The growth of the Indian National Cricket Team


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India National Cricket Team that represents India is one of the most popular and strong teams in the cricketing world. Indian National Cricket Team is also known as Men in Blue and shortly as Team India.

Team India is a full member of International Cricket Council in all the formats of the game: Test, One Day International, and Twenty20 International. The team India is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Indian National Cricket Team acquired its test status in the year 1932 and the team has struggled in test cricket for 20 years without a single win. It managed to get its first test win in 1952.

The Team India in its first fifty years in international cricket is one of the weakest cricket team. They played 196 test matches and again victory in only 35 during the first fifty years. The performance of Indian Team improved in the 1970s with players like Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and more join the team.

In those days, Team India played better only at home and not overseas. At the beginning of the 21st century, Team India worked on its performance abroad. The team won test matches in Australia, England, and South Africa.

Team India has won ICC Cricket World Cup two times in the year 1983 and 2011. In 1983, Team India won the world cup for the first time under the captaincy of Kapil Dev and in 2011, Team India’s World Cup winning captain was MS Dhoni.

Team India became the third team to win the World Cup more than once after West Indies and Australia and it is also the first cricket team to win the World Cup at home. Other than that, Team India has won ICC World Twenty20 2007 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.

The Current captain of Team India is Virat Kohli and as of October 2018, Indian National Cricket Team is ranked second in ODIs and T20Is and is ranked first in Tests.