India women's national cricket team

Summary

The India women's national cricket team, nicknamed the Women in Blue,[8] represents India in women's international cricket. It is governed by Board of Control for Cricket in India

India
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Flag of India
Nickname(s)Women in Blue
AssociationBoard of Control for Cricket in India
Personnel
CaptainHarmanpreet Kaur
CoachRamesh Powar
History
Test status acquired1976
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull member (1926)
ICC regionAsia
ICC Rankings Current[1] Best-ever
WODI 4th 2nd (1 May 2020)
WT20I 4th 3rd (15 Nov 2019)
Women's Tests
First WTestv  West Indies at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore; 31 October – 2 November 1976
Last WTestv  Australia at Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast; 30 September – 3 October 2021
WTests Played Won/Lost
Total[2] 38 5/6
(27 draws)
This year[3] 0 0/0 (0 draws)
Women's One Day Internationals
First WODIv  England at Eden Gardens, Calcutta; 1 January 1978
Last WODIv  Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy; 7 July 2022
WODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[4] 298 161/132
(1 ties, 4 no result)
This year[5] 15 7/8
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's World Cup appearances10 (first in 1978)
Best resultSimple silver cup.svg Runners-up (2005, 2017)
Women's World Cup Qualifier appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultSimple gold cup.svg Champions (2017)
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20Iv  England at the County Cricket Ground, Derby; 5 August 2006
Last WT20Iv  Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham; 7 August 2022
WT20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[6] 141 74/64
(0 ties, 3 no results)
This year[7] 9 5/4
(0 ties, 0 no results)
Women's T20 World Cup appearances6 (first in 2009)
Best resultSimple silver cup.svg Runners-up (2020)

Test kit

ODI and T20I kit

As of 7 August 2022

India made its Test debut in 1976,[9] against the West Indies, and its One Day International (ODI) debut at the 1978 World Cup, which it hosted. India made its T20I debut in 2006, against the England.

The team has made the ODI World Cup final on two occasions, losing to Australia by 98 runs in 2005 and losing to England by 9 runs in 2017. India has made the semi-finals on three other occasions, in 1997, 2000, and 2009. India has also made the finals of the T20I World Cup on one occasion (2020) and the semi-finals on three occasions (2009, 2010, and 2018).

India has won Silver medal in 2022 Commonwealth Games.

India has won all the editions of Women's Asia Cup, except the last season.

HistoryEdit

 
Members of the Indian cricket team before a Women's Cricket World Cup game in Sydney

The British brought cricket to India in the early 1700s, with the first documented instance of cricket being played is in 1721. It was played and adopted by Kolis of Gujarat because they were sea pirates and outlaws who always loot the British ships so East India Company tried to manage the Kolis in cricket and been successful.[10][11] 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.[12] The first official Indian cricket team was formed in 1911 and toured England, where they played English county teams.[13] The India team made their Test debut against England in 1932.[14] Around the same time (1934), the first women's Test was played between England and Australia.[15] However, women's cricket arrived in India much later; the Women's Cricket Association of India was formed in 1973.[16] The Indian women's team played their first Test match in 1976, against the West Indies.[17] India recorded its first-ever Test win in November 1978 against West Indies under Shantha Rangaswamy's captaincy at the Moin-ul-Haq Stadium in Patna.[18][19]

 
Indian Batswoman at Cricket World Cup 2010
 
Mithali Raj, Captain of India Women's cricket team

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.[20]

In 2021, the BCCI announced that Ramesh Powar would become the Head Coach of the Indian Women's Cricket Team.[21][22]

Governing bodyEdit

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 to 2010 for US$612,000,000.[23] It manages the Indian team's sponsorships, its future tours and team selection. The International Cricket Council (ICC) determines India's upcoming matches through its future tours program.

Selection CommitteeEdit

On 26 September 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the appointment of All-India Women's Selection Committee.[24]Neetu David, former left-arm spinner, heads the five-member selection committee.[24]

Team coloursEdit

Sponsorship for ICC tournaments
Tournament Kit manufacturer Sleeve sponsor
1973 Women's Cricket World Cup
1978 Women's Cricket World Cup
1982 Hansells Vita Fresh World Cup
1988 Shell Bicentennial Women's World Cup
1993 Women's Cricket World Cup
1997 Hero Honda Women's World Cup Wills
2000 CricInfo Women's Cricket World Cup
2005 Women's Cricket World Cup Sahara
2009 Women's Cricket World Cup Nike
2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20
2010 ICC Women's World Twenty20
2012 ICC Women's World Twenty20
2013 Women's Cricket World Cup
2014 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Star India
2016 ICC Women's World Twenty20
2017 Women's Cricket World Cup Oppo
2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20
2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup BYJU'S
2022 Women's Cricket World Cup MPL Sports
2022 ICC Women's T20 World Cup
Kit sponsorship history
Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1993-1996 Wills
1999-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003 Sahara
2003-2005
2005-2013 Nike
2014-2017 Star India
2017-2019 Oppo
2019-2020 BYJU'S
2020-2023 MPL Sports

SponsorshipEdit

Current Sponsors & Partners
Team Sponsor BYJU'S
Title Sponsor Paytm
Kit Sponsor MPL Sports
Official Partners Dream11
LafargeHolcim
(Ambuja Cements and ACC)
Hyundai Motor India Limited
Official Broadcaster Star Sports

The current sponsor of the team is BYJU's.[25] OPPO's sponsorship was to run from 2017 until 2022, but was handed over to BYJU's on 5 September 2019.[26] Previously, the Indian team was sponsored by Star India from 2014 to 2017,[27] Sahara India Pariwar from 2002 to 2013.

