India national cricket team

The India men's national cricket team, also known as Team India or the Men in Blue,[10] represents India in men's international cricket. It is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status.

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Nickname(s)Men in Blue, Team India, The Blues
AssociationBoard of Control for Cricket in India
Test captainVacant
One Day captainRohit Sharma
T20I captainRohit Sharma
CoachRahul Dravid
Test status acquired1931
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull Member (1926)
ICC regionAsia
ICC Rankings Current[1] Best-ever
Test 1st 1st (1 April 1973)
ODI 4th 1st (1 December 1994)
T20I 2nd 1st[2][3](28 March 2014)
First Testv.  England at Lord's, London; 25–28 June 1932
Last Testv  South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town; 11–14 January 2022
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total[4] 560 166/173
(220 draws, 1 tie)
This year[5] 2 0/2
(0 draws)
World Test Championship appearances1 (first in 2019–2021)
Best resultRunners-up (2019–21)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv.  England at Headingley, Leeds; 13 July 1974
Last ODIv.  Sri Lanka at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo; 23 July 2021
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[6] 996 518/428
(9 ties, 41 no results)
This year[7] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no result)
World Cup appearances12 (first in 1975)
Best resultChampions (1983, 2011)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv.  South Africa at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg; 1 December 2006
Last T20Iv.  New Zealand at Eden Gardens, Kolkata; 21 November 2021
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[8] 153 95/51
(3 ties, 4 no results)
This year[9] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no result)
T20 World Cup appearances7 (first in 2007)
Best resultChampions (2007)

Test kit

ODI and T20I kit

As of 14 January 2022

Cricket was introduced to India by British sailors in the 18th century, and the first cricket club was established in 1792. India's national cricket team played its first Test match on 25 June 1932 at Lord's, becoming the sixth team to be granted test cricket status. From 1932 India had to wait until 1952, almost 20 years for its first Test victory. In its first fifty years of international cricket, India didn't gain much success, winning only 35 of the first 196 Test matches it played. The team, however, gained strength in the 1970s with the emergence of players like Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Viswanath, Kapil Dev, and the Indian spin quartet.

India has won major ICC tournaments. The team has won the ICC Cricket World Cup twice (1983 and 2011), the ICC T20 World Cup once (2007) and the ICC Champions Trophy twice (2002 and 2013) and have also finished as runners-up in the ICC Cricket World Cup once (2003), the ICC T20 World Cup once (2014), the ICC Champions Trophy twice (2000 and 2017). The team were also runners-up at the inaugural 2019-2021 ICC World Test Championship. It was the second team after West Indies to win the World Cup and the first team to win the World Cup at home soil after winning the 2011 Cricket World Cup. They have also won the ACC Asia Cup seven times (1984, 1988, 1990–91, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2018) and have also finished as runners-up thrice (1997, 2004, 2008). The team has also won the 1985 World Championship of Cricket defeating Pakistan in the final. India have also won the ICC Test Championship Mace 5 times.

Major rivalries include the India-Pakistan cricket rivalry (with Pakistan) and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (with Australia).

Minor rivalries include the Pataudi and Anthony de Mello trophies (with England) and the Freedom Trophy (with South Africa).

As of 6 December 2021, India are ranked first in Tests, fourth in ODIs and second in T20Is by the ICC.[11] Rohit Sharma is the current captain of the team in ODIs and T20Is;[12] the head coach is Rahul Dravid.[13]

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