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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Women's national cricket team of India : "WOMEN IN BLUE"

The India women's national cricket team also known as Women in Blue represents the country of India in international women's cricket. One of eight teams competing in the ICC Women's Championship, the highest level of international women's cricket, the team is organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
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 made the final of the 2005 World Cup, losing to Australia by 98 runs, and has made the semi-finals on three other occasions (in 1997, 2000, and 2009). India has also made the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 on two occasions (2009 and 2010), but is yet to progress any further in the tournament.

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AssociationBoard of Control for Cricket in India
Personnel
CaptainMithali Raj Tests & ODIs Harmanpreet Kaur T20Is
CoachIndia Tushar Arothe
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull member (1926)
ICC regionAsia
Test Matches
First TestIndia India vs. West Indies 
(Bangalore; 31 October 1976)
One-Day Internationals
First ODIIndia India vs. England 
(Calcutta; 1 January 1978)
World Cup Appearances8 (first in 1978)
Best resultRunner-up (2005)
T20 Internationals
First T20IIndia India vs. England 
(Derby; 5 August 2006)
World Twenty20 Appearances4 (first in 2009)
Best resultSemi-final (2009, 2010)
As of 25 November 2016

History

The British brought cricket to India in the early 1700s, with the first cricket match played 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.
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.

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