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2021–22 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is the thirteenth edition of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, a Twenty20 competition that is being played in India. It was scheduled to start on 4 November 2021, with the final taking place on 22 November 2021. The tournament forms part of the 2021–22 Indian domestic cricket season, which was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in July 2021. Tamil Nadu are the defending champions.
The tournament was originally scheduled to be started on 27 October 2021, and eventually started on 4 November 2021. The teams were initially divided into five groups, with seven teams each in Groups A and B, and eight each in Groups C, D and E. However, in August 2021, the BCCI announced that the tournament would be divided into six groups, with six teams in the five Elite Groups, and eight teams in the Plate Group. The winners of each Elite Group progressed directly to the quarter-finals, with the second-placed teams and the winner of the Plate Group playing in pre-quarters matches to determine the final eight teams. It was played in six cities across the country which are Baroda, Delhi, Guwahati, Haryana, Lucknow, Vijayawada, with all the knockout matches set to be played in Delhi.
On 8 November 2021, in the Plate Group match between Vidarbha and Manipur, Akshay Karnewar of Vidarbha became the first bowler to bowl four overs in a Twenty20 cricket match without conceding a run.
Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Bengal, Hyderabad and Rajasthan all won their Elite Groups, advancing to the quarter-finals, with Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Saurashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Vidarbha progressing to the preliminary quarter-finals, Vidarbha, Karnataka and Kerala all won their preliminary quarter-final matches to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.