India


Rankings:  ODI - 2nd, Test - 1st, Twenty20 - 3rd

IND Bio

The Indian Cricket Team is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the governing body of cricket in the country. The first recorded match in India was in 1721 when a group of sailors gathered to play in Western India. However, it was only on 25th June 1932 at the famous Lord’s cricket ground in England that a national team played an official Test match. Only the sixth team to play Test cricket, India is known to be traditionally strong on its home soil while not really making an impact on away tours. In the first 50 years of their playing history, India won only 35 of the 196 matches played. But it’s heartening to note much has changed over the past few years.

With the emergence of cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, Indian cricket went from strength to strength. The 1983 ICC Cricket World Cup was definitely a high point not just in cricket, but in Indian sporting history as well. The current team comprises of some of the world’s finest cricketers to have ever played the game. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and Sourav Ganguly have brought much glory for the country with their stellar contributions.

With the advent of the Twenty20 cricket, a new breed of cricketers also took centre-stage in the form of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, etc. Winning the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 was a special moment in India’s cricketing annals. But the biggest moment of glory came on 2nd April 2011 when India beat Sri Lanka in the finals of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and went on to become world champions. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, an Indian team made history after 28 long years and gave its multitude of fans much to cheer about.
 

IND Records

In:
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 94 26 41 1 26 28
 
Bangladesh 9 7 0 0 2 78
 
England 117 25 43 0 49 21
 
New Zealand 57 21 10 0 26 37
 
Pakistan 59 9 12 0 38 15
 
South Africa 33 10 13 0 10 30
 
Sri Lanka 44 20 7 0 17 45
 
West Indies 94 18 30 0 46 19
 
Zimbabwe 11 7 2 0 2 64
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Virender Sehwag - 319 runs
  • Best Bowling:
    Anil Kumble - 10/74
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Sachin Tendulkar. Total: 15921 runs in 200 matches with a batting average of 53.78
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Anil Kumble. Total: 619 wickets in 132 matches with an average economy of 2.69
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Australia 128 45 73 0 10 35
 
Bangladesh 33 27 5 0 1 82
 
Bermuda 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
East Africa 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
England 96 52 39 2 3 54
 
Hong Kong 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Ireland 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
Kenya 13 11 2 0 0 85
 
Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Netherlands 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 101 51 44 1 5 50
 
Pakistan 129 52 73 0 4 40
 
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
South Africa 77 29 45 0 3 38
 
Sri Lanka 158 90 56 1 11 57
 
United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
West Indies 121 56 61 1 3 46
 
Zimbabwe 63 51 10 2 0 81
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Rohit Sharma - 264 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Sachin Tendulkar. Total: 18426 runs in 463 matches with a batting average of 44.83
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Anil Kumble. Total: 334 wickets in 269 matches with an average economy of 4.29
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Afghanistan 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
Australia 15 10 5 0 0 67
 
Bangladesh 5 5 0 0 0 100
 
England 11 5 6 0 0 45
 
Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 8 2 6 0 0 25
 
Pakistan 8 6 1 1 0 75
 
South Africa 10 6 4 0 0 60
 
Sri Lanka 14 10 4 0 0 71
 
United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
West Indies 8 2 5 0 1 25
 
Zimbabwe 7 5 2 0 0 71
 
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