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Indian Cricket Team Profile
The national cricket team of India is known as the Indian cricket team. Cricket is the national sport of India and has millions of fans across the country. It is one game that unites the whole of India.
The Indian cricket team made its debut in Test cricket, the highest level of international cricket, on June 25, 1932 at Lord's, England, becoming the sixth Test team. The team gained strength in the 1970s with the emergence of players such as Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev. The current Indian cricket team consists of world’s leading players like Sachin Tendulkar and many more. Here is the list of all the current cricket players of the Indian cricket team complete with their individual profiles.



The highest paid sports team in the world, the Indian Cricket Team is one of the leading sides in world cricket today. With some of the best players of the world like Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble in the squad, India are one of the better teams playing the game.
History

India played its first Test in 1932. The first match was played against England at the Lords in 1932. India lost the Test. The Indian Cricket Team had to wait till 1952 to register its first win and the feat came when they defeated England at Madras. In the 1960s, the team really improved their game and began to emerge as one of the stronger sides in cricket. With the arrival of players like Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Dilip Sardesai, and EAS Prasanna, the team began to show potential. By the 1970s, the team had created a strong position for themselves in world cricket. The 1980s was a wonderful decade for India. Not only did they win the 1983 World Cup, they also won the Asia Cup twice. The Indian Cricket Team's performance just kept improving, and the 1990s saw the country producing master batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly, while Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath were bowling sensations. In the recent past India have performed very well and continue to assert their position as a strong opponent. They reached the finals of the 2003 World Cup and finished runners up.

Performance

It might have taken the Indian Cricket Team 20 years to register their first international win, but ever since, India have just kept improving their game over the years. India is the sixth nation to have gotten Test status. The team has acquired a reputation of being invincible at home and quite weak while playing away matches. However this pattern seemed to change in the last five years or so when the team started to win Tests abroad and even defeated strong teams like Australia and West Indies in their respective countries. India have also played well in the ODIs and had a very successful World Cup in 2003 where they overcame every challenge to cruise into the final, only failing to overcome the final hurdle against Australia. The team has not done very well in the recent series against the West Indies, and were unlucky to miss out on a series against Sri Lanka due to bad weather. With the World Cup coming up, the team will surely pull their socks up and perform to their full potential. Cricketscorelive.com brings to you the Indian Cricket Team Profile and profiles of other teams the world over.

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