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History of Cricket

In India, cricket was introduced by the Britishers in 1700, and in 1721, the first match was played. The Parsi community in Bombay formed Oriental Cricket Club-the first cricket club in 1848.

In the 1900s, some Indian players went on to play for the British cricket team, and those were Ranjitsinhji & Duleepsinhji. Later the names of both the players were used for Ranji Trophy & Duleep Trophy, and it was from here that the history of cricket in India started.

In 1911 Indian team went on to play the first official tour of Bright Isles and was the first all-Indian team to tour the country. The 19-year-old Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh led the team.

1932 - First Test Match

India was welcomed to the Imperial Cricket Council in 1926, and under the leadership of CK Naidu, the Indian side made its test-playing debut in England in 1932.

The lone test between England and India was played at London's Lord's stadium. India fell short by 158 runs in the game.

India hosted its first test series in 1933. In late 1947, the team played their maiden series as an independent nation against Australia.

In the 24th match against England in Madras in 1952, India won its first test. According to the latest cricket news India, later that year, they defeated Pakistan in their maiden test series, which they won later.

In 1961-62, the Indian team won the first test series against England and the home series against New Zealand. Also, in 1967-68, the Indian team won its first test series against New Zealand outside the sub-continent.

It was the time in the 1970s that India saw the emergence of the two best-ever batsmen Gundappa Viswanath, and Sunil Gavaskar. Both of these players have won hearts by winning back-to-back series in West Indies and England under the former captain Ajit Wadekar in 1971.

1974-1983 - First One Day & ICC World Cup

The first ever ODI match was played by India in 1974 against England. However, India began as a weak team in ODI and didn't qualify for the second round in the first two editions of the World Cup.

In 1983, India won the first world cup in Lord's by defeating West Indies in the final, and this made history in India.

India won the Asia Cup in 1984, and the 1985 World Championship of Cricket in Australia.

During the 1980s, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev were at the pinnacle of their career. Gavaskar became the first player to reach 10 run marks, whereas Kapil took 434 wickets in test cricket and became the highest wicket-taker.

21st Century - Indian Cricket History

Under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, and the guidance of John Wright, there was a major improvement in the Indian team. The players have proved themselves by maintaining an unbeatable home record against Australia in the test series after the 2001 victory.

India was the joint winner of the ICC Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka in 2001 and then went to the 2003 cricket World Cup but was defeated by Australia in the finals.

India won the home series over Sri Lanka and drew a series with South Africa that put India at second place in the ICC ODI ranking with the contribution of the players like MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, and Yuvraj Singh.

Dhoni's Magnetism in Indian Cricket History

Mahinder Singh Dhoni became the captain of the Indian Twenty20 & ODI team after winning the test series in August 2007 against England.

In 2007, India won the first Twenty20 World Cup by defeating Pakistan.

Later in 2009, India won the first test series in New Zealand in 41 years. India became the number one test team in the world after beating Sri Lanka 2-9 in the same year.

India won another World Cup in 2011 by overcoming Sri Lanka in the final. This has made history as India became the ever team to win the World Cup on home land after West Indies and Australia.

ICC Cricket World Cup

Indian team has participated in World Cups since the launch edition in 1975 and won the championship twice in 1983 & 2011 under the guidance of Kapil Dev & MS Dhoni.

India has co-hosted the World Cup in 1987, 1996, and 2011, as well.

ICC T20 World Cup

The Indians won the opening match of the T20 World Cup, which was hosted in South Africa, to begin their tournament run. Later, they competed in another World T20 Final, where they were defeated by the Sri Lanka cricket team. The competition's 2016 edition was held in India.

ICC Champions Trophy

The most successful competition for the sub-continental team was the ICC Champions Trophy, known as the ICC Knockout Trophy. They won it twice (one shared) and placed second twice. When Kenya hosted the second edition in 2000, they were defeated by New Zealand.

The Final could not be finished due to heavy rain even on the reserve day, so they split the trophy with Sri Lanka in the following tournament in 2002. Later, in 2013, they won the title of single champions for the first time in England and Wales. They did, however, lose the 2017 edition's Final to the Pakistan cricket team in the same country. The 2006 Champions Trophy was held in India.

