History of cricket in India from 1960–61 to 1970

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This article describes the history of cricket in India from the 1960–61 season until 1970.


One team totally dominated Indian cricket in the 1960s. As part of 15 consecutive victories in the Ranji Trophy from 1958–59 to 1972–73, Bombay won the title in all ten seasons of the period under review. Among its players were Farokh Engineer, Dilip Sardesai, Bapu Nadkarni, Ramakant Desai, Baloo Gupte, Ashok Mankad and Ajit Wadekar.

In the 1961–62 season, the Duleep Trophy was inaugurated as a zonal competition. It was named after Ranji's nephew, Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji (1905–59). With Bombay in its catchment, it is not surprising that the West Zone won six of the first nine titles.

Domestic cricket[edit]

Ranji Trophy winners[edit]

Duleep Trophy winners[edit]

Leading players by season[edit]

The lists below give the leading first-class runscorers and wicket-takers in each domestic season.


  • 1960–61 –


  • 1960–61 –

International cricket[edit]

International tours of India[edit]

Pakistan 1960–61[edit]

England 1961–62[edit]

International XI 1961–62[edit]

International Cavaliers 1962–63[edit]

The International Cavaliers toured Africa and India in 1962–63 to promote cricket. The team included Norm O'Neill, Barry Shepherd. Richie Benaud, Garth McKenzie, Arthur Morris, Mickey Stewart and Roy Swetman.[1]

England 1963–64[edit]

EW Swanton's XI 1963–64[edit]

Australia 1964–65[edit]

New Zealand 1964–65[edit]

Ceylon 1964–65[edit]

For information about this tour, see : Ceylon cricket team in India in 1964–65

Commonwealth XI 1964–65[edit]

For information about this tour, see : Commonwealth XI cricket team in India in 1964-65

West Indies 1966–67[edit]

International XI 1967–68[edit]

Ceylon 1968–69[edit]

New Zealand 1969–70[edit]

Australia 1969–70[edit]

For information about this tour, see : Australian cricket team in Ceylon and India in 1969-70


Further reading[edit]

  • Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
  • Vasant Raiji, India's Hambledon Men, Tyeby Press, 1986
  • Mihir Bose, A History of Indian Cricket, Andre-Deutsch, 1990
  • Ramachandra Guha, A Corner of a Foreign Field – An Indian History of a British Sport, Picador, 2001

External sources[edit]