List of India Test cricketers

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This is a list of Test cricketers who have played for India. A Test match is an international cricket match between two of the leading cricketing nations. The list is arranged in the order in which each player won his Test cap. Where more than one player won his first Test cap in the same Test match, those players are listed alphabetically by surname.

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General Batting Bowling Fielding
Cap Name First Last Mat Runs HS Avg 100/50 Wkt BBI Ave 5/10 wicket Ca St
1 Amar Singh 1932 1936 7 292 51 22.46 0/1 28 7/86 30.64 2/0 3 0
2 Sorabji Colah 1932 1933 2 69 31 17.25 0/0 - - - - /- 2 0
3 Jahangir Khan 1932 1936 4 39 13 5.57 0/0 4 4/60 63.75 0/0 4 0
4 Lall Singh 1932 1932 1 44 29 22.00 0/0 - - - - /- 1 0
5 Naoomal Jeoomal 1932 1934 3 108 43 27.00 0/0 2 1/4 34.00 0/0 0 0
6 Janardan Navle 1932 1933 2 42 13 10.50 0/0 - - - - /- 1 0
7 C. K. Nayudu 1932 1936 7 350 81 25.00 0/2 9 3/40 42.88 0/0 4 0
8 Nazir Ali 1932 1934 2 30 13 7.50 0/0 4 4/83 20.75 0/0 0 0
9 Mohammad Nissar 1932 1936 6 55 14 6.87 0/0 25 5/90 28.28 3/0 2 0
10 Phiroze Palia 1932 1936 2 29 16 9.66 0/0 0 - - 0/0 0 0
11 Wazir Ali 1932 1936 7 237 42 16.92 0/0 0 - - 0/0 1 0
12 Lala Amarnath 1933 1952 24 878 118 24.38 1/4 45 5/96 32.91 2/0 13 0
13 L. P. Jai 1933 1933 1 19 19 9.50 0/0 - - - - /- 0 0
14 Rustomji Jamshedji 1933 1933 1 5 4* - 0/0 3 3/137 45.66 0/0 2 0
15 Vijay Merchant 1933 1951 10 859 154 47.72 3/3 0 - - 0/0 7 0
16 Ladha Ramji 1933 1933 1 1 1 0.50 0/0 0 - - 0/0 1 0
17 Dilawar Hussain 1934 1936 3 254 59 42.33 0/3 - - - - /- 6 1
18 M. J. Gopalan 1934 1934 1 18 11* 18.00 0/0 1 1/39 39.00 0/0 3 0
19 Mushtaq Ali 1934 1952 11 612 112 32.21 2/3 3 1/45 67.33 0/0 7 0
20 C. S. Nayudu 1934 1952 11 147 36 9.18 0/0 2 1/19 179.50 0/0 3 0
21 Yuvraj of Patiala 1934 1934 1 84 60 42.00 0/1 - - - - /- 2 0
22 Dattaram Hindlekar 1936 1946 4 71 26 14.20 0/0 - - - - /- 3 0
23 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram 1936 1936 3 33 19* 8.25 0/0 - - - - /- 1 0
24 Khershed Meherhomji 1936 1936 1 0 0* - 0/0 - - - - /- 1 0
25 Cotar Ramaswami 1936 1936 2 170 60 56.66 0/1 - - - - /- 0 0
26 Baqa Jilani 1936 1936 1 16 12 16.00 0/0 0 - - 0/0 0 0
27 Gul Mohammad[1] 1946 1952 8[2] 166 34 11.06 0/0 2 2/21 12.00 0/0 3 0
28 Vijay Hazare 1946 1953 30 2192 164* 47.65 7/9 20 4/29 61.00 0/0 11 0
29 Abdul Hafeez[3] 1946 1946 3[2] 80 43 16.00 0/0 - - - - /- 0 0
30 Vinoo Mankad 1946 1959 44 2109 231 31.47 5/6 162 8/52 32.32 8/2 33 0
31 Rusi Modi 1946 1952 10 736 112 46.00 1/6 0 - - 0/0 3 0
32 Nawab of Pataudi Sr 1946 1946 3[4] 55 22 11.00 0/0 - - - - /- 1 0
33 Sadashiv Shinde 1946 1952 7 85 14 14.16 0/0 12 6/91 59.75 1/0 0 0
