On 31 January 2021, Tamil Nadu team led by Dinesh Karthik defeated Baroda team led by Kedar Deodhar in the final of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament 2020-21, played at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, for the second time after 14 years. . Earlier in the initial season 2006-07, Tamil Nadu team has become the champion under the leadership of Dinesh Karthik. So much so that they had to lose by just 1 run against Karnataka in the final of 2019-20 last season.
Which season have been the teams, winners of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament? (Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy’s Season Wise Winners List):
2006-07: BCCI started this tournament in the year 2006-07 under the name of Inter-State T20 Championship. This season, the Tamil Nadu team led by Dinesh Karthik became champions by defeating Punjab.
2009-10: After the year 2006-07, this Inter-State T20 Championship was renamed as Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy after the famous cricketer. This season, Maharashtra team defeated Hyderabad and became champions.
2010-11: This season, the Bengal team led by Manoj Tiwari became the first and only time champion by defeating Madhya Pradesh led by Mohnish Mishra by just one run.
2011-12: This season, the team led by Peenal Shah became the first champion by defeating Baroda Harbhajan Singh led Punjab.
2012-13: This season, Parthiv Patel-led Gujarat team became the first champion by defeating Punjab team led by Mandeep Singh by 6 wickets.
2013-14: This season, Baroda team led by Aditya Waghmode became champions for the second time by defeating Uttar Pradesh team led by Akshdeep Nath by just 3 runs. Four teams have so far won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, twice, Baroda being one of them.
2014-15: This season, under the leadership of Manpreet Juneja, Gujarat captured the title for the second time by defeating Gurkeerat Singh Mann-led Punjab by 2 wickets with one ball remaining. The four teams have won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy the most so far, with Gujarat also being one of them.
2015-16: This season, Uttar Pradesh, led by Suresh Raina, defeated Irfan Pathan-led Baroda by a margin of 38 runs to capture the title for the first and only time.
2016-17: This season was the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Inter Zonal Tournament. A total of 5 teams from East, West, Central, North and South were participating in this. In terms of points table, East Zone led by Manoj Tiwari was in first place and Central Zone led by Naman Ojha was in second place. Therefore East Zone became the champion of this tournament.
2017-18: This season, Pradeep Sangwan-led Delhi defeated Aniket Chaudhary-led Rajasthan by 41 runs to capture the title for the first and only time.
2018-19: This season, Manish Pandey-led Karnataka defeated Rahul Tripathi-led Maharashtra by 8 wickets and captured the title for the first time. In this match, Karnataka’s Rohan Kadam played a tremendous innings of 60 from 39 balls and Mayank Agarwal scored 84 runs from 57 balls and achieved the target of 156 runs with 9 balls remaining.
2019-20: This season, under the leadership of Manish Pandey, Karnataka defeated Tamil Nadu by just one run to capture the title for the second consecutive time. Apart from Karnataka, no team has been able to become champions twice in a row.
2020-21: This season, the Tamil Nadu team led by Dinesh Karthik captured the title for the second time by defeating Baroda team led by two-time champion Kedar Deodhar by 7 wickets. Now Tamil Nadu has also joined the teams, who have been the champions of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy twice.