IRANI TROPHY

Who won Irani Trophy? Who was the runner up? And for which year? Get the detailed history of the Irani trophy. . See also after who the Irani trophy was named.

Sourav Ganguly led the Rest of India to victory against Mumbai in the final of the 2006/07 edition of the tournament

First played during the 1959-60 season, the Irani trophy was conceived to mark the completion of of 25 years of the Ranji Trophy championship. It was named after the late Z.R. Irani who was associated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from its inception in 1928, till his death in 1970. In appreciation of his services to Indian Cricket, the Board instituted a trophy in his name, to be presented to the winners of a match to be played between the Ranji Trophy Championship of the preceding year and the Rest of India XI.

The first match, played between the Ranji Trophy champions and the Rest of India was played in 1959-60. For the first few years, it was played at the fag end of the season. Realizing the importance of the fixture, the BCCI moved it to the beginning of the season. Since 1965-66, it has traditionally heralded the start of the new domestic season.

The Irani Trophy is very popular with cricket lovers in the country and is followed with keen interest. Leading cricketers participate in the competition and it is often a kind of selection trial to pick the Indian team for the tours in the upcoming seasons.

Year Winner Runner-up
2009-10 Rest of India Mumbai
2008-09 Rest of India Delhi
2007-08 Rest of India Mumbai
2006-07 Rest of India Uttar Pradesh
2005-06 Railways Rest of India
2004-05 Rest of India Mumbai
2003-04 Rest of India Mumbai
2002-03 Railways Rest of India
2000-01 Rest of India Baroda
2000-01 Rest of India Bombay
1999-00 Rest of India Karnataka
1998-99 Karnataka Rest of India
1997-98 Bombay Rest of India
1996-97 Karnataka Rest of India
1995-96 Bombay Rest of India
1994-95 Bombay Rest of India
1993-94 Rest of India Punjab
1992-93 Rest of India Delhi
1991-92 Haryana Rest of India
1990-91 Rest of India Bengal
1989-90 Delhi Rest of India
1988-89 Tamil Nadu Rest of India
1987-88 Hyderabad Rest of India
1986-87 Rest of India Delhi
1985-86 Bombay Rest of India
1984-85 Rest of India Bombay
1983-84 Karnataka Rest of India
1982-83 Rest of India Delhi
1981-82 Bombay Rest of India
1980-81 Delhi Rest of India
1979-80 Not Played
1978-79 Rest of India Karnataka
1977-78 Rest of India Bombay
1976-77 Bombay Rest of India
1975-76 Bombay Rest of India
1974-75 Karnataka Rest of India
1973-74 Rest of India Bombay
1972-73 Bombay Rest of India
1971-72 Rest of India Bombay
1970-71 Bombay Rest of India
1969-70 Bombay Rest of India
1968-69 Rest of India Bombay
1967-68 Bombay Rest of India
1966-67 Rest of India Bombay
1965-66 Bombay and Rest of India
1964-65 The match to be played at the end of this season was shifted to the beginning of the next season.
1963-64 Bombay Rest of India
1962-63 Bombay Rest of India
1961-62 Not Played
1960-61 Not Played
1959-60 Bombay Rest of India