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Test status granted 1877
First Test match v England at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 15–19 March 1877
Captain of Test and ODI teams Michael Clarke
Captain of Twenty20 Cameron White
Coach Tim Nielsen
Official ICC Test and ODI ranking 5th (Test), 1st (ODI)
Test matches 731
- This year 2/2
Last Test match v England at the SCG, Sydney, Australia 3–7 January 2011
Wins/losses 341/192
- This year 2/2
As of 7 January 2011

The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. It is the joint oldest team in Test cricket, having played in the first Test match in 1877 (defeating England by 45 runs).

As of 20 January 2010, the Australian team has played 719 Test matches, winning 51.87%, losing 20.87% and drawing 26.98% of its games. It has a winning record against every other Test nation. The Australian national cricket team has also led the ICC Test Championship table for the majority of the time since the creation of the ICC Test table system in January 2001. The South African cricket team did lead this table for a brief period from January to May 2003, before Australia resumed the first position on the table. Australia has since dropped down to third in the Test rankings behind India and South Africa..

Australia have made 6 world cup final appearances and have won the Cricket World Cup 4 times in total; 1987, 1999, 2003 & 2007. Australia have also won the ICC Champions Trophy twice in 2006 and in 2009 making them the first and the only team to become Back to Back champions in the Champions Trophy tournaments. Australia also have been the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup champions (Under 19 Cricket World Cup) in 1988 and 2002. Australia were semi finalist in the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007.

As of 28 April 2007 they are undefeated in 29 consecutive World Cup matches. They have led the ICC One-Day International Championship table from its inception through to 18 February 2007, and then again from 7 April 2007 until 30 January 2009. In 2002, they were named World Team of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in recognition of their world record sequence of test match victories.



History

Upcoming fixtures

International grounds

Australia currently plays Test cricket at each of the following grounds:

Venue City Capacity
Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne 100,024
Perth Stadium Perth 60,000
Adelaide Oval Adelaide 53,500
Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney 48,000
Brisbane Cricket Ground Brisbane 36,000
Bellerive Oval Hobart 19,500
Manuka Oval Canberra 12,000
Marrara Oval Darwin 12,000

Statistics and records

Current squad

This lists all the active players who have played for Australia in the past year (since 30 March 2018) and the forms in which they have played in that time, along with any players outside this criteria who've been selected in the team's most recent squad (these players appear in italics).

For the 2019–20 season, Cricket Australia's National Selection Panel (NSP) have announced 20 players contracted to the national side from which selectors choose Test, One-day and Twenty20 International teams. Salaries are based on a player ranking system decided by the NSP as well as match fees, tour fees and prize money for on-field success. Uncontracted players remain eligible for selection and can be upgraded to a Cricket Australia contract if they gain regular selection.

Key

  • S/N – Shirt number
  • C – Contracted to Cricket Australia (Y = Holds contract)
Name Age Batting style Bowling style State Forms S/N C Notes
Opening Batsmen
Joe Burns 30 Right-handed Right-arm off break Queensland Test 15
Aaron Finch 33 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Victoria Test, ODI, T20I 5 Y ODI and T20I Captain
Marcus Harris 28 Left-handed Right-arm off break Victoria Test 14 Y
Matt Renshaw 24 Left-handed Right-arm off break Queensland Test
David Warner 33 Left-handed Right-arm leg break New South Wales ODI 31 Y
Middle-order Batsmen
Peter Handscomb 29 Right-handed Right-arm medium Victoria Test, ODI, T20I 29 Y
Travis Head 26 Left-handed Right-arm off break South Australia Test, ODI, T20I 62 Y Test Vice-Captain
Usman Khawaja 33 Left-handed Right-arm medium Queensland Test, ODI 1 Y
Chris Lynn 30 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Queensland ODI, T20I 50
Nic Maddinson 28 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Victoria T20I 53
Shaun Marsh 37 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Western Australia Test, ODI 9 Y
Ben McDermott 25 Right-handed Right-arm medium Tasmania T20I 47
Kurtis Patterson 27 Left-handed Right-arm off break/leg break New South Wales Test
Steve Smith 31 Right-handed Right-arm leg break New South Wales ODI 49 Y
Ashton Turner 27 Right-handed Right-arm off break Western Australia ODI, T20I 70
Wicket-keepers
Alex Carey 28 Left-handed Right-arm medium South Australia ODI, T20I 4 Y ODI and T20I Vice-Captain
Tim Paine 35 Right-handed Right-arm medium Tasmania Test, ODI 36 Y Test Captain
All-rounders
Ashton Agar 26 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Western Australia ODI, T20I 46
Marnus Labuschagne 26 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Queensland Test 33
Mitchell Marsh 28 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Western Australia Test, ODI, T20I 8
Glenn Maxwell 31 Right-handed Right-arm off break Victoria ODI, T20I 32 Y
Michael Neser 30 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Queensland ODI 18
D'Arcy Short 30 Left-handed Slow left-arm unorthodox Western Australia ODI, T20I 23
Marcus Stoinis 30 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Western Australia ODI, T20I 17 Y
Jack Wildermuth 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Queensland T20I 24
Pace Bowlers
Jason Behrendorff 30 Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium Western Australia ODI, T20I 65
Nathan Coulter-Nile 32 Right-handed Right-arm fast Western Australia ODI, T20I 6 Y
Pat Cummins 27 Right-handed Right-arm fast New South Wales Test, ODI, T20I 30 Y Test, ODI and T20I Vice-Captain
Josh Hazlewood 29 Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium New South Wales Test, ODI 38 Y
Jhye Richardson 23 Left-handed Right-arm fast Western Australia Test, ODI, T20I 60 Y
Kane Richardson 29 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium South Australia ODI, T20I 55
Chadd Sayers 32 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast South Australia Test
Peter Siddle 35 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Victoria Test, ODI 10
Billy Stanlake 25 Left-handed Right-arm fast Queensland ODI, T20I 37
Mitchell Starc 30 Left-handed Left-arm fast New South Wales Test, ODI, T20I 56 Y
Andrew Tye 33 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Western Australia ODI, T20I 68
Spin Bowlers
Jon Holland 33 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Victoria Test 41
Nathan Lyon 32 Right-handed Right-arm off break New South Wales Test, ODI, T20I 67 Y
Mitchell Swepson 26 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Queensland T20I 22
Adam Zampa 28 Right-handed Right-arm leg break South Australia ODI, T20I 63 Y

See also

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