First cricket team of india | India’s first cricket captain

First cricket team of india | India’s first cricket captain

The journey of Indian cricket has now lasted 90 years. India has made a good image for itself in the field of cricket today. Today, with the way India is shining in the field of cricket in the whole world, there is a very interesting history behind it.

First cricket team of india: In this journey of Indian cricket, it is necessary to talk about those first players who gave initial flight to Indian cricket in the face of adverse circumstances.

In this article, we will learn about India’s first cricket team. In this article, we will also learn about India’s first cricket captain. We will also know in some detail about the precious player who took part in the first international test match in Indian cricket history.

India's first cricket captain

Members of First cricket team of india:

  • C. K. Naidu
  • Amar Singh
  • Naomal Jaomal Makhtija
  • Wajir Ali
  • Sorabji Colah
  • Lall Singh
  • Phiroze Palia
  • Dr. Mohammad Jahangir Khan
  • Sheikh Mohammad Nissar
  • Bahadur Kadapia
  • Najir Ali

First cricket team of india

In 1932, India played its first international match with England at Lord’s Ground.

Maharaja of Porbandar was selected as a captain first but later he stepped down as captain and C. k. Naidu become first captain to lead India in international cricket matches.

Let us know something about the players who took part in this match.

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C. K. Naidu- India’s first cricket captain

C.K. Naidu was born on October 31, 1895, into a family living in Nagpur. Naidu started his cricket career in the year 1910, playing for Hindus.

The NCC team toured India in 1926 under Arthur Gilligan’s innings, and in that team, Naidu played a historic innings of 153 runs, in which he hit long sixes. Impressed by that innings, India was given Test status.

In the first international match played in the year 1932, Naidu was made the captain of the Indian team. At the age of 36, Naidu made his debut in international cricket, due to which he could not be established in international matches for a long time, but Naidu played many matches in domestic cricket.

International Test Matches7(Total)350 runs9 wickets
Domestic Matches207(Total)12785 runs411
C.K. Naidu Performance

Due to his excellent contribution in the field of cricket, the Government of India honoured this great player with the Padma Bhushan in 1956.

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Amar Singh

Amar Singh was born on December 4, 1910, in Rajkot, Gujarat. Amar Singh is the only Indian player who was given the test cap first. He is considered the best fast bowler and bowling all-rounder.

In the 1932 Test match, Amar Singh became the first player to play a half-century for India.

First cricket team of India
International Test Matches7(Total)292 runs28 wickets
Domestic Matches92(Total)3334 runs506
Amar Singh Performance

He died of pneumonia in 1940, after the war.

Naomal Jaomal Makhtija

He was born on April 17, 1904, in Karachi. His cricket performances in international and domestic matches are as follows:

International Test Matches3(Total)108runs2wickets
Domestic Matches84(Total)4014runs506
Naomal Jaomal Makhtija Performance

In the 1950s, Makhija was appointed as the coach of Pakistan.

Janardha Navle

He was born in Kul village on December 7, 1902. He played the role of wicket keeper in the first International Test match. He started his cricket career at the age of 16 but could play only two International Test matches.

International Test Matches2(Total)42 runs1 wickets
Domestic Matches65(Total)1976 runs100 catch+ 30 stumping
Janardha Navle Performance

Wajir Ali

He was born on September 15, 1903, in Jalandhar. He was included as an all-rounder in the test held in 1932. and participated in all the matches of India before the World War. Apart from this, he also played the role of captain in two official Test matches.

International Test Matches7(Total)237 runs
Domestic Matches121(Total)7112 runs34
Wajir Ali Performance

Sorabji Colah

He was born on September 22, 1902, in Mumbai. In his career, he took part in two Test matches. His cricket performances in international and domestic matches are as follows:

International Test Matches2(Total)69 runs
Domestic Matches75(Total)3514 runs6 wickets
Sorabji Colah Performance

Lall Singh

He was born on December 16, 1909, in Kuala Lumpur. He appeared in the first Test match but never again got a chance to play in a Test match for India.

International Test Matches1(Total)44 runs
Domestic Matches32(Total)1123 runs
Lall Singh Performance

Phiroze Palia

He was born on September 5, 1910, in Mumbai. He was one of the youngest players to take part in an international match. His cricket performances in international and domestic matches are as follows:

International Test Matches2(Total)29runs
Domestic Matches100(Total)4536 runs208 wicket
Phiroze Palia Performance

Dr. Mohammad Jahangir Khan

He was born on February 1, 1910, in Jalandhar. He was from a reputed Muslim family. He got a chance to participate in a total of four Test matches. His cricket performances in international and domestic matches are as follows:

International Test Matches4(Total)39 runs
Domestic Matches41(Total)3327 runs328
Dr. Mohammad Jahangir Khan Performance

Nazir ali

He was born on June 8, 1906, in Punjab. His cricket performances in international and domestic matches are as follows:

International Test Matches7(Total)30 runs
Domestic MatchesN/A3340 runs158
Nazir ali Performance

Sheikh Mohammad Nissar

In the Lord’s Test match, he became the first bowler to take a wicket for India by dismissing a player with a score of three on the first ball of his second over.

International Test Matches6(Total)55 runs
Domestic Matches92(Total)396 runs
Sheikh Mohammad Nissar Performance

Score Card of England vs India (1932)

Wrap up

So in this article, you have come to know about the first cricket team of India and India’s first cricket captain. Along with this, you also got to know some important information about the players on this team. Although this match was won by England by 158 runs, Indian cricket got a new flight from this match.

We will keep trying to share the updated information with you through this blog.


Q_When was the first international cricket match played by india?


Q_Who was the India’s first cricket captain?

A_C. K. Naidu.

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