Asia Cup

Conducted by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), Asia Cup is a 50-over match among the Asian nations. Team India has won the title 7 times, including the T20 edition, and finished as Runners 3 times. Since the introduction of the Asia Cup in 1984, India has participated in every edition, except the 1986 one.

World Record of Indian Cricket Players

  1. Most Sixes to Finish a Game Off

    MS Dhoni is one of the best cricketers, well-known for his big-hitting ability & finishing games off. He created a record by finishing the most number of games with sixes and completing the same on 9 occasions during his career.

  2. Most Centuries in International Cricket

    Sachin Tendulkar holds a record for the most number of centuries that crossed 100 times across all formats.

  3. First-Century in First Innings

    Being one of the best batsmen, KL Rahul holds a record forever scoring a century in his first innings in both ODIs & Tests.

  4. Hat-trick in first over

    Irfan Pathan, an Indian fast bowler, set a new milestone when he became the first player to take a hat-trick in the opening over in a test match.

  5. Fastest to 200 wickets

    In just 10291 balls, Ravichandran Ashwin became the bowler to record 200 wickets at the fastest possible pace.

  6. Most run as opener

    Virender Sehwag, the dashing batsman for India, became the first player to reach 7,500 runs as an opening batsman in ODIs.

  7. Triple-double

    Virender Sehwag is the only player in Test history to hit a triple century and a double century in one-day internationals.

  8. Most capped captain

    After reaching the milestone of 331 games in 2016, MS Dhoni also owns the record for being the most frequently used captain in the history of cricket.

  9. Most stumping

    Another record that Dhoni has made is of maximum stumping of 190 by breaking Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara's record of 139.

  10. Six Consecutive Sixes

    Yuvraj Singh created a record during ICC T20 World Cup in 2007 at Durban by hitting 6 consecutive sixes in a single over against England's fastest bowler Stuart Broad.

Governing Body

Since 1929, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) governs the Indian cricket team, which is responsible for managing the tour, kit sponsors, accommodations, and other facilities that the team contracted cricketers to get according to the Indian cricket team news.

The headquarters of the BCCI is located at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Important Cups & Trophies List in Cricket

  • Ashes Series
  • Asia Cup
  • Benson and Hedges
  • C.K. Naidu Trophy
  • Coach Behar Trophy
  • Deodhar Trophy
  • Duleep Trophy
  • G.D Birla Trophy
  • Ghulam Ahmed Trophy
  • ICC Champions Trophy
  • ICC World Cup
  • Irani Trophy
  • Moinuddowala Gold Cup
  • MRF World Cup
  • Nehru Cup
  • Rani Jhansi Trophy
  • Ranji Trophy
  • Reliance Cup
  • Rohinton Birla Trophy
  • Rothman's Trophy
  • Sahara Cup
  • Sheesh Mahal Trophy
  • Vijay Merchant Trophy
  • Vizzy Trophy
  • Wills Trophy
Here is a list that the Indian team won, thanks to Indian cricket players according to the Indian team's latest news.
Year Trophy & Award
1983 ICC Cricket World Cup
1984 Asia Cup
1985 World Championship of Cricket
1988 Asia Cup
1990/91 Asia Cup
1993 Hero Cup
1995 Asia Cup
2002 ICC Champions Trophy
2007 ICC T20 World Cup
2010 Asia Cup
2011 ICC T20 World Cup
2013 ICC Champions Trophy
2016 Asia Cup (T20I)
2018 Asia Cup

Fan Following of Indian Team

The Indian cricket team benefits from having a fan base in its own country exceeding over one billion. As a result, when the Indian team is playing, there are never any empty seats at any stadium across the country. Indians are extremely passionate about the sport, which is comparable to European football fans. The home team always benefits from crowd support, and this is one team that enjoys it practically everywhere.

In every nation they visit, more than half of the crowd is supporting them. Aside from the cricket-playing nations like SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia), they also played a few T20I series against the West Indies in the United States.

Nearly 10 million people follow the BCCI on Twitter, 10.5 million people follow them on Instagram, and 3 million people follow them on Facebook. The fan base on social media is significantly influenced by Indian cricket players.

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