League and knockout
| First-class cricket|
| Wasim Jaffer (Mumbai) (1260)|
Dhawal Kulkarni (Mumbai) (42)
Ravindra Jadeja (Saurashtra) (42)
The season 2008–09 of the Ranji Trophy began on 4 November, and finished on 16 January with the final. 15 teams were divided in two groups. The 3 top teams of each group qualified to the playoffs, plus the two top teams of the plate league (Himachal Pradesh and Bengal). Mumbai won the final by defeating Uttar Pradesh.
2008–09 Ranji Trophy Wikipedia
Four top teams of the plate group league qualified for the play offs.
* FIL – First Innings LeadIn the 2nd Semifinal, Shivakant Shukla was at the bat by 821 minutes, the fourth longest innings in first class and the second in Indian cricket, in this time he scored 178 runs at 569 balls faced for guide to Uttar Pradesh to the final.