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History of cricket in India from 2000–01

  (Redirected from 2003–04 Indian cricket season)


Current Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag (left to right)

The BCCI tinkered with the Duleep Trophy in the 2002–03 season. The original zonal teams were replaced by five new teams called Elite A, Elite B, Elite C, Plate A and Plate B. These teams were constructed from the new Elite Group and Plate Group divisions which had been introduced into the Ranji Trophy that season. However, this format lasted for only one season as it was felt that the new teams lacked a sense of identity. From the 2003–04 season, the five original zonal teams competed along with a sixth guest team which was a touring foreign team. The first guest team was England A in 2003–04.

The Indian Premier League has become very popular in India since its inaugural in 2008.

Mumbai (formerly Bombay) has continued its dominance of the domestic scene into the 21st century by winning the Ranji Trophy five times in the first decade.

Noted Indian cricketers in the 21st century include Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, VVS Laxman, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli.

India won the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007.

India was the first Sub-continental team to win a Test match at the WACA in January 2008 against Australia.

Indian cricket team under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and brilliant performances from Gautam Gambhir & Yuvraj Singh also went on to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and became the first team in history to win the Cup at home.

Domestic cricketEdit

Ranji Trophy winnersEdit

Duleep Trophy winnersEdit

International tours of IndiaEdit

Zimbabwe 2000–01Edit

Australia 2000–01Edit

England 2001–02Edit

Zimbabwe 2001–02Edit

West Indies 2002–03Edit

New Zealand 2003–04Edit

Australia 2004–05Edit

South Africa 2004–05Edit

Pakistan 2004–05Edit

South Africa 2005–06Edit

Limited overs tour only.

Sri Lanka 2005–06Edit

England 2005–06Edit

Sri Lanka 2006–07Edit

Limited overs tour only.

West Indies 2006–07Edit

Limited overs tour only.

External sourcesEdit

Further readingEdit