England Cricket Team

Captains: Ben Stokes (Tests), Jos Buttler (ODIs and T20Is)
Coaches: Brendon McCullum (Tests), Matthew Mott (ODIs and T20Is)
First international match: 1877
Cricket board: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
ICC titles: 3

England Men's Cricket Team History


The history of the England cricket team can be dated back to at least 1739, when an "All England" team is recorded as taking on "Kent", but the contest that retrospectively became known as the first Test match occurred when James Lillywhite's XI took on (and lost to) an Australian XI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March 1877.

England's first home Test was against Australia at home in 1880, in which WG Grace - arguably the most famous man in Victorian Britain - made 152 in a five-wicket win. Two years later, Australia's seven-run victory at The Oval caused the publication of a mock newspaper obituary for English cricket. The following winter in Australia, England's captain, Ivo Bligh, was presented with an urn containing some ashes and a legendary rivalry was born.

Over the next 50 years England - under the control of MCC, based at Lord's - began to play Test cricket with a number of Britain's former colonies: South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand and India. In 1932-33, Douglas Jardine's uncompromising bid to regain the Ashes - in the so-called Bodyline series, spearheaded by fast bowler Harold Larwood - caused a diplomatic incident after a number of Australia batters were struck by short-pitched intimidatory bowling.

England next won the Ashes in 1953 under the leadership of Len Hutton, who successfully retained them in Australia in 1954-55. By then England had played their first series (a 1-1 draw) against the newly independent Pakistan, led by former India allrounder Abdul Kardar, in 1954.

In 1971, England and Australia played the world's first one-day international. The format gained popularity so quickly that, in 1975, England hosted the first World Cup - as they did the next two editions in 1979 and 1983. They reached at least the semi-finals in each of the first five stagings but lost in the final three times, including to Pakistan at the MCG in 1992. England finally won the tournament in 2019, after a thrilling tied final against New Zealand.

In 2003, England devised T20 cricket for a new county competition. The format rapidly gained popularity after India's victory in the inaugural World Cup, in 2007. England won their first ICC silverware in T20, beating Australia to win the 2010 edition, then became the first team to hold the 50-over and 20-over world titles concurrently by winning the T20 World Cup final in 2022.

England Cricket Team's Current Ranking


Tests: 3
ODIs: 6
T20Is: 3

England Men's Cricket Team Records



England Cricket Team Trophies and Milestones


1739: First recorded instance of an "All-England" team

1787: Foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)









fan-ratings
Team Fan Ratings
Tests
T20Is
1.
Gus Atkinson
Runs: 23Wkts: 16
9.2
2.
James Anderson
Runs: 1353Wkts: 704
8.1
3.
Jamie Smith
Runs: 112Wkts: 0
7.8

Top Run Scorers

In last one year
Tests
ODIs
T20Is
Joe Root
ENG,? Rhb
620
Innings: 15Average: 44.28
Zak Crawley
ENG,? Rhb
581
Innings: 15Average: 38.73
Ben Duckett
ENG,? Lhb
576
Innings: 15Average: 38.40
Dawid Malan
ENG,? Lhb
681
Innings: 12Average: 56.75
Ben Stokes
ENG,? Lhb
539
Innings: 9Average: 59.88
Jos Buttler
ENG,? Rhb
375
Innings: 16Average: 25.00
Phil Salt
ENG,? Rhb
577
Innings: 14Average: 52.45
Jos Buttler
ENG,? Rhb
551
Innings: 16Average: 42.38
Harry Brook
ENG,? Rhb
335
Innings: 15Average: 37.22

Top Wicket Takers

In last one year
Tests
ODIs
T20Is
Shoaib Bashir
24
Innings: 7Average: 29.83
Tom Hartley
ENG,? Sla
22
Innings: 9Average: 36.13
Gus Atkinson
ENG,? Rfm
16
Innings: 4Average: 16.37
David Willey
ENG,? Lfm
16
Innings: 9Average: 22.06
Adil Rashid
ENG,? Lb
16
Innings: 10Average: 30.18
Reece Topley
ENG,? Lfm
13
Innings: 7Average: 23.84
Adil Rashid
ENG,? Lb
25
Innings: 19Average: 19.28
Jofra Archer
ENG,? Rf
13
Innings: 10Average: 19.15
Chris Jordan
ENG,? Rfm
12
Innings: 8Average: 18.66
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