The Indian cricket team is also famously known as Team India or Men in Blue. Internationally, this team represent India in cricket games.
Being under the governance of the Board of Control for India (BCCI), the Indian National Cricket Team is fully recognized as a member of the International Cricket Council with the following tests:
Twenty20 International status (T20I) and one Day International (ODI).
In India, the cricket game was introduced by the European merchants who sailed in the country in the 18th century.
In the year 1792, the first cricket team was formed in Calcutta and the Indian national cricket team did not take part in its first test match until the year 1932 at Lord’s making this team to be the sixth one to be granted Test cricket status.
For the first fifty years of international cricket, India was known to be among the weaker teams. By then, it had only won 35 out of the first 196 test matches which it had played.
Right from the year 1932, it forced India to wait 20 years until the year 1952 when it achieved the victory by winning its first test.
The Indian International cricket team became very strong in the year 1970s with several players who were determined and focused in winning. Just to remember, these players were Batsmen sunil Gavaskar and Viswanath Gundappa. The all-rounder were Kapil Dave. Those who were in the Indian Spin Quarter include Srinivas Venkataraghavan, Erapalli Prasanna, Bishen Singh Bedi andBhagwat Chandrasekhar.
Trditionally, the Indian team was much stronger at home than when they were away, but the team decided to show its skills and improve its overseas from the beginning of 21 century, by winning their Test matches in south Africa, Australia and England. This Team has won Cricket world cup twice, in the year 1983 under the capacity of Kapil Dev also in 2011 under the capacity of Mahendra Singh Dhoni