England cricket team

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England
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Association England and Wales Cricket Board
Personnel
Test captain Ben Stokes
One Day captainVacant
T20I captain Jos Buttler
CoachTest - Brendon McCullum
ODI - Matthew Mott
T20I - Matthew Mott
History
Test status acquired1877
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull Member (1909)
ICC region Europe
ICC RankingsCurrent [1] Best-ever
Test 3rd 1st (1 June 1955)
ODI 6th 1st (1 January 1981)
T20I 3rd 1st (24 October 2011)
Tests
First Testv. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; 15–19 March 1877
Last Testv. Flag of India.svg  India at Niranjan Shah Stadium, Rajkot; 15–18 February 2024
TestsPlayedWon/Lost
Total [2] 1,069 392/322
(355 draws)
This year [3] 3 1/2
(0 draws)
World Test Championship appearances2 (first in 2019–2021 )
Best resultFourth place (2019–2021, 2021-2023)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; 5 January 1971
Last ODIv. WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown; 9 December 2023
ODIsPlayedWon/Lost
Total [4] 797 400/357
(9 ties, 31 no results)
This year [5] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no results)
World Cup appearances13 (first in 1975 )
Best resultChampions (2019)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv. Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton; 13 June 2005
Last T20Iv. WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies at Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba; 21 December 2023
T20IsPlayedWon/Lost
Total [6] 182 94/80
(2 ties, 6 no results)
This year [7] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no results)
T20 World Cup appearances8 (first in 2007 )
Best resultChampions (2010, 2022)
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As of 18 February 2024

The England men's cricket team represents England and Wales in international cricket. Since 1997, it has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), having been previously governed by Marylebone Cricket Club (the MCC) since 1903. [8] [9] England, as a founding nation, is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status. Until the 1990s, Scottish and Irish players also played for England as those countries were not yet ICC members in their own right. England are the current ICC Men's T20 World Cup champions.

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England and Australia were the first teams to play a Test match (15–19 March 1877), and along with South Africa, these nations formed the Imperial Cricket Conference (the predecessor to today's International Cricket Council) on 15 June 1909. England and Australia also played the first ODI on 5 January 1971. England's first T20I was played on 13 June 2005, once more against Australia.

As of 5 February 2024, England have played 1,069 Test matches, winning 392 and losing 322 (with 355 draws). [10] In the Test series against Australia, England play for The Ashes, one of the most famous trophies in all of sport, and they have won the urn on 32 occasions. England have also played 797 ODIs, winning 400. [11] They have appeared in the final of the Cricket World Cup four times (1979, 1987, 1992), and winning their first in 2019; they have also finished as runners-up in two ICC Champions Trophies (2004 and 2013). England have played 182 T20Is, winning 94. [12] They won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2010 and 2022, and were runners-up in 2016. They are the current World champions in T20Is.

As of 19 November 2023, England are ranked third in Tests, sixth in ODIs and second in T20Is by the ICC. [1]

History

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The All-England Eleven in 1846

The first recorded incidence of a team with a claim to represent England comes from 9 July 1739 when an "All-England" team, which consisted of 11 gentlemen from any part of England exclusive of Kent, played against "the Unconquerable County" of Kent and lost by a margin of "very few notches". [13] Such matches were repeated on numerous occasions for the best part of a century.

In 1846 William Clarke formed the All-England Eleven. This team eventually competed against a United All-England Eleven with annual matches occurring between 1847 and 1856. These matches were arguably the most important contest of the English season if judged by the quality of the players.

Early tours

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The 1859 English team in North America

The first overseas tour occurred in September 1859 with England touring North America. This team had six players from the All-England Eleven, six from the United All-England Eleven and was captained by George Parr.

With the outbreak of the American Civil War, attention turned elsewhere. English tourists visited Australia in 1861–62 with this first tour organised as a commercial venture by Messrs Spiers and Pond, restaurateurs of Melbourne. Most matches played during tours prior to 1877 were "against odds", with the opposing team fielding more than 11 players to make for a more even contest. [14] This first Australian tour was mostly against odds of at least 18/11.

