The Australia national cricket team is the representation of the country of Australia in international fixtures.
This includes bilateral series against other nations or any sorts of global events which are organized by the International Cricket Council such as the ICC Champions Trophy, ICC ODI World Cup, ICC World Test Championship, and ICC T20 World Cup.
History of Cricket Australia
The cricket team of Australia is considered to be one of the oldest national teams in the history of cricket.
They were involved in the first-ever test match in the year 1877, the first-ever ODI in the year 1971, the first-ever T20I in the year 2005, and the first Day/Night Test in 2015.
Over the years, they have been actively participating in all the multi-nation tournaments that are organized by the ICC.
Australian Cricket Board
Cricket Australia is the former name for the Australian Cricket Board ( ACB ) . It is the governing body for amateur and professional cricket in Australia. Formed in the year 1905, it was known as the Australian Board of Control for International Cricket.
Not only that, it is also involved in operating all the national representative cricket sides of Australia, including the Men’s and the Women’s along the Youth sides.
CA also hosts and organizes one-day internationals and test tours with various other nations. They are also responsible for scheduling the Australia cricket fixtures.
Prominent Australia National Cricket Team Players
ICC Cricket World Cup
Since 1975, the cricket team of Australia has participated in almost all editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup. They are also the winner of the title most number of the times, i.e. 5 times, which includes a hat trick of titles from the year 1999 to 2007.
It was again in the years 1987 and 2015, they achieved the other two victories. The team was the runner up in the inaugural edition held in the year 1975. In the years 1992 and 2015, the World Cup tournament was co-hosted by Australia with New Zealand .
Performance of Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup (as of September 2019)
|Matches played||Won||Lost||No result||Tied|
ICC T20 World Cup
This was previously known to be the World T20. This is the only multi-nation event that the Australian Cricket team has not won.
They reached very close to the title in the year 2010 but, unfortunately, the England cricket team defeated them in the finals in the year 2010 in the Caribbean islands. To this day, they are striving to make it to the finals again.
Performance of Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup (as of September 2019)
ICC Champions Trophy
In both the years 2006 and 2009, the Men in Yellow won the Championship. But they have not played any other finals. Also, the ICC Champions Trophy previously known as ICC Knockout Trophy is not yet seen in the continent of Australia.
Performance of Australia in the ICC Champions Trophy (as of September 2019)
|Mitchell Marsh||29||All-rounder||Right Handed|
|Adam Zampa||28||Bowler||Right Arm Leg spin|
|Mitchell Johnson||39||Bowler||Left Arm Fast Seam|
|Sean Abbott||28||All-rounder||Right Handed|
|Peter Handscomb||29||Batsman||Right Handed|
|Kane Richardson||29||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam|
|Nathan Lyon||33||Bowler||Right Arm Off-Spin|
|Marcus Stoinis||31||All-rounder||Right Handed|
|Ricky Ponting||46||Batsman||Right Handed|
|Mitchell Starc||30||Bowler||Left Arm Fast Seam|
|Ashton Agar||27||Bowler||Left Arm Orthodox|
|Shane Watson||39||All-rounder||Right Handed|
|Aaron Finch||34||Opening Batsman||Right Handed|
|Marnus Labuschagne||26||Batsman||Right Handed|
|Marcus North||41||Middle Order Batsman||-|
|D'Arcy Short||30||Middle Order Batsman||-|
|Josh Hazlewood||29||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam|
|Jhye Richardson||24||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam|
|Pat Cummins||27||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam|
|Matthew Wade||33||Wicket Keeper||-|
|David Warner||34||Opening Batsman||-|
|Jason Behrendorff||30||Bowler||Left Arm Fast Seam|
|Michael Clarke||39||Middle Order Batsman||Right Handed|
|Glenn Maxwell||32||All-rounder||Right Handed|
|Steve Smith||31||Batsman||Right Handed|
|Chris Rogers||43||Opening Batsman||-|
|Brad Haddin||43||Wicket Keeper||Right Handed|
|James Pattinson||30||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam|
|Alex Carey||29||Wicket Keeper||-|
|Ed Cowan||38||Opening Batsman||-|
|Peter Siddle||36||Bowler||Right Arm Fast Seam|
|Tim Paine||36||Wicket Keeper Batsman||Right Handed Batsman|
The Ashes is a Test cricket series which is played between Australia and England. It was first staged in the year 1877. An epitaph published this name in the year 1882 after the first victory of the Australian team over England.
This was held at the Oval, London (England). The epitaph lamented the cricket of England to be dead, and thus the name Ashes came into existence. In the following year, the captain of the England team received an urn that contained the ashes of a wicket bail in Australia. Presently, the urn is well preserved in the Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Aaron Finch (ODIs and T20Is)
Tim Paine (Tests)
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