The Holkar Stadium in Indore is all set to host the final of the Ranji Trophy of the 2017-18 season for the second successive year, BCCI confirmed via a media release on Wednesday. The final will be played between December 29 and January 2. Last year, Gujarat claimed a historic title at the Holkar Stadium in 2016-17 pipping 41-time champions Mumbai by five wickets to bag their maiden title.The semi-final matches of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 will be played from December 17-21.
Indore made its Test debut in September 2016 and also hosted a One-Day International between India and Australia. The Holkar stadium will also be a venue for a T20I in the ongoing bilateral series against Sri Lanka.
The semi-final line-up is as below:
Semi-final 1: Bengal vs. Delhi at Pune
Semi-final 2: Karnataka vs. Vidarbha at Kolkata
Defending champions Gujarat were knocked out in the quarter-finals this time by Bengal, who took a first-innings lead in the draw in Jaipur.
The other three semi-finalists proceeded with the help of wins in the quarter-finals.
Delhi beat Madhya Pradesh">Madhya Pradesh by seven wickets in Vijayawada, Vidarbha romped past Kerala by a massive 412 runs and Karnataka handed 41-time champions Mumbai an innings defeat in Nagpur.
(With Agency Inputs)