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Australia
Australia
Test Status Granted 1877
First Test Match v England at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 15–19 March 1877
Captain(s) Michael Clarke(ODI and Test)
George Bailey(T20s)
Coach Mickey Arthur
Official ICC Rankings 3rd Test,5th ODI,7th T20I
Test Matches this Year 6
Last Test Match v South Africa at Adelaide Oval,Australia,30 november-4th December
,is a international team that represents the country of Australia,its the join oldest team with England,they are full members and play Twenty20 International,One Day International and Test.They made their debut in the first ever test match against England on March 15th 1877,the first person to face a ball in Test Cricket turned out to be the australian Charles Bannerman,who also was the first person to take a run and the first ever centurion,the match had 4 balls per over instead of 6,Australia won it from 45 Runs.They played their first ever ODI against England on 5th January 1971,they got the england Out for a lowly total of 190,which they easily chased with 5 wickets in hand.

The Australian team has played 744 Test matches, winning 350, losing 194, drawing 198 and tying two. Australia is ranked the number-one team overall in Test cricket in terms of overall wins, win-loss ratio and wins percentage. Australia is currently ranked third in the ICC Test Championship behind England and South Africa as of 16th January 2013.

Australia has played 797 ODI matches, winning 490, losing 272, tying nine and with 26 ending in no-result. They have led the ICC ODI Rankings since its inception for all but a period of 48 days in 2007. Australia have made record six World Cup final appearances (1975, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007) and have won the World Cup a record four times in total; 1987 World Cup, 1992 World Cup,2003 World Cup and 2007 World Cup. Australia is the first team to appear in 4 consecutive World Cup finals (1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007), surpassing the old record of 3 consecutive World Cup appearances by West Indies (1975, 1979 and 1983),they are also on of the only two team to win all of the matches in a world cup,as in 2003 World Cup and 2007 World Cup they didn't lose a match

The team was undefeated in 34 consecutive World Cup matches until 19 March at the 2011 World Cup where Pakistan beat them by 4 wickets. 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 winners in the Champions Trophy tournaments. The team has also played 39 Twenty20 Internationals, making the final of the 2010 ICC World T20, which they lost to England.

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