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The Australia national cricket team represents the country of Australia in international cricket. It is the joint oldest team in Test cricket history, having played in the first ever Test match in 1877. The team also plays One Day International cricket and Twenty20 International, participating in both the first ODI, against England in the 1970–71 season and the first Twenty20 International, 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.

Australia
Australia cricket logo.svg
The Australian Coat of Arms - The Insignia on the baggy green
Test status acquired 1877
Captain Steve Smith
Coach Darren Lehmann
ICC Rankings Current Best-ever
Test
ODI
T20I
3rd
1st
5th
1st
1st
1st
Test Matches
First Test
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total 795 374/213
(206 draws, 2 ties)
This year 10 4/5 (1 draw)
Last Test
One-Day Internationals
First ODI
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total 891 550/300
(9 ties, 32 no result)
This year 29 17/11
(0 ties, 1 no result)
Last ODI
World Cup Appearances 11 (first in 1975)
Best result Champions (5 times)
T20 Internationals
First T20I
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total 90 46/41
(2 ties, 1 no result)
This year 12 6/6
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Last T20I
World Twenty20 Appearances 6 (first in 2007)
Best result Runners-up (2010)

1st kit

2nd kit

As of 19 December 2016

The Australia national cricket team represents the country of Australia in international cricket. It is the joint oldest team in Test cricket history, having played in the first ever Test match in 1877. The team also plays One Day International cricket and Twenty20 International, participating in both the first ODI, against England in the 1970–71 season and the first Twenty20 International, 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.

The national team has played 795 Test matches, winning 374, losing 213, drawing 206 and tying 2. Australia is ranked the number-one team overall in Test cricket in terms of overall wins, win-loss ratio and wins percentage. As of 25 November 2016, Australia is ranked third in the ICC Test Championship on 108 rating points.

The Australian Cricket team has played 891 ODI matches, winning 550, losing 300, tying 9 and with 32 ending in no-result. They currently lead the ICC ODI Championship, having done so for 130 of 161 months since its introduction in 2002. Australia have made a record seven World Cup final appearances (1975, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015) and have won the World Cup a record five times in total; 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 West Indies (1975, 1979 and 1983) and the first team to win 3 consecutive world cups (1999, 2003 and 2007). It is also the second team to win a World Cup (2015) on home soil, after India (2011).

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. 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 winners in the Champions Trophy tournaments. The team has also played 90 Twenty20 Internationals, winning 46, losing 41, tying 2 and with 1 ending in no-result making the final of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20, which they eventually lost to England.

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