|ICC status Full member (1926)|
Appearances 8 (first in 1978)
Appearances 4 (first in 2009)
Captain Mithali Raj
|ICC region Asia|
Best result Runner-up (2005)
Best result Finals 2016
Coach Purnima Rau
|Association Board of Control for Cricket in India|
India women s cricket team they re extremely good
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 women s cricket team they re extremely good
- Current international rankings Top 10
- Governing body
- Team colours
- International grounds
- Current squad
- Coaching staff
- Tournament history
- One Day Internationals
- Test cricket
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.
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.
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.
Current international rankings Top 10
The ICC Women's Rankings incorporates results from Tests, ODIs and T20Is into a single ranking system.
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.
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:
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.
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