England and Wales Cricket Board
Coach: Chris Silverwood
Captain: Eoin Morgan, Joe Root
Test status: 1877
The England cricket team represents England and Wales in international cricket. Since 1997, it has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), having been previously governed by Marylebone Cricket Club (the MCC) since 1903. England, as a founding nation, is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status. Until the 1990s, Scottish and Irish players also played for England as those countries were not yet ICC members in their own right.
England and Australia were the first teams to play a Test match (15–19 March 1877), and along with South Africa, these nations formed the Imperial Cricket Conference (the predecessor to today’s International Cricket Council) on 15 June 1909. England and Australia also played the first ODI on 5 January 1971. England’s first T20I was played on 13 June 2005, once more against Australia.
As of 17 August 2020, England has played 1,028 Test matches, winning 374 and losing 305 (with 349 draws). In the Test series against Australia, England play for The Ashes, one of the most famous trophies in all of sport, and they have won the urn on 32 occasions. England has also played 749 ODIs, winning 377. They have appeared in the final of the Cricket World Cup four times, winning once in 2019; they have also finished as runners-up in two ICC Champions Trophies (2004 and 2013). England has played 123 T20Is, winning 61. They won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2010 and were runners-up in 2016.
As of 8 September 2020, England is ranked fourth in Tests, first in ODIs, and second in T20Is by the ICC.