England cricket team

national cricket team

The England cricket team is the team that represents England and Wales in international cricket.[2] Since 1 January 1997 it has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), having been previously governed by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) from 1903 until the end of 1996.[3][4]

First Test matchv Australia Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 15–19 March 1877
Test captainJoe Root
ODI and Twenty20 captainEoin Morgan
CoachChris Silverwood
Current ICC Test, ODI and T20I ranking4th (Test)
1st (ODI)
1st (T20I)[1]
All-time best ICC Test, ODI and T20I ranking1st (Test)
1st (ODI)
1st (T20I)
Test matches
 – This year
Last Test matchvs  Sri Lanka at Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle, 22-25 January 2021
 – This year
As of 25 January 2021

England and Australia were the first teams to play a Test match (between 15 and 19 March 1877). These two countries plus South Africa formed the Imperial Cricket Conference (predecessor to today's International Cricket Council) on 15 June 1909. England and Australia also played the first One Day International (ODI) on 5 January 1971. England's first Twenty20 International (T20I) was played on 13 June 2005, once more against Australia.

As of 25 January 2021, England has played 1,030 Test matches, winning 376 and losing 305 (with 349 draws). The team has won The Ashes on 32 occasions, the same number as their opponents Australia.[5] England has also played 752 ODIs, winning 378,[6] and its record in major ODI tournaments includes finishing as runners-up in three Cricket World Cups (1979, 1987 and 1992), and two ICC Champions Trophys (2004 and 2013). The team has played 126 T20Is, winning 64.[7] They won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2010, and were runners-up in 2016.

England are currently ranked fourth in Tests, first in ODIs and first in T20Is by the ICC.[1]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "hICC rankings - ICC Test, ODI and Twenty20 rankings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  2. Until 1992 it also represented Scotland
  3. "AboutECB". England and Wales Cricket Board. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  4. "MCC History". MCC. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  5. "Records / England / Test matches / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  6. "Records / England / One-Day Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  7. "Records / England / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2021.