Team Owner(s) Board of Control for Cricket in India
Prominent Players Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur
The Indian women’s national cricket team, also known as the Women in Blue, represents the country of India in international women’s cricket.
The team is currently ranked fourth in ICC Women’s Rankings with a total of 7,662 points and a rating of 111. The Indian team is one of the top teams today in Asia and the world. It has shown tremendous improvements in the last few years and has proved their mettle on various occasions.
Women’s Cricket Association of India was formed in 1973. Indian women’s cricket team played their first Test match against West Indies in 1976 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. Their first Test victory came two years later against the same opponent they debuted at the Moin-ul-Haq Stadium in Patna.
Indian team played their first ODI against England in 1978 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Their first T20I match was also against England in 2006 at the County Cricket Ground, Derby.
Women’s Cricket Association of India was merged with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2006.
India has reached the final of ICC World Cup twice in 2005 and 2017 but failed to get hold of the trophy in both the cases. India has made to the semi-finals on three other occasions, in 1997, 2000, and 2009.
India also reached to the semi-finals of the first two editions of ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in 2009 and 2010.