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, 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 and the first T20I, against New Zealand in the 2004–05 season, 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
|Test captain||Tim Paine|
|One Day captain||Aaron Finch|
|T20I captain||Aaron Finch|
|Test status acquired||1877|
|ICC status||Full Member (1909)|
|ICC region||East Asia-Pacific|
1st (1 January 1952)|
1st (1 January 1990)|
1st (1 May 2020)|
|First Test||v. England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; 15–19 March 1877|
|Last Test||v. India at The Gabba, Brisbane; 15–19 January 2021|
(212 draws, 2 ties)
|World Test Championship appearances||1 (first in 2019–2021)|
|Best result||3rd place (2019–2021)|
|First ODI||v. England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; 5 January 1971|
|Last ODI||v. West Indies at Kensington Oval, Barbados; 26 July 2021|
(9 ties, 34 no results)
(0 ties, 0 no results)
|World Cup appearances||12 (first in 1975)|
|Best result||Champions (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015)|
|First T20I||v. New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland; 17 February 2005|
|Last T20I||v. Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka; 9 August 2021|
(2 ties, 3 no results)
(0 ties, 0 no result)
|T20 World Cup appearances||6 (first in 2007)|
|Best result||Runners-up (2010)|
|As of 9 August 2021|
The national team has played 834 Test matches, winning 394, losing 226, drawing 212 and tying 2. As of January 2021, Australia is ranked third in the ICC Test Championship on 113 rating points. Australia is the most successful team in Test cricket history, in terms of overall wins, win-loss ratio and wins percentage.
The team has played 958 ODI matches, winning 581, losing 334, tying 9 and with 34 ending in a no-result. As of January 2021, Australia is ranked fourth in the ICC ODI Championship on 111 rating points, 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, 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. 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. Australia is the only team to win 5 Cricket World Cups, no other team has won more than 2 Cricket World Cups at most.
The national team has played 146 Twenty20 International matches, winning 73, losing 68, tying 2 and with 3 ending in a no-result. As of January 2021, Australia is ranked second in the ICC T20I Championship on 272 rating points. Additionally, the team made the final of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20, in which they lost to England.
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.