Following a dismal season, Whatmore had parted ways with Kerala after spending three years with the southern side
VVS Laxman to hold online sessions with Bengal cricketers to rectify mistakes made in Ranji Trophy final
Bengal had reached the Ranji Trophy final after 13 years but their dream to lift the title for the first time since 1989-90 remained unfulfilled following a top-order batting failure, which saw Saurashtra claim their maiden crown on the basis of first innings lead.
Pujara was one of the elite Indian sportspersons who attended the video call held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss ways to fight the coronavirus
Ranji Trophy 2019-20 takeaways: Jaydev Unadkat inspires Saurashtra, campaign to forget for past champions and more
The bridesmaids have their own hour, at long last. Saurashtra – thrice runners-up in the previous seven seasons – were crowned Ranji Trophy champions for the first time in independent India.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: With Jaydev Unadkat as the engine, cohesive Saurashtra deliver on their promise
As far as inspirational skippers go, Unadkat is right up there. Looking at him now, at his confidence in his abilities, it’s hard to believe that this is the same person who debuted disastrously for India in the Centurion Test in 2010.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Jaydev Unadkat's fearless captaincy, newcomers chipping in highlights of Saurashtra's title win
Saurashtra had become a force to reckon with over the past 10 years and the final that they won on Friday was their fourth in eight season
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Players left unhappy by 'partial DRS' in knockouts, call for full use of technology in future
The introduction of the limited DRS courted controversy this Ranji Trophy season and players, including title-winning skipper Jaydev Unadkat and and teammate Cheteshwar Pujara, would like to see full use of the technology from next season.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: After leading Saurashtra to maiden title, Jaydev Unadkat says hunger for India comeback has ‘never been stronger’
Now that he is a Ranji Trophy winner, Jaydev Unadkat hopes that "people" will not talk only about his IPL riches and says the hunger to make an India comeback has never been stronger following a sensational season.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Final: Jaydev Unadkat leads Saurashtra to maiden title after beating over Bengal on virtue of first innings lead
Unadkat, who had single-handily taken Saurashtra into the final with a seven-wicket haul against Gujarat on the final day of their semi-final, rose to the occasion yet again to script a historic victory.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Final: Saurashtra secures first innings lead against Bengal to all but seal maiden title win
Skipper Jaydev Unadkat produced a lion-hearted spell when it mattered the most and paved the way for Saurashtra's maiden Ranji Trophy title triumph on the basis of the first-innings lead
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Fifth day of final between Saurashtra and Bengal in Rajkot to be played behind closed doors amidst coronavirus
The final day of the Ranji Trophy summit clash between Bengal and Saurashtra will be played without any spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI said on Thursday.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Bengal's Anustup Majumdar stands between Saurashtra and title with unbeaten 58 on Day 4
Bengal's 'Man Friday' Anustup Majumdar stood between Saurashtra and Ranji Trophy with a defiant unbeaten 58 as the summit clash enters a tantalising final day with the visitors needing 72 more with four wickets in hand.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Cheteshwar Pujara out with back injury after overcoming illness, may bat only if required in second innings
Pujara did not take the field on day three after pulling a back muscle during warm-up as Bengal reached 134/3 in their first innings at close of play, trailing Saurashtra by 291 runs.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Gritty Bengal script fight back but Saurashtra maintain upper hand on third day of final
Bengal reached 134 for three in 65 overs at close of play, trailing Saurashtra by 291 runs with Chatterjee and Wriddhiman Saha (4 off 43) in the middle.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Final: Arun Lal's very poor pitch comment was ill-timed and error of judgement, says SCA curator
Saurashtra Cricket Association official said there are no plans of making a formal complaint to the BCCI over Lal's tirade.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Cheteshwar Pujara-Arpit Vasavada's marathon stand puts Saurashtra in control against Bengal on day 2 of final
Pujara (66 off 237), who was on five when he retired hurt on day one due to fever, and Vasavada (106 off 287) batted for two sessions and five overs as the hosts reached 384 for eight at the close of play.
C Shamshuddin was on Tuesday ruled out as the on-field umpire for the remainder of the Ranji Trophy final after getting hit around the lower abdomen area on the opening day of the title clash
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Bengal coach Arun Lal slams Rajkot pitch for final against Saurashtra as 'very poor', urges BCCI to look into matter
Bengal coach Arun Lal on Monday rated the pitch for their Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra as "very poor" and said the BCCI should probe how such a sub-standard surface was prepared for the big game.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Cheteshwar Pujara retires hurt with fever; Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat confident of his quick recovery
An unwell Cheteshwar Pujara could not bat more than 24 balls due to fever but should be fit enough to resume duty for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final against Bengal on Day 2 at Rajkot.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Bengal fight back with late wickets on Day 1 of final after Saurashtra's Avi Barot, Vishvaraj Jadeja slam fifties
Heavyweight Cheteshwar Pujara turned up with fever as Bengal nosed ahead against a scratchy Saurashtra on an attritional opening day's play in the Ranji Trophy final in Rajkot.