Australia | Team Bio

Due to Australia’s historical links to Britain, cricket has long been a mainstay of Australian sporting tradition. The men’s international side first started playing back in 1877, and few would have believed the success that the nation has achieved in the sport across both the men’s and women’s games.

Current team

Captain: Pat Cummins captains both the Test and ODI sides
All rounders: Cameron Green
Batsmen:Steve Smith, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne
Bowlers:Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon
Wicket keepers:Alex Carey, Matthew Wade
Governed by:Cricket Australia
Year founded:1877

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Over the course of history, we have witnessed many cricketing powerhouses, and in the late 1980s through to the start of the 21st century, Australia were the dominant force in cricket.

When it came to international cricket, nobody could match the Australia cricket team.

Under the captaincy of Steve Waugh, Australia would win a record 16 test matches in a row. They held the Ashes for almost 20 years from 1989 to 2005 and are the most successful team in the ODI World Cup, having won the trophy on five occasions, including three in succession between 1999 and 2007.

On top of their World Cup glory, the Australia national cricket team have won the T20 World Cup and have twice won the ICC Champions Trophy.

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There are signs that the Australian cricket team are getting nearer to the dominant days of the past. After a tough period, the Aussies have rediscovered their form and are ranked second in the ODI world rankings.

The core of this Australian side has been together for a long time and has accrued some vital experience. That experience will be needed as Australia face a huge 2023. 

Australia will be hoping that they can end a 20-year barren spell of not having won the Ashes on English soil. Certain to be fiercely competitive, Australia will hope that the class of Steve Smith, Pat Cummins and Marnus Labuschagne can see them come out on top. 

The end of 2023 will see India host the ODI World Cup. It has now been 16 years since Australia last won the World Cup and they will be hoping that they can end that drought with success in this year’s tournament.

Australia’s Current ICC Team Rankings

Test Rankings

ODI Rankings

Largest victories 

Australia cricket team players are taught to do one thing, and that is to simply win. 

Having dominated the men’s game for such a long period of time, there are plenty of standout matches that the Australians have managed to win. 

The Australian team of the 1990s-2000s can argue that they weren’t just one of the greatest cricket teams of all times, but also one of the best teams in all of sport. Winning three consecutive ODI World Cups is likely to be a feat that won’t be matched for generations. During their wins in 1999, 2003 and 2007, Australia were unbeaten in 34 matches over a time period that spanned 12 years. 

Unbeaten runs are great when they can last a month or so, but the Australian team of the mid-2000s went unbeaten for three years, winning 16 tests in a row. The previous record of 11 was also set by Australia, by Steve Waugh’s side just a few years before Ricky Ponting took on the job.

Famous rivalries 

Australia’s rivalry with England is one of the fiercest in all of the sports. The Ashes captures the imagination of the sporting world, but also creates mass headlines whenever the two sides meet across the different formats of the game.

Australia also have strong rivalries with the Indian and South African teams, making these matches must-see TV. Neighbors New Zealand must also be considered as rivals – whenever the two sides meet, it can often lead to fireworks.

Batting records 

Throughout Australian cricket history, there have been many fine players to have graced the game. Here are some of the greatest.

Most test runs for Australia 

The current highest Australian run scorer in test cricket is former captain Ricky Ponting. Ponting retired after scoring 13,378 runs. Ponting ranks second of all time, with only India’s Sachin Tendulkar having scored more runs.

Most test wickets for Australia  

The legendary Shane Warne has taken the most test wickets for Australia. Warne retired after claiming 708 wickets and is widely regarded as one of the best bowlers of all time. 

Most T20I runs for Australia

Aaron Finch has just called time on an international career that saw him captain Australia to their first-ever T20 World Cup. Finch has scored the most T20 runs for Australia, retiring after scoring 3,120 runs.

Most T20I wickets for Australia

Adam Zampa has long been the spin option for Australia’s white ball cricket sides. Ranked as one of the best white ball spin bowlers in the world, Zampa is his nation’s leading T20 wicket taker, having taken 82 wickets. 

Cricket is one of the most bet on sports in the world and there is a vast range of options that punters can enjoy. Outright bets are often commonly placed, as are specific match bets. For example, which team will hit the most 6s, which team will hit the most 4s, will a player score a century, and will there be a five-wicket haul are all common bet types. Players can also choose what might happen in certain overs, with bettors able to choose the amount of runs or wickets that may occur.

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