Australia


Rankings:  ODI - 1st, Test - 2nd, Twenty20 - 3rd

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 336 138 105 0 93 41
 
ICC World XI 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
India 90 40 24 1 25 44
 
New Zealand 52 27 8 0 17 52
 
Pakistan 59 28 14 0 17 47
 
South Africa 91 50 21 0 20 55
 
Sri Lanka 26 17 1 0 8 65
 
West Indies 111 54 32 1 24 49
 
Zimbabwe 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Matthew Hayden - 380 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Ricky Ponting. Total: 13378 runs in 168 matches with a batting average of 51.85
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Shane Warne. Total: 708 wickets in 145 matches with an average economy of 2.65
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Afghanistan 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
Bangladesh 19 18 1 0 0 95
 
Canada 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
England 131 77 49 2 3 59
 
ICC World XI 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
India 118 68 40 0 10 58
 
Ireland 3 2 0 0 1 67
 
Kenya 5 5 0 0 0 100
 
Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Netherlands 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 127 86 35 0 6 68
 
Pakistan 93 58 31 1 3 62
 
Scotland 5 5 0 0 0 100
 
South Africa 88 46 39 3 0 52
 
Sri Lanka 91 56 31 0 4 62
 
USA 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
West Indies 135 70 59 3 3 52
 
Zimbabwe 30 27 2 0 1 90
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Shane Watson - 185 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Ricky Ponting. Total: 13589 runs in 374 matches with a batting average of 41.81
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Brett Lee. Total: 380 wickets in 221 matches with an average economy of 4.76
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Bangladesh 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
England 12 7 4 0 1 58
 
India 9 4 5 0 0 44
 
Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 5 4 0 1 0 80
 
Pakistan 13 5 7 1 0 38
 
South Africa 14 9 5 0 0 64
 
Sri Lanka 8 2 6 0 0 25
 
West Indies 11 5 6 0 0 45
 
Zimbabwe 1 0 1 0 0 0
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Aaron Finch - 156 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    David Warner. Total: 1444 runs in 52 matches with a batting average of 29.46
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Shane Watson. Total: 39 wickets in 48 matches with an average economy of 7.60
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