The Karnataka Team is a Ranji Trophy team representing the state of Karnataka. Vinay Kumar is the captain of the Karnataka team.
On 12 March 2015, Karnataka beat Tamil Nadu to win their second successive Ranji Trophy title. Vinay Kumar is the first Karnataka captain to win the Ranji Trophy in succession. Karnataka beat their neighbours Tamil Nadu by an innings and 217 runs. They also defeated Rest of India to win the Irani Trophy 2015. They became the second team after Mumbai to win back-to-back titles of Irani Cup.
In 2015, Karnataka successfully completed a triple defence by winning Vijay Hazare Trophy, Ranji Trophy and the Irani Cup.