Australian Cricket

Alongside England, the Australian Cricket team is the equal oldest Cricketing nation in the world, having its Test status granted in 1877. Since their inception, Australia have dominated in most forms of international competition, winning 47% percent of its Test matches – and losing just 27%.

Since the International Cricket Council began officially raking Test nations in June 2003, Australia have been ranked number one a total of 83 months – nearly double that of the next best nation (South Africa, 42).

Australia have also won five One Day Cricket World Cups, including four of the past six. No other team has won more than two, while Australia are also the only team to win the tournament on three consecutive occasions.

The ICC World Twenty20 is the only international competition that has eluded Australia, with their best result a grand final loss to England in 2010.

The Australian Cricket team’s most eagerly anticipated series, however, is ‘The Ashes’ against England – easily cricket’s most illustrious Test series.

After claiming a 4-0 win in the most recent Ashes series, Australia holds a narrow 33-32-5 overall lead in Ashes series.

Australia are currently ranked 3rd in the official Test rankings, 5th in One Day Internationals and 7th in Twenty20.

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Last updated: 8 February, 2018

Australian Cricket Articles

20-year-old leg-spinner to debut for England at the SCG

by , 3 Jan 2018

Legspinner Mason Crane will make his Test debut in Sydney, replacing injured paceman Chris Woakes in England’s XI for the Ashes series finale.

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog, highlights: Australia vs England Day 5

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog, highlights: Australia vs England Day 5

by , 30 Dec 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: Australia’s bid for an Ashes whitewash is over but they escaped with a draw in the fourth Test at the MCG thanks to yet another Steve Smith century.

Anderson could face please explain over ball tampering suggestions: Hussey

Anderson could face please explain over ball tampering suggestions: Hussey

by , 29 Dec 2017 Video

Umpires have cautioned England over the methods they used to quickly attain reverse-swing at the MCG, while Mike Hussey believes Jimmy Anderson could face a “please explain” over footage of him shining the ball.

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog: Australia vs England Day 4

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog: Australia vs England Day 4

by , 29 Dec 2017 Popular article! Video

England are finally showing some fighting spirit in the Ashes, with Australia under pressure for the first time in the series at the MCG. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of Day 4 from 10:30am (AEDT).

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog, highlights: Australia vs England Day 3

The Ashes Boxing Day Test live scores, blog, highlights: Australia vs England Day 3

by , 28 Dec 2017 Popular article! Video

The fourth Ashes Test is getting interesting after England had the better of Day 2 against Australia at the MCG. Day 3 will see both sides fighting hard to turn the match in their favour. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 10:30am (AEDT).

Cook ton highlights England’s Ashes fight

Cook ton highlights England’s Ashes fight

by , 28 Dec 2017 Video

Out-of-form old veterans Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad have found their mojo at the MCG.

Pink-ball Test ‘unlikely’ for 2019 Ashes

Pink-ball Test ‘unlikely’ for 2019 Ashes

by , 27 Dec 2017

Australia’s mission to win an Ashes series in England for the first time in almost two decades is unlikely to include a day-night Test despite growing interest in the spectacle.

Australia vs England highlights: The Ashes cricket live scores, blog – 3rd Test, Day 3

Australia vs England highlights: The Ashes cricket live scores, blog – 3rd Test, Day 3

by , 16 Dec 2017 Popular article! Video

Day result: Australia look to be in a commanding position at the end of the third day at the WACA, having built up a 146-run lead with six wickets still on hand.

There’s no limit to Steve Smith’s inspiration as captain

There’s no limit to Steve Smith’s inspiration as captain

by , 28 Nov 2017

Steve Smith’s unbeaten 141 at the Gabba was just another example of why the skipper is such a priceless asset to the baggy greens.

KREJZA: Memories of receiving my Baggy Green cap

KREJZA: Memories of receiving my Baggy Green cap

by , 11 Nov 2017 Video

Former Australian spin bowler Jason Krejza sat down with The Roar to discuss what it was like receiving the call up to the national team.


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