Vijay Hazare Trophy: Domestic cricket season resumes with Vijay Hazare Trophy, check groups, fixtures, defending champions – All you need to know

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Domestic cricket season resumes with Vijay Hazare Trophy, check groups, fixtures, defending champions - All you need to know
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Domestic cricket season resumes with Vijay Hazare Trophy, check groups, fixtures, defending champions - All you need to know

Vijay Hazare Trophy: After Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Indian domestic season will move on to Vijay Hazare Trophy starting on 8th December 2021. Vijay Hazare Trophy will take place over 15 days and 38 teams will vie for the prestigious 50-over domestic title. Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 is divided into five Elite Groups and a Plate Group. Each Elite Group will consist of six teams, whereas a Plate Group will have a pool of eight teams. Mumbai will begin their campaign as defending champions. Follow live updates of VHT 2021 on InsideSport. 

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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Mumbai to defend the title – Mumbai are the reigning champions of Vijay Hazare Trophy. In the last season, Mumbai had an unbeaten throughout the tournament. In the group stage, they won all the five matches. In en-route to the final, Mumbai defeated Saurashtra and Karnataka in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively. In the final, they defeated Uttar Pradesh to clinch their 4th title of Vijay Hazare Trophy.

The star player of the tournament was Mumbai’s talented batsman Prithvi Shaw who emerged as a leading scorer of the season, aggregating 827 runs, including a double century, from 8 matches. The 22-year-old also broke Mayank Agarwal’s record of highest runs in a single edition of 50-over domestic cricket.

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Groups for Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021

Elite Group A: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha and Vidarbha

Elite Group B: Baroda, Bengal, Puducherry, Karnataka, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu.

Elite Group C: Delhi, Haryana, Hyderabad, Jharkhand, Saurashtra and Uttar Pradesh 

Elite Group D: Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Chattisgarh, Kerala, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. 

Elite Group E: Assam, Goa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Railways and Services.

Plate Group: Bihar, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur

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Fixtures for Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021

8th December 2021 (Elite Group A, B, C, D and E)

  • Andhra Pradesh vs Odisha – A
  • Gujarat vs Jammu & Kashmir – A
  • Himachal Pradesh vs Vidarbha – A
  • Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu – B
  • Baroda vs Bengal – B
  • Karnataka vs Puducherry – B
  • Delhi vs Jharkhand – C
  • Haryana vs Hyderabad – C
  • Saurashtra vs Uttar Pradesh – C
  • Madhya Pradesh vs Maharashtra – D
  • Chattisgarh vs Uttarakhand – D
  • Chhattisgarh vs Kerala – D
  • Punjab vs Rajasthan – E
  • Assam vs Goa – E
  • Railways vs Services – E

9th December 2021 (Elite Group A, B, C, D and E)

  • Gujarat vs Odisha – A
  • Andhra Pradesh vs Vidarbha – A
  • Himachal Pradesh vs Jammu & Kashmir – A
  • Baroda vs Mumbai – B
  • Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu – B
  • Bengal vs Puducherry – B
  • Delhi vs Hyderabad – C
  • Jharkhand vs Uttar Pradesh – C
  • Haryana vs Saurashtra – C
  • Chattisgarh vs Maharashtra – D
  • Kerala vs Madhya Pradesh – D
  • Chandigarh vs Uttarakhand – D
  • Goa vs Rajasthan – E
  • Punjab vs Railways – E
  • Assam vs Services – E

11th December 2021 (Elite Group A, B, C, D and E)

  • Gujarat vs Himachal Pradesh – A
  • Andhra Pradesh vs Jammu & Kashmir – A
  • Odisha vs Vidarbha – A
  • Baroda vs Puducherry – B
  • Bengal vs Tamil Nadu – B
  • Karnataka vs Mumbai – B
  • Hyderabad vs Saurashtra – C
  • Haryana vs Jharkhand – C
  • Delhi vs Uttar Pradesh – C
  • Chandigarh vs Chattisgarh – D
  • Madhya Pradesh vs Uttara Khand – D
  • Maharashtra vs Kerala – D
  • Goa vs Services – E
  • Assam vs Punjab – E
  • Railways vs Rajasthan – E

12th December 2021 (Elite Group A, B, C, D and E)

  • Andhra Pradesh vs Himachal Pradesh – A
  • Gujarat vs Vidarbha – A
  • Jammu & Kashmir vs Odisha – A
  • Puducherry vs Tamil Nadu – B
  • Baroda vs Karnataka – B
  • Bengal vs Mumbai – B
  • Jharkhand vs Saurashtra – C
  • Hyderabad vs Uttar Pradesh – C
  • Delhi vs Haryana – C
  • Chandigarh vs Madhya Pradesh – D
  • Chattisgarh vs Kerala – D
  • Maharashtra vs Uttarakhand – D
  • Punjab vs Services – E
  • Goa vs Railways – E
  • Assam vs Rajasthan – E

14th December 2021 (Elite Group A, B, C, D and E)

  • Jammu & Kashmir vs Vidarbha – A
  • Himachal Pradesh vs Odisha – A
  • Andhra Pradesh vs Gujarat – A
  • Bengal vs Karnataka – B
  • Mumbai vs Puducherry – B
  • Baroda vs Tamil Nadu – B
  • Haryana vs Uttar Pradesh – C
  • Delhi vs Saurashtra – C
  • Hyderabad vs Jharkhand – C
  • Kerala vs Jharkhand – D
  • Chandigarh vs Maharashtra – D
  • Chattisgarh vs Madhya Pradesh – D
  • Assam vs Railways – E
  • Rajasthan vs Services – E
  • Goa vs Punjab – E