The Indian men’s national cricket team, known as Team India and Men in Blue. The Indian cricket team is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Currently, there are 28 players on the List of Indian cricket team players who have been contracted by the BCCI for the period from October 2020 to September 2021.
The Indian men’s national cricket team is a full-time member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Test, ODI and T-20 international format.
According to the ICC rankings, till 1st June 2021, India is ranked first in Tests, 3rd in ODIs and 2nd in T20s.
Virat Kohli is the current captain of the team across all formats and Rohit Sharma is the vice caption in both ODI and T-20 format. Ajinkya Rahane is the vice caption for the Test format.
Ravi Shastri is the present head coach of Team India (Men’s). Also, Bikram Rathour is the batting coach, Bharat Arun is the bowling coach and Ramakrishnan Sridhar is the fielding coach.
List of Indian senior men’s cricket team coaching staff:
|Head Coach||Ravi Shastri|
|Batting Coach||Vikram Rathour|
|Bowling Coach||Bharat Arun|
|Fielding Coach||Ramakrishnan Sridhar|
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on April 15 (Thursday) announced the list of Team India’s (senior men’s) annual players’ contract list for the period from October 2020 to September 2021.
Currently, there are 28 players on the contract list of senior Indian men’s cricketers.
List of Indian cricket team players (Men’s International) for the period from October 2020 to September 2021:
|SL. NO||NAME||DATE OF BIRTH||ROLE||BATTING STYLE||BOWLING STYLE|
|1||Virat Kohli||Nov 5, 1988||Batsman||Right-hand bat||Right-arm medium|
|2||Rohit Sharma||Apr 30, 1987||Batsman||Right-hand bat||Right-arm off-break|
|3||Jasprit Bumrah||Dec 6, 1993||Bowler||Right-hand bat||Right-arm fast|
|4||Ravichandran Aswin||Sep 17, 1986||Bowling all-rounder||Right-hand bat||Right-arm off-spin|
|5||Ravindra Jadeja||Dec 6, 1988||All-rounder||Left-hand bat||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|6||Cheteshwar Pujara||Jan 25, 1988||Batsman||Right-hand bat||——|
|7||Ajinkya Rahane||Jun 6, 1988||Batsman||Right-hand bat||——|
|8||Shikhar Dhawan||Dec 5, 1985||Batsman||Left-hand bat||——|
|9||Lokesh Rahul||Apr 18, 1992||Batsman||Right-hand bat||——|
|10||Mohammed Shami||Sep 3, 1990||Bowler||Right Handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|11||Ishant Sharma||Sep 2, 1988||Bowler||Right-hand bat||Right-arm fast|
|12||Rishabh Pant||Oct 4, 1997||Wicket-keeper Batsman||Left Handed Bat||——|
|13||Hardik Pandya||Oct 11, 1993||All-rounder||Right-hand bat||Right-arm medium-fast|
|14||Wriddhiman Saha||Oct 24, 1984||Wicket-keeper batsman||Right-hand bat||——-|
|15||Umesh Yadav||Oct 25, 1987||Bowler||Right-hand bat||Right-arm fast|
|16||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Dec 5, 1990||Bowler||Right-hand bat||Right-arm medium-fast|
|17||Shardul Thakur||Oct 16, 1991||Bowler||Right-hand bat||Right-arm medium pace|
|18||Mayank Agarwal||Feb 16, 1991||Batsman||Right-hand bat||Right-arm off-spin|
|19||Kuldeep Yadav||Dec 14, 1994||Bowler||Left-hand bat||Left-arm orthodox spin|
|20||Navdeep Saini||Nov 23, 1992||Bowler||Right-hand bat||Right-arm medium pace|
|21||Deepak Chahar||Aug 7, 1992||Bowler||Right-hand bat||Right-arm medium pace|
|22||Shubman Gill||Sep 8, 1999||Batsman||Right-hand bat||Right-arm off-spin|
|23||Hanuma Vihari||Oct 13, 1993||Batting all-rounder||Right-hand bat||Right-arm off-break|
|24||Axar Patel||Jan 20, 1994||All-rounder||Left-hand bat||Left-arm orthodox spin|
|25||Shreyas Iyer||Dec 6, 1994||Batsman||Right-hand bat||Right-arm leg-spin|
|26||Washington Sundar||Oct 5, 1999||All-rounder||Left-hand bat||Right-arm off-spin|
|27||Yuzvendra Chahal||Jul 23, 1990||Bowler||Right-hand bat||Right-arm leg spin|
|28||Mohammed Siraj||13 March 1994||Bowler||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
The Indian Cricket Board has divided all the players into three grades: A +, A, B, and C. Out of which A + Grade players will get Rs 7 crore. Grade A players will get 5 crore rupees. B Grade players will get 3 crore rupees and C Grade players will get 1 crore rupees.
Grade wise division of Indian cricketers:
|PERIOD||GRADE A+||GRADE A||GRADE B||GRADE C|
|Oct 2020 to Sept 2021||INR 7 Cr||INR 5 Cr||INR 3Cr||INR 1Cr|
Grade A+ category:
Out of 28 players on the list of Indian cricket team players, India’s all-format captain Virat Kohli, limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma and India’s main pace arm Jasprit Bumrah, are in the A+ category, all of whom will get Rs 7 crore.
|A+||Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah|
Grade A category:
There are 10 players in A grade, all of whom will get Rs 5 crore.
|A||Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant, and Hardik Pandya,|
Grade B category:
B Grade has Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur and Mayank Agarwal, all of whom will get Rs 3 crore.
|B||Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur and Mayank Agarwal,|
Grade C category:
C grade includes 10 players, all of whom will get Rs 1 crore.
|C||Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Mohammed Siraj|
Analysis of contract player list:
Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav have been removed from the previous List of Indian cricket team players.
On the other hand, out-of-form spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been demoted from Grade A to Grade C and Yuzvendra Chahal has also been demoted from Grade B to Grade C and Senior fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been demoted from Grade A to Grade B.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been promoted from Grade B to Grade A. Also, Shardul Thakur has been promoted to Grade B after a good performance in Australia.
Recently debuted players Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav, Prashid Krishna and Krunal Pandya were not included in this list.
Important players who are not in the BCCI contact list:
|PLAYER NAME||DATE OF BIRTH||ROLE||BATTING STYLE||BOWLING STYLE|
|Manish Pandey||10 September 1989||Batsman||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|T. Natarajan||4 April 1991||Bowler||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast|
|Dinesh Karthik||1 June 1985||Wicket-keeper batsman||Right-handed||——|
|Ishan Kishan||18 July 1998||Wicket-keeper-batsman||Left-handed||——|
|Suryakumar Yadav||14 September 1990||Batsman||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Krunal Pandya||24 March 1991||Bowling all-rounder||Left-handed||Left-arm orthodox|
|Prithvi Shaw||9 November 1999||Batsman||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|Sanju Samson||11 November 1994||Wicket-keeper batsman||Right-handed||——|
|Rahul Chahar||4 August 1999||Bowler||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Prasidh Krishna||19 February||Bowler||Right-handed||Right-arm fast|