India Women’s National Cricket Team

India women’s national cricket team, nicknamed Women in Blue. Represents the country of India in international women’s cricket.

India made its testing debut in 1976 against the West Indies and debuted with One Day International (ODI) at the 1978 World Cup they hosted.

The team reached the World Cup final three times, losing in 2005 with 98 races against Australia and 2017 with 9 races against England, once it reached the World Cup Twenty20 final (2020) and the semi-finals three times ( 2009, 2010, and 2018)

The British brought cricket to India in the early 18th century.

India vs South Africa women's series: Spectators unlikely for first few  ODIs - Sportstar

And the first documented example of cricket was in 1721. The first Indian cricket club was founded in 1848 by the Parsi community in Bombay; The club played its first match against Europeans in 1877.

India’s first official cricket team was formed in 1911 and toured England. Where they played against teams from the county of England. The Indian team made their test debut against England in 1932. Around the same time (1934) the first women’s Test between England and Australia was held.

However, women’s cricket came to India much later; The Indian Women’s Cricket Association was founded in 1973. The Indian women’s team played its first friendly against the West Indies in 1976.

India recorded its first test victory in November 1978 against the West Indies under the captaincy of Shantha Rangaswamy at the MoinulHaq stadium in Patna.

As part of the International Cricket Council’s initiative to develop women’s cricket, the Indian Women’s Cricket Association merged with the Indian Cricket Control Board in 2006. In 2021, the BCCI announced that Ramesh Powar would be the head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team.

Selection Committee

  • Neetu David
  • Arati Vaidya
  • Renu Margrate
  • Venkatacher Kalpana
  • Mithu Mukherjee
INDW vs SAW 1st T20I: South African women's team beat India in first T20,  lead 1-0 in 3 match series - Kultejas News



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