Australia National Cricket Team Schedule and Matches

The Australia national cricket team is the joint oldest team in Test cricket history, having played in the first ever Test match in 1877.

The Australian men’s national cricket team represents Australia in international cricket. As one of the oldest teams 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.

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Australia nation Cricket team in Test

The Australia nation cricket team has played 827 Test matches, winning 390, losing 224, drawing 211 and tying 2. As of November 2019, Australia is ranked fifth in the ICC Test Championship on 99 rating points. Australia is the most successful team in Test cricket history, in terms of overall wins, win-loss ratio and wins percentage.

Australia nation Cricket team in ODI

The Australia nation cricket team has played 942 ODI matches, winning 573, losing 326, tying 9 and with 34 ending in a no-result. As of July 2019, Australia is ranked third in the ICC ODI Championship on 113 rating points, though have been ranked first for 141 of 185 months since its introduction in 2002. Australia is the most successful ODI team in history, winning more than 60 per cent of their matches. Australia have made a record seven World Cup final appearances (197519871996199920032007 and 2015) and have won the World Cup a record five times: 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. Australia is the first 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 team to win 3 consecutive World Cups (1999, 2003 and 2007). The team was undefeated in 34 consecutive World Cup matches until 19 March at the 2011 Cricket World Cup where Pakistan beat them by 4 wickets. 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 nation Cricket team in Twenty20

The Australia national cricket team has played 122 Twenty20 International matches, winning 65, losing 52, tying 2 and with 3 ending in a no-result. As of August 2019, Australia is ranked fifth in the ICC T20I Championship on 261 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.

Australian cricket team

The Australian cricket team participated in the first Test match at the MCG in 1877, defeating an English team by 45 runs, with Charles Bannerman making the first Test century, a score of 165 retired hurt. Test cricket, which only occurred between Australia and England at the time, was limited by the long distance between the two countries, which would take several months by sea. Despite Australia’s much smaller population, the team was very competitive in early games, producing stars such as Jack BlackhamBilly MurdochFred “The Demon” SpofforthGeorge BonnorPercy McDonnellGeorge Giffen and Charles “The Terror” Turner. Most cricketers at the time were either from New South Wales or Victoria, with the notable exception of George Giffen, the star South Australian all-rounder.

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