India women's national cricket team

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India
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Indian national flag
Nickname(s)Women in Blue
AssociationBoard of Control for Cricket in India
Personnel
One Day captainMithali Raj
T20I captainHarmanpreet Kaur
CoachW. V. Raman[1]
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull member (1926)
ICC regionAsia
ICC Rankings Current [2] Best-ever
WODI 2nd 2nd
WT20I 4th 4th
Women's Tests
First WTestv  West Indies at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore; 31 October – 2 November 1976
Last WTestv  South Africa at Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground, Mysore; 16–19 November 2014
WTests Played Won/Lost
Total [3] 36 5/6
(25 draws)
Women's One Day Internationals
First WODIv  England at Eden Gardens, Calcutta; 1 January 1978
Last WODIv  West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua; 6 November 2019
WODIs Played Won/Lost
Total [5] 272 151/116
(1 ties, 4 no result)
This year [6] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's World Cup appearances9 (first in 1978)
Best resultRunner-Up (2005, 2017)
Women's World Cup Qualifier appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultWinner (2017)
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20Iv  England at the County Cricket Ground, Derby; 5 August 2006
Last WT20Iv  Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; 8 March 2020
WT20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [7] 123 67/54
(0 ties, 2 no result)
This year [8] 10 6/4
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's T20 World Cup appearances7 (first in 2009)
Best resultRunner-up (2020)

Test kit

ODI kit

T20I kit

As of 8 March 2020

The India women's national cricket team, nicknamed the Women in Blue,[9] represents the country of India in international women's cricket.

India made its Test debut in 1976,[10] against the West Indies, and its One Day International (ODI) debut at the 1978 World Cup, which it hosted. The team has made the 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 to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 on three occasions in 2009, 2010,and 2018. Recently, the team made the finals of World Twenty20 for the first time, losing to Australia by 85 runs in 2020.[11]

History[edit]

Eight female cricketers stand on a field. Two players are in red practice jerseys; three other players in red jerseys are facing toward them; a player in a blue shirt is facing away and hides another player in a blue game shirt. In the upper left corner is a fan with an Indian flag.
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 cricket match being played in 1721.[12] 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.[13] The first official Indian cricket team was formed in 1911 and toured England, where they played English county teams.[14] The India team made their Test debut against England in 1932.[15] Around the same time (1934), the first women's Test was played between England and Australia.[16] However, women's cricket arrived in India much later; the Women's Cricket Association of India was formed in 1973.[17] The Indian women's team played their first Test match in 1976, against the West Indies.[18] 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.[19][20]

Indian Batswoman at Cricket Worlds 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.[21]

Governing body[edit]

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.[22]千亿体育官网 It manages the Indian team's sponsorships, its future tours and team selection.

The International Cricket Council千亿体育官网 determines India's upcoming matches through its future tours program.

International grounds[edit]

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.

Captains[edit]

Current squad[edit]

This lists all the players who have played for India in the past 12 months and the forms in which they have played.