34 Chandu Sarwate 1946 1951 9 208 37 13.00 0/0 3 1/16 124.66 0/0 0 0
35 Ranga Sohoni 1946 1951 4 83 29* 16.60 0/0 2 1/16 101.00 0/0 2 0
36 Hemu Adhikari 1947 1959 21 872 114* 31.14 1/4 3 3/68 27.33 0/0 8 0
37 Jenni Irani 1947 1947 2 3 2* 3.00 0/0 - - - - /- 2 1
38 Gogumal Kishenchand 1947 1952 5 89 44 8.90 0/0 - - - - /- 1 0
39 Khandu Rangnekar 1947 1948 3 33 18 5.50 0/0 - - - - /- 1 0
40 Amir Elahi 1947 1947 1[2] 17 13 8.50 0/0 - - - - /- 0 0
41 Dattu Phadkar 1947 1959 31 1229 123 32.34 2/8 62 7/159 36.85 3/0 21 0
42 Kanwar Rai Singh 1948 1948 1 26 24 13.00 0/0 - - - - /- 0 0
43 Probir Sen 1948 1952 14 165 25 11.78 0/0 - - - - /- 20 11
44 C. R. Rangachari 1948 1948 4 8 8* 2.66 0/0 9 5/107 54.77 1/0 0 0
45 Khanmohammed Ibrahim 1948 1949 4 169 85 21.12 0/1 - - - - /- 0 0
46 Keki Tarapore 1948 1948 1 2 2 2.00 0/0 0 - - 0/0 0 0
47 Polly Umrigar 1948 1962 59 3631 223 42.22 12/14 35 6/74 42.08 2/0 33 0
48 Montu Banerjee 1949 1949 1 0 0 0.00 0/0 5 4/120 36.20 0/0 3 0
49 Ghulam Ahmed 1949 1959 22 192 50 8.72 0/1 68 7/49 30.17 4/1 11 0
50 Nirode Chowdhury 1949 1951 2 3 3* 3.00 0/0 1 1/130 205.00 0/0 0 0
51 Madhusudan Rege 1949 1949 1 15 15 7.50 0/0 - - - - /- 1 0
52 Shute Banerjee 1949 1949 1 13 8 6.50 0/0 5 4/54 25.40 0/0 0 0
53 Nana Joshi 1951 1960 12 207 52* 10.89 0/1 - - - - /- 18 9
54 Pankaj Roy 1951 1960 43 2442 173 32.56 5/9 1 1/6 66.00 0/0 16 0
55 C. D. Gopinath 1951 1960 8 242 50* 22.00 0/1 1 1/11 11.00 0/0 2 0
56 Madhav Mantri 1951 1955 4 67 39 9.57 0/0 - - - - /- 8 1
57 Buck Divecha 1952 1952 5 60 26 12.00 0/0 11 3/102 32.81 0/0 5 0
58 Subhash Gupte 1952 1961 36 183 21 6.31 0/0 149 9/102 29.55 12/1 14 0
59 Vijay Manjrekar 1952 1965 55 3208 189* 39.12 7/15 1 1/16 44.00 0/0 19 2
60 Datta Gaekwad 1952 1961 11 350 52 18.42 0/1 0 - - 0/0 5 0
61 Gulabrai Ramchand 1952 1960 33 1180 109 24.58 2/5 41 6/49 46.31 1/0 20 0
62 Hiralal Gaekwad 1952 1952 1 22 14 11.00 0/0 0 - - 0/0 0 0
63 Shah Nyalchand 1952 1952 1 7 6* 7.00 0/0 3 3/97 32.33 0/0 0 0
64 Madhav Apte 1952 1953 7 542 163* 49.27 1/3 0 - - 0/0 2 0
65 Bal Dani 1952 1952 1 - - - - /- 1 1/9 19.00 0/0 1 0
66 Vijay Rajindernath 1952 1952 1 - - - - /- - - - - /- 0 4
67 Ebrahim Maka 1952 1953 2 2 2* - 0/0 - - - - /- 2 1
68 Deepak Shodhan 1952 1953 3 181 110 60.33 1/0 0 - - 0/0 1 0
69 Chandrasekhar Gadkari 1953 1955 6 129 50* 21.50 0/1 0 - - 0/0 6 0
70 Jayasinghrao Ghorpade 1953 1959 8 229 41 15.26 0/0 0 - - 0/0 4 0
71 Pananmal Punjabi 1955 1955 5 164 33 16.40 0/0 - - - - /- 5 0
72 Naren Tamhane 1955 1961 21 225 54* 10.22 0/1 - - - - /- 35 16
73 Prakash Bhandari 1955 1956 3 77 39 19.25 0/0 0 - - 0/0 1 0
74 Jasu Patel 1955 1960 7 25 12 2.77 0/0 29 9/69 21.96 2/1 2 0
75 A. G. Kripal Singh 1955 1964 14 422 100* 28.13 1/2 10 3/43 58.40 0/0 4 0
76 Narain Swamy 1955 1955 1 - - - - /- 0 - - 0/0 0 0