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The first England team to tour southern Australia in 1861–62

The tour was so successful that Parr led a second tour in 1863–64. James Lillywhite led a subsequent England team which sailed on the P&O steamship Poonah on 21 September 1876. They played a combined Australian XI, for once on even terms of 11-a-side. The match, starting on 15 March 1877 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground came to be regarded as the inaugural Test match. The combined Australian XI won this Test match by 45 runs with Charles Bannerman of Australia scoring the first Test century. At the time, the match was promoted as James Lillywhite's XI v Combined Victoria and New South Wales. [14] The teams played a return match on the same ground at Easter, 1877, when Lillywhite's team avenged their loss with a victory by four wickets. The first Test match on English soil occurred in 1880 with England victorious; this was the first time England fielded a fully representative side with W. G. Grace included in the team. [15]

1880s

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The death notice printed on The Sporting Times newspaper which first named the Ashes

England lost their first home series 1–0 in 1882, with The Sporting Times printing an obituary on English cricket:

In Affectionate Remembrance

OF
ENGLISH CRICKET,
WHICH DIED AT THE OVAL
ON
29th AUGUST, 1882,
Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing
friends and acquaintances.
R. I. P.

N.B.—The body will be cremated and the
ashes taken to Australia. [16]

As a result of this loss, the tour of 1882–83 was dubbed by England captain Ivo Bligh as "the quest to regain the ashes". England, with a mixture of amateurs and professionals, won the series 2–1. [17] Bligh was presented with an urn that contained some ashes, which have variously been said to be of a bail, ball or even a woman's veil, and so The Ashes was born. A fourth match was then played which Australia won by four wickets. However, the match was not considered part of the Ashes series. [17] [18] England dominated many of these early contests, with England winning the Ashes series 10 times between 1884 and 1898. [19] During this period England also played their first Test match against South Africa in 1889 at Port Elizabeth. [20]

1890s

England won the 1890 Ashes series 2–0, with the third match of the series being the first Test match to be abandoned. England lost 2–1 in the 1891–92 series, although England regained the urn the following year. England again won the 1894–95 series, winning 3–2 under the leadership of Andrew Stoddart. In 1895–96, England played South Africa, winning all Tests in the series. The 1899 Ashes series was the first tour where the MCC and the counties appointed a selection committee. There were three active players: Grace, Lord Hawke and Warwickshire captain Herbert Bainbridge. Prior to this, England teams for home Tests had been chosen by the club on whose ground the match was to be played. England lost the 1899 Ashes series 1–0, with Grace making his final Test appearance in the first match of the series.

1900s

The start of the 20th century saw mixed results for England as they lost four of the eight Ashes series between 1900 and 1914. [21] During this period, England lost their first series against South Africa in the 1905–06 season 4–1 as their batting faltered. [22]

England lost their first series of the new century to Australia in 1901–02 Ashes. Australia also won the 1902 series, which was memorable for exciting cricket, including Gilbert Jessop scoring a Test century in just 70 minutes. England regained the Ashes in 1904 under the captaincy of Pelham Warner. R. E. Foster scored 287 on his debut and Wilfred Rhodes took 15 wickets in a match. In 1905–06, England lost 4–1 against South Africa. England avenged the defeat in 1907, when they won the series 1–0 under the captaincy of Foster. However, they lost the 1909 Ashes series against Australia, using 25 players in the process. England also lost to South Africa, with Jack Hobbs scoring his first of 15 centuries on the tour.

1910s

England toured Australia in 1911–12 and beat their opponents 4–1. The team included the likes of Rhodes, Hobbs, Frank Woolley and Sydney Barnes. England lost the first match of the series but bounced back and won the next four Tests. This proved to be the last Ashes series before the war.

The 1912 season saw England take part in a unique experiment. A nine-Test triangular tournament involving England, South Africa and Australia was set up. The series was hampered by a very wet summer and player disputes however and the tournament was considered a failure with the Daily Telegraph stating: [23]

Nine Tests provide a surfeit of cricket, and contests between Australia and South Africa are not a great attraction to the British public.

With Australia sending a weakened team and the South African bowlers being ineffective England dominated the tournament winning four of their six matches. The match between Australia and South Africa at Lord's was visited by King George V, the first time a reigning monarch had watched Test cricket. [24] England went on one more tour before the outbreak of the First World War, beating South Africa 4–0, with Barnes taking 49 wickets in the series.

