Australia Cricket Board
Coach: Justin Langer
Captain: Aaron Finch
Test status: 1877
The Australia men’s national cricket team represents Australia in men’s international cricket. As the joint oldest team in Test cricket history, playing in the first ever Test match in 1877, the team also plays One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket, participating in both the first ODI, against England in the 1970–71 season and the first T20I, 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 830 Test matches, winning 393, losing 224, drawing 211 and tying 2. As of May 2020, Australia is ranked first in the ICC Test Championship on 116 rating points. Australia is the most successful team in Test cricket history, in terms of overall wins, win-loss ratio and wins percentage.
The team has played 949 ODI matches, winning 575, losing 331, tying 9 and with 34 ending in a no-result. As of May 2020, Australia is ranked fifth in the ICC ODI Championship on 107 rating points, though have been ranked first for 141 of 185 months since its introduction in 2002. Australia is the most successful team in ODI cricket history, winning more than 60 per cent of their matches. 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: 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.