77 Nari Contractor 1955 1962 31 1611 108 31.58 1/11 1 1/9 80.00 0/0 18 0
78 Vijay Mehra 1955 1964 8 329 62 25.30 0/2 0 - - 0/0 1 0
79 Sadashiv Patil 1955 1955 1 14 14* - 0/0 2 1/15 25.50 0/0 1 0
80 Bapu Nadkarni 1955 1968 41 1414 122* 25.70 1/7 88 6/43 29.07 4/1 22 0
81 Gundibail Sunderam 1955 1956 2 3 3* - 0/0 3 2/46 55.33 0/0 0 0
82 Chandrakant Patankar 1956 1956 1 14 13 14.00 0/0 - - - - /- 3 1
83 Chandu Borde 1958 1969 55 3061 177* 35.59 5/18 52 5/88 46.48 1/0 37 0
84 Ghulam Guard 1958 1960 2 11 7 5.50 0/0 3 2/69 60.66 0/0 2 0
85 Manohar Hardikar 1958 1958 2 56 32* 18.66 0/0 1 1/9 55.00 0/0 3 0
86 Vasant Ranjane 1958 1964 7 40 16 6.66 0/0 19 4/72 34.15 0/0 1 0
87 Ramnath Kenny 1959 1960 5 245 62 27.22 0/3 - - - - /- 1 0
88 Surendranath 1959 1961 11 136 27 10.46 0/0 26 5/75 40.50 2/0 4 0
89 Apoorva Sengupta 1959 1959 1 9 8 4.50 0/0 - - - - /- 0 0
90 Ramakant Desai 1959 1968 28 418 85 13.48 0/1 74 6/56 37.31 2/0 9 0
91 M. L. Jaisimha 1959 1971 39 2056 129 30.68 3/12 9 2/54 92.11 0/0 17 0
92 Arvind Apte 1959 1959 1 15 8 7.50 0/0 - - - - /- 0 0
93 Abbas Ali Baig 1959 1967 10 428 112 23.77 1/2 0 - - 0/0 6 0
94 Venatappa Muddiah 1959 1960 2 11 11 5.50 0/0 3 2/40 44.66 0/0 0 0
95 Salim Durani 1960 1973 29 1202 104 25.04 1/7 75 6/73 35.42 3/1 14 0
96 Budhi Kunderan 1960 1967 18 981 192 32.70 2/3 0 - - 0/0 23 7
97 A. G. Milkha Singh 1960 1961 4 92 35 15.33 0/0 0 - - 0/0 2 0
98 Man Sood 1960 1960 1 3 3 1.50 0/0 - - - - /- 0 0
99 Rusi Surti 1960 1969 26 1263 99 28.70 0/9 42 5/74 46.71 1/0 26 0
100 Baloo Gupte 1961 1965 3 28 17* 28.00 0/0 3 1/54 116.33 0/0 0 0
101 Vaman Kumar 1961 1961 2 6 6 3.00 0/0 7 5/64 28.85 1/0 2 0
102 Farokh Engineer 1961 1975 46 2611 121 31.08 2/16 - - - - /- 66 16
103 Dilip Sardesai 1961 1972 30 2001 212 39.23 5/9 0 - - 0/0 4 0
104 Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi 1961 1975 46 2793 203* 34.91 6/16 1 1/10 88.00 0/0 27 0
105 E.A.S. Prasanna 1962 1978 49 735 37 11.48 0/0 189 8/76 30.38 10/2 18 0
106 Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 1964 1979 58 167 22 4.07 0/0 242 8/79 29.74 16/2 25 0
107 Rajinder Pal 1964 1964 1 6 3* 6.00 0/0 0 - - 0/0 0 0
108 Hanumant Singh 1964 1969 14 686 105 31.18 1/5 0 - - 0/0 11 0
109 Kumar Indrajitsinhji 1964 1969 4 51 23 8.50 0/0 - - - - /- 6 3
110 Srinivas Venkataraghavan 1965 1983 57 748 64 11.68 0/2 156 8/72 36.11 3/1 44 0
111 Venkataraman Subramanya 1965 1968 9 263 75 18.78 0/2 3 2/32 67.00 0/0 9 0
112 Ajit Wadekar 1966 1974 37 2113 143 31.07 1/14 0 - - 0/0 46 0
113 Bishan Singh Bedi 1967 1979 67 656 50* 8.98 0/1 266 7/98 28.71 14/1 26 0
114 Subroto Guha 1967 1969 4 17 6 3.40 0/0 3 2/55 103.66 0/0 2 0
115 Ramesh Saxena 1967 1967 1 25 16 12.50 0/0 0 - - 0/0 0 0
116 Abid Ali 1967 1974 29 1018 81 20.36 0/6 47 6/55 42.12 1/0 32 0
