India national cricket team

The India men's national cricket team, also known as Team India or the Men in Blue,[10][11] 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.

Nickname(s)Men in Blue
AssociationBoard of Control for Cricket in India
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 3rd 1st (1 December 1994)
T20I 1st 1st[2][3](28 March 2014)
First Testv  England at Lord's, London; 25–28 June 1932
Last Testv  Australia at The Oval, Kennington; 7–11 June 2023
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total[4] 569 172/175
(221 draws, 1 tie)
This year[5] 4 2/1
(1 draw)
World Test Championship appearances2 (first in 2019–2021)
Best result Runners-up (2019–21)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv  England at Headingley, Leeds; 13 July 1974
Last ODIv  Australia at M.A. Chidambaram Cricket Stadium, Chennai; 22 March 2023
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[6] 1,029 539/438
(9 ties, 43 no results)
This year[7] 9 7/2
(0 ties, 0 no results)
World Cup appearances12 (first in 1975)
Best result Champions (1983, 2011)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  South Africa at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg; 1 December 2006
Last T20Iv  New Zealand at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad; 1 February 2023
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[8] 199 127/63
(4 ties, 5 no results)
This year[9] 6 4/2
(0 ties, 0 no results)
T20 World Cup appearances8 (first in 2007)
Best result Champions (2007)

Test kit

ODI kit

T20I kit

As of 4 June 2023

Cricket was introduced to the Indian subcontinent by British sailors in the 18th century, and the first cricket club was established in 1792. India's men's national cricket team played its first international match on 25 June 1932 in a Lord's Test against England becoming the sixth team to be granted Test cricket status. India had to wait until 1952, almost twenty years, for its first Test victory. In its first fifty years of international cricket, success was limited, with only 35 wins in 196 Tests.[12] 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.

In men's limited-overs cricket, India made its ODI and T20I debuts in 1974 and 2006, respectively. The team has won five major ICC tournaments, winning the 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 World Cup once (2003), the T20 World Cup once (2014), and the Champions Trophy twice (2000 and 2017). The team were also runners-up in the inaugural 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship. It was the second team after the West Indies to win the World Cup and the first team to win the World Cup on home soil after winning the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

They have also won the Asia Cup seven times, in 1984, 1988, 1990–91, 1995, 2010, 2016 and 2018, whilst finishing runners-up thrice (1997, 2004, 2008). The team also won the 1985 World Championship of Cricket, defeating Pakistan in the final. Other achievements include winning the ICC Test Championship Mace five times and the ICC Men's ODI Team Rankings Shield once.

As of May 2023, the team is ranked first in Tests, third in ODIs and first in T20Is by the ICC.[13]

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