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Test status granted 1877
First Test match v England at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 15–19 March 1877
Captain of Test and ODI teams Michael Clarke
Captain of Twenty20 Cameron White
Coach Tim Nielsen
Official ICC Test and ODI ranking 5th (Test), 1st (ODI)
Test matches 731
- This year 2/2
Last Test match v England at the SCG, Sydney, Australia 3–7 January 2011
Wins/losses 341/192
- This year 2/2
As of 7 January 2011

The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. It is the joint oldest team in Test cricket, having played in the first Test match in 1877 (defeating England by 45 runs).

As of 20 January 2010, the Australian team has played 719 Test matches, winning 51.87%, losing 20.87% and drawing 26.98% of its games. It has a winning record against every other Test nation. The Australian national cricket team has also led the ICC Test Championship table for the majority of the time since the creation of the ICC Test table system in January 2001. The South African cricket team did lead this table for a brief period from January to May 2003, before Australia resumed the first position on the table. Australia has since dropped down to third in the Test rankings behind India and South Africa..

Australia have made 6 world cup final appearances and have won the Cricket World Cup 4 times in total; 1987, 1999, 2003 & 2007. Australia have also won the ICC Champions Trophy twice in 2006 and in 2009 making them the first and the only team to become Back to Back champions in the Champions Trophy tournaments. Australia also have been the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup champions (Under 19 Cricket World Cup) in 1988 and 2002. Australia were semi finalist in the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007.

As of 28 April 2007 they are undefeated in 29 consecutive World Cup matches. They have led the ICC One-Day International Championship table from its inception through to 18 February 2007, and then again from 7 April 2007 until 30 January 2009. In 2002, they were named World Team of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in recognition of their world record sequence of test match victories.



History

Upcoming fixtures

International grounds

Statistics and records

Current squad

This is a list of every player to have played for Australia in the last year, and the forms of the game in which they have played.

Each year, Cricket Australia's National Selection Panel (NSP) names a list of 25 players for the coming year, from which selectors choose Test, One-Day and Twenty20 International teams. Uncontracted players remain eligible for selection and can be upgraded to a Cricket Australia contract if they gain regular selection. Contracted players are paid a base retainer (A$180,000 in 2009–10), which is adjusted according to a player ranking system decided by the NSP as well as match fees, tour fees and prize money for on-field success.

The 2009–10 list was announced on 15 April 2009. Of the players contracted only Brad Hodge has not played for Australia in the last year. Andrew Symonds, who has played ODI and Twenty20 cricket for Australia in the last year, had his contract rescinded in June 2009 after breaking its conditions,

Key

  • S/N Shirt number
  • 1 Player does not hold a Cricket Australia contract.
Name Age Batting Style Bowling Style State Forms S/N
Michael Clarke 36 Right-Handed Bat Left-Arm Orthodox New South Wales Test, ODI 23
Twenty20 Captain; Lower middle-order batsman
George Bailey 34 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium Tasmania ODI, Twenty20 2
Test, ODI and T20 Vice-Captain; High middle-order all-rounder
Shane Watson 36 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium New South Wales Test, ODI, Twenty20 33
Opening batsmen
Ed Cowan 35 Left-Handed Bat Right-Arm Leg-Break Tasmania Test 37
Phillip Hughes 28 Left-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off Break South Australia Test 22
David Warner 30 Left-Handed Bat Right-Arm Leg-Break New South Wales Test, ODI, Twenty20 31
Higher middle-order batsmen
Travis Birt1 35 Left-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium-Fast Tasmania Twenty20 81
Aaron Finch1 30 Right-Handed Left-Arm Medium Victoria Twenty20 16
Peter Forrest1 31 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium Queensland ODI 66
Usman Khawaja1 30 Left-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium Queensland Test 89
Shaun Marsh1 33 Left-Handed Bat Slow Left-Arm Orthodox Western Australia Test, ODI, Twenty20 9
Ricky Ponting 42 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium-Fast Tasmania Test 14
Rob Quiney1 34 Left-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium Victoria Test N/A
Lower middle-order batsmen
David Hussey 39 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break Victoria ODI, Twenty20 29
Michael Hussey 42 Left-Handed Bat Right-Arm Slow-Medium Western Australia Test,ODI,Twenty20 48
Cameron White1 34 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Leg-Break Victoria Twenty20 7
Wicket-keepers
Brad Haddin 39 Right-Handed Bat New South Wales Test, ODI 57
Matthew Wade 29 Left-Handed Bat Victoria Test, ODI, Twenty20 35
All-rounders
Daniel Christian1 34 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium South Australia ODI, Twenty20 54
James Faulkner1 27 Right-Handed Bat Left-Arm Medium Tasmania Twenty20 44
John Hastings1 30 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-medium Victoria ODI 32
Brad Hogg1 46 Left-Handed Bat Left-Arm Chinaman Western Australia Twenty20 71
Mitchell Johnson 35 Left-Handed Bat Left-Arm Fast Western Australia Test, ODI, Twenty20 25
Mitchell Marsh1 25 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Western Australia ODI, Twenty20 8
Glenn Maxwell1 28 Right-Handed Bat Right-arm Off-Break Victoria ODI, Twenty20 28
Steve O'Keefe1 32 Right-Handed Bat Slow left-arm orthodox New South Wales Twenty20 72
Steve Smith1 28 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Leg-Break New South Wales Test, ODI, Twenty20 49
Pace bowlers
Doug Bollinger1 35 Left-Handed Bat Left-Arm Fast-Medium New South Wales ODI 4
Trent Copeland1 31 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Medium-Fast New South Wales Test 59
Patrick Cummins 24 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast New South Wales Test, ODI, Twenty20 30
Ryan Harris 37 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Queensland Test, ODI 45
Ben Hilfenhaus 34 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Tasmania Test, ODI, Twenty20 20
Clinton McKay1 34 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Victoria ODI, Twenty20 27
James Pattinson 27 Left-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast Victoria Test, ODI, Twenty20 19
Peter Siddle 32 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Fast-Medium Victoria Test 10
Mitchell Starc 27 Left-Handed Bat Left-Arm Fast New South Wales Test, ODI, Twenty20 56
Spin Bowler
Nathan Lyon 29 Right-Handed Bat Right-Arm Off-Break South Australia Test, ODI 67
Xavier Doherty 34 Left-Handed Bat Slow Left-Arm Orthodox Tasmania Test, ODI, Twenty20 22

Coaching staff

  • Head coach: Mickey Arthur
  • Assistant coach and batting coach: Justin Langer
  • Fast bowling coach: Allister de Winter
  • Fielding coach: Steve Rixon
  • Team manager: Gavin Dovey
  • Strength and conditioning coach: Stuart Karppinen
  • Team physiotherapist: Alex Kountouris
  • Performance analyst: Michael Marshall

See also

Test & ODI Playing Teams
AustraliaBangladeshEnglandIndiaNew ZealandPakistanSouth AfricaSri LankaWest IndiesZimbabwe
Former & non Test & ODI Playing Teams
AfghanistanBermudaCanadaDenmarkHong KongIrelandKenyaNamibiaNepalNetherlands
Papua New GuineaScotlandUnited Arab EmiratesUnited States

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