8 Teams To Compete For The Red Bull Campus Cricket India Finals 2018
The winner of the national final will be crowned Indian champions and will represent the country at the Red Bull Campus Cricket 2018 World Final.
28th May 2018: Following a stellar season in 2017, Red Bull Campus Cricket 2018 in India boasted 28 city qualifiers and participation of over 250 college teams across the nation. Mysore and Raipur were the latest cities to enter the umbrella of the international tournament that has seen the 28 city finalists compete in regional finals across the north, south, east and west zones of India. Two regional finals were held in each zone, and winners of each regional final will proceed to the national final held in Mohali from 27th to 31st May.
8 regional winners will compete in the national final in a knockout format of quarter-finals, semi-finals and final. The winner of the national final will be crowned Indian champions and will represent the country at the Red Bull Campus Cricket 2018 World Final.
Listed below are Colleges who have made it to the India Finals in Mohali:
SD College (Chandigarh) beat ITM College (Dehradun) by six wickets and Science College (Jammu) by five wickets in the first north zone final held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Chandigarh, on 23rd and 24th April. SD College progressed to the India Finals with two victories.
Shraddhanand College (New Delhi) beat Sports College (Lucknow) by 157 runs and Subodh College (Jaipur) by 55 runs in the second north zone final held at Saket Sports Complex, New Delhi, on 26th and 27th April. Shraddhanand College progressed to the India Finals with two victories.
YS College (Ranchi) beat NIT College (Jamshedpur) by 18 runs and BS College (Patna) by 45 runs in the first east zone final held at Sapphire International Ground, Ranchi, on 30th April and 1st May. YS College progressed to the India Finals with two victories.
SOA University (Bhubaneswar) lost to Umeshchandra College (Kolkata) by six wickets and beat KC Das Commerce College (Guwahati) by seven wickets in the second east zone final held at Salt Lake Ground, Kolkata, on 3rd and 4th May. SOA University progressed to the India Finals based on highest run rate.
Rizvi College (Mumbai) beat MS University (Vadodara) by 19 runs and DAVV (Indore) by nine wickets in the first west zone final held at Moti Baug Stadium, Vadodara, on 6th and 7th May. Rizvi College progressed to the India Finals with two victories.
MMC College (Pune) beat Dhanwate National College (Nagpur) by 10 wickets and Shree Damodar College (Goa) by 138 runs in the second west zone final held at Vision Cricket Ground, Pune, on 9th and 10th May. MMC College progressed to the India Finals with two victories.
Guru Nanak College (Chennai) beat SBRR Mahajana College (Mysore) by seven wickets and PSG Arts College (Coimbatore) by eight wickets in the first south zone final held at SSN College Cricket Ground, Chennai, on 12th and 13th May. Guru Nanak College progressed to the India Finals with two victories.
Jain College (Bengaluru) beat Raghu College of Engineering (Vizag) by 16 runs and TKR College of Engineering (Hyderabad) by 75 runs in the second south zone final held at Nidhi Ground, Hyderabad, on 14th and 15th May. Jain College progressed to the India Finals with two victories.
Indian champions that excel - Past India champions that have done well at the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals include Rizvi College from Mumbai, DAV College from Chandigarh, Swami Shraddhanand College from New Delhi and MMC College from Pune. MMC College were the most recent national champions, representing India in the Red Bull Campus Cricket 2017 World Finals.
The top twoteams from each zone will then compete in the National finals, where the teamswill play in the knockout rounds of quarterfinals, semifinals and finalsrespectively. The National winner will then represent India in the Red BullCampus Cricket World Series Championship 2018. Past winners from India thathave gone on to represent the country at the World Championships are RizviCollege, Mumbai; DAV College, Chandigarh; Swami Shraddhanand College, Delhi;and MMC College, Pune.
Well-knownIndian cricketers KL Rahul and Karun Nair have been associated with Red BullCampus Cricket. Shradul Thakur, Manan Vohra, Siddhesh Lad, Himanshu Rana, AbhimanyuEaswaran, Anukul Roy, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ricky Bhui are other well-known faceswho played RBCC Cricket in the past and emerging stars in the Indian Cricketscene.
While RedBull Campus Cricket looks for the best college cricket team in India, Red BullSpeedster is a competition to find the country’s fastest bowler at the collegelevel. Red Bull Speedster is being hosted at the eight regional finals, withone fast bowler each progressing to the national final. These eight fastbowlers will then compete in the India Finals in Mohali where one winner willbe crowned as India’s fastest college-level bowler. The winner will earn theopportunity to train with Indian national team fast bowler Varun Aaron.