South Zone cricket team
South Zone cricket team: Competitions
South Zone cricket team: First-Class Cricket CompetitionsLogo Tournament Wins Years Duleep Trophy 11 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1970–71, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1989–90, 1995–96, 2010–11
South Zone cricket team: Limited Overs Cricket CompetitionsLogo Tournament Wins Years Deodhar Trophy 7 1973-74, 1974-75, 1978-79, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1991-92, 2001-02
South Zone cricket team: Indan Indian domestic cricket team
The South zone professional team was formed in 1961. This is a first-class club, the composition of which changes annually and consists of the best players of 6 popular teams. South zone cricket team belongs to the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The team is a 13-time winner of the Duleep Trophy tournament and has eight championship trophies at the Deodhar Trophy. At various times, such famous players as Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Rahul Dravid, Dinesh Karthik, Javagal Srinath and others were able to play for the team. Find out more information in our review.
South zone cricket team – results for the Duleep Trophy
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is a sports body that has been governing cricket in India since 1928. Today, the Council organizes about 12 different professional tournaments, including the Duleep Trophy and the Deodhar Trophy.
The Duleep Trophy is a first-class championship held by the BCCI since 1961. It involves five zonal teams (North zone, South zone, Central zone, East zone and West zone), consisting of players from different professional cricket teams. For example, the South zone team consists of players from the following well-known clubs:
- Andhra Pradesh cricket team;
- Goa cricket team;
- Hyderabad cricket team;
- Karnataka cricket team;
- Kerala cricket team;
- Tamil Nadu cricket team.
In the debut season (1961-1962), the South zone club was able to reach the final round immediately. The team won against the North zone cricket team in the semi-final but lost to the West zone cricket team in the decisive match. It turned out to get to the final the following year, but it was not possible to take the championship title again.
In 1964, the club played in the final of a first-class tournament for the 3rd time. And it is even believed that the South zone won it, but the West zone cricket team also became the champion since the final meeting ended in a draw (the victory was shared).
Finally, the team managed to become a full-fledged champion at the Duleep Trophy in 1966. In the 1/4 final, it beat the North zone club; in the 1/2 final, it won against the West zone cricket team, and in the decisive game, it defeated the Central zone cricket team. Further, the national team competed in the finals for the title in the following years •
- 1967-1968. Plus two championship trophies;
- Losing in the final;
- The 5th victory in the decisive game;
- 1975-1976 Another two wins in the final;
- Losing in the final;
- Victory in the final meeting;
- Defeat in a test match;
- 9th championship title;
- Winning the championship final;
- the 13th final game and the 6th loss in the history of the national team;
- Winning the final;
- Another defeat in a decisive game;
- 2009-2010 Two losses in 2 seasons;
- Extreme full-fledged championship title;
- 2nd overall victory in the final (North zone opponent);
- The last loss in the control meeting.
Since 2016, the format of the competition has changed slightly. Today, only three clubs compete in it, which are formed by the BCCI (India Blue, India Red and India Green).
South zone cricket team – wins at the Deodhar Trophy
In addition to the 1st championship, since 1973, the zonal team has participated in the Deodhar Trophy tournament. This is a championship that takes place in a format with a limited number of overs. The game, unlike first-class cricket, is held in one day. It consists of 2 innings, in each of which 50 overs are played.
In the 1st season of the tournament (1973-1974), the South zone cricket team immediately became its winner. The team won against the West zone club. It was possible to repeat the result in 1975.
In total, the players have eight championship victories:
- 1974-1975. Two wins over West zone cricket team;
- Victory over North zone cricket team;
- Victory over West zone cricket team;
- The 5th championship title. Victory over Central zone cricket team;
- The club beat the Central zone cricket team;
- The final ended in a draw. Overall win with Central zone cricket team;
- The extreme championship of the zonal team. Victory over the North zone cricket team.
In 2015, the BCCI changed the format of the game. Now only three clubs compete in the championship: India A, India B and India C.