The 84th season of the Ranji Trophy – India’s premier domestic competition – is scheduled to begin from 6 October. The primary feeder to the national team and the platform which prepares cricketers for the challenges of international cricket, the tournament has undergone a change this season. Just like the previous edition, this season too, 28 teams will contest for the trophy. However, while the teams were divided into three groups last season, the 28 sides have been divided into four groups for the 2017-18 season.
Let’s identify a few players who have done well in the last few seasons, and have therefore put themselves under the spotlight; one or two more solid seasons could make these players a case hard for the selectors to ignore and bring these players into the reckoning for a place in the national team.