India is more famously known for its cricket team as compared to its football team. The India national cricket team is governed by the Board Of Control For Cricket In India and is one of the best cricket teams in the world till date. Furthermore, it has no shortage of sublime talent in their squad. In this article, we shall read all about the Indian cricket team. Moreover, we shall look into the statistics of the India Cricket Team in international matches.
History Behind India’s First Cricket Tour
To begin with, the British first introduced cricket in India, and the first cricket match was played in the year 1721. Later on, in 1848, a Parsi community in Bombay decided to form a cricket club and this club was known as the Oriental Cricket Club. Moreover, this club was the first club formed by Indians. Eventually, the Europeans invited the Parsis to play a match against them in the year 1877. Then by the year 1912, Bombay’s Muslims, Parsis, Hindus, and Sikhs started playing a yearly tournament with the Europeans.
Later on, a few Indians represented the England cricket team such as KS Duleepsinhji and Ranjitsinhji. Moreover, these two cricketers were highly appreciated by the British. Furthermore, two of India’s major first-class tournaments were named after them. All these events gradually led to India being called to its first official tour. In 1911, India toured the British Isles, however, they didn’t play against the England Cricket team but against English County teams.
India National Cricket Team’s Governing Body
The Board Of Control For Cricket in India also known as BCCI governs the Indian national cricket team. Furthermore, the main objectives of the BCCI are as follows:
- Promote the sport in India protect the values of the sport
- Provide necessary measures for promotion of the game
- Strive for Sportsmanship and Professionalism in the sport
- Select teams, managers, and coaches to represent India
Also, click here to read the complete list of objectives as mentioned in the BCCI constitution.
Apart from the above-mentioned objectives, BCCI handles media rights, sponsorships, player welfare, and more. Furthermore, BCCI is the sole governing body of India’s international cricket team and also represents them at the International Cricket Council. Also, the board is one of the richest sporting bodies in the world. Moreover, this makes the BCCI very influential. Since the BCCI has a lot of financial power, it can influence many decisions of the ICC.
The BCCI is responsible for selecting players and this happens through their zonal selection policy, furthermore, each zone is assigned a selected and a member of the BCCI board as chairman of the selection committee.
Furthermore, click here to read a detailed article about the BCCI.
Team Colours Of India National Cricket Team
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|1993 till 1996||None||Wills|
|1999 till 2001|
|2001 till 2002||ITC Hotels|
|2002 till 2003|
2003 till 2005
2005 till 2013
|2014 till 2017|
2017 till 2019
2019 till 2020
|2020 till 2022||TBA||BYJU’s|
Team Jersey In First-class Cricket
To begin with, the India national cricket team uses traditional white cricket gear while playing first-class cricket matches. Furthermore, the fielders and batsmen wear dark blue caps and helmets respectively with the BCCI logo at the center of it. Moreover, branding is minimalistic and the BCCI logo sits on the left chest while the BYJU’s logo (current sponsor) sits on the right.
In this format, the jerseys are blue in color and additionally include accents of the Indian tri-color. The caps and helmets worn by the players follow a similar pattern to that of the jersey. Moreover, the BCCI logo placement remains the same. Contrastingly, on the right chest sits the Nike logo instead of the BYJU’s logo. However, the BYJU’s logo is placed just above the center where India is written.
International Grounds Of India’s National Cricket Team
Firstly, India is home to some of the most renowned stadiums in the world. However, most of the grounds do not fall under the control of the BCCI but under the state cricket associations. The Parsi’s game against the Europeans in 1877 was held at the Bombay Gymkhana. Moreover, it was the first full-scale cricket match in India. Furthermore, Bombay Gymkhana hosted the first-ever test cricket match to be played in India, too. Additionally, India is home to the largest and second-largest cricket stadiums in the world, namely the Motera stadium and the Eden Garden. Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium is also one of the popular stadiums in the country.
Additionally, click here to see the complete list of international venues India’s Cricket Team hosts matches at.
