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India National Cricket Team

Indian National Cricket Team is the team that represents India in cricket. BCCI(Board of Control for Cricket in India) is the governing body of the India national cricket team. BCCI organizes all tours and matches of team India including domestic series.

India National Cricket Team is the member of the ICC with all three formats of cricket.

Nicknames of Indian National Cricket Team

Indian National cricket team is commonly known as “Team India” and “Men in Blue.”

The Indian national cricket team Latest News

First of all, Cricket is one of the most popular games in India. In short, people are just crazy about cricket in India. Also, Indians follows this game religiously. Similarly, they follow Indian cricketers too. As a result of this, cricket is one of the most searched topics on the internet. Also, to support the Indian national cricket team and Cricketers, there are several groups on the internet.

Indian national cricket team is always there in the news. In the same manner, people want to stay updated with the latest news of the India national cricket team. Get all the latest news and updates of the Indian team only at Cricadium. At Cricadium we regularly update every news of India cricket.

Captain of Indian Cricket Team

Virat Kohli is the current captain of India national cricket team for all three formats. Ajinkya Rahane is the vice-captain of the test team. And, Rohit Sharma is the vice-captain of the ODIs and T20Is.

Indian National Cricket Team Coaching Staff

Here is the list of India national cricket team coaches

Head Coach: Ravi Shastri (Former Indian cricketer)

Batting coach – Sanjay Bangar (Former Indian cricketer)

Bowling coach – Bharat Arun (Former Indian cricketer)

Fielding coach – Ramakrishnan Sridhar (Former Indian cricketer)

Manager – Sunil Subramaniam

Trainer – Basu Shanker

Physio – Patrick Farhart

Indian national cricket Team Official Sponsors and Partners

Here is the complete list of  Team India national cricket team’s current official sponsors and partners

Official Broadcaster: Star Sports

Official Partners: Pepsi, Hyundai, and Jana Small Finance Bank

Team Sponsor: OPPO

Title Sponsor:   Paytm

Kit Sponsor: Nike

Indian National Cricket Team Squad

Catch every detail about India national cricket team squad and players list. Here is the Current Indian National Cricket team Roster for all three formats

NameAgeRoleBatting StyleBowling StyleGradeForms

Batsmen

Virat Kohli(c)30BatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm mediumA+Test, ODI, T20I
Ajinkya Rahane30BatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm mediumATest, ODI
Rohit Sharma31BatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm off breakA+Test, ODI, T20I
MS Dhoni37WK-BatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm mediumAODI, T20I
Shikhar Dhawan33BatsmanLeft-Handed BatRight-arm off breakA+Test, ODI, T20I
Dinesh Karthik33BatsmanRight-Handed BatBTest, ODI, T20I
Cheteshwar Pujara30BatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm leg breakATest
Ambati Rayudu33WK-BatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm off breakCODI
Lokesh Rahul26WK-BatsmanRight-Handed BatBTest, ODI, T20I
Mayank Agarwal27BatsmanRight-Handed BatCTest
Rishabh Pant21WK-BatsmanLeft-Handed BatCTest, ODI, T20I
Shreyas Iyer24BatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm leg breakCODI, T20I
Manish Pandey29BatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm mediumCODI, T20I

Batting All-rounders

Kedar Jadhav33Batting AllrounderRight-Handed BatRight-arm off breakCODI, T20I
Hanuma Vihari25Batting AllrounderRight-Handed BatRight-arm off breakCTest
Krunal Pandya27Batting AllrounderLeft-Handed BatLeft-arm orthodoxCT20I
Washington Sundar19Batting AllrounderLeft-Handed BatRight-arm off breakCODI, T20I

Bowling All-rounder

Ravichandran Ashwin32Bowling AllrounderRight-Handed BatRight-arm off breakATest
Hardik Pandya25Bowling AllrounderRight-Handed BatRight-arm fast mediumBTest, ODI, T20I
Ravindra Jadeja30Bowling AllrounderLeft-Handed BatLeft-arm orthodoxATest, ODI

Bowlers

Bhuvneshwar Kumar28BowlerRight-Handed BatRight-arm fast mediumA+Test, ODI, T20I
Mohammed Shami28BowlerRight-Handed BatRight-arm fast mediumBTest, ODI
Jasprit Bumrah25BowlerRight-Handed BatRight-arm fast mediumA+Test, ODI, T20I
Umesh Yadav31BowlerRight-Handed BatRight-arm fastBTest, ODI, T20I
Kuldeep Yadav24BowlerLeft-Handed BatLeft-arm chinamanBTest, ODI, T20I
Yuzvendra Chahal28BowlerRight-Handed BatRight-arm leg breakBODI, T20I
Khaleel Ahmed21BowlerRight-Handed BatLeft-arm fast-mediumCODI, T20I
Ishant Sharma30BowlerRight-handedRight-arm fast mediumBTest

