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The Ranji Trophy, India’s premier First Class cricket competition, started on December 13 for the 2022-23 season. Unlike the curtailed 2021-22 campaign, the tournament will have a full season with a new format, wherein the teams are divided into Elite and Plate groups.

The Indian cricket team has heavily benefited from the heavy run-scoring by batters in the Ranji Trophy. Wasim Jaffer has scored the most runs in Ranji Trophy history with 12,038 runs. He is the only player with more than 10,000 runs in the competition.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad’s VVS Laxman smashed 1,415 runs in the tournament during the 1999-00 season, the most runs in a single Ranji Trophy season. Mumbai batter Sarfaraz Khan topped the charts in the 2021-22 season with 982 runs. 

As it stands, Dhruv Shorey, Delhi’s opening batter, has amassed the most runs in Ranji Trophy 2022-23

Meanwhile, Mumbai’s Prithvi Shaw has the highest individual score this season after smashing 379 runs from 383 balls against Assam in the fifth round. It is also the second-best individual score in Ranji Trophy history. Shaw is the ninth batter to score more than 350 runs in a Ranji innings.

Most runs in Ranji Trophy 2022-23

Player

Team

Matches

Runs

Dhruv Shorey

Delhi

5

787

Prashant Chopra

Himachal Pradesh

5

665

Sachin Baby

Kerala

5

613

Taruwar Kohli

Mizoram

5

602

Priyank Panchal

Gujarat

5

583

Prithvi Shaw

Mumbai

5

539

Saurabh Tiwary

Jharkhand

5

533

Ajinkya Rahane

Mumbai

5

532

Ravikumar Samarth

Karnataka

5

522

Ankit Kalsi

Himachal Pradesh

5

510

Dhruv Shorey (Delhi) - 787 runs in Ranji Trophy 2022-23

Delhi batter Dhruv Shorey leads the run-scoring charts in Ranji Trophy 2022-23. The opener boasts an impressive average of 112.42, while smashing three centuries and two fifties this season.

His unbeaten knock of 252 against Assam in the second-round is his most prolific innings this season. Shorey also slammed an unbeaten 150 in the same match.

Meanwhile, the right-handed batter scored 185 runs off 311 balls against Andhra Pradesh. Shorey has scored more than 3,600 runs in First Class cricket with a 50+ average.

Prashant Chopra (Himachal Pradesh) - 665 runs in Ranji Trophy 2022-23

Solan-born opening batter Prashant Chopra is Himachal Pradesh’s leading run-scorer in the Ranji Trophy this season. He has been the key in the team’s surge in the Elite Group A.

Chopra has scored four centuries this season, the most in Ranji Trophy 2022-23. A gritty 159 off 280 against Baroda, his highest score this campaign, in the fourth round helped Himachal take the first innings lead.

The Himachal batter has also smashed tons against Odisha, Bengal and Haryana in the league stage. 

Sachin Baby (Kerala) - 613 runs in Ranji Trophy 2022-23

Sachin Baby, Kerala’s middle order stalwart, is third on the list of most runs in Ranji Trophy this season. His exploits with the bat include three fifties and two centuries, while maintaining a 75+ average.

Baby registered scores of 139* and 81* against Rajasthan in the second round, helping his team to a draw. In the fifth round, his 159-run knock in the first innings, followed by a quick 93 in the second helped Kerala beat Services. 

 

Photo credits: Alamy

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