Key

  • C/G = Contract grade
  • S/N = Shirt number
Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team Zone C/G Forms S/N
Test and ODI Captain
Mithali Raj 37 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Railways Central B Test, ODI 3
T20I Captain
Harmanpreet Kaur 31 Right-handed Right-arm medium fast Punjab North A ODI, T20I 7
Batswomen
Veda Krishnamurthy 27 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Karnataka South C ODI, T20I 79
Smriti Mandhana 23 Left-handed Right-arm medium Maharashtra West A ODI, T20I 18
Mona Meshram 28 Right-handed Right-arm medium Railways ODI, T20I 30
Punam Raut 30 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Railways Central C ODI, T20I 14
Jemimah Rodrigues 19 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Mumbai North B ODI, T20I 5
Priya Punia 23 Right-handed Right-arm medium Delhi North C ODI, T20I 77
Shafali Verma 16 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Haryana North C T20I 17
Wicket-keeper
Sushma Verma 27 Right-handed n/a Himachal Pradesh North - ODI, T20I
Ravi Kalpana 23 Right-handed n/a Andhra South - ODI, T20I 11
Nuzhat Parween 23 Right-handed n/a Railways Central - ODI, T20I
Taniya Bhatia 22 Right-handed n/a Punjab North B ODI, T20I
All-rounders
Jhulan Goswami 37 Right-handed Right-arm medium fast Bengal East B Test, ODI 25
Shikha Pandey 30 Right-handed Right-arm medium fast Goa South B ODI, T20I 12
Deepti Sharma 22 Left-handed Right-arm off spin Bengal North B ODI, T20I 6
Dayalan Hemalatha 25 Right-handed Right-arm off break Tamil Nadu South C ODI, T20I
Anuja Patil 27 Right-handed Right-arm off spin Maharashtra West C ODI, T20I 82
Richa Ghosh 16 Right-handed Right-arm medium Bengal East T20I 13
Harleen Deol 21 Right-handed Right-arm off break Himachal Pradesh C ODI, T20I
Bowlers
Ekta Bisht 34 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Railways Central B ODI, T20I 8
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 29 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Railways Central C ODI, T20I 1
Mansi Joshi 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Haryana C ODI, T20I
Arundhati Reddy 22 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Railways C ODI, T20I
Pooja Vastrakar 20 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Railways Central C T20I
Poonam Yadav 28 Right-handed Right-arm legbreak Railways A ODI, T20I
Radha Yadav 20 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Baroda North B T20I

The BCCI awarded contracts to women cricketers for the 2019-20 fiscal year.[23] Contracts are pay graded according to the importance of the player. Players' salaries are as follows:

  • Grade A – 50 lakh (US$70,000) per annum
  • Grade B – 30 lakh (US$42,000) per annum
  • Grade C – 10 lakh (US$14,000) per annum[24]

Support staff[edit]

  • Physiotherapist- Tracy Fernandes
  • Fitness Trainer- Afjal Khan
  • Analyst- Aarti Nalge

Tournament history[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Year Round Position Played Won Lost Tie NR
England 1973 Did Not Compete
India 1978 Group Stage 4/4 3 0 3 0 0
New Zealand 1982 Group Stage 4/5 12 4 8 0 0
Australia 1988 Did Not Compete
England 1993 Group Stage 4/8 7 4 3 0 0
India 1997 Semi-finals 4/11 6 3 1 1 1
New Zealand 2000 Semi-finals 3/8 8 5 3 0 0
South Africa 2005 Runners-up 2/8 9 5 2 0 2
Australia 2009 Super 6s 3/6 7 5 2 0 0
India 2013 Group Stage 7/8 4 2 2 0 0
England 2017 Runner-up 2/8 9 6 3 0 0
New Zealand 2021
TOTAL Runners Up (2) 10/12 65 34 27 1 3

Twenty20 World Cup[edit]

Year Round Position Played Won Lost Tie NR
2009 England Semi-finals 4/8 4 2 2 0 0
2010 West Indies Cricket Board Semi-finals 3/8 4 2 2 0 0
2012 Sri Lanka Group Stage 8/8 4 1 3 0 0
2014 Bangladesh Group Stage 6/10 5 3 2 0 0
2016 India Group Stage 7/10 5 1 4 0 0
2018 West Indies Cricket Board Semi-finals 4/10 5 4 1 0 0
2020 Australia Runner-up 2/10 5 4 1 0 0
2022 South Africa
TOTAL Runners Up (1) 5/10 32 17 15 0 0

Asia Cup[edit]

Year Position Played Won Lost Tie NR
2004 Sri Lanka Champions 5 5 0 0 0
2005 Pakistan Champions 5 5 0 0 0
2006 India Champions 5 5 0 0 0
2008 Sri Lanka Champions 7 7 0 0 0
2012 China Champions 4 4 0 0 0
2016 Thailand Champions 6 6 0 0 0
2018 Malaysia Runner-up 6 4 2 0 0
2020 Bangladesh - 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL Champions (6) 38 36 2 0 0

