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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.”

Captain of India National 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

ICC Rankings of Indian national cricket team

  • Test Rankings: no. 1 position.
  • ODI Rankings: no. 2 positions.
  • T20I Rankings: no. 2 positions.

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

NameRoleBatting StyleBowling StyleGrade
Virat Kohli(c)BatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm mediumA+
Ajinkya RahaneBatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm mediumA
Rohit SharmaBatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm off breakA+
MS DhoniWK-BatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm mediumA
Shikhar DhawanBatsmanLeft-Handed BatRight-arm off breakA
Dinesh KarthikBatsmanRight-Handed BatC
Cheteshwar PujaraBatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm leg breakA
Ambati RayuduWK-BatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm off breakC
Lokesh RahulWK-BatsmanRight-Handed BatB
Mayank AgarwalBatsmanRight-Handed BatN/A
Rishabh PantWK-BatsmanLeft-Handed BatA
Shreyas IyerBatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm leg breakN/A
Manish PandeyBatsmanRight-Handed BatRight-arm mediumC
Murali VijayBatsmanRight Handed BatRight-arm offbreakN/A
Prithvi ShawBatsmanRight Handed BatRight-arm offbreakN/A
Batting All-rounders
Kedar JadhavBatting AllrounderRight-Handed BatRight-arm off breakC
Hanuma VihariBatting AllrounderRight-Handed BatRight-arm off breakC
Krunal PandyaBatting AllrounderLeft-Handed BatLeft-arm orthodoxN/A
Washington SundarBatting AllrounderLeft-Handed BatRight-arm off breakN/A
Vijay ShankarBatting AllrounderRight Handed BatRight-arm mediumN/A
Bowling All-rounder
Ravichandran AshwinBowling AllrounderRight-Handed BatRight-arm off breakA
Hardik PandyaBowling AllrounderRight-Handed BatRight-arm fast mediumB
Ravindra JadejaBowling AllrounderLeft-Handed BatLeft-arm orthodoxA
Bhuvneshwar KumarBowlerRight-Handed BatRight-arm fast mediumA
Mohammed ShamiBowlerRight-Handed BatRight-arm fast mediumA
Jasprit BumrahBowlerRight-Handed BatRight-arm fast mediumA+
Umesh YadavBowlerRight-Handed BatRight-arm fastB
Kuldeep YadavBowlerLeft-Handed BatLeft-arm chinamanA
Yuzvendra ChahalBowlerRight-Handed BatRight-arm leg breakB
Khaleel AhmedBowlerRight-Handed BatLeft-arm fast-mediumC
Ishant SharmaBowlerRight-handedRight-arm fast mediumA

India’s Squad for ICC World cup 2019

Indian National Cricket Team is all set to play ICC World Cup with 6 Batsman, 4 Allrounder, 5 Bowlers. Here is the Indian team Squad for World cup 2019

India’s Squad for CWC 2019

NameAgeRoleBatting StyleBowling Style
Virat Kohli (C)30BatsmanRight Handed BatRight-arm medium
Rohit Sharma (VC)31BatsmanRight Handed BatRight-arm off-break
Shikhar Dhawan33BatsmanLeft Handed BatRight-arm off-break
Vijay Shankar28Batting AllrounderRight Handed BatRight-arm medium
KL Rahul26WK-BatsmanRight Handed Bat
MS Dhoni37WK-BatsmanRight Handed BatRight-arm medium
Kedar Jadhav34Batting AllrounderRight Handed BatRight-arm off-break
Dinesh Karthik33WK-BatsmanRight Handed Bat
Yuzvendra Chahal28BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm leg break
Kuldeep Yadav24BowlerLeft Handed BatLeft-arm chinaman
Bhuvneshwar Kumar29BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm fast medium
Jasprit Bumrah25BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm fast medium
Hardik Pandya25Bowling AllrounderRight Handed BatRight-arm fast medium
Ravindra Jadeja30Bowling AllrounderLeft Handed BatLeft-arm orthodox
Mohammed Shami28BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm fast medium

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

India’s Schedule for CWC 2019
Wednesday, June 5South Africa vs IndiaHampshire Bowl, Southampton3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Sunday, June 9India vs AustraliaThe Oval, London3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Thursday, June 13India vs New ZealandTrent Bridge, Nottingham3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Sunday, June 16India vs PakistanOld Trafford, Manchester3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Saturday, June 22India vs AfghanistanHampshire Bowl, Southampton3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Thursday, June 27West Indies vs IndiaOld Trafford, Manchester3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Sunday, June 30England vs IndiaEdgbaston, Birmingham3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Tuesday, July 2Bangladesh vs IndiaEdgbaston, Birmingham3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Saturday, July 6Sri Lanka vs IndiaHeadingley, Leeds3:00 PM
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
India’s Schedule for T20 World Cup 2020
24 October 2020India vs South AfricaPerth Stadium, Perth4:30 PM 07:00 PM LOCAL / 11:00 AM GMT
29 October 2020India vs A2Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne1:30 PM 07:00 PM LOCAL / 08:00 AM GMT
1 November 2020India vs EnglandMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne1:30 PM 07:00 PM LOCAL / 08:00 AM GMT
5 November 2020India vs B1Adelaide Oval, Adelaide2:00 PM 07:00 PM LOCAL / 08:30 AM GMT
8 November 2020India vs AfghanistanSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney1:30 PM 07:00 PM LOCAL / 08:00 AM GMT

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 national 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.

Here is the list of some other records of India 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 game of 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 played 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 started doing 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. 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, after that, they won against New Zealand, this was the first series win outside the continent.

India Cricket From 1971 – 1985

In this era, the team had a strong bowling attack in the form of Bishen Singh Bedi, BS Chandrashekhar, and Srinivas Venkataraghvan. At the same period, Sunil Gavaskar was added in the team. The team India won a series against a very strong team of that time West Indies, also won a series against England in 1971.

Firstly, Indians did not perform well in the ODI cricket side too. Also, 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 stronger. 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 Indian 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 Indian. And yet he did not justify the responsibility. And then in the year 2000, Sourav Ganguly was chosen as Indian 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, they won the solitary Test against Afghanistan and the T20I series against Ireland.

In India tour of England 2018, India won the T20I series by a margin of 2-1 but lost the Test series 4-1, and ODIs 2-1. After that in the same year, on 28 Sept 2018, India won the 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, ODIs by 3-1 and T20Is by 3-0.

In the India tour of Australia 2018 -19, the T20I series was tied 1-1. And for the very first time in history, the Indian team won A 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.

India tour of New Zealand 2019 was considered as preparatory matches for both the countries for ICC cricket world cup 2019. India won the ODI series by 4-1 while New Zealand won the T20I series by 2-1.
In the Australia tour of India 2019, Australia won the T20I series by 2-0. And this is the first T20I series lost for Indian cricket team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli at home.

List of Popular Indian Cricketers

Here is a list of some popular players of India national cricket team 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.

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