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Das: Cricket Isn't An Olympic Sport, Then Why Make It One? - News18

The tri-colour going up as the national anthem plays in the background. The stage: the Olympic Games, and on top of the podium: the Indian cricket team. Visualise that for a few seconds before the images turn into distorted colour bars and time codes ...

India vs Windies: Selectors to pick the Indian Test squad tomorrow - CricTracker

India's national selectors will meet on September 26 to pick the squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against the Windies at home and all eyes will be on the decision the wise men of Indian cricket take on Ravichandran Ashwin. The regular ...

Virat Kohli conferred with India's highest sporting award - The News International

NEW DELHI: India men's cricket team captain Virat Kohli was on Tuesday conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, a media report said. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu was also conferred with ...

Indian legend MS Dhoni is a firm believer of destiny - CricTracker

Back in January 2017, 29-year-old Virat Kohli took over the baton from MS Dhoni as Indian cricket team's all-format captain. However, after 696 days, the Jharkhand-born cricketer marched his way for the toss during India's Asia Cup match against ...

President Ram Nath Kovind presents national sports awards - All India Radio

Captain of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu received the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the highest sporting award of the country. Apart from a medal and a citation, both the awardees ...

Ashwin's fitness key issue as selectors pick India squad for Windies Tests tomorrow? - Deccan Chronicle

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) national selectors are all set to announce the Indian team for the two-Test series at home against West Indies on Wednesday. The Men in Blue will be playing a full-fledged series against the ...

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award - The Indian Express

India men's cricket team captain Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on Tuesday were conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The annual National Sports Awards were bestowed on ...

Stream Live Cricket, India vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2018: Watch IND vs AFG Match Live Coverage on Hotstar, Star ... - India TV

Stream Live Cricket, India vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad scored his fifth ODI century off 88 balls to guide his team to 131/4 in 28.1 overs against MS Dhoni-led Indian team in an Asia Cup Super Four ...

Asia Cup 2018: MS Dhoni creates history, leads India for 200th time - Hindustan Times

MS Dhoni came out as the captain of the Indian cricket team for the 200th time in ODIs during the Asia Cup 2018 match against Afghanistan in Dubai on Tuesday. India decided to rest skipper Rohit Sharma for the match as they have already qualified for ...

Cricket stars inspire team with disabilities - DailyNews

HARARE - Judging by the reception the Zimbabwe National Cricket (ZC) team got during their tour of the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) in Ruwa last week, there is no doubt team captain Hamilton Masakadza remains a popular figure in local cricket ...

After Vivo, other BBK electronics brand OPPO mobiles call for media pitch - InsideSport

OPPO, the title sponsor of the Indian national cricket team, reportedly has a media account of ₹200 crore. E4M, quoting sources, has reported that all leading agencies including IPG, GroupM and Denstu Aegis Network have participated in the pitch ...

India vs Afghanistan, Live Cricket Score, Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai: Dhoni to Lead as India Ring in the Changes ... - News18

Should cricket be included in the Olympics? Whatever happens, the first ones that need convincing are India and the BCCI. India is reluctant to come under the ambit of WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) and NADA (National Anti-Doping Agency), as the ...

Is Sourav Ganguly not confident of Ravi Shastri's man management skills? - Mid-Day

Affectionately known as Dada (meaning "elder brother" in Bengali), Sourav Ganguly is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team, Currently, he is appointed as the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal and President of ...

Pak U19 team to perform upto expectation: Sadiq Muhammad - DunyaNews Pakistan

LAHORE (APP):Pakistan U19 cricket team manager, former test cricketer, Sadiq Muhammad said on Monday that National Jr team will perform up to expectations in the U19 Asia Cup by learning from the mistakes of the of Pak senior team, which is currently ...

Afghanistan faces India in its last match in Asia Cup - The Khaama Press News Agency (press release) (blog)

The Afghanistan National Cricket Team will face India in Super Four of Asia Cup after two consecutive losses against Pakistan and Bangladesh. The match will kick off at around 4pm Afghanistan Standard Time and will be played in Dubai city of United ...

Pakistan cricket fan sings Indian national anthem for peace - Sportstarlive

Pakistan cricket fan sings Indian national anthem for peace. 25 Sep 2018 13:34 IST. Dhawan: 'Hong Kong gave a decent fight'. 19 Sep 2018 18:31 IST. Sarfraz Ahmed: UAE conditions even for all teams. 19 Sep 2018 02:21 IST. Cricket fans voice their ...

