FULL NAMEIndia National Cricket Team
NICKNAMEMen in Blue, Team India
FOUNDED1926
PROMINENT GROUNDHimachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Dharamshala
TEAM OWNER(S)Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI)
PROMINENT PLAYERSKL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant
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About Indian Cricket

Captain – Rohit Sharma
Head coach – Rahul Dravid
Assistant coach – Sanjay Bangar
Representing – India
Team colour – Blue
Sponsorship – Nike, Byju’s

The Indian cricket team represents the whole of India in international fixtures including bilateral series against other nations or any of the global events organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC) like the ICC ODI World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, ICC T20 World Cup and the ICC World Test Championship.

History

The Indian team was an integral part of international cricket events since they played their first-ever Test match way back in 1932. They have participated in every multi-nation tournament organized by the ICC over the years.

ICC Cricket World Cup

Team India participated in all World Cups since the inaugural edition in 1975. They have won the Championship twice, in 1983 and 2011 under Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni respectively. They were finalists in the 2003 edition in South Africa. They have co-hosted the World Cup in 1987, 1996 and 2011.

ICC T20 World Cup

The Indians kick-started their T20 World Cup campaign with a win in the inaugural edition of the tournament held in South Africa. They later played another Final in the 2014 World T20 when they lost to Sri Lanka cricket team. The 2016 edition of the tournament was conducted in India.

ICC Champions Trophy

The ICC Champions Trophy (earlier known as ICC Knockout Trophy) is the most successful tournament for the subcontinent team as they won it twice (once shared) and finished as Runners Up twice. They lost to New Zealand in the second edition in 2000 that was conducted in Kenya.

They shared the trophy with Sri Lanka in the next edition in 2002 as the Final could not be completed due to persistent rain even on the reserve day. Later, they became single champions for the first time in 2013 in England and Wales. However, they lost the Final against Pakistan cricket team in the 2017 edition in the same nation. India has hosted the Champions Trophy in 2006.

Asia Cup

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) conducts the Asia Cup, which is primarily a 50-over competition among Asian nations. Only the 2016 edition of the Asia Cup was a T20 tournament. The Indian team has won the title 7 times including the T20 edition and finished as Runners up thrice. India has participated in every edition of the Asia Cup since the inaugural edition in 1984 except the one in 1986.