Australia national cricket team

The Australia men's national cricket team represents Australia in men's international cricket. As the joint oldest team in Test cricket history, playing in the first ever Test match in 1877,[9] the team also plays One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket, participating in both the first ODI, against England in the 1970–71 season[10] and the first T20I, against New Zealand in the 2004–05 season,[11] winning both games. The team draws its players from teams playing in the Australian domestic competitions – the Sheffield Shield, the Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament and the Big Bash League.

Australian cricket coat of arms
AssociationCricket Australia
CaptainPat Cummins
CoachAndrew McDonald
Test status acquired1877
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull Member (1909)
ICC regionEast Asia-Pacific
ICC Rankings Current[1] Best-ever
Test 1st 1st (1 January 1952)
ODI 1st 1st (1 January 1990)
T20I 6th 1st (1 May 2020)[2]
First Testv.  England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; 15–19 March 1877
Last Testv.  India at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad; 9–13 March 2023
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total[3] 853 405/229
(217 draws, 2 ties)
This year[4] 5 1/2
(2 draws)
World Test Championship appearances1 (first in 2019–2021)
Best result3rd place (2019–2021)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv.  England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; 5 January 1971
Last ODIv.  India at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai; 22 March 2023
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[5] 978 594/341
(9 ties, 34 no results)
This year[6] 3 2/1
(0 ties, 0 no results)
World Cup appearances12 (first in 1975)
Best resultChampions (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv.  New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland; 17 February 2005
Last T20Iv.  Afghanistan at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide; 4 November 2022
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[7] 174 91/76
(3 ties, 4 no results)
This year[8] 0 0/0
(0 tie, 0 no result)
T20 World Cup appearances7 (first in 2007)
Best resultChampions (2021)

Test kit

ODI kit

T20I kit

As of 22 March 2023

The national team has played 853 Test matches, winning 405, losing 229, drawing 217 and tying 2.[12] As of May 2022, Australia is ranked first in the ICC Test Championship on 128 rating points.[13] Australia is the most successful team in Test cricket history, in terms of overall wins, win–loss ratio and wins percentage.

Test rivalries include The Ashes (with England), the Border–Gavaskar Trophy (with India), the Frank Worrell Trophy (with the West Indies), the Trans-Tasman Trophy (with New Zealand), and with South Africa.

The team has played 978 ODI matches, winning 594, losing 341, tying 9 and with 34 ending in a no-result.[14] As of May 2022, Australia is ranked third in the ICC ODI Championship on 107 rating points,[15] though have been ranked first for 141 of 185 months since its introduction in 2002. Australia is the most successful team in ODI cricket history, winning more than 60 per cent of their matches,[14] with a record seven World Cup final appearances (1975, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015) and have won the World Cup a record five times: 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. Australia is the first (and only) team to appear in four consecutive World Cup finals (1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007), surpassing the old record of three consecutive World Cup appearances by the West Indies (1975, 1979 and 1983) and the first and only team to win 3 consecutive World Cups (1999, 2003 and 2007). The team was undefeated in 34 consecutive World Cup matches until the 2011 Cricket World Cup where Pakistan beat them by 4 wickets in the Group stage.[16] It is also the second team to win a World Cup (2015) on home soil, after India (2011). Australia have also won the ICC Champions Trophy twice (2006 and 2009) making them the first and the only team to become back to back winners in the Champions Trophy tournaments. As of 2021, Australia is the only team to win five Cricket World Cups; no other team has won more than two.

The national team has played 174 Twenty20 International matches, winning 91, losing 76, tying 3 and with 4 ending in a no-result.[17] As of May 2022, Australia is ranked fifth in the ICC T20I Championship on 251 rating points.[18] Australia have won the ICC Men's T20 World Cup once, defeating New Zealand in the 2021 final.

On 12 January 2019, Australia won the first ODI against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground by 34 runs, to record their 1,000th win in international cricket.[19]

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