1920s

English cricket team at the Test match at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in 1928. England won by a record margin of 675 runs. StateLibQld 1 233112 English cricket team at the test match held in Brisbane, 1928.jpg
English cricket team at the Test match at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in 1928. England won by a record margin of 675 runs.

England's first match after the war was in the 1920–21 season against Australia. Still feeling the effects of the war England went down to a series of crushing defeats and suffered their first whitewash losing the series 5–0. Six Australians scored hundreds while Mailey spun out 36 English batsmen. Things were no better in the next few Ashes series losing the 1921 Ashes series 3–0 and the 1924–25 Ashes 4–1. England's fortunes were to change in 1926 as they regained the Ashes and were a formidable team during this period dispatching Australia 4–1 in the 1928–29 Ashes tour.

In the same year the West Indies became the fourth nation to be granted Test status and played their first game against England. England won each of these three Tests by an innings, and a view was expressed in the press that their elevation had proved a mistake although Learie Constantine did the double on the tour. In the 1929–30 season England went on two concurrent tours with one team going to New Zealand (who were granted Test status earlier that year) and the other to the West Indies. Despite sending two separate teams England won both tours beating New Zealand 1–0 and the West Indies 2–1.

1930s

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Bill Woodfull evades a Bodyline ball. Note the number of leg-side fielders.

The 1930 Ashes series saw a young Don Bradman dominate the tour, scoring 974 runs in his seven Test innings. He scored 254 at Lord's, 334 at Headingley and 232 at The Oval. Australia regained the Ashes winning the series 3–1. As a result of Bradman's prolific run-scoring the England captain Douglas Jardine chose to develop the already existing leg theory into fast leg theory, or bodyline, as a tactic to stop Bradman. Fast leg theory involved bowling fast balls directly at the batsman's body. The batsman would need to defend himself, and if he touched the ball with the bat, he risked being caught by one of a large number of fielders placed on the leg side.

Using Jardine's fast leg theory, England won the next Ashes series 4–1, but complaints about the Bodyline tactic caused crowd disruption on the tour, and threats of diplomatic action from the Australian Cricket Board, which during the tour sent the following cable to the MCC in London:

Bodyline bowling assumed such proportions as to menace best interests of game, making protection of body by batsmen the main consideration. Causing intensely bitter feeling between players as well as injury. In our opinion is unsportsmanlike. Unless stopped at once likely to upset friendly relations existing between Australia and England.

Later, Jardine was removed from the captaincy and the Laws of Cricket changed so that no more than one fast ball aimed at the body was permitted per over, and having more than two fielders behind square leg was banned.

England's following tour of India in the 1933–34 season was the first Test match to be staged in the subcontinent. The series was also notable for Stan Nichols and Nobby Clark bowling so many bouncers that the Indian batsman wore solar toupées instead of caps to protect themselves.

Australia won the 1934 Ashes series 2–1 and kept the urn for the following 19 years. Many of the wickets of the time were friendly to batsmen resulting in a large proportion of matches ending in high scoring draws and many batting records being set.

England drew the 1938 Ashes, meaning Australia retained the urn. England went into the final match of the series at The Oval 1–0 down, but won the final game by an innings and 579 runs. Len Hutton made the highest ever Test score by an Englishman, making 364 in England first innings to help them reach 903, their highest ever score against Australia.

The 1938–39 tour of South Africa saw another experiment with the deciding Test being a timeless Test that was played to a finish. England lead 1–0 going into the final timeless match at Durban. Despite the final Test being 'timeless', the game ended in a draw after 10 days as England had to catch the train to catch the boat home. A record 1,981 runs were scored, and the concept of timeless Tests was abandoned. England went on one final tour of the West Indies in 1939 before the Second World War, although a team for an MCC tour of India was selected more in hope than expectation of the matches being played.

1940s

Test cricket resumed after the war in 1946, and England won their first match back against India. However, they struggled in the 1946–47 Ashes series, losing 3–0 in Australia under Wally Hammond's captaincy. England beat South Africa 3–0 in 1947 with Denis Compton scoring 1,187 runs in the series.

The 1947–48 series against the West Indies was another disappointment for England, with the side losing 2–0 following injuries to several key players. England suffered further humiliation against Bradman's invincible side in the 1948 Ashes series. Hutton was controversially dropped for the third Test, and England were bowled out for just 52 at The Oval. The series proved to be Bradman's final Ashes series.

