The Australia national cricket team is a men’s cricket team representing Australia in various international ICC test, one-day, and T20 cricket tournaments. It is one of the oldest and most successful teams in the history of Test and one-day cricket.
AUSTRALIA NATIONAL CRICKET TEAM
The team played its first test match in 1877 against England. Their first one-day was against England in 1970-71, and the first T20 was against New Zealand in 2004-05. Australia came up as a winner in both the matches. Australia has always been known for a strong team. The team chooses its players from the teams that play domestic tournaments such as the Big Bash League. The Australian team has also played the first-ever day/night test match in 2015. They have been participating in almost all the ICC tournaments over the years and delivering top performance.
The Australia national cricket team has so far played 830 test matches. Out of that they have won 393 matches and lost 224 matches. At the end of June 2020, Australia was ranked first in the ICC test ranking. Australian cricket team has had the most success in test cricket history in terms of winning percentage.
In ODIs, the Australian cricket has played 942 matches. Out of which they have won 573 matches and lost 326 matches. At the end of June 2020, the Australia team ODI ranking is fifth. Though they have stayed on the top spot for a long time since 2002, 141 out of 185 months to be exact. Australia has won more than 60% of the total matches they have played to date. On 12 January 2019, Australia beat India at the Sydney Cricket Ground by 34 runs. It was their 1,000th win playing international cricket.
The Australian team has a huge fan following around the world. Their current test captain is Tim Paine and the ODI and T20 captain is Aaron Finch.
|Alex Carey||Wicket Keeper||–||29|
|Mitchell Marsh||All-rounder||Right Handed||29|
|Chris Rogers||Opening Batsman||–||43|
|Simon Katich||Opening Batsman||–||45|
|Sean Abbott||All-rounder||Right Handed||28|
|Phillip Hughes||Opening Batsman||–||32|
|Mitchell Johnson||Bowler||Left Arm Fast Seam||39|
|Steve Smith||Batsman||Right Handed||31|
|Ashton Agar||Bowler||Left Arm Orthodox||27|
|Pat Cummins||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam||27|
|Ed Cowan||Opening Batsman||–||38|
|Kane Richardson||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam||29|
|Mitchell Starc||Bowler||Left Arm Fast Seam||30|
|Brad Haddin||Wicket Keeper||Right Handed||43|
|Nathan Lyon||Bowler||Right Arm Off Spin||33|
|Shane Watson||All-rounder||Right Handed||39|
|Marcus Stoinis||All-rounder||Right Handed||31|
|Peter Handscomb||Batsman||Right Handed||29|
|Ben Hilfenhaus||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam||37|
|Peter Siddle||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam||36|
|Ricky Ponting||Batsman||Right Handed||46|
|Marcus North||Middle Order Batsman||–||41|
|Adam Zampa||Bowler||Right Arm Leg spin||28|
|James Pattinson||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam||30|
|Jhye Richardson||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam||24|
|Jason Behrendorff||Bowler||Left Arm Fast Seam||30|
|D’Arcy Short||Middle Order Batsman||–||30|
|Josh Hazlewood||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam||29|
|Glenn Maxwell||All-rounder||Right Handed||32|
|Marnus Labuschagne||Batsman||Right Handed||26|
|Nathan Hauritz||Bowler||Right Arm Off Spin||39|
|David Warner||Opening Batsman||–||34|
|Aaron Finch||Opening Batsman||Right Handed||34|
|Michael Clarke||Middle Order Batsman||Right Handed||39|
|Matthew Wade||Wicket Keeper||–||33|
LAST MATCH RESULTS
ICC WORLD CUP
Australian cricket team has never missed any edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup since 1975. They have the record of winning the world cup the most number of times including 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015. In this, they also have a hat trick of titles from 1999 to 2007. Indeed, the Australia cricket team is the first team to reach 4 successive world cup finals of 1996, 1999, 2003, and 2007. The team had also remained unbeaten in 34 consecutive world cup matches until 2011, where they were defeated by Pakistan in the Group stage match.
ICC WORLD CUP T20
Australia has not won any ICC T20 World Cup title. They came very close to the title in 2010 when they reached the finals. But they lost the title to England. The ICC T20 World Cup 2020 will be held in Australia. Australia has played 29 matches in T20 World cup tournaments and has won 16 matches out of them.
Trophies and Awards
|1987||ICC Cricket World Cup|
|1999||ICC Cricket World Cup|
|2002||Laureus World Sports Award for Team of the Year|
|2003||ICC Cricket World Cup|
|2006||ICC Champions Trophy|
|2007||ICC Cricket World Cup|
|2009||ICC Champions Trophy|
|2015||ICC Cricket World Cup|
*Last updated in Sept 2019