The captain of the cricket team plays an important role in any match. The list of captains of the Indian World Cup from 1975 to date is mentioned in this article.
In the World Cups of 1975 and 1979, Srinivas Venkataraghavan was the captain of the Indian cricket team. After that, Kapil Dev was appointed as an Indian cricket team captain for the 1983 World Cup, making India win its first World Cup. He was the captain of World Cup 1987 also.
India has played in 13 World Cups since 1975.
Rohit Sharma is the new ODI captain of India.
Let’s have a look at the complete Indian cricket team captain list below:
|World Cup 1975||Srinivas Venkataraghavan||–|
|World Cup 1979||Srinivas Venkataraghavan||–|
|World Cup 1983||Kapil Dev||India Won World Cup|
|World Cup 1987||Kapil Dev||–|
|World Cup 1992||Mohammad Azharuddin||–|
|World Cup 1996||Mohammad Azharuddin||–|
|World Cup 1999||-Mohammad Azharuddin|
(took over as captain during the tournament)
|World Cup 2003||Sourav Ganguly||–|
|World Cup 2007||Rahul Dravid||–|
|World Cup 2011||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||India Won World Cup|
|World Cup 2015||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||–|
|World Cup 2019||Virat Kohli||–|
|World Cup 2023||Rohit Sharma||–|
Let’s have a small introduction to the Indian Cricket Team Captain List with Year:
1. World Cup 1975 and World Cup 1979 – Srinivas Venkataraghavan
Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan was born on April 21, 1945 (age 78) in Madras, Madras Presidency, British India. He is also called Venkat. He captained the Indian cricket team at the first two ICC Cricket World Cup- World Cup 1975 and 1979 World Cups. He also played for Derbyshire from 1973 to 1975. He also received the prestigious honor- Padma Shri in 2003. He was also honored with the Nayudu Award in 2004. He is the first cricketer to come on the All Cricket Team captain list.
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156 Test wickets and a glittering umpiring career. Happy Birthday to India's Srinivas Venkataraghavan! pic.twitter.com/xrazgL6BoF— ICC (@ICC) April 21, 2016
2. World Cup 1983 and World Cup 1987 – Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj was born on January 6, 1959 (age 64) in Chandigarh, India. He is also known as the Haryana Hurricane, Kapil Paaji, or Kaps. Cricket experts also say that he is one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket. He is a fast-medium bowler and middle-order batsman. He is also the only cricketer who has scored 400 wickets (434 wickets) and scored more than 5,000 runs in a Test. India also won its first World Cup in 1983 under his captaincy.
https://t.co/yx0a9X6l28 World will know the greatness of Kapil Dev after this movie, much much delayed & very well deserved recognition to the great man.— Mukul Agrawal (@MukulAg77304674) December 1, 2021
3. World Cup 1992 and World Cup 1996 – Mohammad Azharuddin
Mohammad Azizuddin Azharuddin was born on February 8, 1963 (age 60) in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. He is also known as Azhar, Ajju, Azzu, and Miyan. He is currently on the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee. He was a member of the Indian cricket team at 1990-91 Asia Cup, the 1995 Asia Cup, and the semi-finals of the 1996 Cricket World Cup.
4. World Cup 1999, World Cup 1999 and World Cup 2003 – Mohammad Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly was born on July 8, 1972 (age 51) in Behala, Calcutta, West Bengal, India. He is also known as Dada, Prince of Calcutta, Maharaj, or Bengal Tiger. He led the Indian cricket team at the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy, the 2003 Cricket World Cup, and the 2000 ICC Champions Trophy.
5. World Cup 2007 – Rahul Dravid
Rahul Sharad Dravid was born on January 11, 1973 (age 50) in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. He is known as the Wall, the Great Wall, Jammy, and Mr. Dependable. Many cricket experts refer to him as Mr. Dependable and The Wall.
6. World Cup 2011 and World Cup 2015 – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981 (age 42) in Ranchi, Bihar (present-day Jharkhand), India. He is also known as Mahi or Thala. He is a wicket-keeper-batsman. He is a captain for cricket team limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2017 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He was also a captain for the Indian cricket team at the World Cup in 2011 and 2015.
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7. World Cup 2019 – Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988 (age 34) in Delhi, India. He is also known as Cheeku and King. Virat Kohli was also captain of the Indian cricket team from 2014 to 2022. He also won the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy. He is also one of the most commercially viable cricketers, with earnings of ₹165 crore in 2022. He also comes on the list of Indian cricket team captains for the World Cup who stood out and earned lots of appreciation.
8. World Cup 2023- Rohit Sharma
Rohit Gurunath Sharma was born on June 30, 1987 (age 36) in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. He is also known as Hitman. He is the current captain of the Indian cricket team in all formats. He was also a team member for the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He also won the Arjuna Award in 2015 and the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in 2020.
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