IND flag
Test status granted 1932
First Test match v England at Lord's, London,
25–28 June 1932
Captain of Test and ODI teams Virat Kohli
Captain of Twenty20 Virender Sehwag
Coach Duncan Fletcher
Official ICC Test and ODI ranking 1st (Test) 2nd (ODI)
Test matches 468
- This year 3/4
Last Test match v England at, Brabourne Stadium,
Mumbai, 23–27 November 2012
Wins/losses 115/149
- This year 3/4
As of 26 November 2012

The India men's national cricket team, also known as Team India and Men in Blue, 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.

Although cricket was introduced to India by European merchant sailors in the 18th century, and the first cricket club was established in Calcutta (currently known as Kolkata) in 1792, India's national cricket team did not play its first Test match until 25 June 1932 at Lord's, becoming the sixth team to be granted Test cricket status. In its first fifty years of international cricket, India was one of the weaker teams, winning only 35 of the first 196 Test matches it played. From 1932 India had to wait until 1952, almost 20 years for its first Test victory. The team, however, gained strength in the 1970s with the emergence of players such as batsmen Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Viswanath, all-rounder Kapil Dev and the Indian spin quartet of Erapalli Prasanna, Srinivas Venkataraghavan, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Bishen Singh Bedi.

Traditionally much stronger at home than abroad, the Indian team has improved its overseas form, especially in limited-overs cricket, since the start of the 21st century, winning Test matches in Australia, England and South Africa. It has won the Cricket World Cup twice – in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev and in 2011 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After winning the 2011 World Cup, India became only the third team after West Indies and Australia to have won the World Cup more than once, and the first cricket team to win the World Cup at home. It also won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. It was also the joint champions of 2002 ICC Champions Trophy, along with Sri Lanka.


This lists all the players who have played for India in the past 12 months and the forms in which they have played. Correct as of 8 August 2019. In March 2019, BCCI published a new contract list which will be vaild from October 2018 to September 2019.

Symbol Meaning
C/G Contract grade with BCCI
S/N Shirt number of the player in ODI and T20I
Forms denotes the player recently played in which particular format, not his entire career

Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team Zone C/G Forms S/N
Captain and middle-order batsman
Virat Kohli 31 Right-handed Right-arm medium Delhi North A+ Test, ODI, T20I 18
Test vice-captain and middle-order batsman
Ajinkya Rahane 32 Right-handed Right-arm medium Mumbai West A Test 27
ODI, T20I vice-captain and opening batsman
Rohit Sharma 33 Right-handed Right-arm off break Mumbai West A+ Test, ODI, T20I 45
Opening batsmen
Mayank Agarwal 29 Right-handed Right-arm off break Karnataka South N/A Test 14
Shikhar Dhawan 34 Left-handed Right-arm off break Delhi North A Test, ODI, T20I 25
K. L. Rahul 28 Right-handed Karnataka South B Test, ODI, T20I 1
Prithvi Shaw 20 Right-handed Right-arm off break Mumbai West N/A Test
Murali Vijay 36 Right-handed Right-arm off break Tamil Nadu South N/A Test
Middle-order batsmen
Shubhman Gill 20 Right-handed Right-arm off break Punjab North N/A ODI 77
Shreyas Iyer 25 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Mumbai West N/A ODI 41
Manish Pandey 30 Right-handed Right-arm medium Karnataka South C ODI, T20I 9
Cheteshwar Pujara 32 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Saurashtra West A Test 25
Ambati Rayudu 34 Right-handed Right-arm off break Hyderabad South C ODI 5
Hanuma Vihari 26 Right-handed Right-arm off break Andhra South C Test 44
Ravichandran Ashwin 33 Right-handed Right-arm off break Tamil Nadu South A Test 99
Ravindra Jadeja 31 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Saurashtra West A Test, ODI, T20I 8
Kedar Jadhav 35 Right-handed Right-arm off break Maharashtra West C ODI 81
Hardik Pandya 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Baroda West B Test, ODI, T20I 33
Krunal Pandya 29 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Baroda West N/A T20I 24
Vijay Shankar 29 Right-handed Right-arm medium Tamil Nadu South N/A ODI, T20I 59
Washington Sundar 20 Left-handed Right-arm off break Tamil Nadu South N/A T20I 55
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 39 Right-handed Right-arm medium Jharkhand East A ODI, T20I 7
Dinesh Karthik 35 Right-handed Tamil Nadu South C Test, ODI, T20I 21
Rishabh Pant 22 Left-handed Delhi North A Test, ODI, T20I 17
Pace bowlers
Khaleel Ahmed 22 Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast Rajasthan Central C ODI, T20I 27
Jasprit Bumrah 26 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Gujarat West A+ Test, ODI, T20I 93
Deepak Chahar 28 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Rajasthan Central N/A ODI, T20I 90
Siddarth Kaul 30 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Punjab North N/A ODI, T20I 36
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 30 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Uttar Pradesh Central A ODI, T20I 15
Navdeep Saini 27 Right-handed Right-arm fast Delhi North N/A T20I 96
Mohammed Shami 29 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Bengal East A Test, ODI 11
Ishant Sharma 31 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Delhi North A Test 29
Mohammed Siraj 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Hyderabad South N/A ODI 13
Shardul Thakur 28 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Mumbai West N/A Test, ODI, T20I 54
Umesh Yadav 32 Right-handed Right-arm fast Vidarbha Central B Test, ODI, T20I 19
Spin bowlers
Yuzvendra Chahal 30 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Haryana North B ODI, T20I 3/6
Mayank Markande 22 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Punjab North N/A T20I 11
Rahul Chahar 21 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Rajasthan Central N/A T20I 28
Kuldeep Yadav 25 Left-handed Left-arm chinaman Uttar Pradesh Central A Test, ODI, T20I 23

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