History of cricket in India from 2000–01

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This article describes the history of cricket in India from the 2000–01 season to the present.

The Australian cricket team toured India from February to April 2001 for a three-Test series and a five-match ODI series.


Current Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag (left to right)

The BCCI tinkered with the Duleep Trophy in the 2002–03 season. The original zonal teams were replaced by five new teams called Elite A, Elite B, Elite C, Plate A and Plate B. These teams were constructed from the new Elite Group and Plate Group divisions which had been introduced into the Ranji Trophy that season. However, this format lasted for only one season as it was felt that the new teams lacked a sense of identity. From the 2003–04 season, the five original zonal teams competed along with a sixth guest team which was a touring foreign team. The first guest team was England A in 2003–04.

The Indian Premier League has become very popular in India since its inaugural in 2008.

Mumbai (formerly Bombay) has continued its dominance of the domestic scene into the 21st century by winning the Ranji Trophy five times in the first decade.

Noted Indian cricketers in the 21st century include Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, VVS Laxman, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli.

India won the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007.

India was the first Sub-continental team to win a Test match at the WACA in January 2008 against Australia.

Indian cricket team under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and brilliant performances from Gautam Gambhir & Yuvraj Singh also went on to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and became the first team in history to win the Cup at home.

Domestic cricket[edit]

Ranji Trophy winners[edit]

Duleep Trophy winners[edit]

International tours of India[edit]

Zimbabwe 2000–01[edit]

Australia 2000–01[edit]

England 2001–02[edit]

Zimbabwe 2001–02[edit]

West Indies 2002–03[edit]

New Zealand 2003–04[edit]

Australia 2004–05[edit]

South Africa 2004–05[edit]

Pakistan 2004–05[edit]

South Africa 2005–06[edit]

Limited overs tour only.

Sri Lanka 2005–06[edit]

England 2005–06[edit]

Sri Lanka 2006–07[edit]

Limited overs tour only.

West Indies 2006–07[edit]

Limited overs tour only.

External sources[edit]

Further reading[edit]