At the domestic level, Ranji Trophy is an important cricket tournament in India. It is a first-class domestic cricket championship in which multiple teams of state and regional cricket associations compete against each other. Every year, one season of Ranji Trophy takes place that witnesses cricket matches between 38 teams. Ranji Trophy matches are 4 days long, but the knockout matches are extended to 5 days too.
Bombay is the most successful team in the tournament with 41 titles, while the defending champions of the tournament are Saurashtra. The previous edition of the tournament took place in 2019-20, in which Saurashtra defeated Bengal in the final on the basis of 1st innings lead.
Since Ranji Trophy comes under First-Class cricket, players executing amazing performances in the tournament are often given a chance to play for the Indian team in Tests.
However, since 2015, there are few players who showed a fabulous performance in the tournament but still did not get a chance to represent the national team in Tests. Here we take a glance at 5 Ranji Trophy stars who have not been able to represent team India in the Test format since 2015.
5 Ranji Trophy Stars Who Have Not Been Able To Represent Team India In The Test Format Since 2015
5. Rahul Dalal
Rahul Dalal was the star batsman in the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season. The right-handed batsman scored 1340 runs in 17 innings during the tournament, emerging as the highest run-getter.
With an average of 95.71, the 29-year-old player gave an astonishing performance in the tournament smashing 4 centuries and 5 half-centuries. However, he has been not given an opportunity to play in the Tests for India so far, in spite of his fabulous batting show in the 2019-20 season.