Ranji Trophy 2015-16 season in numbers
Updated - Feb 28, 2016 8:59 am
The Ranji Trophy 2015-16 season came to an end after the most successful team in the history of the tournament, Mumbai grabbing their 41st Ranji title after defeating the Saurashtra by an innings in the Finals inside 3 days at Pune. Interestingly, out of the 82 Ranji seasons, Mumbai have won 41 times as many as the remaining teams won combined.
This season has witnessed many some close games with the competition among the teams fighting out for the title has also been improved. Mumbai will now face against the Rest of India team in the Irani Trophy starting from March 6th in Mumbai. Here we analyze the stats recorded during season.
0 – Number of times Mumbai have lost outright in this season, no other team ended up without losing outright even once in this season. Bengal didn’t lose even one game outright in group stage but lost to Madhya Pradesh in semis.
1 – Mumbai’s 1 wicket win over Tamil Nadu is the narrowest margin by wickets in this season.
2 – Number of times Mumbai have conceded first innings in this season and ended up winning the game. They conceded first innings lead to Andhra, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh. However, they ended winning by 1 wicket against Tamil Nadu and by 3 wickets against Madhya Pradesh. However, they settled down with a draw against Andhra.
2.02 – Economy rate of Andhra’s D Siva Kumar, the best for any other player in this season. (Min: 100 overs)
3 – The number of times Tamil Nadu were bowled out for under 100 in an innings, most by any team in this season.
3 – The number of hattrick recorded in this season. Karnataka’s HS Sharat, Odisha’s Basant Mohanty and Vidarbha’s Umesh Yadav were the 3 bowlers who picked up hattricks during the 2015-16 Ranji season.
4 – Services’ Rajat Paliwal, Bengal’s Sudip Chatterjee and Mumbai’s Shreyas Iyer scored 4 centuries in this season, the most hundreds by a player in this season.
4 – The number of times Himachal Pradesh scored over 500 in an innings, most by any team in this season.
5 – Saurashtra’s Ravindra Jadeja has taken six 5-wicket innings hauls in this season, the most by any other.
6 – Number of times Rajasthan’s Nathu Singh got out for duck in this season, the most by any other.
7 – Tamil Nadu’s 7 run win over Baroda is the narrowest win margin in terms of runs during the season.
8/59 – MP’s Jalaj Saxena figures of 8/59 vs Railways are the best bowling figures in an innings in this season.
9 – Number of dismissals Vidarbha’s Amol Ubarhande has made as wicketkeeper against Bengal. These are the most dismissals made by a wicketkeeper in a match in this season. Amol made 7 dismissals during first innings of the game, also the most dismissals made by a wicketkeeper in an innings in this season.
10 – 4 matches in this Ranji season ended with teams winning by 10 wickets margin.
10.55 – Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling average, the best for any other player in this season. (Min: 100 overs)
11 – The number of 50-plus scores recorded by Shreyas Iyer in this season, the most by any player. He also equaled the record of 11 fifty plus scores in a season by Vijay Bharadwaj (1998-99) & Abhishek Nayar (2012-13).
13 – Number of individual double-centuries recorded in this season.
15 – Balls taken by Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandeep Singh to score his fifty against Tripura. It is the fastest fifty recorded in this season.
16/154 – MP’s Jalaj Saxena figures vs Railways are the best bowling figures in a match this season.
20 – The number of catches taken by Mumbai’s Surya Kumar Yadav in this season, most by any player.
23 – Number of individual 10-wicket match hauls were picked during the season. Ravindra Jadeja has 3 of them, the most by any other.
25.58 – Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling strike-rate, the best for any other player in this season. (Min: 100 overs)
28 – Number of boundary sixes Shreyas Iyer has hit in this season, the most by any player.
32 – Runs scored by Karnataka’s Robin Uthappa of an over bowled by Delhi’s Dhruv Shorey. It is the more expensive over during the season. The over read: 6, 6, 6, 4, 4, 6. The 32-run over is the 2nd most expensive over in Ranji Trophy history after Tilak Raj’s 36-run over to Ravi Shastri.
37 – Odisha’s 37 all out vs Bengal is the lowest innings total in this season.
45 – Haryana conceded 45 extras vs Maharashtra in an innings, the most extras recorded in a team innings this season.
48 – Number of dismissals by Mumbai’s Aditya Tare as wicketkeeper, the most by any player in this season. He now also holds the record of most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in any Ranji Trophy season.
50 – Number of batsmen were dismissed in the nineties during the season.
51 – Number of wickets taken by Jharkhand’s Shahbaz Nadeem in this season, the most by any other.
81 – Balls taken by Shreyas Iyer to score his century against Uttar Pradesh. It is the fastest century recorded in this season.
81.28 – Batting average of Jammu and Kashmir’s Mithun Manhas, the best for any other player in this season. (Min: 500 runs)
92.70 – Shreyas Iyer’s batting strike-rate, the best for any other player in this season. (Min: 500 runs)
93 – Number of players made their Ranji Trophy debuted during this season.
100 – 20 times teams got bowled out under 100 in an innings during the season.
106 – Number of maiden overs bowled by Vidarbha’s Akshay Wakhare in this season, the most by any player. Only Assam’s Krishna Das with 101 maidens bowled more than 100 maidens in the season.
152 – Assam’s innings and 152 run win over Rajasthan is the biggest margin in innings wins during the season.
153 – Number of boundary fours Shreyas Iyer has hit in this season, the most by any player.
159 – Number of individual 5-wicket innings hauls were picked during the season.
169 – Number of individual hundreds scored in this season.
255* – Odisha’s Natraj Behera scored an unbeaten 255 vs Haryana, the highest individual total this season. Behera batted for 686 minutes and 453 balls during the innings, the most by any player in an innings during the season.
306* – Partnership stand for sixth wicket between Punjab’s Gurkeerat Singh & Gitansh Khera against is the highest partnership for any wicket during this season.
395 – Mumbai’s 395 run win over Jharkhand in quarter-final is the biggest win margin in terms of runs during the season.
421 – Runs scored during Bengal and Odisha league match, the lowest aggregated game during the season.
500 – 28 times teams managed to score more than 500 in an innings during the season.
707/8 – Himachal Pradesh’s total of 707/8 vs Hyderabad is the highest innings total in this season.
1321 – Runs scored by Mumbai’s Shreyas Iyer in this season, the most by any other player. In overall, only VVS Laxman with 1415 runs has scored more than Iyer in a Ranji Trophy season.
1461 – Runs scored during the quarter-final between Madhya Pradesh and Bengal. This is the highest aggregated game during the season.
2174 – Number of dot balls bowled by Vidarbha’s Akshay Wakhare in this season, the most by any player. No other bowler managed to bowl more than 1800 dots in this season.