Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Indian domestic cricket season is all set to begin with prestigious Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy starting on 4th November 2021. The domestic T20 tournament will take place across 8 days and a total of 85 matches will be played. Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament is divided into 5 Elite Groups and each group has 6 state teams. Only top two teams from each Elite Group will advance to knockout stage, staring with pre-quarter-final round. Tamil Nadu will begin their Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy campaign as the defending champions.