Indian National Cricket Team Schedules

At Cricadium you will find team India cricket team’s upcoming matches, schedule, venue, match timings, timetable, etc. Here is the complete schedule of India National Cricket Team

DateMatch DetailsTimeVenue

Australia tour of India, 2019

Feb 24, SunIndia vs Australia, 1st ODI1:30 PM
01:30 PM LOCAL / 08:00 AM GMT
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Feb 27, WedIndia vs Australia, 2nd ODI1:30 PM
01:30 PM LOCAL / 08:00 AM GMT
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Mar 02, SatIndia vs Australia, 3rd ODI1:30 PM
01:30 PM LOCAL / 08:00 AM GMT
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
Mar 05, TueIndia vs Australia, 4th ODI1:30 PM
01:30 PM LOCAL / 08:00 AM GMT
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Mar 08, FriIndia vs Australia, 5th ODI1:30 PM
01:30 PM LOCAL / 08:00 AM GMT
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Mar 10, SunIndia vs Australia, 1st T20I7:00 PM
07:00 PM LOCAL / 01:30 PM GMT
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Mar 13, WedIndia vs Australia, 2nd T20I7:00 PM
07:00 PM LOCAL / 01:30 PM GMT
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Jun 05, WedSouth Africa vs India, Match 83:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Jun 09, SunIndia vs Australia, Match 143:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Kennington Oval, London
Jun 13, ThuIndia vs New Zealand, Match 183:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Jun 16, SunIndia vs Pakistan, Match 223:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Old Trafford, Manchester
Jun 22, SatIndia vs Afghanistan, Match 283:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Jun 27, ThuWindies vs India, Match 343:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Old Trafford, Manchester
Jun 30, SunEngland vs India, Match 383:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Jul 02, TueBangladesh vs India, Match 403:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Jul 06, SatSri Lanka vs India, Match 443:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Headingley, Leeds

Indian National Cricket Team Records

There are various records and achievements in the name of India national cricket team.

Indian National Cricket Team in ICC Cricket World Cup

Team India won ICC cricket world cup two times

  • 2007: 20 overs world cup also known as ICC World Twenty20 or T20 world cup in the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
India National Cricket Team in ICC Champions Trophy
  • In the year 2013, India cricket team won the ICC Champions Trophy under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
  • Also, the Indian team was the joint champion of ICC Champions Trophy in the year 2002, along with Sri Lanka Team. And it was under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly.

India Cricket Records:

Here is the list of some other records of Indian national cricket team

  1. Indian national cricket team is the only team to win the world cup in all over formats.
  2. Team India was the sixth team to be granted Test cricket status.
  3. After winning the 2011 CWC, India cricket team became the third team to win the World Cup more than once.
  4. India national cricket team is the first team to win the Cricket World Cup at home.
  5. The Indian team scored 524/9 and declared against New Zealand at Kanpur in the year 1976. And none of the batsmen scored a century. Mohinder Amarnath scored 70 runs, and that was the highest score.
  6. India national cricket team won a test against South Africa in the year 2015. And the team won 19 test matches after that.

India Cricket From 18th Century to Present

India Cricket From 1848-1930

Europeans introduced the cricket in India in the 18th century. The first Indian cricket club was in Kolkata. Then in 1848 Oriental Cricket Club was established by Parsis community in Mumbai.

Some Indian players went to play for the England team. The Britishers well admired some of them. Two of them were Ranjisinji and Duleepsinji. Two important tournaments Ranji Trophy and Duleep trophy are After their names in India. Ranjisinji also referred to as Father of cricket in India.

India Cricket From 1932-1935

Indian team played their first test in the year 1932 in England. And India got the test match status and became the sixth team to get test match status.

India hosted its first Test series in the year 1933. England was the visiting team that played 2 Tests in Bombay (now Mumbai) and Calcutta (now Kolkata). The visitors won the series 2-0.

India as an independent nation played its first test series against Australia Cricket Team. Initially, India was not able to perform well and did not win any test until 1951.

India Cricket From 1952 – 1970

Indian Team won their first test match after 24 tests. Team India won their first test match against England in Madras in the year 1952.  However, India was playing good in the home grounds but unable to manage in other countries.

Soon, India won their first test series against Pakistan team in the year 1952. In the same manner, the Indian team continued performing well in the test matches and won a series against New Zealand in the year 1956. But after that, they did not win any series for a decade. And lost all series against England and Australia. In the year 1960-61, there were two test series win for India. Firstly they won against England at home. And after that, they won against New Zealand. Team Indian won a series outside the continent against the New Zealand team.

India Cricket From 1971- 1985

In the period of 1970s, the team had a strong bowling attack in form of Bishen Singh Bedi, BS Chandrashekhar, and Srinivas Venkataraghvan. At the same period, the two legends join the team India Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Vishwanath. And as a result of this India became a strong team. The team won series against a very strong team of that time West Indies. And also won a series against England in the year 1971.

