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The Indian cricket team is the national cricket team of India. Governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test and One Day International (ODI) status.

The Indian cricket team is currently ranked third by the ICC in Tests and fifth in ODIs.[3] On 2 April 2011, the team won the 2011 Cricket World Cup, its second after 1983. It thus became only the third team after West Indies and Australia to have won the World Cup more than once.

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble was born on 17 October 1970 in Bangalore; Karnataka is a ex- Indian cricketer and skipper of the Indian Test cricket side. He is a right-arm leg spin Leg Break googly bowler and a right-hand batsman.

He is at present the foremost wicket-taker for India in both Test and One Day International contests. At present he is the third maximum wicket-taker in Test cricket and one of only three bowlers to have taken further than 600 Test wickets.


Mohammad Azharuddin was born on 8 February 1963, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh also acknowledged as Azhar, is an Indian politician and former cricketer. He was an accomplished batsman and captained the Indian cricket side for greatly of the 1990s, in anticipation of his involvement in a match-fixing scandal strained him into retirement. A component of the Indian National Congress, Azharuddin won election from the Moradabad electorate of Uttar Pradesh to the Lok Sabha, the minor house of the Parliament of India.

Bhagwat Chandrasekhar

Bhagwat Subramanya Chandrasekhar also known as Chandra was born on May 17, 1945 in Mysore is an ex- Indian cricketer who is expert in leg spin.

Well thought-out in the midst of the top stratum of leg-spinners, Chandrasekhar beside with E.A.S. Prasanna, Bishen Singh Bedi and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan represented the Indian twist quartet that subjugated twist bowling in the 1960s and 1970s.

Bisan Bedi

Bishan Singh Bedi was born on 25 September 1946 in Amritsar, is an Indian ex- cricketer who was first and foremost a slow left-arm mainstream bowler. He played Test cricket for India from 1966 to 1979 and shaped part of the famous Indian spin quartet. He also leaded the national side in 22 Test matches.

Bedi is also legendary for always wearing a colorful patka and his candid and plainspoken views on cricketing stuffs.

C K Nayudu

Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu was born on 31 October 1895 also well-known as CK, was an Indian cricketer who served up as India's initial Test captain. He was born in Nagpur; Maharashtra .Nayudu was identified as being an outstanding hard batsman, and for his talent as a solid hitter of the ball. He was the initial cricketer to be honoured with the Padma Bhushan.

Dilip Vengsarkar

Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar was born on 6 April 1956 in Rajapur; Maharashtra is an Indian cricketer and cricket bureaucrat. He was one of the trendiest batsmen of his time, known as one of the chief exponents of the propel. He was also acknowledged by the epithet 'Colonel'. He began playing the fixture of Cricket at an early age and created swirls as a teen Cricketer when playing for Bombay (currently Mumbai) he attained 110 runs in an Irani Trophy match at Nagpur in the year 1975.


Sunil Manohar Gavaskar was born on 10 July 1949 in Bombay, Bombay State (now Mumbai, Maharashtra)), is an ex- cricketer who played during the 1970s and 1980s for Bombay and India. Widely considered as one of the best opening batsmen in test match history, Gavaskar set world records during his vocation for the most runs and most centuries achieved by any batsman. He holds the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was wrecked by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005.

Gundappa Viswanath

Gundappa Rangnath Viswanath was born on 12 February 1949 in Bhadravathi; Karnataka, India is an ex- Indian cricketer. He was one of India's optimum batsmen all the way through the 1970s.

He played Test cricket for India from 1969 to 1983 making 91 manifestations and scoring over 6000 runs. He also played in One Day Internationals from 1974 to 1982 as well as the World Cups of 1975 and 1979. At state level, he played for Karnataka (in earlier times Mysore) right through his career.

Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj born on 6 January 1959, Chandigarh Punjab, India, well known as Kapil Dev, is a past Indian cricketer. Born in a Punjabi family to Ram Lal Nikhanj and Raj Kumari Lajwanti, Kapil Dev was the sixth of seven siblings. His parents had lived elsewhere from a Kahuta village next to Rawalpindi during separation, whereafter Ram Lal Nikhanj settled in Chandigarh and into a flourishing construction and wood business. Kapil Dev was a student at D.A.V. School and adhered Desh Prem Azad in 1971.

