India women's national cricket team

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India
Refer to caption
India cricket crest
Nickname(s) Women in Blue
Association Board of Control for Cricket in India
Personnel
Captain Mithali Raj (Test and ODI)
T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur
Coach Ramesh Powar[1]
International Cricket Council
ICC status Full member (1926)
ICC region Asia
ICC Rankings Current [2] Best-ever
Women's 4th 2nd
Women's Tests
First WTest v  West Indies at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore; 31 October – 2 November 1976
Last WTest v  South Africa at Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground, Mysore; 16–19 November 2014
WTests Played Won/Lost
Total [3] 36 5/6
(25 draws)
Women's One Day Internationals
First WODI v  England at Eden Gardens, Calcutta; 1 January 1978
Last WODI v  England at Nagpur; 18 April 2018
WODIs Played Won/Lost
Total [5] 257 140/112
(1 ties, 4 no result)
This year [6] 9 2/4
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's World Cup Appearances 9 (first in 1978)
Best result Runner-Up (2005, 2017)
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20I v  England at the County Cricket Ground, Derby; 5 August 2006
Last WT20I v  Bangladesh at Kuala Lumpur; 10 June 2018
WT20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [7] 88 45/42
(0 ties, 1 no result)
This year [8] 15 8/6
(0 ties, 1 no result)
Women's World Twenty20 Appearances 5 (first in 2009)
Best result Semi-final (2009, 2010)
As of 1 April 2018

The India women's national cricket team, nicknamed the 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 governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

India made its Test debut in 1976,[9] against the West Indies, and its One Day International (ODI) debut at the 1978 World Cup, which it hosted. The team has made the World Cup final on two occasions, losing to Australia by 98 runs in 2005, and losing to England by 9 runs in 2017. India 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.

History[edit]

Eight female cricketers stand on a field. Two players are in red practice jerseys; three other players in red jerseys are facing toward them; a player in a blue shirt is facing away and hides another player in a blue game shirt. In the upper left corner is a fan with an Indian flag.
Members of the Indian cricket team before a Women's Cricket World Cup game in Sydney

The British brought cricket to India in the early 1700s, with the first cricket match played in 1721.[10] 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.[11] The first official Indian cricket team was formed in 1911 and toured England, where they played English county teams.[12] The India team made their Test debut against England in 1932.[13] Around the same time (1934), the first women's Test was played between England and Australia.[14] However, women's cricket arrived in India much later; the Women's Cricket Association of India was formed in 1973.[15] The Indian women's team played their first Test match in 1976, against the West Indies.[16] India recorded its first-ever Test win in November 1978 against West Indies under Shantha Rangaswamy's captaincy at the Moin-ul-Haq Stadium in Patna.[17][18]

Indian Batswoman at Cricket Worlds Cup 2010
Mithali Raj, Captain of India Women's cricket team

As part of the International Cricket Council's initiative to develop women's cricket, the Women's Cricket Association of India was merged with the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2006.[19]

Current international rankings Top 10[edit]

The ICC Women's Rankings incorporates results from Tests, ODIs and T20Is into a single ranking system.

ICC Women's Rankings
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  Australia 54 7,157 133
2  England 45 5,715 127
3  New Zealand 57 6,900 121
4  India 59 6,672 113
5  West Indies 48 4,725 98
6  South Africa 62 5,775 93
7  Pakistan 52 3,920 75
8  Sri Lanka 52 3,256 63
9  Bangladesh 19 704 37
10  Ireland 17 504 30
Reference: icc-cricket.com, espncricinfo.com, 31 March 2018

Governing body[edit]

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.[20] 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.

Team colours[edit]

Team colour is blue.

International grounds[edit]

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.

Captains[edit]

Results and fixtures[edit]

The recent results and forthcoming fixtures of India in international cricket:

Bilateral series and tours
Date Against H/A/N Results [Matches]
Test WODI WT20I
February 2018  South Africa Away 2–1 [3] 3–1 [5]
March 2018  Australia Home 0–3 [3]
April 2018  England Home 2–1 [3]
Summer 2018  Sri Lanka Away [3]
February–March 2019  New Zealand Away [3]
Multiteam series and tournaments
Date Series Format Position Results [Matches]
March 2018 India 2017–18 India women's Tri-Nation Series WT20I 3rd place 1–3 [4]
June 2018 Malaysia 2018 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup WT20I Runner's up 4–2 [6]

Personnel[edit]

Current squad[edit]

This lists all the players who have played for India in the past 12 months and the forms in which they have played.

Key

  • C/G = Contract grade
  • S/N = Shirt number
Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team Zone C/G Forms S/N
Test and ODI Captain
Mithali Raj 35 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Railways Rajasthan Central A Test, ODI, T20I 3
T20I Captain
Harmanpreet Kaur 29 Right-handed Right-arm medium fast Railways Punjab North A ODI, T20I 17
Batswomen
Thirush Kamini 27 Left-handed Leg break Railways Central Tamil Nadu - T20I 16
Veda Krishnamurthy 25 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Karnataka South B ODI, T20I 79
Smriti Mandhana 22 Left-handed Right-arm medium Maharashtra West A ODI, T20I 18
Mona Meshram 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium C ODI, T20I
Poonam Raut 28 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Railways Central C ODI, T20I 14
Vellaswamy Vanitha 28 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Karnataka South - ODI, T20I 14
Latika Kumari 26 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Delhi North - T20I 15
Jemimah Rodrigues 17 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Delhi North C ODI, T20I
Wicket-keeper
Sushma Verma 25 Right-handed n/a Himachal Pradesh North C ODI, T20I 5
Ravi Kalpana 22 Right-handed n/a Andhra South - ODI, T20I 11
Nuzhat Parveen 22 Right-handed n/a Railways Central C ODI, T20I
Taniya Bhatia 20 Right-handed n/a Punjab North C ODI, T20I
All-rounders
Jhulan Goswami 35 Right-handed Right-arm medium fast Bengal East A Test, ODI, T20I 25
Shikha Pandey 29 Right-handed Right-arm medium fast Goa South B ODI, T20I 99
Deepti Sharma 20 Left-handed Right-arm off spin Uttar Pradesh North B ODI, T20I 6
Anuja Patil 26 Right-handed Right-arm off spin Maharashtra West C ODI, T20I 82
Bowlers
Ekta Bisht 32 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Railways Central B ODI, T20I 8
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 27 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Railways Central B ODI, T20I 1
Mansi Joshi 24 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast C ODI, T20I
Sneh Rana 24 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Punjab North - ODI, T20I 7
Pooja Vastrakar 18 Right-handed Right-arm medium Railways Central C T20I
Poonam Yadav 26 Right-handed Right-arm legbreak C ODI, T20I
Radha Yadav 18 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Railways North - T20I