The arrival of the One Day International cricket in the year 1971 brought great enhancement in the performance of the Indian team. Firstly, Indians did not perform well in the ODI cricket side too. Similarly, they did not perform well in the first two additions of the ICC cricket world cup. But at the same time, the test team was becoming more strong. Also, Kapil Dev, Mohammed Azharuddin, Ravi Shastri were added to the team. As a result, the Indian batting line-up became stronger and attacking. And In the late 1980s, the team started performing well in the limited over formats too.

With this team, Indian won the ICC cricket world cup final against West Indies in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. However, the squad became weaker in test matches in that duration. Also, the team still was not able to perform well in other countries.

India Cricket From 1985- 1989

In the year 1985, India won the Asia cup. In addition to this, the team won World championship of cricket. Also, Indian won a test series against England in the year 1986.  And after that, they did not win any series outside the country for the next 19 years. But the team was doing good at home ground. However, in the limited over side day by day they were becoming strong.

India Cricket From 1989 – 1995

In late 1989 the greatest batsman ever, Sachin Tendulkar joined the Indian National Cricket Team. Also, some big names of Indian cricket were added in the national side. Such as  Anil Kumble in the year 1990, Javagal Srinath in the year 1991, etc. Even with these big names, the Indian team was not able to perform well outside the subcontinent.

 India Cricket From 1996 – 2000

Team Indian reached in the semifinals of the 1996 ICC Cricket world cup. In the same year, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid joined the team. Also later that year Sachin Tendulkar became captain of the team. But he did not prove to be a good captain. And Azharuddin again became the captain.  And finally, India won a test series against Australia in the home.

But in the World cup, 1999 Indian did not perform well. And could not make it to semi-finals. Due to this, Sachin again became the captain. And yet he did not justify the responsibility. And then in the year 2000, Sourav Ganguly was chosen as captain. Also, Virendra Sehwag joined the team India in the same year.

India Cricket From 2000 – 2006

With the start of the year 2000, the worst time of Indian cricket has started. As Ajay Jadeja and Mohammed Azharuddin were involved in match-fixing. They were banned for five years and a lifetime respectively. And in the same year, first time, a foreign coach John Wright was appointed as head coach. Also, Yuvraj Singh joined the national side. And India again won a series against Australia in the year 2001 in the home.

Similarly, from 2001 – 2003 under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly Indian Team accomplished various milestones, especially in the foreign lands. Such as, Team was the joint winner of Champions trophy 2002. The team India reached in the finals of 2003 Cricket world cup.

In the year 2004, Greg Chappell appointed as a coach. And the team was suffering from the player’s form. The views of the new coach and Captain Ganguly were miles apart which created a rift in the squad. Ganguly dropped from the side and removed from the captaincy. MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina added to the team in the year 2005. In the year 2006, India played their first T20I against South Africa.

(The Dhoni ERA)

Indian Cricket From 2007 – 2011

Indian national cricket team was believed to be one of the strongest contenders of the CWC 2007. But It was opposite to the expectations. They did not even reach in the second round. As a result of this, Team India received immense criticism from fans.

Later that year, inaugural T20I world cup held in South Africa. For that MS Dhoni was chosen to take the command of the Indian team. As a result, the Indian national cricket team went to lift the T20I world cup. That was the official start of the MS Dhoni Era. During his captaincy, the Indian team achieved several remarkable achievements. Team Indian won test series against South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and Australia. As a result of this, the Indian team became no. 1 in ICC test rankings.  Virat Kohli added in the national side in the year 2008.

And finally, the most significant achievement Indian team won the ICC world cup on 2nd April 2011. And India became the third country to win the cricket world cup more than once.

Indian Cricket From 2012 – 2015

In the year 2012, India lost the series against England and Australia. And team India made a comeback in 2013 with a win of ICC Champions Trophy. Also, India got success worldwide, and this was also the rise of Virat Kohli.

In 2014, there were back to back disappointments for Team India. India did not reach the Asia cup final. Also lost in world T20I final.

But later in the same year, there were two series wins for India. As a result, India became no one team in ICC ODI rankings.

At the end of the year, 2014 MS Dhoni took sudden retirement from the test cricket. As a result of this, team India lost the test series against Australia by 2-0. Afterward, Virat Kohli became the test captain.

But very soon the team started doing well under the new captain. And Virat Kohli got his first series win against Sri Lanka in 2015.

Also, India reached the semi-finals of the CWC 2015 and World T20 2016. MS Dhoni relinquished the captaincy post. And Virat Kohli became captain across all three formats. In short, now the future of the Indian National Cricket team was in the hands of Virat Kohli.