Nike had been a long time kit supplier to team India having acquired the contract in 2005,[28] with two extensions for a period of five years each time; in 2011[29] and 2016[30] respectively. Nike ended its contract in September 2020[31] and MPL Sports Apparel & Accessories, a subsidiary of online gaming platform Mobile Premier League replaced Nike as the kit manufacturer in October 2020.[32][33][34]

On 30 August 2019, following the conclusion of the Expression of Interest process for Official Partners’ Rights, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that Sporta Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Dream11), LafargeHolcim (ACC Cement and Ambuja Cement) and Hyundai Motor India Ltd. have acquired the Official Partners' Rights for the BCCI International and Domestic matches during 2019-23.[35]

Paytm acquired the title sponsorship for all matches played by the team within India in 2015[36] and extended the same in 2019[37] until 2023. Star India and Airtel have been title sponsors previously.

International groundsEdit

CaptainsEdit

Forthcoming fixturesEdit

The recent results and forthcoming fixtures of India in international cricket:

Bilateral series and tours
Date Against H/A/N Results [Matches]
Test WODI WT20I
February 2022   New Zealand Away 1–4 [5] 0–1 [1]
September 2022   England Away [3] [3]
December 2022   Australia Home [5]
Multiteam series and tournaments
Date Series Format Position Results [Matches]
March–April 2022   2022 Women's Cricket World Cup WODI 5th 3–4 [7]
July–August 2022   2022 Commonwealth Games WT20I 2nd 3–2 [5]
Nov–Dec 2022   2022 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup WT20I

PlayersEdit

Former playersEdit

SquadEdit

This lists all the players who are centrally contracted with BCCI or was named in the recent Test, ODI or T20I squads. Updated on 27 March 2022

Key
Symbol Meaning
C/G Contract grade with the BCCI[38][39]
S/N Shirt number of the player in all formats
Format Denotes the player's playing format
Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team C/G Forms S/N
Captain and Batter
Harmanpreet Kaur 33 Right-handed Right-arm off break Punjab A Test, ODI, T20I 7
Vice-captain and Batter
Smriti Mandhana 26 Left-handed Right-arm medium Maharashtra A Test, ODI, T20I 18
Batters
Shafali Verma 18 Right-handed Right-arm off break Haryana B Test, ODI, T20I 17
Punam Raut 32 Right-handed Right-arm off break Railways C Test, ODI 14
Yastika Bhatia 22 Left-handed Left-arm orthodox Baroda - Test, ODI, T20I 11
Jemimah Rodrigues 21 Right-handed Right-arm off break Mumbai C Test, ODI, T20I 5
Sabbhineni Meghana 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium Railways - ODI, T20I
All-rounders
Deepti Sharma 24 Left-handed Right-arm off break Bengal A Test, ODI, T20I 6
Harleen Deol 24 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Himachal Pradesh C T20I 98
Wicket-keeper
Taniya Bhatia 24 Right-handed Punjab B Test, ODI, T20I 28
Richa Ghosh 18 Right-handed Bengal C Test, ODI, T20I 13
Spin Bowlers
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 31 Right-handed Left-arm orthodox Railways A Test, ODI, T20I 1
Sneh Rana 28 Right-handed Right-arm off break Railways C Test, ODI, T20I 2
Poonam Yadav 30 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Railways A Test, ODI, T20I 24
Ekta Bisht 36 Right-handed Left-arm orthodox Railways - Test, ODI, T20I 8
Pace Bowlers
Jhulan Goswami 39 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Bengal B Test, ODI 25
Pooja Vastrakar 22 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Madhya Pradesh B Test, ODI, T20I 23
Meghna Singh 28 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Railways - Test, ODI, T20I
Shikha Pandey 33 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Goa C Test, ODI, T20I 12
Arundhati Reddy 24 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Railways C T20I 20
Simran Bahadur 22 Left-handed Right-arm medium Delhi - ODi, T20I
Renuka Singh 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Railways - ODI, T20I

Players' salaries are as follows:

  • Grade A – 50 lakh (US$63,000) per annum
  • Grade B – 30 lakh (US$38,000) per annum
  • Grade C – 10 lakh (US$13,000) per annum

PersonnelEdit

  • Head Coach – Ramesh Powar[40]
  • Batting Coach – Shiv Sundar Das
  • Fielding Coach – Abhay Sharma
  • Nets Trainers – Tanveer Shukla, Sourav Tyagi, Utkarsh Singh, Akhil S Prasad
  • Physiotherapist –
  • Fitness Trainer –
  • Analyst –

