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The Duleep Trophy is an annual Indian domestic First-Class cricket tournament.

Organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Duleep Trophy features teams representing geographical zones of India. 

East Zone, Central Zone, North Zone, South Zone and West Zone are the five teams that initially competed for the Duleep Trophy.

Named after Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji of Nawanagar (also known as Duleep), the first edition of Duleep Trophy was played during the 1961-62 season. West Zone won the inaugural edition of the tournament after defeating South Zone by 10 wickets in the final.

Since then, there have been 61 editions of the Duleep Trophy being hosted so far. 

West Zone is the most successful team in Duleep Trophy history with 19 titles, while North Zone are the second-most successful team with 18 title triumphs. Meanwhile, South Zone are next in terms of most Duleep Trophy trophies having won it 14 times.

The zonal teams were replaced by five new teams - Elite A, Elite B, Elite C, Plate A and Plate B during the 2002-03 season. However, this format was used for only one season.

Later from the 2003-04 season till 2008, the Duleep Trophy featured five zonal teams and another guest team from a foreign nation.

This domestic cricket competition was not held during the 2015-16 season, but later made a comeback with a new format in 2016-17.

India Blue, India Green and India Red were the three teams that competed for the Duleep Trophy for next three years till the 2019-20 season.

In the 2022-23 season, the BCCI once again introduced the zonal format with the addition of a new team - North East Zone, apart from the original five zones. 

West Zone are the defending champions of the Duleep Trophy, having defeated South Zone by 294 runs in the 2022-23 final. Get the Duleep Trophy winners list.

Duleep Trophy winners list

Season

Winner

Runner-up

Result

Venue

1961–62

West Zone

South Zone

West Zone by 10 wickets

Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

1962–63

West Zone

South Zone

West Zone by an innings and 20 runs

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

1963–64

West Zone & South Zone (shared)

Draw

Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

1964–65

West Zone

Central Zone

West Zone by an innings and 89 runs

Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

1965–66

South Zone

Central Zone

South Zone by an innings and 20 runs

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

1966–67

South Zone

West Zone

South Zone won on 1st innings lead

Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

1967–68

South Zone

West Zone

South Zone won on 1st innings lead

Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

1968–69

West Zone

South Zone

West Zone won on 1st innings lead

Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad

1969–70

West Zone

North Zone

West Zone by an innings and 81 runs

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

1970–71

South Zone

East Zone

South Zone won by 10 wickets

Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

1971–72

Central Zone

West Zone

Central Zone won by 2 wickets

Central College Ground, Bangalore

1972–73

West Zone

Central Zone

West Zone by an innings and 172 runs

Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

1973–74

North Zone

Central Zone

Central Zone won by 76 runs

Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

1974–75

South Zone

West Zone

South Zone won by 9 wickets

Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad

1975–76

South Zone

North Zone

South Zone won by 37 runs

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

1976–77

West Zone

North Zone

West Zone won by 9 wickets

Moti Bagh Stadium, Baroda

1977–78

West Zone

North Zone

West Zone won on 1st innings lead

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

1978–79

North Zone

West Zone

North Zone won on 1st innings lead

Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

1979–80

North Zone

West Zone

North Zone won by 104 runs

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

1980–81

West Zone

East Zone

West Zone won on 1st innings lead

Eden Gardens,Kolkata

1981–82

West Zone

East Zone

West Zone won on 1st innings lead

Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

1982–83

North Zone

South Zone

North Zone won by 8 wickets

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

1983–84

North Zone

West Zone

North Zone won on 1st innings lead

Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

1984-85

South Zone

North Zone

South Zone won by 83 runs 

Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

1985–86

West Zone

South Zone

West Zone won by 9 wickets

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

1986–87

South Zone

West Zone

South Zone won on 1st innings lead

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

1987–88

North Zone

West Zone

North Zone won on 1st innings lead

Jayanti Stadium, Bhilai

1988–89

North Zone & West Zone (shared)

Draw

Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

1989–90

South Zone

Central Zone

South Zone won by 322 runs

Gymkhana Ground, Secunderabad

1990–91

North Zone

West Zone 

North Zone won on 1st innings lead

Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur

1991–92

North Zone

West Zone 

North Zone won by 236 runs

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Valsad

1992–93

North Zone

Central Zone

North Zone won on 1st innings lead

Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad

1993–94

North Zone

West Zone 

Round Robin

 

1994–95

North Zone

South Zone

Round Robin

 

1995–96

South Zone

Central Zone

Round Robin

 

1996–97

Central Zone

South Zone

Central Zone won by 161 runs

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

1997–98

Central Zone & North Zone (shared)

Draw

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

1998–99

Central Zone

West Zone

Central Zone won by 122 runs

N2 Stadium, Aurangabad

1999–2000

North Zone

West Zone

North Zone won on 1st innings lead

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

2000–01

North Zone

Central Zone

Round Robin

 

2001–02

West Zone

North Zone

Round Robin

 

2002–03

Elite C

Plate Group B

Round Robin

 

2003–04

North Zone

East Zone

North Zone won by 59 runs

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

2004–05

Central Zone

North Zone

Central Zone won by 9 wickets

Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

2005–06

West Zone

East Zone

West Zone won by 5 wickets

Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

2006–07

North Zone

Sri Lanka A

North Zone won by 8 wickets

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

2007–08

North Zone

West Zone

North Zone won by 6 wickets

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

2008–09

West Zone

South Zone

West Zone won by 274 runs

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

2009–10

West Zone

South Zone

West Zone won by 3 wickets

Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad

2010–11

South Zone

North Zone

South Zone won by 7 wickets

ACA-VDCA Stadium, Vizag

2011–12

East Zone

Central Zone

East Zone by an innings and 20 runs

Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

2012–13

East Zone

Central Zone

East Zone won on 1st innings lead

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

2013–14

North Zone & South Zone (shared)

Draw

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi

2014–15

Central Zone

South Zone

Central Zone won by 9 runs

Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

2016–17

India Blue

India Red

India Blue by 355 runs

Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida

2017–18

India Red

India Blue

India Red by 163 runs

Lucknow International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

2018–19

India Blue

India Red

India Blue won by an innings and 187 runs

NPR College Ground, Dindigul

2019–20

India Red

India Green

India Red won by an innings and 38 runs

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

2022-23

West Zone

South Zone

West Zone won by 294 runs

SNR College Cricket Ground,Coimbatore

2023

South Zone

West Zone

South Zone won by 75 runs

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

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