The England national cricket team is one of the oldest cricket teams in the world. Cricket is the national game of England and is quite popular. The team represents England and Wales in international cricket tournaments together with test, one-day, and T20 series against other cricket-playing nations or any international tournaments organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC) such as ICC World Cup, Champions Trophy, T20 World Cup, World Test Championship, and more.
England had hosted the first-ever test match in 1877, and they played their first-ever ODI in 1971. Both the matches were played against the Australian cricket team. Lord’s cricket ground in London is one of the most revered cricket grounds in the world, and it is also known as The Home of Cricket’. To date, the England cricket team has taken part in all the ICC events.
England and Wales Cricket Board
The English cricket and England Cricket Team & Players are governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) since January 1997 and the board represents England cricket on the ICC panel. The ECB looks after the ticket sale, sponsorship, broadcasting rights, etc. in regards to the England team. Before 1997, the TCCB (Test and County Cricket Board) (TCCB) was governing the English team.
ICC Cricket World Cup
The first three ICC one-day world cup tournaments were organized in England, and after that, they also hosted 1999 and 2019 world cup tournaments. The England team has won one world cup in 2019, and they finished as runner-ups in 1987 and 1992.
ICC World Cup 2019
The England cricket team won its first-ever 50-over ICC World Cup in 2019. The final was played between New Zealand and England at Lord’s in London. The final match ended in a tie where both the teams had scored 241 runs, followed by a Super Over. In the end, England was declared the winner based on which team had more number of boundaries. This final is considered one of the most exciting World cup finals.
ICC T20 World Cup 2010
the 2010 T20 World cup was the third edition of the tournament. It was won by England who had beaten Australia in the finals. Kevin Peterson was awarded the player of the tournament. England won by seven wickets under the captaincy of Paul Collingwood.
The current England team is being led by Joe Root as test captain, and Eoin Morgan as One-day and T20 captain.