Australia


Rankings:  ODI - 1st, Test - 1st, Twenty20 - 6th

AUS Bio

The Australian cricket team, in most eras, is probably the most successful team in world cricket. Along with England, it is the oldest team in Test cricket, having played in the first Test match in 1877. The Aussies have also led the ICC Test Championship table for a major period of time since the creation of the table system in 2001. The South African cricket team did lead this table for a brief period in 2003, before Australia resumed the first position.

The team has won many accolades – leading the ODI Championship table regularly and also being named World Team of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in recognition of their world record sequence of Test match victories. Some of the world’s greatest cricketers have been Australian with Sir Don Bradman being right up there in the list of illustrious cricketers. Allan Border, Ian Healy, Steve Waugh, and more recently Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne have been splendid examples of Aussie cricketing genius. Ricky Ponting, another Aussie legend has been the most successful captain in Tests as well as ODIs. For over 100 years, the Kangaroos have been famously engaging in a cricket war with their arch-rivals, England in a series called “The Ashes” and have dominated the win percentage for most of the years.

Australia have won four ICC Cricket World Cups, out of which three have come in succession - 1987, 1999, 2003, and 2007. They were undefeated in a staggering 34 consecutive World Cup matches, until Pakistan ended the streak by beating them in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. However, Australia’s hopes of winning their fourth consecutive title too, were shattered when they were knocked out by India in the quarter-finals.

AUS Records

In:
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Bangladesh 4 4 0 0 0 100
 
England 329 134 106 0 91 41
 
ICC World XI 0 1 0 0 0 0
India 84 38 23 1 24 45
 
New Zealand 54 31 8 0 18 57
 
Pakistan 59 28 14 0 17 47
 
South Africa 89 50 21 0 20 56
 
Sri Lanka 25 17 1 0 8 68
 
West Indies 114 58 32 1 25 51
 
Zimbabwe 0 3 0 0 0 0
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Matthew Hayden - 380 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Ricky Ponting. Total: 12175 runs in 154 matches with a batting average of 51.80
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Shane Warne. Total: 645 wickets in 135 matches with an average economy of 2.62
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0
Bangladesh 17 18 1 0 0 106
 
Canada 0 2 0 0 0 0
England 136 80 51 2 3 59
 
ICC World XI 0 3 0 0 0 0
India 122 72 40 0 10 59
 
Ireland 1 3 0 0 1 300
 
Kenya 4 5 0 0 0 125
 
Namibia 0 1 0 0 0 0
Netherlands 0 2 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 127 87 37 0 6 69
 
Pakistan 91 58 31 1 3 64
 
Scotland 4 5 0 0 0 125
 
South Africa 88 47 40 3 1 53
 
Sri Lanka 91 56 31 0 4 62
 
USA 0 1 0 0 0 0
West Indies 138 73 60 3 3 53
 
Zimbabwe 27 27 2 0 1 100
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Shane Watson - 185 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Ricky Ponting. Total: 13543 runs in 373 matches with a batting average of 41.79
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Glenn McGrath. Total: 380 wickets in 248 matches with an average economy of 3.86
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Bangladesh 0 3 0 0 0 0
England 10 6 5 0 1 60
 
India 12 4 8 0 0 33
 
Ireland 0 1 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 6 4 1 1 0 67
 
Pakistan 11 6 6 1 0 55
 
South Africa 14 11 6 0 0 79
 
Sri Lanka 6 1 6 0 0 17
 
West Indies 10 5 6 0 0 50
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Aaron Finch - 156 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    David Warner. Total: 1633 runs in 61 matches with a batting average of 28.15
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Shane Watson. Total: 47 wickets in 57 matches with an average economy of 7.70
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