117 Umesh Kulkarni 1967 1968 4 13 7 4.33 0/0 5 2/37 47.60 0/0 0 0
118 Chetan Chauhan 1969 1981 40 2084 97 31.57 0/16 2 1/4 53.00 0/0 38 0
119 Ashok Mankad 1969 1978 22 991 97 25.41 0/6 0 - - 0/0 12 0
120 Ajit Pai 1969 1969 1 10 9 5.00 0/0 2 2/29 15.50 0/0 0 0
121 Ambar Roy 1969 1969 4 91 48 13.00 0/0 - - - - /- 0 0
122 Ashok Gandotra 1969 1969 2 54 18 13.50 0/0 0 - - 0/0 1 0
123 Eknath Solkar 1969 1977 27 1068 102 25.42 1/6 18 3/28 59.44 0/0 53 0
124 Gundappa Viswanath 1969 1983 91 6080 222 41.93 14/35 1 1/11 46.00 0/0 63 0
125 Mohinder Amarnath 1969 1988 69 4378 138 42.50 11/24 32 4/63 55.68 0/0 47 0
126 Kenia Jayantilal 1971 1971 1 5 5 5.00 0/0 - - - - /- 0 0
127 Pochiah Krishnamurthy 1971 1971 5 33 20 5.50 0/0 - - - - /- 7 1
128 Sunil Gavaskar 1971 1987 125 10122 236* 51.12 34/45 1 1/34 206.00 0/0 108 0
129 Ramnath Parkar 1972 1973 2 80 35 20.00 0/0 - - - - /- 0 0
130 Madan Lal 1974 1986 39 1042 74 22.65 0/5 71 5/23 40.08 4/0 15 0
131 Brijesh Patel 1974 1977 21 972 115* 29.45 1/5 - - - - /- 17 0
132 Sudhir Naik 1974 1975 3 141 77 23.50 0/1 - - - - /- 0 0
133 Hemant Kanitkar 1974 1974 2 111 65 27.75 0/1 - - - - /- 0 0
134 Parthasarathy Sharma 1974 1977 5 187 54 18.70 0/1 0 - - 0/0 1 0
135 Anshuman Gaekwad 1975 1985 40 1985 201 30.07 2/10 2 1/4 93.50 0/0 15 0
136 Karsan Ghavri 1975 1981 39 913 86 21.23 0/2 109 5/33 33.54 4/0 16 0
137 Surinder Amarnath 1976 1978 10 550 124 30.55 1/3 1 1/5 5.00 0/0 4 0
138 Syed Kirmani 1976 1986 88 2759 102 27.04 2/12 1 1/9 13.00 0/0 160 38
139 Dilip Vengsarkar 1976 1992 116 6868 166 42.13 17/35 0 - - 0/0 78 0
140 Yajurvindra Singh 1977 1979 4 109 43* 18.16 0/0 0 - - 0/0 11 0
141 Kapil Dev 1978 1994 131 5248 163 31.05 8/27 434 9/83 29.64 23/2 64 0
142 Madireddy Narasimha Rao 1979 1979 4 46 20* 9.20 0/0 3 2/46 75.66 0/0 8 0
143 Dhiraj Parsana 1979 1979 2 1 1 0.50 0/0 1 1/32 50.00 0/0 0 0
144 Bharath Reddy 1979 1979 4 38 21 9.50 0/0 - - - - /- 9 2
145 Yashpal Sharma 1979 1983 37 1606 140 33.45 2/9 1 1/6 17.00 0/0 16 0
146 Dilip Doshi 1979 1983 33 129 20 4.60 0/0 114 6/102 30.71 6/0 10 0
147 Shivlal Yadav 1979 1987 35 403 43 14.39 0/0 102 5/76 35.09 3/0 10 0
148 Roger Binny 1979 1987 27 830 83* 23.05 0/5 47 6/56 32.63 2/0 11 0
149 Sandeep Patil 1980 1984 29 1588 174 36.93 4/7 9 2/28 26.66 0/0 12 0
150 Kirti Azad 1981 1983 7 135 24 11.25 0/0 3 2/84 124.33 0/0 3 0
151 Ravi Shastri 1981 1992 80 3830 206 35.79 11/12 151 5/75 40.96 2/0 36 0
152 Yograj Singh 1981 1981 1 10 6 5.00 0/0 1 1/63 63.00 0/0 0 0
153 Tirumalai Srinivasan 1981 1981 1 48 29 24.00 0/0 - - - - /- 0 0
154 Krishnamachari Srikkanth 1981 1992 43 2062 123 29.88 2/12 0 - - 0/0 40 0
155 Ashok Malhotra 1982 1985 7 226 72* 25.11 0/1 0 - - 0/0 2 0
156 Pranab Roy 1982 1982 2 71 60* 35.50 0/1 - - - - /- 1 0
157 Ghulam Parkar 1982 1982 1 7 6 3.50 0/0 - - - - /- 1 0