India Cricket From 2016 – 2017

The victory started in 2015 continued for the next continuous 19 test matches wins. Also, the team India won in limited over formats against Australia and Sri Lanka. Jaspreet Bumrah entered the team in 2016. Indian cricket team won the Asia cup 2016. But India lost ICC world T20I in semifinals.

Then in the same year in 2016 Indian won a series against New Zealand. As a result, the India national cricket team shifted to no. 1 test team in the ICC test rankings. In England tour of India 2016-17, team India performed well. They won test series against England by 4-0, ODI by 2-1 and T20I by 2-1. Similarly, Indian Team won the test series against Australia by 2-1 in 2017 and regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Also, the Men in Blue won the test against Bangladesh in the same year.

India lost ICC champions trophy in the finals against rivals Pakistan. But in Windies tour, the team won the test and ODI series but lost the T20I match. Also in the same year, India toured Sri Lanka and won test series by 3-0.

India Cricket From 2018-2019

The year 2018 started with the South Africa tour. Indian team lost the test series but won the ODI and t20I series. Also, India won the tri-series of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In the same year won the test against Afghanistan and T20I series against Ireland.

In India tour of England 2018, India lost the T20I series by 2-1 but failed in the test, and ODIs. After that in the same year, on 28 Sept 2018  India won Asia Cup 2018. In October 2018, there was a Windies tour of India. India vanished the team windies by winning in all three formats. India won the test series by 2-0, ODI by 3-1 and T20I by 3-0.

In the India tour of Australia 2018 -19 the t20I series has been tied. And for the very first time in Indian history, the Indian team won the test series in Australia by 2-1. Retaining Border-Gavaskar Trophy and winning test series in Australia is a significant achievement for Virat Kohli and its crew.

Current ICC Rankings of Indian national cricket team

  • Test Rankings: India team is at no. 1 position.
  • ODI Rankings: India team is at no. 1 position.
  • T20I Rankings: India team is at 2nd position.

List of Popular Indian Cricketers

Here is a list of some popular players of all time

Player NameTenureKnown for
Mohinder Amarnath1969-1989Outstanding performance in 1983 CWC
Kapil Dev1978-1994CWC 1983 Winning Captain and one of the best all-rounder in the history of team India.
Sunil Gavaskar1971-1987The first Test cricket player to make over 10,000 runs.
Mohammad Azharuddin1984-2000Captain of Indian team during the 1990s
Dilip Vengsarkar1976-1992Vengsarkar had scored 3 Test centuries at Lord’s, which is most by any visiting batsman at the venue in Tests.
Ravi Shastri1981-1992Aggressive style and Outstanding performance in 1983 CWC
Sachin Tendulkar1989-2013He was known as the greatest batsman in the history of cricket after Sir Don Bradman.
V. V. S. Laxman1996-2012He was the aggressive middle-order batsman who helped Indian team in winnning crucial matches, mainly in Test cricket
Anil Kumble1990-2008He took all 10 wickets of the opposition in an innings in Test cricket
Javagal Srinath1991-2003First Indian fast bowler to take more than 300 wickets in ODIs
Ajay Jadeja1992-2000One of the finest middle order batsman of India team
Sourav Ganguly1992-2008The way the world see the Indian team was changed under his captaincy and Indian team won many overseas series
Rahul Dravid1996-2012One of the greatest Indian team Test cricketer who was very disiplined and hard working.
Virender Sehwag2001-2013Destructive batsman of the Indian team and he holds the record for the highest score made by an Indian in Test cricket (319)
Mohammad Kaif2000-2006One of the best fielder of the Indian team
Gautam Gambhir2003-2018His knock of 75 runs and 97 runs helped team India in winning 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 CWC.

Present Popular Players of Team India

Player NameTenureKnown for
MS Dhoni2004-presentIndian team won 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 CWC and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy under his Captaincy
Suresh Raina2005-presentFirst Indian to score a century in all three formats aand a destructive T20I batsman.
Yuvraj Singh2000-presentHe hit six sixes in one over bowled by Stuart Broad in 2007 T20 World Cup and was named Player of the tournament in CWC 2011
Irfan Pathan2002-presentThe only bowler to take a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match.
Virat Kohli2008–presentHe is the Captain of the current Indian team across all three formats of the game and holds many Batting records.
Shikhar Dhawan2010–presentHe is the opening batsman for Indian team and is the player to get 2 consecutive golden bats at ICC Champions Trophy.
Ravichandran Ashwin2010–presentHe is recognized as the best spinner after Anil Kumble for the Indian team and he holds many records in bowling in Test for India.
Yuzvendra Chahal2016–presentHe is the first bowler for India to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is and is known for breaking the partnership in the limited overs cricket.
Kuldeep Yadav2017–presentHe is known for his chinaman bowling skill and is only the third chinaman bowler in Test cricket to take four wickets on debut.