England


Rankings:  ODI - 5th, Test - 4th, Twenty20 - 8th

ENG Bio

The England cricket team has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board, having been previously governed by the Marylebone Cricket Club from 1903 until the end of 1996. 

England, along with Australia, was the first team to be granted Test status in 1877 and gained full membership to the International Cricket Council in 1909. It also took part in the first ever one-day international against Australia in 1971. England has been the birthplace of cricket. Ironically, though, they have faltered when it comes to the big occasions. Runners-up in three World Cups – 1979, 1987 and 1992, England has had a distinguished roster of cricketers over the years. The likes of WG Grace, Geoffrey Boycott, Mike Brearley, Tony Greig, Ian Botham, Bob Willis, David Gower, Graham Gooch and Nasser Hussain among others have given English cricket its own classic flavour, followed by an even better generation of shining stars such as Alec Stewart, Matthew Hoggard, Michael Vaughan, Andrew Flintoff, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Strauss and many more. 

It was in the year 2010 that the Englishmen achieved their first-ever World Cup win, when they won the ICC World Twenty20 tournament, under the captaincy of Collingwood. Despite a successful Ashes stint in 2010-11 in Australia that showed a promising start to the year, the team failed to impress in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and was defeated by Sri Lanka in the quarter finals. However, in the summer that followed, England completed a whitewash as they beat India in all three formats as they hosted them for four Tests, one T20I and five ODIs. In the process, they also achieved the number one ranking in Tests, overtaking India who were the previous holders of the mace.
 

ENG Records

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Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 336 105 138 0 93 31
 
Bangladesh 8 8 0 0 0 100
 
India 107 40 20 0 47 37
 
New Zealand 99 47 8 0 44 47
 
Pakistan 74 22 16 0 36 30
 
South Africa 141 56 31 0 54 40
 
Sri Lanka 26 10 7 0 9 38
 
West Indies 148 45 53 0 50 30
 
Zimbabwe 6 3 0 0 3 50
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Len Hutton - 364 runs
  • Best Bowling:
    Jim Laker - 10/53
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Graham Gooch. Total: 8900 runs in 118 matches with a batting average of 42.58
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Ian Botham. Total: 383 wickets in 102 matches with an average economy of 2.99
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 127 49 73 2 3 39
 
Bangladesh 15 13 2 0 0 87
 
Canada 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
East Africa 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
India 87 35 47 2 3 40
 
Ireland 6 5 1 0 0 83
 
Kenya 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 77 33 38 2 4 43
 
Pakistan 72 42 28 0 2 58
 
Scotland 2 1 0 0 1 50
 
South Africa 51 22 25 1 3 43
 
Sri Lanka 51 26 25 0 0 51
 
United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
West Indies 88 42 42 0 4 48
 
Zimbabwe 30 21 8 0 1 70
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Robin Smith - 167 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Paul Collingwood. Total: 5092 runs in 197 matches with a batting average of 35.36
  • Prolific Bowler:
    James Anderson. Total: 245 wickets in 174 matches with an average economy of 4.97
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Australia 12 4 7 0 1 33
 
India 7 4 3 0 0 57
 
Ireland 1 0 0 0 1 0
Netherlands 2 0 2 0 0 0
New Zealand 12 7 4 0 1 58
 
Pakistan 10 7 3 0 0 70
 
South Africa 9 3 5 0 1 33
 
Sri Lanka 5 2 3 0 0 40
 
West Indies 12 4 8 0 0 33
 
Zimbabwe 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Alex Hales - 116 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Kevin Pietersen. Total: 1176 runs in 37 matches with a batting average of 37.93
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Stuart Broad. Total: 65 wickets in 56 matches with an average economy of 7.62
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