India International Cricket Team Squad List
The Indian squad has some of the best players in the world of cricket and moreover, it shows every time they take the pitch. Furthermore, mentioned Below are the names of the players and their respective roles in the International Cricket Team.
To begin with, we have the opening batsmen. Mumbai Indians Captain and India Vice-captain Rohit Sharma, along with Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, as well as Shikhar Dhawan, make the list of India’s opening batsmen.
Middle Order Batsmen
Indian skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajikya Rahane, as well as K L Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey Cheteshwar Pujara, and Hanuma Vihari, are the middle order batsmen for the Indian Blues.
The talented Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal, along with Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadav, Shivam Dube, as well as Washington Sundar are the all-rounders of the Indian Squad.
Then in the wicket-keeping department we Rishab Pant, Sanju Samson, and Wriddhiman Saha.
Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, as well as Umesh Yadav are the selected pace bowlers for the Indian squad.
Lastly, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, and Shahbaz Nadeem are the spin bowlers selected for India’s National Cricket Team.
Furthermore, the players are given contracts according to a particular grading system followed by the BCCI.
- A+ – ₹7 crore
- A – ₹5 crore
- B – ₹3 crore
- C – ₹1 crore
Additionally, the players receive 15 lakh, 6 lakh, and 3 lakh rupees per test, ODI, and T20 match respectively.
International Matches Till Date
|New Zealand 🇳🇿||59||21||12||–||26|
|South Africa 🇿🇦||39||14||15||–||10|
|Sri Lanka 🇱🇰||44||20||7||–||17|
Furthermore, India has a really commendable record in the ODI and T20 formats as well, India’s favorite ODI opponent is the Sri Lankan national team who they have beaten 91 times. Not only in the ODI format but in the T20 format as well India has beat Sri Lanka the most (13 times). Furthermore, click here to see the complete results till date.
India National Cricket Team Fan Following
To begin with, India has an enormous number of NRIs around the globe and especially in nations like Australia, South Africa, as well as in England, so it’s a given that there’s going to be a major show-up of fans whenever India in any of these nations. Cricket has brought the entire nation together and you can see it when the fans make way to the stadiums with their colored flags as well as painted faces.
Moreover, this huge fan following fro cricket in India has been one of the main reasons for the BCCI’s financial successes. However, cricket being so close to the hearts of the Indian fans, it sometimes leads to unwanted behavior. Additionally, the fans don’t take losses well on some occasions. Consequently, they lash out on the streets and attack players’ homes as well as destroy and burn life-sized pictures of the players. On the other hand, when the nation wins there’s nothing greater than the joy on the fans faces in every street across India.
FAQ’s Regarding India National Cricket Team
Royal Challengers skipper Virat Kohli, has taken responsibility and is the current skipper of the Blues following the retirement of MS Dhoni.
Firstly, the players are given contracts according to a particular grading system followed by the BCCI which ranges from 7 crores to 1 crore according to the grade of the player. Additionally, the players receive 15 lakh, 6 lakh, and 3 lakh rupees per test, ODI, and T20 match respectively.
Sachin Tendulkar is the best batsman the Indian National Cricket Team has ever seen and also one the best batsmen the world has seen,
The Indian Skipper is an A+ graded player so he has a contract with the BCCI worth 7 crores and additionally receives a math fee of 15 lakh, 6 lakh, and 3 lakh rupees per test, ODI, and T20 match respectively.
Editor’s Note | India National Cricket Team
In conclusion, India’s International Cricket Team has shown the nation a lot of promise in the sports field. Moreover, they have been fierce rivals to some of the best nations in the cricket world. Furthermore, India is only upping their game as the years go by and encouraging youth to join the sport. Besides, the international tournaments, the IPL has also inspired so many young players to come ahead and pursue the sport of cricket. Consequently, our squad doesn’t lack a bit of talent and we continue to produce more and more phenoms that will soon take the toll off the current players and lead the nation to more victories down the line. To sum up, the Indian Cricket team has truly made us proud till date and hopefully continue to do so in the coming years.