158 Suru Nayak 1982 1982 2 19 11 9.50 0/0 1 1/16 132.00 0/0 1 0
159 Arun Lal 1982 1989 16 729 93 26.03 0/6 0 - - 0/0 13 0
160 Rakesh Shukla 1982 1982 1 - - - - /- 2 2/82 76.00 0/0 0 0
161 Maninder Singh 1982 1993 35 99 15 3.80 0/0 88 7/27 37.36 3/2 9 0
162 Balwinder Sandhu 1983 1983 8 214 71 30.57 0/2 10 3/87 55.70 0/0 1 0
163 T. A. Sekhar 1983 1983 2 0 0* - 0/0 0 - - 0/0 0 0
164 Laxman Sivaramakrishnan 1983 1986 9 130 25 16.25 0/0 26 6/64 44.03 3/1 9 0
165 Raghuram Bhat 1983 1983 2 6 6 3.00 0/0 4 2/65 37.75 0/0 0 0
166 Navjot Singh Sidhu 1983 1999 51 3202 201 42.13 9/15 0 - - 0/0 9 0
167 Chetan Sharma 1984 1989 23 396 54 22.00 0/1 61 6/58 35.45 4/1 7 0
168 Manoj Prabhakar 1984 1995 39 1600 120 32.65 1/9 96 6/132 37.30 3/0 20 0
169 Mohammad Azharuddin 1985 2000 99 6215 199 45.03 22/21 0 - - 0/0 105 0
170 Gopal Sharma 1985 1990 5 11 10* 3.66 0/0 10 4/88 41.80 0/0 2 0
171 Lalchand Rajput 1985 1985 2 105 61 26.25 0/1 - - - - /- 1 0
172 Sadanand Viswanath 1985 1985 3 31 20 6.20 0/0 - - - - /- 11 0
173 Kiran More 1986 1993 49 1285 73 25.70 0/7 0 - - 0/0 110 20
174 Chandrakant Pandit 1986 1992 5 171 39 24.42 0/0 - - - - /- 14 2
175 Raju Kulkarni 1986 1987 3 2 2 1.00 0/0 5 3/85 45.40 0/0 1 0
176 Bharat Arun 1986 1987 2 4 2* 4.00 0/0 4 3/76 29.00 0/0 2 0
177 Raman Lamba 1986 1987 4 102 53 20.40 0/1 - - - - /- 5 0
178 Arshad Ayub 1987 1989 13 257 57 17.13 0/1 41 5/50 35.07 3/0 2 0
179 Sanjay Manjrekar 1987 1996 37 2043 218 37.14 4/9 0 - - 0/0 25 1
180 Narendra Hirwani 1988 1996 17 54 17 5.40 0/0 66 8/61 30.10 4/1 5 0
181 W.V. Raman 1988 1997 11 448 96 24.88 0/4 2 1/7 64.50 0/0 6 0
182 Ajay Sharma 1988 1988 1 53 30 26.50 0/0 0 - - 0/0 1 0
183 Rashid Patel 1988 1988 1 0 0 0.00 0/0 0 - - 0/0 1 0
184 Sanjeev Sharma 1988 1990 2 56 38 28.00 0/0 6 3/37 41.16 0/0 1 0
185 M. Venkataramana 1989 1989 1 0 0* - 0/0 1 1/10 58.00 0/0 1 0
186 Salil Ankola 1989 1989 1 6 6 6.00 0/0 2 1/35 64.00 0/0 0 0
187 Sachin Tendulkar 1989 2013 198 15837 248* 53.86 51/67 45 3/10 54.64 0/0 115 0
188 Vivek Razdan 1989 1989 2 6 6* 6.00 0/0 5 5/79 28.20 1/0 0 0
189 Venkatapathy Raju 1990 2001 28 240 31 10.00 0/0 93 6/12 30.72 5/1 6 0
190 Atul Wassan 1990 1990 4 94 53 23.50 0/1 10 4/108 50.40 0/0 1 0
191 Gursharan Singh 1990 1990 1 18 18 18.00 0/0 - - - - /- 2 0
192 Anil Kumble 1990 2008 132 2506 110* 17.77 1/5 619 10/74 29.65 35/8 60 0
193 Javagal Srinath 1991 2002 67 1009 76 14.21 0/4 236 8/86 30.49 10/1 22 0
194 Subroto Banerjee 1992 1992 1 3 3 3.00 0/0 3 3/47 15.66 0/0 0 0
195 Pravin Amre 1992 1993 11 425 103 42.50 1/3 - - - - /- 9 0
196 Ajay Jadeja 1992 2000 15 576 96 26.18 0/4 - - - - /- 5 0
197 Rajesh Chauhan 1993 1998 21 98 23 7.00 0/0 47 4/48 39.51 0/0 12 0
198 Vinod Kambli 1993 1995 17 1084 227 54.20 4/3 - - - - /- 7 0
199 Vijay Yadav 1993 1993 1 30 30 30.00 0/0 - - - - /- 1 2
