109 Indian Cricket Players Names That All Fans Should Know

Akinwalere Olaleye
Feb 09, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Jun 07, 2022
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Hockey is the national sport of India, but people are more excited and crazy about cricket than any other sport, at least in India.

Ask anyone to name 20 hockey players, they won't be able to do so, but if you ask them 50 cricket player names, they will do that happily, and not to mention they might even name more than this. The Indian cricket team has seen a number of players come and go over the years.

Some of them are remembered until now but many of them are forgotten with time. But all of them had equal contributions to making cricket in India what it is today. So, let's see who they were.

Old Indian Cricket Players Names

They are the ones who wrote Indian cricket history and made it a revolutionary sport. It is because of them that modern Indian cricket is what it is today. So, let's dive into the history of cricket and recall some of the great Indian players. Here we go:

Ajay Jadeja was known to be the best finisher of his time.

Ajit Agarkar, one of those players who was inspired by the 1983 World Cup, was the medium pace bowler.

Ajit Wadekar was one of India's best captains and the first one to win a series in West Indies and England in 1971.

Anil Kumble was India's finest spinner and is still one of India's leading wicket-takers. 

Bapu Nadkarni was best known for being the most economical bowler in the history of cricket.

Bishan Singh Bedi played for 13 years and was a left-arm orthodox bowler.

BS Chandrashekhar played for India for 15 years and was one of the best leg spinners.

Chandu Borde was an amazing all rounder player.

Chetan Sharma was a right arm medium pace bowler.

Dilip Vengasarkar is another one of the most reliable batsmen India has ever had.

Farokh Engineer played for India for 14 years and was a good batsman.

Gundappa Vishwanath was another great batsman who has been forgotten by history.

Javagal Srinath was another player who played in the 1983 wWorld Cup.

Kapil Dev was the first Indian captain to win the World Cup for India by defeating West Indies in 1983.

Krishnamachari Srikkanth is known for his aggressive play.

Lala Amarnath cannot be forgotten for motivating players in the 1983 World Cup, and he was himself a fine player.

Madan Lal was another key player in the 1983 World Cup.

Manoj Prabhakar was one of the finest openers for the Indian cricket team and it is well supported by his statistics.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi held the record of being the youngest captain until 2004.

Mohammad Kaif was one of the quickest fielders.

Mohammed Azharuddin was another fine Indian captain and has won various awards for the same.

Mohinder Amarnath wasanother person who had a crucial role to play in the 1983 World Cup.

Navjot Singh Sidhu isanother Indian spinner and now a well-known politician.

Pankaj Roy is best known for his opening partnership with Vinoo Mankad of 419 runs against New Zealand in a test match in 1956.

Ravi Shastri is the current coach of the Indian team.

Roger Binny was the leading wicket taker in 1983 World Cup and one of the best all rounders.

Salim Durani was one of the most dependable players for the team from 1960-1972.

Sanjay Manjrekar was a handy batsman and a great fielder.

Srinivas Venkataraghavan played cricket for some time and then went on to become an ICC umpire.

Sunil Gavaskar was known to be one of the best Indian batsmen and today he is a commentator.

Syed Mushtaq Ali was the first Indian to hit an international century.

Venkatesh Prasad was the right arm pacer from Bengaluru.

Vijay Hazare was one of the oldest players. Also, he had been playing for India since before independence.

Vijay Merchant was a great Indian Batsman and his statistics support this statement.

Vinoo Mankad was India's one of the finest batsmen in First Class Cricket.

VVS Laxman was known as the most dependable middle-order batsman of his time.

Present Indian Cricket Team Players Names

It's been 90 years since India played its first international match. The legacy has been passed on from one player to another and every player has done their best to do justice to the other player of the team. Let's see who are the current players. Here we go:

Deepti Sharma is a 24-year-old all-rounder.

Hanuma Vihari was born in Kakinada and is a 28-year-old right handed batsman.

Harmanpreet Kaur is a 33-year-old all-rounder and a key player for the Indian team.

Jasprit Bumrah has been the new sensation among the bowlers.

Jayant Yadav is a Haryana-born all-rounder player.

Jhulan Goswami is 39 years old and a right-arm bowler.

Mayank Agarwal is right-handed batsman who was born in Bengaluru.

Meghna Singh is 27 years old, and play as a right-arm bowler.

Mithali Raj is the captain of the Indian Women International Cricket Team and she is a 39-year-old right-handed batsman.

Mohammed Shami is a 31-year-old right-arm pace bowler.

Pooja Vastrakar is a 22-year-old right-arm bowler.

Poonam Yadav is a 30-year-old right-arm bowler.

Rajeshwari Gayakwad is the only left handed bowler in the team.

Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the best spinner that the current Indian team has got.

Ravindra Jadeja is the coolest player in India and probably everyone knows him as the new savior.

Renuka Singh is a 26-year-old right-arm bowler.

Richa Ghosh is yet another one of the youngest players to be the wicketkeeper at the age of 18.

Rishab Pant is a Roorkee-born wicketkeeper and batsman who is just 24 years old.

