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The India men's national cricket team represent India in men's international cricket. It is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status.

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Nickname(s)Men in Blue
AssociationBoard of Control for Cricket in India
CaptainRohit Sharma
CoachRahul Dravid
Batting coachVikram Rathour
Bowling coachParas Mhambrey
Fielding coachT. Dilip
Test status acquired1931
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull Member (1926)
ICC regionACC
ICC Rankings Current[1] Best-ever
Test 2nd 1st (1 April 1973)
ODI 1st 1st (January 2013)
T20I 1st 1st[2][3] (28 March 2014)
First Testv Flag_of_England.svg England at Lord's, London; 25–28 June 1932
Last Testv Flag_of_England.svg England at Niranjan Shah Stadium, Rajkot; 15–18 February 2024
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total[4] 577 176/178
(222 draws, 1 tie)
This year[5] 4 3/1
(0 draws)
World Test Championship appearances2 (first in 2019–2021)
Best resultSimple_silver_cup.svg Runners-up (2019–21, 2021–23)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv Flag_of_England.svg England at Headingley, Leeds; 13 July 1974
Last ODIv Flag_of_South_Africa.svg South Africa at Boland Park, Paarl; 21 December 2023
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[6] 1,055 559/443
(9 ties, 44 no results)
This year[7] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no results)
World Cup appearances13 (first in 1975)
Best resultSimple_gold_cup.svg Champions (1983, 2011)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv Flag_of_South_Africa.svg South Africa at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg; 1 December 2006
Last T20Iv Flag_of_Afghanistan_%282013%E2%80%932021%29.svg Afghanistan at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore; 17 January 2024
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[8] 219 140/68
(5 ties, 6 no results)
This year[9] 3 2/0
(1 tie, 0 no results)
T20 World Cup appearances8 (first in 2007)
Best resultSimple_gold_cup.svg Champions (2007)

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As of 18 February 2024

India's men's national cricket team played its first international match on 25 June 1932 in a Lord's Test against England becoming the sixth team to be granted Test cricket status. India had to wait until 1952, approximately twenty years to its first Test victory. In its first fifty years of international cricket, success was limited, with only 35 wins in 196 Tests.[10] The team, however, gained strength in the 1970s with the emergence of the Indian spin quartet, and players like Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Viswanath, and Kapil Dev. In men's limited-overs cricket, India made its ODI debut against England in 1974 and T20I debut against South Africa in 2006.

The team has won five major ICC tournaments, winning the Cricket World Cup twice (1983 and 2011[11]), the ICC T20 World Cup once (2007) and the ICC Champions Trophy twice (2002 and 2013). They have also finished as runners-up in the World Cup twice (2003 and 2023), the T20 World Cup once (2014), the Champions Trophy twice (2000 and 2017) and the ICC World Test Championship finals in the first two editions (2021, 2023). It was the second team after the West Indies to win the World Cup and the first team to win the World Cup on home soil after winning the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

They have won the Asia Cup eight times, in 1984, 1988, 1990–91, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2018, 2023, while finishing runners-up thrice (1997, 2004, 2008). India also won a gold medal in 2022 Asian Games. Other achievements include winning the ICC Test Championship Mace five times and the ICC ODI Championship Shield once. As of December 2023, the team is ranked first (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) in the ICC rankings.[12] With such success, it is one of the most successful teams in international cricket.[13]

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