200 Nayan Mongia 1994 2001 44 1442 152 24.03 1/6 - - - - /- 99 8
201 Aashish Kapoor 1994 1996 4 97 42 19.40 0/0 6 2/19 42.50 0/0 1 0
202 Sunil Joshi 1996 2000 15 352 92 20.70 0/1 41 5/142 35.85 1/0 7 0
203 Paras Mhambrey 1996 1996 2 58 28 29.00 0/0 2 1/43 74.00 0/0 1 0
204 Venkatesh Prasad 1996 2001 33 203 30* 7.51 0/0 96 6/33 35.00 7/1 6 0
205 Vikram Rathour 1996 1997 6 131 44 13.10 0/0 - - - - /- 12 0
206 Rahul Dravid 1996 2012 164[5] 13288 270 52.31 36/63 1 1/18 39.00 0/0 210 0
207 Sourav Ganguly 1996 2008 113 7212 239 42.17 16/35 32 3/28 52.53 0/0 71 0
208 David Johnson 1996 1996 2 8 5 4.00 0/0 3 2/52 47.66 0/0 0 0
209 V. V. S. Laxman 1996 2012 134 8781 281 45.97 17/56 2 1/2 63.0.0 0/0 135 0
210 Dodda Ganesh 1997 1997 4 25 8 6.25 0/0 5 2/28 57.40 0/0 0 0
211 Abey Kuruvilla 1997 1997 10 66 35* 6.60 0/0 25 5/68 35.68 1/0 0 0
212 Nilesh Kulkarni 1997 2001 3 5 4 5.00 0/0 2 1/70 166.00 0/0 1 0
213 Debashish Mohanty 1997 1997 2 0 0* - 0/0 4 4/78 59.75 0/0 0 0
214 Harbhajan Singh 1998 2013 100 2202 115 18.50 2/9 411 8/84 32.38 25/5 42 0
215 Harvinder Singh 1998 2001 3 6 6 2.00 0/0 4 2/62 46.25 0/0 0 0
216 Ajit Agarkar 1998 2006 26 571 109* 16.79 1/0 58 6/41 47.32 1/0 6 0
217 Robin Singh Jr 1998 1998 1 27 15 13.50 0/0 0 - - 0/0 5 0
218 Robin Singh 1999 1999 1 0 0 0.00 0/0 3 2/74 58.66 0/0 1 0
219 Sadagoppan Ramesh 1999 2001 19 1367 143 37.97 2/8 0 - - 0/0 18 0
220 Ashish Nehra 1999 2004 17 77 19 5.50 0/0 44 4/72 42.40 0/0 5 0
221 Devang Gandhi 1999 1999 4 204 88 34.00 0/2 - - - - /- 3 0
222 MSK Prasad 1999 2000 6 106 19 11.77 0/0 - - - - /- 15 0
223 Vijay Bharadwaj 1999 2000 3 28 22 9.33 0/0 1 1/26 107.00 0/0 3 0
224 Hrishikesh Kanitkar 1999 2000 2 74 45 18.50 0/0 0 - - 0/0 0 0
225 Wasim Jaffer 2000 2008 31 1944 212 34.10 5/11 2 2/18 9.00 0/0 27 0
226 Murali Kartik 2000 2004 8 88 43 9.77 0/0 24 4/44 34.16 0/0 2 0
227 Nikhil Chopra 2000 2000 1 7 4 3.50 0/0 0 - - 0/0 0 0
228 Mohammad Kaif 2000 2006 13 624 148* 32.84 1/3 0 - - 0/0 14 0
229 Shiv Sunder Das 2000 2002 23 1326 110 34.89 2/9 0 - - 0/0 34 0
230 Saba Karim 2000 2000 1 15 15 15.00 0/0 - - - - /- 1 0
231 Zaheer Khan 2000 2012 86 1128 75 12.12 0/3 294 7/87 32.02 10/1 18 0
232 Vijay Dahiya 2000 2000 2 2 2* - 0/0 - - - - /- 6 0
233 Sarandeep Singh 2000 2002 3 43 39* 43.00 0/0 10 4/136 34.00 0/0 1 0
234 Rahul Sanghvi 2001 2001 1 2 2 1.00 0/0 2 2/67 39.00 0/0 0 0
235 Sairaj Bahutule 2001 2001 2 39 21* 13.00 0/0 3 1/32 67.66 0/0 1 0
236 Sameer Dighe 2001 2001 6 141 47 15.66 0/0 - - - - /- 12 2
237 Hemang Badani 2001 2001 4 94 38 15.66 0/0 0 - - 0/0 6 0
238 Deep Dasgupta 2001 2002 8 344 100 28.66 1/2 - - - - /- 13 0
239 Virender Sehwag 2001 2013 99[5] 8448 319 50.89 23/32 40 5/104 47.35 1/0 81 0
240 Sanjay Bangar 2001 2002 12 470 100* 29.37 1/3 7 2/23 49.00 0/0 4 0