The BCCI awarded contracts to women cricketers for the first time in the 2015-16 fiscal year.[21] Contracts are pay graded according to the importance of the player. Players' salaries are as follows:

  • Grade A – 50 lakh (US$75,000) per annum
  • Grade B – 30 lakh (US$45,000) per annum
  • Grade C – 10 lakh (US$15,000) per annum[22]

Support Staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Ramesh Powar[23]
  • Fielding Coach: Biju George[24]
  • Physio: Tracy Fernandes
  • Trainer: Radha Krishnaswamy
  • Masseuse: Rashmi Pawar
  • Video Analyst: Aarti Nalge
  • Team Manager: Trupti Bhattacharya

Tournament history[edit]

World Cup record
Year and Host Played Won Lost Tie NR Position
1973 England DNP
1978 India 3 0 3 0 0 Fourth[25]
1982 New Zealand 12 4 8 0 0 Fourth[26]
1988Australia DNP
1993England 7 4 3 0 0 Fourth[27]
1997 India 5 3 1 1 0 Semi-Finalists
2000 New Zealand 8 5 3 0 0 Semi-Finalists[28]
2005 South Africa 8 5 2 0 1 Runners-Up
2009 Australia 7 5 2 0 0 3rd Place[29][30]
2013 India 4 2 2 0 0 7th Place[31]
2017 England 9 6 3 0 0 Runners-Up[32]
TOTAL 63 34 27 1 1 Runners-Up (2 Times)

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.[33]

World Twenty20 record
Year Played Won Lost Tie NR Position
2009 England 4 2 2 0 0 Semi-Finalists
2010 West Indies Cricket Board 4 2 2 0 0 Semi-Finalists
2012 Sri Lanka 3 0 3 0 0 Group Stage[34]
2014 Bangladesh 5 3 2 0 0 Group Stage
2016 India 5 1 4 0 0 Group Stage
TOTAL 21 8 13 0 0 Semi-Finalists (2 Times)

Individual records[edit]

Statistics[edit]

One-Day Internationals[edit]

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied No Result % Won First Last
 Australia 46 9 37 0 0 19.56 1978 2018
 Bangladesh 4 4 0 0 0 100.00 2013 2017
 Denmark 1 1 0 0 0 100.00 1993 1993
 England 66 28 36 0 2 43.75 1978 2018
 International XI 3 3 0 0 0 100.00 2013 2013
 Ireland 12 12 0 0 0 100.00 1993 2017
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 100.00 1993 2000
 New Zealand 45 17 27 1 0 38.88 1978 2017
 Pakistan 10 10 0 0 0 100.00 2005 2017
 South Africa 19 11 7 0 1 61.11 1997 2018
 Sri Lanka 26 24 1 0 1 96.00 2000 2017
 West Indies 22 18 4 0 0 81.81 1993 2017
Total 257 140 112 1 4 55.53 1978 2018
Statistics are correct as of  India v  England at Nagpur, 3rd ODI, April 12, 2018.[35][36]

Twenty20 Internationals[edit]

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied No Result % Won First Last
 Australia 14 3 11 0 0 21.42 2008 2018
 Bangladesh 11 9 2 0 0 81.81 2013 2018
 England 13 3 10 0 0 23.07 2006 2018
 Malaysia 1 1 0 0 0 100.00 2018 2018
 New Zealand 7 2 5 0 0 28.57 2009 2015
 Pakistan 10 8 2 0 0 80.00 2009 2018
 South Africa 6 4 1 0 1 80.00 2014 2018
 Sri Lanka 12 9 3 0 0 75.00 2009 2018
 Thailand 1 1 0 0 0 100.00 2018 2018
 West Indies 13 5 8 0 0 38.46 2011 2016
Total 88 45 42 0 1 51.72 2006 2018
Statistics are correct as of  India v  Bangladesh at Kuala Lumpur, Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup final, June 10, 2018.[41][42]

Test cricket[edit]

Test record versus other nations

Opponent Matches Won Lost Draw W/L ratio % Won % Lost % Draw First Last
 Australia 9 0 4 5 0.00 0.00 44.44 55.55 1977 2006
 England 13 2 1 10 2.00 15.38 7.69 76.92 1986 2014
 New Zealand 6 0 0 6 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 1977 2003
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 - 100.00 0.00 0.00 2002 2014
 West Indies 6 1 1 4 1.00 16.66 16.66 66.66 1976 1976
Total 36 5 6 25 0.83 13.88 16.66 69.44 1976 2014
Statistics are correct as of  India v  South Africa at Mysore, Nov 16-19, 2014.[45][46]

See also[edit]

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