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Australia National Cricket Team Details

Team Australia
Nickname Kangaroos, Aussies
Governing body Cricket Australia (CA)
Captain (s) Pat Cummins
Coach Andrew McDonald
First Test v. England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; 15–19 March 1877
First ODI v. England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; 5 January 1971
First T20I v.  New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland; 17 February 2005

The Australia National Cricket Team represents Australia in men’s international cricket. The Australian cricket team is also known as the Aussies and Kangaroos. They are governed by Cricket Australia (CA). The Australian cricket team is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and plays all three formats. Australia is also the most successful team in the game, having won more ICC trophies than any other team.

Australia has won six ICC World Cups, a feat unmatched by any other team, none of whom have managed more than two victories. Additionally, Australia has triumphed in both the T20 World Cup and the World Test Championship, making them the only team to have secured victories in the ICC World Cup, T20 World Cup, and the World Test Championship.

Australia National Cricket Team History

  • Australia played their first Test match against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1877 and won that game by 45 runs. Charles Bannerman starred with the bat in the game, scoring the first Test century (165) and retired hurt.
  • The Ashes rivalry began in 1882 after Fred Spofforth’s sensational spell of 7/44 helped Australia defend 84 runs at the Oval. After the game, The Sporting Times printed a mock obituary in which the death of English cricket was proclaimed and the announcement made that “the body was cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.
  • The 1930s saw the emergence of the legendary Sir Donald Bradman, widely regarded as the greatest batsman of all time. He retired after setting a number of major batting records such as the highest Test score (334 vs England, 1930), most runs (6996), most centuries (29), and a Test batting average of 99.94.
  • Apart from playing the first-ever Test, Australia was also involved in the first-ever ODI in 1971, the first-ever T20I in 2005, and the first-ever Day/Night Test in 2015.

Australia National Cricket Team ICC World Cup record:

Australia are the most successful team in the history of the ICC World Cup. They have won six of the thirteen editions so far including winning three in a row from 1999 to 2007. The Australia National Cricket Team has also finished runners-up on two occasions.

Year Round Position GP W L T NR
1975 Runners-up 2/8 5 3 2 0 0
1979 Group stage 6/8 3 1 2 0 0
1983 Group Stage 6/8 6 2 4 0 0
1987 Champions 1/8 8 7 1 0 0
1992 Group Stage 5/9 8 4 4 0 0
1996 Runners-up 2/12 7 5 2 0 0
1999 Champions 1/12 10 7 2 1 0
2003 Champions 1/14 11 11 0 0 0
2007 Champions 1/16 11 11 0 0 0
2011 Quarter-finals 6/14 7 4 2 0 1
2015 Champions 1/14 9 7 1 0 1
2019 Semi-finals 4/10 10 7 3 0 0
2023 Champions 1/10 11 9 2 0 0

Australia National Cricket Team ICC T20 World Cup record:

Australia has won the T20 World Cup once so far. 

Year Round Position GP W L T NR
2007 Semi-finals 3/12 6 3 3 0 0
2009 Group Stage 11/12 2 0 2 0 0
2010 Runners-up 2/12 7 6 1 0 0
2012 Semi-finals 3/12 6 4 2 0 0
2014 Super 10 8/16 4 1 3 0 0
2016 Super 10 6/16 4 2 2 0 0
2021 Champions 1/16 7 6 1 0 0
2022 Super 12 5/16 5 3 1 0 1

Australia National Cricket Team ICC Champions Trophy record:

Australia has also played in all the editions of the ICC Champions Trophy and has won it twice so far – 2006, 2009.

Australia Team Today/Current Australian cricket team:

Here is the list of prominent players who are part of the current Australian cricket team: Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Steve Smith, Mitch Starc, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell

Australia National Cricket Team FAQs

Who is the best batsman in Australia?

The best Australian player in the history of cricket was Don Bradman. He had a Test batting average of 99.94, almost 40 runs per innings.

How old is Australian cricket?

The Australian cricket team is one of the oldest teams in international cricket. Australia played their first Test against England way back in 1877. It was also the first ever Test match.

Who is the captain of the current Australian cricket team?

Pat Cummins is the captain of the current Australian team.