Cricket in India - much more than just a sport
If you have ever been to an Indian cricket match you will have realised that when the India National Cricket Team play, it is much more than just a sport. Cricket is an unbelievably popular sport on the Indian subcontinent and India National Cricket Team tickets sell like wildfire. This is your chance to see Team India, one of the best sides in the game, take on the likes of England, Australia, Pakistan and many other cricketing nations. So, if you want to see the Men in Blue play Twenty Twenty or One-Day cricket in the limited overs format of the game, or see the men don the classic whites of Test cricket, hurry up and buy India cricket tickets here at StubHub. You can also check the India National Cricket Team fixtures here, so remember to come back regularly.
India National Cricket Team history
Cricket was first introduced to India in the 18th century by British sailors and the first recorded cricket match in India was played in 1721. Initially, cricket was very elitist and the European colonizers would not play against the native Indians. However, after a slow start, in 1877 the Europeans invited a team from Bombay's Parsi community to play a match. Even though cricket has been played in India for a while, the India National Cricket Team did not play their first international match until 1932 when they took in England at the home of cricket - Lords. India had to wait almost twenty years before the team recorded its first Test victory. Since then, however, India has gone on to become one of the most successful and best national cricket teams. The team is traditionally stronger at home as they play on slower, dusty pitches. However, India have won test series abroad against the likes of England, South Africa and Australia. The India National Cricket Team has also won the Cricket World Cup twice (1983 & 2011) and has also won the World Twenty20 (2007) and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. So, come and see Virat Kohli's team play abroad and at home, buy India cricket tickets today at StubHub.
Legendary Indian cricketers
India is famous for having produced some of the greatest cricketers of all time, past and present. Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and is the highest run scorer of all time in international cricket. His nickname 'God of Cricket' sums up his status in India. Current captain Virat Kohli is seen as the heir apparent to Tendulkar's crown. Other legends include Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag. So, get your India National Cricket Team tickets and cheer on the current legends of cricket in India.