241 Iqbal Siddiqui 2001 2001 1 29 24 29.00 0/0 1 1/32 48.00 0/0 1 0
242 Tinu Yohannan 2001 2002 3 13 8* - 0/0 5 2/56 51.20 0/0 1 0
243 Ajay Ratra 2002 2002 6 163 115* 18.11 1/0 0 - - 0/0 11 2
244 Parthiv Patel 2002 2008 20 683 69 29.69 0/4 - - - - /- 41 8
245 Lakshmipathy Balaji 2003 2005 8 51 31 5.66 0/0 27 5/76 37.18 1/0 1 0
246 Akash Chopra 2003 2004 10 437 60 23.00 0/2 - - - - /- 15 0
247 Yuvraj Singh 2003 2012 38 1849 169 35.55 3/10 9 2/9 58.88 0/0 31 0
248 Irfan Pathan 2003 2008 29 1105 102 31.54 1/6 100 7/59 32.26 7/2 8 0
249 Gautam Gambhir 2004 2012 51 3815 206 44.36 9/19 - - - - /- 37 0
250 Dinesh Karthik 2004 2010 23 1000 129 27.77 1/7 - - - - /- 51 5
251 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 2005 2013 74 4107 224 39.87 6/28 0 - 4.46 0/0 203 32
252 R. P. Singh 2006 2011 14 116 30 7.25 0/0 40 5/59 42.05 1/0 6 0
253 Shanthakumaran Sreesanth 2006 2011 27 281 35 10.40 0/0 87 5/40 37.59 3/0 5 0
254 Piyush Chawla 2006 2008 2 5 4 2.50 0/0 3 2/66 45.66 0/0 0 0
255 Munaf Patel 2006 2011 13 60 15* 7.50 0/0 35 4/25 38.54 0/0 6 0
256 V. R. V. Singh 2006 2007 5 47 29 11.75 0/0 8 3/48 53.37 0/0 1 0
257 Ramesh Powar 2007 2007 2 13 7 6.50 0/0 6 3/33 19.66 0/0 0 0
258 Ishant Sharma 2007 2012 45 432 31* 10.28 0/0 133 6/55 37.87 3/1 11 0
259 Amit Mishra 2008 2011 13 392 84 23.05 2/0 43 5/71 43.30 1/0 6 0
260 Murali Vijay 2008 2011 12 609 139 30.52 1/2 - - - - - -
261 Pragyan Ojha 2009 2012 17 74 18* 17.80 0/0 84 6/47 30.38 4/0 7 0
262 Subramaniam Badrinath 2010 2010 2 63 56 21.00 0/1 - - - - - -
263 Wriddhiman Saha 2010 2012 2 74 36 18.50 0/0 - - - - 2 -
264 Abhimanyu Mithun 2010 2011 4 120 46 24.00 -/- 9 4/105 50.66 -/- - -
265 Suresh Raina 2010 2011 15 710 120 29.58 1/6 13 2/1 40.30 - 20 -
266 Cheteshwar Pujara 2010 2013 13 1180 206* 65.55 4/3 - - - - 10 -
267 Jaydev Unadkat 2010 2010 1 2 1* 2.00 -/- 0 - - - - -
268 Virat Kohli 2010 2013 18 1175 116 41.96 4/6 0 0 - -/- 23 -
269 Praveen Kumar 2011 2011 6 149 40 14.90 -/- 27 5/106 25.81 1/0 2 0
270 Abhinav Mukund 2011 2011 5 211 62 21.10 0/1 0 0 0/14 14.00 5 0
271 Ravichandran Ashwin 2011 2013 13 599 103 42.78 1/3 75 7/103 29.86 7/2 2 0
272 Umesh Yadav 2011 2012 9 36 21 6.00 0/0 32 5/93 32.50 1/0 2 0
273 Varun Aaron 2011 2011 1 6 4 6.00 0/0 3 3/106 43.00 0/0 0 0
274 Vinay Kumar 2012 2012 1 11 6 5.50 0/0 1 1/73 73 0/0 0 0
275 Ravindra Jadeja 2012 2013 5 97 43 19.4 0/0 27 5/58 19.85 1/0 1 0
276 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2013 2013 4 80 38 26.66 0/0 6 3/60 39.83 0/0 0 0
277 Shikhar Dhawan 2013 2013 1 187 187 0 1/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0
278 Ajinkya Rahane 2013 2013 1 0 0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0

Captains[change | change source]

