India women's national cricket team
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|Nickname(s)||Women in Blue|
|Association||Board of Control for Cricket in India|
|Coach||W. V. Raman|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Full member (1926)|
|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|
|Women's One Day Internationals|
|First WODI||v England at Eden Gardens, Calcutta; 1 January 1978|
|Last WODI||v New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton; 1 February 2019|
|Women's World Cup appearances||9 (first in 1978)|
|Best result||Runner-Up (2005, 2017)|
|Women's World Cup Qualifier appearances||1 (first in 2017)|
|Best result||Champions (2017)|
|Women's Twenty20 Internationals|
|First WT20I||v England at the County Cricket Ground, Derby; 5 August 2006|
|Last WT20I||v New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton; 10 February 2019|
|Women's T20 World Cup appearances||6 (first in 2009)|
|Best result||Semi-final (2009, 2010, 2018)|
|As of 3 January 2019|
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, 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 three occasions (2009, 2010, and 2018).
- 1 History
- 2 Governing body
- 3 Team colours
- 4 International grounds
- 5 Captains
- 6 Results and fixtures
- 7 Current squad
- 8 Support staff
- 9 Tournament history
- 10 Individual records
- 11 Statistics
- 12 See also
- 13 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. 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.
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.
Team colour is 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.
Results and fixtures
The recent results and forthcoming fixtures of India in international cricket:
|Bilateral series and tours|
|September 2018||Sri Lanka||Away||–||2-1 ||4-0 |
|January–February 2019||New Zealand||Away||–||2-1 ||0-3 |
|February–March 2019||England||Home||–||2-1 ||0-3 |
|Multiteam series and tournaments|
|November 2018||2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20||WT20I||Semi-finalist||4-1 |
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|
|Test and ODI Captain|
|Mithali Raj||36||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Railways||Central||A||Test, ODI, T20I||3|
|Harmanpreet Kaur||30||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||Railways||North||A||ODI, T20I||17|
|Thirush Kamini||28||Left-handed||Leg break||Railways||Central||-||ODI, T20I||16|
|Veda Krishnamurthy||26||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Karnataka||South||C||ODI, T20I||79|
|Smriti Mandhana||22||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||Maharashtra||West||A||ODI, T20I||18|
|Mona Meshram||27||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||C||ODI, T20I|
|Poonam Raut||29||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||27||Right-handed||Right-arm offbreak||Delhi||North||-||T20I||15|
|Jemimah Rodrigues||18||Right-handed||Right-arm offbreak||Delhi||North||B||ODI, T20I|
|Sushma Verma||26||Right-handed||n/a||Himachal Pradesh||North||-||ODI, T20I||5|
|Ravi Kalpana||22||Right-handed||n/a||Andhra||South||-||ODI, T20I||11|
|Nuzhat Parveen||22||Right-handed||n/a||Railways||Central||-||ODI, T20I|
|Taniya Bhatia||21||Right-handed||n/a||Punjab||North||C||ODI, T20I|
|Jhulan Goswami||36||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||Bengal||East||B||Test, ODI||25|
|Shikha Pandey||29||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||Goa||South||B||ODI, T20I||99|
|Deepti Sharma||21||Left-handed||Right-arm off spin||Uttar Pradesh||North||B||ODI, T20I||6|
|Dayalan Hemalatha||24||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Maharashtra||South||C||ODI, T20I|
|Anuja Patil||26||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin||Maharashtra||West||C||ODI, T20I||82|
|Ekta Bisht||33||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Railways||Central||B||ODI, T20I||8|
|Rajeshwari Gayakwad||28||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Railways||Central||C||ODI, T20I||1|
|Mansi Joshi||25||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||C||ODI, T20I|
|Sneh Rana||25||Right-handed||Right-arm offbreak||Punjab||North||-||ODI, T20I||7|
|Arundhati Reddy||21||Right-handed||Right-arm offbreak||Hyderabad||C||ODI, T20I|
|Pooja Vastrakar||19||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Railways||Central||C||T20I|
|Poonam Yadav||27||Right-handed||Right-arm legbreak||C||ODI, T20I|
|Radha Yadav||18||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Railways||North||C||T20I|
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 – ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) per annum
- Grade B – ₹30 lakh (US$42,000) per annum
- Grade C – ₹10 lakh (US$14,000) per annum
- Director of Cricket-Rajani Venugopal
- Head Coach- W.V. Raman
- Assistant Head Coach-Neetu David
- Batting Coach-Pramila Bhatt
- Batting Consultant-Mithali Raj
- Fast Bowling Coach-Amita Sharma
- Spin Bowling Coach-Nooshin Al Khadeer
- Bowling Consultant-Jhulan Goswami
- Youth Development Coach-Mamatha Maben
- Fielding Coach-Rita Dey
- Wicket Keeping Coach-Anju Jain
- Physiotherapist-Tracy Fernandes
- Fitness Trainer-Neelima Batav
- Analyst-Aarti Nalge
|World Cup record|
|1973||Did Not Compete|
|1988||Did Not Compete|
Twenty20 World Cup
|World Twenty20 record|
|Total||25||12||14||0||0||Semi-Finalists (3 times)|
|Asia Cup record|
|Total||38||36||2||0||0||Champions (6 times)|
|Opponent||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied||No Result||% Won||First||Last|
|Statistics are correct as of India v England at Mumbai, 3rd ODI, Feb 28, 2019.|
Most ODI runs for India
Most ODI wickets for India
Players in bold text are still active with India. [check quotation syntax]
- Highest team total: 358/3 v Ireland, 15 May 2017 at Senwes Park, South Africa 
- Highest individual score: 188 Deepti Sharma v Ireland, 15 May 2017 at Senwes Park, South Africa 
- 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 England at Guwahati, 3rd T20I, Mar 9, 2019.|
Most T20I runs for India
Most T20I wickets for India
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
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- List of India women Twenty20 International cricketers
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