Three-way fight for spinner's slot as selectors pick India squad for Test series against Windies on Wednesday - Hindustan Times

The national selectors will be meeting in the Capital on Wednesday to pick the squad for the two-game series. Considering West Indies' current position in world cricket, ranked 8th in the ICC rankings for Test teams, MSK Prasad and his men could well ...

Virat Kohli describes his journey towards excellence - Sportskeeda

The much-awaited National Geography's TV show named Mega Icons, hosted by R. Madhavan, aired its first episode on the 24th of September about the life story of the captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Virat Kohli. The show depicts the odyssey of a guy ...

The Rise & Rise of Afghanistan – A Bunch of Feisty Men Who Left the Cricket World Stunned - News18

For all the attention focused on India-Pakistan clashes in the tournament, there is little doubt that this feisty bunch of men have been the surprise package. They beat .... Even the Taliban has supported the national cricket team – such has been their ...

The Rise & Rise of Afghanistan – A Story for the Ages - News18

On Tuesday, Afghanistan will bow out of the Asia Cup after the clash against powerhouses India in Dubai. For all the attention ... This was the backdrop on which the foundation of the Afghanistan cricket team was laid. But they never gave .... (Image ...

The Indian cricket team, also known as Team India and Men in Blue, represents India in international cricket. Governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India , it is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International status.

Flag of India.svg
Flag of India
Test status acquired 1932
Test Captain Virat Kohli
ODI and T20I Captain M.S. Dhoni
Coach Anil Kumble
ICC Rankings Current Best-ever
Test Matches
First Test
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total 507 136/157
(213 draws, 1 tie)
This year 12 9/0 (3 draws)
Last Test
One-Day Internationals
First ODI
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total 904 457/401
(7 ties, 39 no result)
This year 13 7/6
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Last ODI
World Cup Appearances 11 (first in 1975)
Best result Champions (1983, 2011)
T20 Internationals
First T20I
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total 80 47/29
(1 tie, 4 no result)
This year 21 15/5
(0 ties, 1 no result)
Last T20I
World Twenty20 Appearances 6 (first in 2007)
Best result Champions (2007)
As of 20 December 2016

The Indian cricket team, also known as Team India and Men in Blue, represents India in international cricket. Governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it 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 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 namely 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 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 has won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, under the captaincy of Dhoni. It was also the joint champions of 2002 ICC Champions Trophy, along with Sri Lanka.

As of 20 December 2016, India is ranked first in Tests, third in ODIs and second in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) by the ICC. Virat Kohli is the current captain of the team in Tests while Dhoni is the ODI and T20I captain. The Indian cricket team has rivalries with other Test-playing nations, most notably with Pakistan, the political arch-rival of India. However, in recent times, rivalries with nations like Australia, England and South Africa have also gained prominence.

Indian Reacts To Pakistani Guy Singing Indian National Anthem | Asia Cup 2018 | PAK vs IND

Indian Reaction On Pakistan's guy singing Indian national anthem in Asia Cup 2018. During The Cricket Match Of India vs Pakistan #PAKvIND #INDvPAK ...

Asia Cup 2018: Indian team didn’t allow us to play, says Pakistan’s head coach

India defeated Pakistan by 9 wickets in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 super four match in Dubai International Stadium on Monday. India chased Pakistan by 238 ...

India vs Pakistan, Round 2: Danish Sait vs Zainab Abbas

It's time for Round 2 of India vs Pakistan in Dubai and how can we not have Danish Sait and Zainab Abbas back together for another session of banter. Enjoy the ...

Pakistan No Match for India | Pak V Ind | Asia Cup 2018 | Sep 24

Classy India thrash an average looking Pakistani team. But all is not lost. However; Pakistan need to make serious adjustments if they are to come close to India.

India vs Pakistan | Cricket Respect Moments | Sportsmanship | Emotions | Asia cup 2018

Whenever India and Pakistan play cricket, it's much, much more than just a sporting bonanza. Emotions run high, TV sets are shattered, fireworks are on display ...

Pakistan Cricket Team Vs India Final Asiacup News | Saqi Sport

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