India Cricket Team

Captain: Rohit Sharma (Tests, ODIs), Suryakumar Yadav (T20Is)
Coach: Gautam Gambhir (head coach), Abhishek Nayar (assistant coach), Ryan ten Doeschate (assistant coach)
First international match: 1932
Cricket board: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
ICC titles: 5

India Men's Cricket Team History


India played their first Test match, against England at Lord's, in 1932, but it took over 70 years for them to truly come into their own as a force in cricket: they developed into one of the game's powerhouses under Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and especially Virat Kohli, in the second decade of the 21st century.

Sunil Gavaskar, perhaps India's first world-beating batter, who was the first to the 10,000-run milestone in Tests, came along in the early 1970s. Kapil Dev, an allrounder who ranked with the world's best, and India's finest since spinner-batter Vinoo Mankad in the 1940s, broke through later that decade.

Fan following for the sport in the country surged in the years following their fairy-tale first ODI World Cup win, in 1983, and by the late 1990s, India was the world's biggest cricket market, and the money from the sale of TV rights to grab the attention of its hundreds of millions of fans had begun in large part to call the shots in the game.

The rise of Sachin Tendulkar, a world-record-setting superstar batter like none in the game before him, helped underline the country's growing stature in cricket. Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, and a little later Virender Sehwag, were the lynchpins of a golden age of Indian batting in the 2000s.

As a Test side India have been close to unbeatable at home for over 35 years, having lost only three full home series since 1987. In the 1990s it was their spinners - India's greatest match-winner, Anil Kumble, and a support cast - who gave them home advantage. In the second half of the 2010s and after, India also produced excellent fast bowlers (Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and others) to become one of the most formidable teams in Test cricket, home and away.

They went 11 Test series without a loss from 2008-09, won two Test series on the bounce in Australia starting 2018-19, and got to the final of the World Test Championship in both of the first two cycles of that tournament.

In limited-overs cricket India have been somewhat less consistent. After a minor purple patch in the 1980s, they next had a good run when they secured ICC white-ball tournament wins in 2007, 2011 and 2013. There was another ten-year wait till they next got their hands on ICC silverware - the T20 World Cup in 2024.

The most significant development in Indian cricket over the last half-century has probably been the birth and success of the Indian Premier League, the most lucrative and most competitive T20 league in the world, which kicked off in 2008.

India Men's Cricket Team Current Ranking


Tests: 2
ODIs: 1
T20Is: 1

India Men's Cricket Team Records



India Men's Cricket Team Trophies and Milestones




1971: First Test series wins in West Indies and England







fan-ratings
Team Fan Ratings
T20Is
OTHERT20s
1.
Jasprit Bumrah
Runs: 8Wkts: 89
8.8
2.
Rohit Sharma
Runs: 4231Wkts: 1
8.7
3.
Rishabh Pant
Runs: 1158Wkts: 0
8

Top Run Scorers

In last one year
Tests
ODIs
T20Is
Yashasvi Jaiswal
762
Innings: 13Average: 63.50
Shubman Gill
IND,? Rhb
526
Innings: 13Average: 43.83
Rohit Sharma
IND,? Rhb
460
Innings: 13Average: 38.33
Shubman Gill
IND,? Rhb
960
Innings: 20Average: 56.47
Virat Kohli
IND,? Rhb
950
Innings: 15Average: 86.36
Rohit Sharma
IND,? Rhb
884
Innings: 18Average: 55.25
Suryakumar Yadav
665
Innings: 19Average: 36.94
Yashasvi Jaiswal
643
Innings: 19Average: 37.82
Ruturaj Gaikwad
498
Innings: 12Average: 62.25

Top Wicket Takers

In last one year
Tests
ODIs
T20Is
Jasprit Bumrah
31
Innings: 11Average: 15.35
Ravichandran Ashwin
27
Innings: 11Average: 25.40
Kuldeep Yadav
IND,? Lws
19
Innings: 8Average: 20.15
Kuldeep Yadav
IND,? Lws
34
Innings: 21Average: 20.20
Mohammed Shami
33
Innings: 11Average: 12.36
Ravindra Jadeja
29
Innings: 21Average: 27.37
Arshdeep Singh
38
Innings: 26Average: 20.52
Ravi Bishnoi
IND,? Lbg
26
Innings: 19Average: 20.57
Kuldeep Yadav
IND,? Lws
23
Innings: 12Average: 13.26
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