Statistics[edit]

One Day Internationals[edit]

Team Records[edit]

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied N/R W/L First Last
 Australia 46 9 37 0 0 0.24 1978 2018
 Bangladesh 4 4 0 0 0 - 2013 2017
 Denmark 1 1 0 0 0 - 1993 1993
 England 69 30 37 0 2 0.81 1978 2019
 International XI 3 3 0 0 0 - 1982 1982
 Ireland 12 12 0 0 0 - 1993 2017
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 - 1993 2000
 New Zealand 48 19 28 1 0 0.67 1978 2019
 Pakistan 10 10 0 0 0 - 2005 2017
 South Africa 22 14 7 0 1 2.00 1997 2019
 Sri Lanka 29 26 2 0 1 13.00 2000 2018
 West Indies 25 20 5 0 0 4.00 1993 2019
TOTAL 272 151 116 1 4 1.30 1978 2019

Most Runs[edit]

Player Runs Average
Mithali Raj 6,888 50.64
Anjum Chopra 2,856 31.38
Harmanpreet Kaur 2,372 34.88
Jaya Sharma 2,091 30.75
Smriti Mandhana 2,025 43.08

Most Wickets[edit]

Player Wickets Average
Jhulan Goswami 225 21.48
Neetu David 141 16.34
Nooshin Al Khadeer 100 24.02
Ekta Bisht 96 21.07
Amita Sharma 87 32.52

Highest Team Totals[edit]

Score Opposition Venue Date
358/2  Ireland Potchefstroom, South Africa 15 May 2017
302/3  South Africa Kimberley, South Africa 7 February 2018
298/2  West Indies Dhanbad, India 26 February 2004
289/2  Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan 30 December 2005
284/6  West Indies Mumbai, India 31 January 2013

Highest Individual Score[edit]

Score Player Opposition Venue Date
188 Deepti Sharma  Ireland Potchefstroom, South Africa 15 May 2017
171* Harmanpreet Kaur  Australia Derby, England 20 July 2017
138* Jaya Sharma  Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan 30 December 2005
135 Smriti Mandhana  South Africa Kimberley, South Africa 7 February 2018
125* Mithali Raj  Sri Lanka Katunayake, Sri Lanka 16 September 2018

Best Bowling Figures[edit]

Figures Player Opposition Venue Date
6/10 Mamatha Maben  Sri Lanka Kandy, Sri Lanka 25 April 2004
6/20 Deepti Sharma  Sri Lanka Ranchi, India 19 February 2016
6/31 Jhulan Goswami  New Zealand Southgate, England 5 July 2011
5/8 Ekta Bisht  Pakistan Colombo, Sri Lanka 19 February 2017
5/14 Nooshin Al Khadeer  England Lincoln, New Zealand 27 January 2003

Twenty20 Internationals[edit]

Team Records[edit]

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied N/R W/L First Last
 Australia 20 6 14 0 0 0.42 2008 2020
 Bangladesh 12 10 2 0 0 5.00 2013 2020
 England 19 4 15 0 0 0.26 2006 2020
 Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 - 2018 2018
 Malaysia 1 1 0 0 0 - 2018 2018
 New Zealand 12 4 8 0 0 0.50 2009 2020
 Pakistan 11 9 2 0 0 4.50 2009 2018
 South Africa 10 7 2 0 1 3.50 2014 2019
 Sri Lanka 18 14 3 0 1 4.66 2009 2020
 Thailand 1 1 0 0 0 - 2018 2018
 West Indies 18 10 8 0 0 1.25 2011 2019
TOTAL 123 67 54 0 2 1.24 2006 2020

Most Runs[edit]