Tournament historyEdit

ICC Women's Cricket World CupEdit

World Cup record
Year Round Position Played Won Lost Tie NR
  1973 Did Not Compete
  1978 Group Stage 4/4 3 0 3 0 0
  1982 Group Stage 4/5 12 4 8 0 0
  1988 Did Not Compete
  1993 Group Stage 4/8 7 4 3 0 0
  1997 Semi-finals 4/11 6 3 1 1 1
  2000 Semi-finals 3/8 8 5 3 0 0
  2005 Runners-up 2/8 9 5 2 0 2
  2009 Super 6s 3/6 7 5 2 0 0
  2013 Group Stage 7/8 4 2 2 0 0
  2017 Runners-up 2/8 9 6 3 0 0
  2022 Group stage 5/8 7 3 4 0 0
TOTAL Runners-up (2 times) 10/12 72 37 31 1 3

ICC Women's World Cup QualifierEdit

World Cup Qualifier
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
  2017 Champions 1/10 8 8 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 Title 1/10 8 8 0 0 0

ICC Women's ChampionshipEdit

Women's Championship record
Year Round Position GP W L D T NR
2014-16 Group Stage[a] 5/8 21 9 11 0 0 1
2017-20 Group Stage[b] 4/8 21 10 8 0 0 3
TOTAL Advanced 3/8 42 19 19 0 0 4

ICC Women's Twenty20 World CupEdit

World Twenty20 record
Year Played Won Lost Tie NR Position
2009   4 2 2 0 0 Semi-finalists
2010   4 2 2 0 0 Semi-finalists
2012   3 0 3 0 0 Group Stage[41]
2014   5 3 2 0 0 Group Stage
2016   5 1 4 0 0 Group Stage
2018   5 4 1 0 0 Semi-finalists
2020   6 4 1 1 Runners-up
2023   To Be Decided
Total 32 16 15 0 1 Runners-up (1 time)

ACC Women's Asia CupEdit

Asia Cup record
Year Played Won Lost Tie NR Position
2004   5 5 0 0 0 Champions
2005–06   5 5 0 0 0 Champions
2006   5 5 0 0 0 Champions
2008   7 7 0 0 0 Champions
2012   4 4 0 0 0 Champions
2016   6 6 0 0 0 Champions
2018   6 4 2 0 0 Runners-up
Total 38 36 2 0 0 6 titles

HonoursEdit

ICCEdit

ACCEdit

OthersEdit

Individual recordsEdit

StatisticsEdit

One-Day InternationalsEdit

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied No Result % Won First Last
  Australia 50 10 40 0 0 20.00 1978 2022
  Bangladesh 5 5 0 0 0 100.00 2013 2022
  Denmark 1 1 0 0 0 100.00 1993 1993
  England 73 31 40 0 2 43.66 1978 2022
 International XI 3 3 0 0 0 100.00 2013 2013
  Ireland 12 12 0 0 0 100.00 1993 2017
  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 100.00 1993 2000
  New Zealand 54 20 33 1 0 37.96 1978 2022
  Pakistan 11 11 0 0 0 100.00 2005 2022
  South Africa 28 15 12 0 1 55.55 1997 2022
  Sri Lanka 32 29 2 0 1 93.54 2000 2022
  West Indies 26 21 5 0 0 80.76 1993 2022
Total 298 161 132 1 4 54.93 1978 2022
Statistics are correct as of   India v   Sri Lanka at Pallekele, ICC Women's Championship 3rd ODI, 7 July 2022.[42][43]

Players in bold text are still active with India.

Twenty20 InternationalsEdit

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied No Result % Won First Last
  Australia 25 6 18 0 1 25 2008 2022
  Bangladesh 12 10 2 0 0 83.33 2013 2020
  Barbados 1 1 0 0 0 100 2022 2022
  England 23 6 17 0 0 26.08 2006 2022
  Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 100 2018 2018
  Malaysia 1 1 0 0 0 100 2018 2018
  New Zealand 13 4 9 0 0 30.76 2009 2022
  Pakistan 12 10 2 0 0 83.33 2009 2022
  South Africa 13 8 4 0 1 66.66 2014 2021
  Sri Lanka 21 16 4 0 1 80 2009 2022
  Thailand 1 1 0 0 0 100 2018 2018
  West Indies 18 10 8 0 0 55.55 2011 2019
Total 141 74 64 0 3 53.62 2006 2022
Statistics are correct as of   India v   Australia at Birmingham, Commonwealth Games final, 7 August, 2022.[47][48]

Test cricketEdit

Test record versus other nations

Opponent Matches Won Lost Draw W/L ratio % Won % Lost % Draw First Last
  Australia 10 0 4 6 0.00 0.00 40.00 60.00 1977 2021
  England 14 2 1 11 2.00 14.28 7.14 78.57 1986 2021
  New Zealand 6 0 0 6 0.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 1977 2003
  South Africa 2 2 0 0 100.00 0.00 0.00 2002 2014
  West Indies 6 1 1 4 1.00 16.66 16.66 66.66 1976 2014
Total 38 5 6 27 0.83 13.15 15.78 71.05 1976 2021
Statistics are correct as of   Australia v   India at Gold Coast, 3 October 2021.[51][52]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

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