mishra (OCA), Anustup Mazumdar (CAB), Riyan Parag (ACA), Kumar Kushagra – WK (JSCA), Abishek Porel (CAB), Shabaz Ahmed (CAB), Shahbaj Nadeem (JSCA), Ishan Porel (CAB), Akash Deep (CAB), Mukthar Hussain (ACA), Mani Shankar Mura Singh (TCA).
- West Zone: Ajinkya Rahane – Captain (Mumbai), Shreyas Iyer (Mumbai), Prithvi Shaw (Mumbai), Yashasvi Jaiswal (Mumbai), Rahul Tripathi (Maharashtra), Chiraj Jani (Saurashtra), Het Patel (Gujarat), Hardik Tamore (Mumbai), Shams Mulani (Mumbai), Tanish Kotian (Mumbai), Atit Seth (Baroda), Chintan Gaja (Gujarat), Shardul Thakur (Mumbai), Jaydev Unadkat (Saurashtra), Satyajeet Bachhav (Maharashtra).
- Central Zone: Karan Sharma – Captain (UPCA), Shubham Sharma – VC (MPCA), Himanshu Mantri – WK (MPCA), Yash Dubey (MPCA), Priyam Garg (UPCA), Rinku Singh (UPCA), Ashok Maneria (RCA), Akshay Wadkar – WK (VCA), Gaurav Yadav (MPCA), Venkatesh Iyer (MPCA), Deepak Dhapola (CAU), Aniket Chaudhary (RCA), Kumar Kartikey (MPCA), Aditya Sarvatey (VCA), Ankit Rajput (UPCA).
- NorthEast Zone: Ashish Thapa – Captain (Sikkim), Techi Neri (Arunachal), Jonathan Rongsen (Nagaland), Kishan Lyngdoh (Meghalaya), Ankur Malik (Sikkim), Bishworjit K (Manipur), G Lalbiakvela (Mizoram), R K Rex (Manipur), Khrievitso Kense (Nagaland), Techi Doria (Arunachal), Dippu Sangma (Meghalaya), Hokaito Zhimomi (Nagaland), L Kishan Singa (Manipur), Bobby Z (Mizoram), Md. Al Bashid (Manipur).
- Quarterfinal 1: West Zone vs North East Zone, 8 September 2022 in M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Quarterfinal 2: North Zone vs East Zone, 8 September 2022 in CAP Ground 2, Puducherry
- Semi-final 1: Central Zone vs Winner of QF 1: 15 September 2022 in SNR College Cricket Ground, Coimbatore
- Semi-final 2: South Zone vs Winner of QF 2: 15 September 2022 in Salem Cricket Foundation Ground, Salem
- Final: Winner of SF1 vs Winner of SF2, 21 September 2022 in SNR College Cricket Ground, Coimbatore
However, a total of 5 matches will be played in this 17-day tournament. All matches of this tournament will be knockout matches and the losing team will be eliminated. Except for the final, all the matches will be of four days. Whereas the final test will be of 5 days.