The England cricket team represents England and Wales in international cricket. Since 1997, it has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), having been previously governed by Marylebone Cricket Club (the MCC) since 1903. England, as a founding nation, is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status. Until the 1990s, Scottish and Irish players also played for England as those countries were not yet ICC members in their own right.
Three Lions Symbol representing England and Wales cricket teams
|Association||England and Wales Cricket Board|
|Test captain||Joe Root|
|One Day captain||Eoin Morgan|
|T20I captain||Eoin Morgan|
|Test status acquired||1877|
|ICC status||Full Member (1909)|
1st (1 June 1955)|
1st (1 January 1981)|
1st (24 October 2011)|
|First Test||v. Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; 15–19 March 1877|
|Last Test||v. India at The Oval, London; 2–6 September 2021|
|World Test Championship appearances||1 (first in 2019–2021)|
|Best result||4th place (2019–2021)|
|First ODI||v. Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; 5 January 1971|
|Last ODI||v. Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham; 13 July 2021|
(9 ties, 29 no result)
(0 ties, 1 no result)
|World Cup appearances||12 (first in 1975)|
|Best result||Champions (2019)|
|First T20I||v. Australia at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton; 13 June 2005|
|Last T20I||v. Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester; 20 July 2021|
(2 ties, 5 no results)
(0 ties, 0 no result)
|T20 World Cup appearances||6 (first in 2007)|
|Best result||Champions (2010)|
|As of 6 September 2021|
England and Australia were the first teams to play a Test match (15–19 March 1877), and along with South Africa, these nations formed the Imperial Cricket Conference (the predecessor to today's International Cricket Council) on 15 June 1909. England and Australia also played the first ODI on 5 January 1971. England's first T20I was played on 13 June 2005, once more against Australia.
As of 6 September 2021, England have played 1,040 Test matches, winning 378 and losing 311 (with 351 draws). In Test series against Australia, England play for The Ashes, one of the most famous trophies in all of sport, and they have won the urn on 32 occasions. England have also played 760 ODIs, winning 383. They have appeared in the final of the Cricket World Cup four times, winning once in 2019; they have also finished as runners-up in two ICC Champions Trophies (2004 and 2013). England have played 136 T20Is, winning 70. They won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2010, and were runners-up in 2016.
As of 16 September 2021, England are ranked fourth in Tests, second in ODIs and first in T20Is by the ICC.