The India national women’s cricket team played its first recorded match in 1976 against West Indies women’s team at Bangalore in India.
The team is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The team is currently coached by Shanta Rangaswamy and captained by Mithali Raj. The team has appeared in 6 Women’s World Cups in 1978, 1982, 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2005. They did not participate in the 1973 and 1988 World Cups and were runners up of the 2005 World Cup getting defeated by Australia. The team plays International Test matches, One Day Internationals and Twenty20 matches. They have also participated in the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008 Women’s Asia Cups winning all the times they participated. The Indian Women’s Cricket team has a highest test score of 467 runs against England in Test cricket and 298 runs for 2 wickets against West Indies in One day International cricket.
In a total of 151 One day International matches, the Indian Women’s National team has won 80 matches and lost 67 matches. They have also won 3 matches and lost 6 matches in a total of 34 test matches played.
Winners Asia Cup, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008.