Player Runs Average
Mithali Raj 2,364 37.52
Harmanpreet Kaur 2,186 26.98
Smriti Mandhana 1,716 25.23
Jemimah Rodrigues 930 26.57
Veda Krishnamurthy 875 18.61

Most Wickets[edit]

Player Wickets Average
Poonam Yadav 95 14.38
Jhulan Goswami 56 21.94
Ekta Bisht 53 14.71
Deepti Sharma 53 19.37
Radha Yadav 49 16.36

Highest Team Totals[edit]

Score Opposition Venue Date
198/4  England Mumbai, India 25 March 2018
194/5  New Zealand Providence, Guyana 9 November 2018
185/4  West Indies Gros Islet, Saint Lucia 9 November 2019
177/3  Australia Melbourne, Australia 8 February 2020
169/3  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3 June 2018

Highest Individual Score[edit]

Score Player Opposition Venue Date
103 Harmanpreet Kaur  New Zealand Providence, Guyana 9 November 2018
97* Mithali Raj  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3 June 2018
86 Smriti Mandhana  New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand 10 February 2019
83 Smriti Mandhana  Australia Providence, Guyana 17 November 2018
77 Harmanpreet Kaur  Bangladesh Sylhet, Bangladesh 30 March 2014

Best Bowling Figures[edit]

Figures Player Opposition Venue Date
5/11 Jhulan Goswami  Australia Visakhapatnam, India 23 March 2012
5/16 Priyanka Roy  Pakistan Taunton, England 13 June 2009
4/9 Sravanthi Naidu  Bangladesh Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 9 March 2014
4/9 Poonam Yadav  Bangladesh Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 10 June 2018
4/10 Deepti Sharma  West Indies Gros Islet, Saint Lucia 10 November 2019

Test Cricket[edit]

Team Records[edit]

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied Draw W/L First Last
 Australia 9 0 4 0 5 0.00 1977 2006
 England 13 2 1 0 10 2.00 1986 2014
 New Zealand 6 0 0 0 6 - 1977 2003
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 0 - 2002 2014
 West Indies 6 1 1 0 4 1.00 1976 1976
TOTAL 36 5 6 0 25 0.83 1976 2014

Most Runs[edit]

Player Runs Average
Sandhya Agarwal 1,110 50.45
Shantha Rangaswamy 750 32.60
Shubhangi Kulkarni 700 23.33
Mithali Raj 663 51.00
Gargi Banerji 614 27.90

Most Wickets[edit]

Player Wickets Average
Diana Edulji 63 25.77
Shubhangi Kulkarni 60 27.45
Neetu David 41 18.90
Jhulan Goswami 40 16.62
Shashi Gupta 25 31.28

Highest Team Totals[edit]

Score Opposition Venue Date
467/10  England Taunton, England 14 August 2002
426/9d  England Blackpool, England 3 July 1986
404/9d  South Africa Paarl, South Africa 19 March 2002
400/6d  South Africa Mysore, India 16 November 2014
374/10  England Worcester, England 12 July 1986

Highest Individual Score[edit]

Score Player Opposition Venue Date
214 Mithali Raj  England Taunton, England 14 August 2002
192 Thirush Kamini  South Africa Mysore, India 16 November 2014
190 Sandhya Agarwal  England Worcester, England 12 July 1986
134 Sandhya Agarwal  Australia Mumbai, India 10 February 1984
132 Sandhya Agarwal  England Blackpool, England 3 July 1986

Best Bowling Figures In An Innings[edit]

Figures Player Opposition Venue Date
8/53 Neetu David  England Jamshedpur, India 24 November 1995
6/9 Gargi Banerji  New Zealand Cuttack, India 7 March 1985
6/64 Diana Edulji  Australia Delhi, India 21 January 1984
6/99 Shubhangi Kulkarni  Australia Perth, Australia 15 January 1977
6/99 Shubhangi Kulkarni  New Zealand Ahmedabad, India 23 February 1985

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