Bengal and Saurashtra secured their spots in the Ranji Trophy final on February 16 following convincing wins over Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka respectively.
Kerala’s Jalaj Saxena continues on top of the highest wicket-takers list despite his side not making it into the knockouts. The right-arm off-break bowler picked 50 wickets in 13 innings, including five five-wicket hauls.
Shams Mulani from Mumbai is also on the list, picking 46 scalps in seven matches. Shahbaz Nadeem, who has played two Test matches for India, too finds a place on the list.
Saurashtra’s Dharmendrasinh Jadeja with 41 wickets is the only bowler on the list with a realistic chance of overtaking Saxena for the top spot in the list.
Here is the list of highest wicket takers in the season so far: