The 2018-19 edition of the Ranji Trophy will begin from November 1 as 37 teams feature in this biggest domestic first-class competition in the cricket world. Latest Ranji Trophy betting tips on a round-by-round basis can be found below along with various other predictions and possible odds.
Ranji Trophy is India’s premier and one of the oldest domestic cricket tournaments, having begun in 1934. It was named after famous cricketer Ranjitsinhji who donated the trophy.
The 37 teams that feature in the Ranji Trophy come from various parts of the country, different states and cities, apart from two pan-India teams, Railways and Services. Each of these teams are affiliated to a zone in the country. These sides apart, some other teams had played in the Ranji Trophy previously but are now defunct for a variety of reasons.
2018-19 Ranji Trophy Betting Tips & Odds
The Ranji Trophy betting tips will be updated above as we bring you our best bets for that round of matches in the competition. Also get the best odds from various bookmakers covering the tournament.
Baroda v Maharashtra Betting Tips:
Maharashtra to take first innings lead (best odds with bet365)
Delhi v Himachal Pradesh Betting Tips:
Delhi to take first innings lead (best odds with bet365)
2018-19 Ranji Trophy Format
The 37 teams are divided into four different groups; Elite Group A, Elite Group B, Elite Group C and the Plate Group. All the recently added teams are a part of the Plate Group.
Elite Group A and B will have nine teams apiece, while the Elite Group C has 10 teams. The Plate Group has eight sides associated with it. Each of these teams will feature in a round-robin league and face teams in their own group, there by playing eight, eight, nine and seven matches respectively in the groups.
The top five teams from Groups A and B, two teams from Group C and one from the Plate Group will qualify for the quarter-finals. The two Group C qualifiers will also be promoted to the Groups A and B while the bottom two teams from those two groups will move down.
Similarly, the top team from the Plate Group and the bottom team from the Group C will exchange places next season.
2018-19 Ranji Trophy Schedule
The tournament begins from November 1 with matches played all around the country. Till last season, matches were played at neutral venues but that has been changed now. Get the exact Ranji Trophy schedule here.
2018-19 Ranji Trophy Live Streaming
Every round, there will be one Ranji Trophy game that will be live on TV or online. The schedule for the live matches can be found every round here. You can watch the Ranji Trophy live streaming on Hotstar.com or the Hotstar app and you can also watch it live on TV with Star Sports.