Kiran More

Kiran Shankar Murat More was born on September 4, 1962 in Baroda; Gujarat, India was the wicket-keeper for the Indian cricket squad from 1984 to 1993.

He was the Chairman of the Selection Committee of the BCCI till Dilip Vengsarkar took over the work in 2006. He is at the moment working with Indian Cricket League.

Krishnamachari Srikkanth

Krishnamachari Srikkanth was born on December 21, 1959 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and India is an ex- skipper of the Indian Cricket squad and the up to date chairman of the selection committee. He did his schooling At SBOA in Chennai and Hyderabad and College in HIET, BSc Computer Science. He was awarded Mr. Madras 98 (at MMC); Mr.Pecofes 98 (Pondicherry) His ambition was to become a cricketer which is out of licenses.

Lala Amarnath

Nanik Amarnath Bhardwaj generally acknowledged as Lala Amarnath; was born on 11 September 1911 was an Indian Test cricketer. Lala Amarnath attained India's initial Test century and went on to suit Indian cricket's patriarchal stature: as selector, administrator, trainer and anchor, in addition to in a factual intellect - his three sons became first-class cricketers and two played in Tests. Amarnath, a Punjabi, was also the first to put the boot in alongside the stifling supremacy of Indian cricket by the confined princes and their majestic benefactor.


Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman was born on 1 November 1974, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, at times condensed to Venkatsai Laxman but normally recognized as V.V.S. Laxman (epithet Very Very Special Laxman), is an Indian cricketer. Laxman characterized Hyderabad in home cricket and has played for Lancashire in English county cricket. Laxman is said to be the immense grand nephew of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, ex- President of India.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was born on January 5, 1941in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, dotingly called Tiger has been an Indian Cricket player and the Captain of the Indian Cricket squad.

He has to acknowledge the nobility of having been the 9th and last Nawab of Pataudi, until 1971, when India abolished royal entitlements through the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India a small Princely State which at present is a part of the Haryana state of India.

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu is ex- Indian cricket batsman. Subsequent to leaving from cricket Navjot Singh Sidhu took up television commentary and politics. He was born in Patiala, in the malwa area of Punjab. Sidhu was nominated to the Lok Sabha as the element from Amritsar in 2004 on a Bharatiya Janata Party tag; he later on reconciled, subsequent his fervor for liable slaughter.

Polly Umrigar

Pahlan Ratanji "Polly" Umrigar was born on 28 March 1926 was an Indian cricketer. He participated in first-class cricket for Bombay and Test cricket in the Indian cricket side, mostly as a middle-order batsman but also bowling sporadic medium speed and off spin.

He leaded the Indian side in eight Test matches from 1955 to 1958. When he retired in 1962, he had played in more Tests (59), attained more Test runs (3,631), and recorded more Test centuries


Erapalli Anantharao Srinivas Prasanna was born on May 22, 1940 is a prominent ex-cricket player from Bangalore, India. He was a spin bowler, focusing in off spin and an associate of the Indian twist quartet. He is a former student of National Institute of Engineering, Mysore.

Syed Kirmani

Padma Sri Syed Mujtaba Hussain Kirmani was born on December 29, 1949 in Madras participated in cricket for India and Karnataka as a wicket-keeper.

Universally acknowledged as 'Kiri', Syed Kirmani is normally watched as the supreme wicket keeper to amuse for India.

Vijay Hazare

Vijay Samuel Hazare was born on 11 March 1915 December 2004 was an Indian cricket player from the state of Maharashtra. He leaded the Indian cricket squad in 14 matches amid 1951 and 1953. In India's 25th Test game, almost 20 years after India realized Test status, he led India to her first ever Test win and the only triumph under his captaincy in 1951-52 in opposition to England at Madras, winning by an innings and eight runs in a game that began on the day that King George VI died.