Rohit Sharma is the present captain and he is the opening batsman for India. A leading name in the Indian national team.

Shafali Verma is probably the youngest women batsman who is just 18 years old.

Shreyas Iyer is a Mumbai-born 27-year-old right-handed batsman.

Smriti Mandhana is a 25-year-old left-handed batsman.

Sneh Rana is 28 years old and an all rounder player.

Taniya Bhatia is another wicketkeeper and she is just 24 years old.

Virat Kohli needs no introduction. One of the stars of the Indian national team.

Yastika Bhatia is a 21-year-old left-handed batsman.

Indian cricket players are famous across the world.

Famous Indian Cricket Players Names

There are certain players who are not in the current team and who are not old also, but they are really famous and very important from the Indian cricket point of view. Read on for names of players who starred in the Indian national team.

Ajinkya Rahane is another patient batsman and is known to be a dependable fielder.

Ambati Rayudu is a batsman who didn't play international cricket much but is a famous domestic batsman.

Amit Mishra became a sensation for spinners in the IPL.

Ashish Nehra was a good Indian bowler who is quite famous among cricket lovers.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar also known as Bhuvi is a right-arm fast-medium pace bowler.

Cheteshwar Puajara is the modern time best test batsman India has.

Dinesh Karthik has been playing international cricket since 2004 and still represents sometimes.

Gautam Gambhir is one of the best batsmen and is known for his performance in the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup.

Harbhajan Singh is another finest spinner India has.

Hardik Pandya, in recent years, has become a sensation for his batting style.

Irfan Pathan isone of India's finest all-rounders.

Ishant Sharma is one of India's finest medium-fast pace bowlers.

Kedar Jadhav is an all-rounder and has been playing since 2014.

KL Rahul is still playing for the Indian cricket team as a batsman.

Krunal Pandya is another popular cricketer who plays in ODIs and T20s for India.

Kuldeep Yadav is another finest spinner who had witnessed a great time.

Lakshmipathy Balaji is another great Indian bowler who got lost in the wind.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni isknown as Mahi and Captain Cool and he was the second Indian captain to win the World Cup. He was the best finisher and the best Indian wicketkeeper of all time.

Munaf Patel was a right-arm medium-pace bowler who played international cricket for five years.

Murali Vijay is an Indian batsman who used to open for the team in test matches.

Parthiv Patel made his debut in 2002 and is still playing.

Praveen Kumar was a bowler too, but he didn't play international cricket for long.

Prithvi Shaw is one of the youngest members of the Indian cricket team.

R.P. Singh is a left-arm fast bowler and still plays in IPL.

Rahul Dravid is supposed to be the most patient batsman in India.

Robin Uthappa is another forgotten batsman of India.

S. Sreesanth used to be a bowler but things didn't turn out to be well for him during IPL.

Sachin Tendulkar is known as the God of Cricket. One of the cricketers who was regularly featured in news for his amazing skills.

Saurav Ganguly is known as Dada in Indian cricket history. One of the cricketers who made news for all the good reasons.

Shikhar Dhawan is known to be one of the best openers in the present Indian team.

Suresh Raina is another great batsman known for his chemistry with MSD on the field.

Umesh Yadav is one of India's fast bowlers and not medium pace.

Virendra Sehwag is known as the best Indian opening batsman.

Yusuf Pathan was known as a pinch hitter.

Yuvraj Singh is lovingly called Yuvi and is known for hitting six sixes in six balls in the 2007 T20 World Cup. One of the cricketers who was regularly featured in the news.

Yuzvendra Chahal is a right-arm leg break spinner from Haryana.

Zaheer Khan is the pace bowler and is known for his performance in the 2011 World Cup.

First Indian Cricket Team Players Names

The first Indian cricket team was the first step of te country after which there was no turning back for cricket in India. The Indian cricket team made its debut in international cricket in 1932 under the captaincy of Maharaja of Porbandar. It all started there and it was the first test match team, and they went to England to play that match. So, let's see who those gentlemen were who brought us on this path. Here we go:

Amar Singh, born in Rajkot, was India's first pace bowler, an all-rounder who batted in the lower order, he was the first one to get a test cap and score fifty in a test for India.

C.K. Naidu was born in Nagpur and was the first captain of the Indian test cricket team. He was honored with Padma Bhushan.

Jahangir Khan was born in Jalandhar and was a right-arm medium pacer and right-handed batsman who after independence went to Pakistan.

Janardan Navle was born in Fulgaon and was the first wicket keeper batsman of India.

Lall Singh was born in Kuala Lumpur in modern-day Malaysia and was the first Sikh on the cricket team and was a great offensive batsman.

Mohammad Nissar was born in Hoshiarpur and was considered India's fastest bowler before independence. It is believed that he bowled faster than England and Australian bowlers.

Naoomal Jeoomal was born in Karachi and was India's first opening batsman.

Nazir Ali was born in Jalander and was an aggressive batsman.

Phiroze Palia, born in Mumbai, was a left-handed batsman.

Sorabji Colah was a right-handed batsman born in Mumbai.

Wazir Ali, born in Jalander, was a right-handed batsman and medium-pacer bowler.

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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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