A total of 31 players have been the captain of the Indian Test team so far. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has the highest win rate (49.99%), followed by Sourav Ganguly (42.85%). Sourav Ganguly captained the team for most number of test matches (49).[6] Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is the youngest captain for India in test matches.[7]

Cap Name Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win %
1 CK Nayudu 1932–1933 4 0 3 1 0
2 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram 1936 3 0 2 1 0
3 Nawab of Pataudi, Sr. 1946 3 0 1 2 0
4 Lala Amarnath 1947–1952 15 2 6 7 13.33
5 Vijay Hazare 1951–1952 14 1 5 8 7.14
6 Vinoo Mankad 1954–1959 6 0 1 5 0
7 Ghulam Ahmed 1955–1958 3 0 2 1 0
8 Polly Umrigar 1955–1958 8 2 2 4 25
9 Hemu Adhikari 1958 1 0 0 1 0
10 Datta Gaekwad 1959 4 0 4 0 0
11 Pankaj Roy 1959 1 0 1 0 0
12 Gulabrai Ramchand 1959 5 1 2 2 20
13 Nari Contractor 1960–1961 12 2 2 8 16.66
14 Nawab of Pataudi, Jr. 1961–1974 40 9 19 12 22.5
15 Chandu Borde 1967 1 0 1 0 0
16 Ajit Wadekar 1970–1974 16 4 4 8 25
17 Srinivas Venkataraghavan 1974–1979 5 0 2 3 0
18 Sunil Gavaskar 1975–1984 47 9 8 30 19.14
19 Bishen Singh Bedi 1975–1978 22 6 11 5 27.27
20 Gundappa Viswanath 1979 2 0 1 1 0
21 Kapil Dev 1982–1986 34 4 7 23 11.7
22 Dilip Vengsarkar 1987–1989 10 2 5 3 20
23 Ravi Shastri 1987 1 1 0 0 100
24 Krishnamachari Srikkanth 1989 4 0 0 4 0
25 Mohammad Azharuddin 1989–1998 47 14 14 19 29.78
26 Sachin Tendulkar 1996–1999 25 4 9 12 16
27 Sourav Ganguly 2000–2005 49 21 13 15 42.85
28 Rahul Dravid 2003–2007 25 8 6 11 32
29 Virender Sehwag 2005–2012 4 2 1 1 50
30 Anil Kumble 2007–2008 14 3 5 6 21.42
31 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 2008-Present 40 22 10 10 50
Total 464 115 147 202 24.78
Source: Cricinfo

Notes and references[change | change source]

  1. Gul Mohammad's name is sometimes recorded as Gul Mahomed.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Amir Elahi, Abdul Hafeez and Gul Mohammad also played cricket for Pakistan. Only their records for India are given above.
  3. Abdul Hafeez played cricket for Pakistan under the name Abdul Hafeez Kardar.
  4. Nawab of Pataudi Sr had already played cricket for England. Only his records for India are given above.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag have also played one test for the ICC World XI.
  6. "Sourav changed the face of Indian cricket". DNA-Daily News & Ananlysis. http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/column_sourav-changed-the-face-of-indian-cricket_1196379.
  7. "Records / Test matches / Individual records (captains, players, umpires) / Youngest captains". ESPN Cricinfo. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/283416.html.

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