|Nickname(s)||Women in Blue|
|Association||Board of Control for Cricket in India|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Full member (1926)|
|First WTest||v West Indies at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore; 31 October – 2 November 1976|
|Last WTest||v England at Bristol County Ground, Bristol; 16–19 June 2021|
|Women's One Day Internationals|
|First WODI||v England at Eden Gardens, Calcutta; 1 January 1978|
|Last WODI||v England at New Road, Worcester; 3 July 2021|
|Women's World Cup appearances||9 (first in 1978 )|
|Best result||Runner-Up (2005, 2017)|
|Women's World Cup Qualifier appearances||1 (first in 2017 )|
|Best result||Winner (2017)|
|Women's Twenty20 Internationals|
|First WT20I||v England at the County Cricket Ground, Derby; 5 August 2006|
|Last WT20I||v England at County Cricket Ground, Chelmsford; 14 July 2021|
|Women's T20 World Cup appearances||6 (first in 2009 )|
|Best result||Runner-Up (2020)|
|As of 14 July 2021|
The India women's national cricket team, nicknamed the Women in Blue,represents the country of India in international women's cricket.
India made its Test debut in 1976,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 three 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 World Twenty20 on one occasion (2020) and the semi-finals on three occasions (2009, 2010, and 2018).
The British brought cricket to India in the early 1700s, with the first documented instance of cricket being played is in 1721.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. The first official Indian cricket team was formed in 1911 and toured England, where they played English county teams. The India team made their Test debut against England in 1932. Around the same time (1934), the first women's Test was played between England and Australia. However, women's cricket arrived in India much later; the Women's Cricket Association of India was formed in 1973. The Indian women's team played their first Test match in 1976, against the West Indies. 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.
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.
In 2021, the BCCI announced that Ramesh Powar would become the Head Coach of the Indian Women's Cricket Team.
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.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.
On 26 September 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the appointment of All-India Women's Selection Committee.Neetu David, former left-arm spinner, heads the five-member selection committee.
|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|
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Kit Sponsor||MPL Sports|
| LafargeHolcim |
(Ambuja Cements and ACC)
|Hyundai Motor India Limited|
|Official Broadcaster||Star Sports|
The current sponsor of the team is BYJU's.OPPO's sponsorship was to run from 2017 until 2022, but was handed over to BYJU's on 5 September 2019. Previously, the Indian team was sponsored by Star India from 2014 to 2017, Sahara India Pariwar from 2002 to 2013.
Nike had been a long time kit supplier to team India having acquired the contract in 2005,with two extensions for a period of five years each time; in 2011 and 2016 respectively. Nike ended its contract in September 2020 and MPL Sports Apparel & Accessories, a subsidiary of online gaming platform Mobile Premier League replaced Nike as the kit manufacturer in October 2020.
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.
Paytm acquired the title sponsorship for all matches played by the team within India in 2015and extended the same in 2019 until 2023. Star India and Airtel have been title sponsors previously.
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.
The recent results and forthcoming fixtures of India in international cricket:
|Bilateral series and tours|
|March 2021||South Africa||Home||–||1-4 ||1-2 |
|June 2021||England||Away||0–0 ||1–2 |||
|Multiteam series and tournaments|
|March–April 2022||2022 Women's Cricket World Cup||WODI|
Updated as of 14 Jul 2021.
Uncapped players listed in italics.
|C/G||Contract grade with the BCCI|
|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|
|ODI Captain and Batter|
|Mithali Raj||38||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Railways||B||Test, ODI||3|
|T20I Captain and All-rounder|
|Harmanpreet Kaur||32||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Punjab||A||Test, ODI, T20I||7|
|Smriti Mandhana||25||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||Maharashtra||A||Test, ODI, T20I||18|
|Shafali Verma||17||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Haryana||B||Test, ODI, T20I||17|
|Punam Raut||31||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Railways||B||Test, ODI||14|
|Jemimah Rodrigues||21||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Mumbai||B||ODI, T20I||5|
|Priya Punia||25||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Rajasthan||C||ODI||16|
|Deepti Sharma||24||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||Bengal||B||Test, ODI, T20I||6|
|Pooja Vastrakar||21||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Madhya Pradesh||C||Test, ODI||11|
|Harleen Deol||23||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Himachal Pradesh||C||T20I||98|
|Taniya Bhatia||23||Right-handed||N/A||Punjab||B||Test, ODI, T20I||28|
|Sushma Verma||28||Right-handed||N/A||Himachal Pradesh||-||ODI||5|
|Sneh Rana||27||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Railways||-||Test, ODI, T20I||2|
|Poonam Yadav||30||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Railways||A||ODI, T20I||24|
|Rajeshwari Gayakwad||30||Right-handed||Left-arm orthodox||Railways||B||ODI, T20I||1|
|Radha Yadav||21||Right-handed||Left-arm orthodox||Baroda||B||ODI, T20I||23|
|Ekta Bisht||35||Right-handed||Left-arm orthodox||Railways||-||ODI||8|
|Jhulan Goswami||38||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Bengal||B||Test, ODI||25|
|Shikha Pandey||32||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Goa||B||Test, ODI, T20I||12|
|Arundhati Reddy||23||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Railways||C||T20I||20|
|Mansi Joshi||28||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Haryana||C||ODI||10|
|Monica Patel||22||Left-handed||Left-arm medium||Karnataka||-||ODI||2|
|Simran Bahadur||21||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||Delhi||-||T20I|
Players' salaries are as follows:
|World Cup record|
|1973||Did Not Compete|
|1988||Did Not Compete|
|TOTAL||Runners-up (2 times)||10/12||65||34||27||1||3|
|World Twenty20 record|
|Women's Championship record|
|World Twenty20 record|
|2023||To Be Decided|
|Total||32||16||15||0||1||Runners-up (1 time)|
|Asia Cup record|
|Total||38||36||2||0||0||Champions (6 times)|
|Opponent||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied||No Result||% Won||First||Last|
|Statistics are correct as of England v India at Worcester, 3rd ODI, 3 July 2021.|
Players in bold text are still active with India.
|Opponent||Matches||Won||Lost||Tied||No Result||% Won||First||Last|
|Statistics are correct as of India v South Africa at Lucknow, 3rd T20I, March 23, 2021.|
Test record versus other nations
|Opponent||Matches||Won||Lost||Draw||W/L ratio||% Won||% Lost||% Draw||First||Last|
|Statistics are correct as of England v India at Bristol, June 16-19, 2021.|
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