The India males's nationwide cricket team, likewise referred to as Team India or the Men in Blue, stands for India in men's worldwide cricket. It is controlled by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as well as is a Full Participant of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One Day International (ODI) as well as Twenty20 International (T20I) condition. Cricket was presented to India by British sailors in the 18th century, as well as the very first cricket club was developed in 1792.
India's nationwide cricket group played its very first Test suit on 25 June 1932 at Lord's, ending up being the sixth group to be approved test cricket status. From 1932 India needed to wait until 1952, nearly 20 years for its very first Test victory. In its very first fifty years of global cricket, India didn't acquire much success, winning only 35 of the very first 196 Test matches it played.
The team, however, acquired stamina in the 1970s with the appearance of gamers like Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Viswanath, Kapil Dev, and also the Indian spin quartet. India has won five major ICC competitions. The group has won the ICC Cricket World Cup twice (1983 and 2011), the ICC T20 World Cup when (2007) and also the ICC Champions Trophy twice (2002 and also 2013) as well as have additionally completed as runners-up in the ICC Cricket World Cup as soon as (2003 ), the ICC T20 World Cup when (2014 ), the ICC Champions Trophy two times (2000 as well as 2017). The team were likewise runners-up at the inaugural 2019-2021 ICC World Test Championship.
It was the 2nd team after West Indies to win the World Cup as well as the initial team to win the Globe Mug at home dirt after winning the 2011 Cricket World Mug. They have also won the ACC Asia Mug seven times (1984, 1988, 1990-- 91, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2018) and also have also finished as runners-up thrice (1997, 2004, 2008). The group has actually likewise won the 1985 World Champion of Cricket defeating Pakistan in the last. India have actually additionally won the ICC Examination Championship Mace 5 times. Major competitions include the India-Pakistan cricket rivalry (with Pakistan) and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (with Australia).
Small competitions include the Pataudi as well as Anthony de Mello prizes (with England) and also the Freedom Prize (with South Africa). As of 6 December 2021, India are rated first in Examinations, 4th in ODIs and 2nd in T20Is by the ICC. Rohit Sharma is the existing captain of the group in ODIs and also T20Is; the head train is Rahul Dravid. India females's nationwide cricket team, nicknamed the Ladies in Blue, represents India in ladies's international cricket. It is controlled by Board of Control for Cricket in India India made its Test launching in 1976, versus the West Indies, and its One Day International (ODI) launching at the 1978 World Cup, which it organized.
The group has actually made the World Cup last on three events, losing to Australia by 98 runs in 2005 and shedding to England by 9 runs in 2017. India has actually made the semi-finals on three other celebrations, in 1997, 2000, as well as 2009. India has actually likewise made the finals of the World Twenty20 once (2020) and also the semi-finals on three occasions (2009, 2010, and also 2018).