The quarter-final matches for the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy will be played from 6 January 2013 to 10 January 2013, the BCCI has announced. Three teams have qualified from Groups A and B while two teams made it through from Group C.
Punjab topped Group A, winning four of their eight matches, allowing them the luxury of two losses. Saurashtra and Mumbai both finished with 23 points, but Saurashtra were placed second because they won two games in the group stage compared to Mumbai’s one.
Punjab – 32 pts
Saurashtra – 23 pts
Mumbai – 23 pts
Uttar Pradesh went unbeaten in the group stage, winning four games, tied with Punjab for the most wins, to top Group B. They were followed by Baroda and Karnataka.
Uttar Pradesh – 33 pts
Baroda – 22 pts
Karnataka – 21 pts
Services topped Group C, followed by Jharkhand.
Services – 26 pts
Jharkhand – 24 pts
Because Punjab topped Group A, they get to play the second placed team from Group C, with Uttar Pradesh taking on Services. The full line-up of the quarter-finals is as follows:
Punjab v Jharkhand at Jamshedpur
Saurashtra v Karnataka at Rajkot
Mumbai v Baroda at Mumbai (will be telecast live)
Uttar Pradesh v Services at Indore
The match between UP and Services will be played at a neutral venue because the Services’ Palam Ground at Delhi will be staging a warm-up one-day game involving the England cricket team, on 6 January 2013.