The Australia national cricket team is the joint oldest team in Test cricket history, having played in the first ever Test match in 1877. The team also plays One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket, participating in both the first ODI, against England in the 1970–71 season and the first T20I, against New Zealand in the 2004–05 season, winning both games. The team draws its players from teams playing in the Australian domestic competitions – the Sheffield Shield, the Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament and the Big Bash League.
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The national team has played 820 Test matches, winning 386, losing 222, drawing 210 and tying 2.As of May 2019, Australia is ranked fifth in the ICC Test Championship on 98 rating points. Australia is the most successful team in Test cricket history, in terms of overall wins, win-loss ratio and wins percentage.
The Australian cricket team has played 932 ODI matches, winning 566, losing 323, tying 9 and with 34 ending in a no-result. As of May 2019, Australia is ranked fifth in the ICC ODI Championship on 109 rating points, though have been ranked first for 141 of 185 months since its introduction in 2002. Australia is the most successful ODI team in history, winning more than 60 percent of their matches. Australia has made a record seven World Cup final appearances (1975, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015) and has won the World Cup a record five times in total; 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. Australia is the first team to appear in four consecutive World Cup finals (1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007), surpassing the old record of three consecutive World Cup appearances by the West Indies (1975, 1979and 1983) and the first team to win 3 consecutive World Cups (1999, 2003 and 2007). The team was undefeated in 34 consecutive World Cup matches until 19 March at the 2011 Cricket World Cup where Pakistan beat them by 4 wickets. It is also the second team to win a World Cup (2015) on home soil, after India (2011). Australia has also won the ICC Champions Trophy twice (2006 and 2009) making them the first and the only team to become back to back winners in the Champions Trophy tournaments.
The national team has played 116 Twenty20 International matches, winning 60, losing 52, tying 2 and with 2 ending in a no-result. As of May 2019, Australia is ranked fourth in the ICC T20I Championship on 261 rating points. Additionally, the team made the final of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20, in which they lost to England.
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