Fifth of January will be a new dawn for this 80th season of Ranji Trophy. There will be total of 12 Group matches played between 24 teams of three Groups, all starting at 9.30 IST (04:00).
Group B, Rajasthan vs Punjab, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
In Group B Match Rajasthan will welcome Punjab at their home ground Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Rajasthan with their first loss against Delhi in the group match and 3 previous draws will try to stand up against much stronger team Punjab, who are high on moral with their 2 wins and 2 draws in their 4 matches this season.
Group A, Baroda vs Uttar Pradesh, Dr Akhilesh Das Stadium, Lucknow
In Group A Match home team Uttar Pradesh will play against Baroda at Dr Akhilesh Das Stadium in Lucknow. It has been a mixed performance from Uttar Pradesh team with a single win, a loss and a draw to their name, where as Baroda have been consistent this season with 3 draws to their name.
Group A, Karnataka vs Jammu and Kashmir, KSCA Hubli Cricket Ground, Hubli
In another Group A match Karnataka will play off against Jammu and Kashmir at their KSCA Hubli Cricket Ground, Hubli.
Karnataka with their skipper Vinay Kumar have been simply brilliant this season with 3 consecutive victories in their first 3 game and they will look forward for yet another with their performances.
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On the other hand Jammu and Kashmir have won just 1 with a single loss and 2 draws in their name. In this match they really need to fight hard to keep up the pace with their opponent Karnataka.
Viewers in India can watch the matches live on Star Sports TV channel. The live streaming can be watched at the official website of Star sports.com here.
Group A, Mumbai vs Madhya Pradesh, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
In this Group A Match home team Mumbai will face the struggling Madhya Pradesh at their home ground at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Mumbai this season started with a loss to their name but soon cop up with the situation with a draw and a victory and then went on with a draw.
This will be a perfect opportunity for skipper Suryakumar Yadav and company to pull it off with another win this season.
On the other hand fortunes haven’t favour Madhya Pradesh yet this season. They are on a the table with 3 draws and a loss to their name.
Rest of the matches are as follow: