India women's national cricket team
|Association||Board of Control for Cricket in India|
|ICC status||Full member (1926)|
|Captain||Mithali Raj Tests & ODIs Harmanpreet Kaur T20Is|
| India vs. West Indies
(Bangalore; 31 October 1976)
| India vs. England
(Calcutta; 1 January 1978)
| India vs. England
(Derby; 5 August 2006)
|Appearances||8 (first in 1978)|
|Best result||Runner-up (2005)|
|Appearances||4 (first in 2009)|
|Best result||Finals 2016|
|as of 25 November 2016|
The India women's national cricket team also known as Women in Blue represents the country of India in international women's cricket. One of eight teams competing in the ICC Women's Championship, the highest level of international women's cricket, the team is organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
India made its Test debut in 1976, against the West Indies, and its One Day International (ODI) debut at the 1978 World Cup, which it hosted. The team made the final of the 2005 World Cup, losing to Australia by 98 runs, and has made the semi-finals on three other occasions (in 1997, 2000, and 2009). India has also made the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 on two occasions (2009 and 2010), but is yet to progress any further in the tournament.
- 1 History
- 2 Current international rankings Top 10
- 3 Governing body
- 4 Team colours
- 5 International grounds
- 6 Captains
- 7 Personnel
- 8 Tournament history
- 9 Individual records
- 10 Statistics
- 11 See also
- 12 References
The British brought cricket to India in the early 1700s, with the first cricket match played in 1721. The first Indian cricket club was established by the Parsi community in Bombay, in 1848; the club played their first match against the Europeans in 1877. The first official Indian cricket team was formed in 1911 and toured England, where they played English county teams. The India team made their Test debut against England in 1932. Around the same time (1934), the first women's Test was played between England and Australia. However, women's cricket arrived in India much later; the Women's Cricket Association of India was formed in 1973. The Indian women's team played their first Test match in 1976, against the West Indies.
Current international rankings Top 10
The ICC Women's Rankings incorporates results from Tests, ODIs and T20Is into a single ranking system.
|ICC Women's Rankings|
|Reference: ICC Women's Rankings, ICC Women's Championship, 4 February 2017|
|"Matches" is the number of matches played in the 12-24 months since the October before last, plus half the number in the 24 months before that.|
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the governing body for the Indian cricket team and first-class cricket in India. The Board has been operating since 1929 and represents India at the International Cricket Council. It is amongst the richest sporting organisations in the world. It sold media rights for India's matches from 2006–2010 for US$612,000,000. It manages the Indian team's sponsorships, its future tours and team selection.
The International Cricket Council determines India's upcoming matches through its future tours program.
Since colours have made their way into international cricket, the Indian cricket team has chosen blue as their primary colour and have worn one or the other shade of blue.
Fourteen grounds in India have hosted women's international Test cricket matches. The first women's international test cricket match hosted in India was held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on 31 October 1976.
Six grounds in India have hosted women's T20I matches. The first women's T20I match hosted in India was held at the Bandra Kurla Complex Ground in Mumbai on 4 March 2010.
This lists all the players who have played for India in the past 12 months and the forms in which they have played.
- C/G = Contract grade
- S/N = Shirt number
|Name||Age||Batting style||Bowling style||Domestic team||Zone||C/G||Forms||S/N|
|Mithali Raj||34||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Railways||Central||A||Test, ODI, T20I||3|
|Thirush Kamini||26||Left-handed||Leg break||Railways||Central||A||T20I||16|
|Harmanpreet Kaur||28||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||Railways||North||A||ODI, T20I||84|
|Veda Krishnamurthy||24||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Karnataka||South||B||ODI, T20I||79|
|Smriti Mandhana||20||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||Maharashtra||West||B||Test, ODI, T20I||18|
|Poonam Raut||27||Right-handed||Right-arm offbreak||Railways||Central||B||ODI, T20I||14|
|Vellaswamy Vanitha||26||Right-handed||Right-arm offbreak||Karnataka||South||-||ODI, T20I||14|
|Latika Kumari||25||Right-handed||Right-arm offbreak||Delhi||North||-||T20I||15|
|Sushma Verma||24||Right-handed||n/a||Himachal Pradesh||North||-||Test, ODI, T20I||5|
|Ravi Kalpana||20||Right-handed||n/a||Andhra||South||-||ODI, T20I||11|
|Jhulan Goswami||34||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||Bengal||East||A||Test, ODI, T20I||25|
|Niranjana Nagarajan||28||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||Railways||Central||B||Test, ODI, T20I||99|
|Shikha Pandey||27||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||Goa||South||B||Test, ODI, T20I||99|
|Deepti Sharma||19||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin||Uttar Pradesh||North||B||ODI, T20I||6|
|Anuja Patil||24||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin||Maharashtra||West||B||ODI, T20I||82|
|Ekta Bisht||31||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Railways||Central||B||ODI, T20I||8|
|Rajeshwari Gayakwad||26||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Railways||Central||B||Test, ODI, T20I||1|
|Shubhlakshmi Sharma||27||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Railways||East||-||ODI, T20I||5|
|Poonam Yadav||25||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Railways||Central||B||ODI, T20I||24|
|Sneh Rana||33||Right-handed||Right-arm offbreak||Punjab||North||-||ODI, T20I||7|
The BCCI awarded contracts to women cricketers for the first time in the 2015-16 fiscal year. Contracts are pay graded according to the importance of the player. Players' salaries are as follows:
- Grade A – ₹15 lakh (US$22,000) per annum
- Grade B – ₹10 lakh (US$15,000) per annum
- Coach: Purnima Rau
|World Cup record|
|Year and Host||Played||Won||Lost||Tie||NR||Position|
Note- In the 1997 World Cup, a match was abandoned between India and Sri Lanka. In 2005 World Cup, a match was abandoned between India and Australia. Both these matches are not included in any categories.
|World Twenty20 record|
|TOTAL||11||4||7||0||0||Semi-Finalists (2 Times)|
|TOTAL||32||32||0||0||0||Champions ( 6 Times )|
Note – The 2 matches played by the Indian team against the Bangladesh team during the 2008 Asia Cup are not included as One Day Internationals
Test record versus other nations
|Opponent||Matches||Won||Lost||Draw||W/L ratio||% Won||% Lost||% Draw||First||Last|
|Statistics are correct as of India v South Africa at Mysore, Nov 16-19, 2014.|
Most Test runs for India
Most Test wickets for India
- Highest team total: 467 v England, 14 August 2002 at County Ground, Taunton, England
- Highest individual score: 214, Mithali Raj v England, 14 August 2002 at County Ground, Taunton, England
- Best innings bowling: 8/53, Neetu David v England, 24 November 1995 at Jamshedpur, India
- Best match bowling: 10/78, Jhulan Goswami v England, 29 August 2006 at County Ground, Taunton, England
|Opponent||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied||No Result||% Won||First||Last|
|Statistics are correct as of India v Bangladesh at Colombo, ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier, Feb 17, 2017.|
Most ODI runs for India
Most ODI wickets for India
- Highest team total: 298/2 v West Indies, 26 February 2004 at Jamadoba, India
- Highest individual score: 138 not out, Jaya Sharma v Pakistan, 30 December 2005 at National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
- Best innings bowling: 6/10, Mamatha Maben v Sri Lanka, 25 April 2004 at Asgiriya Stadium, Sri Lanka
|Opponent||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied||No Result||% Won||First||Last|
|Statistics are correct as of India v Pakistan at Bangkok, ACC Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup final, Dec 4, 2016."|
Most T20I runs for India
Most T20I wickets for India
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