In 1948–49, England beat South Africa 2–0 under the captaincy of George Mann. The series included a record breaking stand of 359 between Hutton and Cyril Washbrook. The decade ended with England drawing the Test series against New Zealand, with every match ending in a draw.

1950s

Their fortunes changed on the 1953 Ashes tour as they won the series 1–0. England did not lose a series between their 1950–51 and 1958–59 tours of Australia and secured famous victory in 1954–55 under the captaincy of Len Hutton, thanks to Frank Tyson whose 6/85 at Sydney and 7/27 at Melbourne are remembered as the fastest bowling ever seen in Australia. The 1956 series was remembered for the bowling of Jim Laker who took 46 wickets at an average of 9.62, including figures of 19/90 at Old Trafford. After drawing to South Africa, England defeated the West Indies and New Zealand comfortably.

The England team then left for Australia in the 1958–59 season with a team that had been hailed as the strongest ever to leave on an Ashes tour but lost the series 4–0 as Richie Benaud's revitalised Australians were too strong, with England struggling with the bat throughout the series.

On 24 August 1959, England inflicted its only 5–0 whitewash over India. All out for 194 at The Oval, India lost the last test by an innings. England's batsman Ken Barrington and Colin Cowdrey both had an excellent series with the bat, with Barrington scoring 357 runs across the series and Cowdrey scoring 344.

1960s

The early and middle 1960s were poor periods for English cricket. Despite England's strength on paper, Australia held the Ashes and the West Indies dominated England in the early part of the decade. May stood down as captain in 1961 following the 1961 Ashes defeat.

Ted Dexter succeeded him as captain but England continued to suffer indifferent results. In 1961–62, they beat Pakistan, but also lost to India. The following year saw England and Australia tie the 1962–63 Ashes series 1–1, meaning Australia retained the urn. Despite beating New Zealand 3–0, England went on to lose to the West Indies, and again failed in the 1964 Ashes, losing the home series 1–0, which marked the end of Dexter's captaincy.

However, from 1968 to 1971 they played 27 consecutive Test matches without defeat, winning 9 and drawing 18 (including the abandoned Test at Melbourne in 1970–71). The sequence began when they drew with Australia at Lord's in the Second Test of the 1968 Ashes series and ended in 1971 when India won the Third Test at The Oval by four wickets. They played 13 Tests with only one defeat immediately beforehand and so played a total of 40 consecutive Tests with only one defeat, dating from their innings victory over the West Indies at The Oval in 1966. During this period they beat New Zealand, India, the West Indies, and Pakistan, and under Ray Illingworth's leadership, regained The Ashes from Australia in 1970–71.

1970s

The 1970s, for the England team, can be largely split into three parts. Early in the decade, Illingworth's side dominated world cricket, winning the Ashes away in 1971 and then retaining them at home in 1972. The same side beat Pakistan at home in 1971 and played by far the better cricket against India that season. However, England were largely helped by the rain to sneak the Pakistan series 1–0 but the same rain saved India twice and one England collapse saw them lose to India. This was, however, one of (if not the) strongest England team ever with the likes of Illingworth, Geoffrey Boycott, John Edrich, Basil D'Oliveira, Dennis Amiss, Alan Knott, John Snow and Derek Underwood at its core.

The mid-1970s were more turbulent. Illingworth and several others had refused to tour India in 1972–73 which led to a clamour for Illingworth's job by the end of that summer – England had just been beaten 2–0 by a flamboyant West Indies side – with several England players well over 35. Mike Denness was the surprising choice but only lasted 18 months; his results against poor opposition were good, but England were badly exposed as ageing and lacking in good fast bowling against the 1974–75 Australians, losing that series 4–1 to lose the Ashes.

Denness was replaced in 1975 by Tony Greig. While he managed to avoid losing to Australia, his side were largely thrashed the following year by the young and very much upcoming West Indies for whom Greig's infamous "grovel" remark acted as motivation. Greig's finest hour was probably the 1976–77 win over India in India. When Greig was discovered as being instrumental in World Series Cricket, he was sacked, and replaced by Mike Brearley.

Brearley's side showed again the hyperbole that is often spoken when one side dominates in cricket. While his side of 1977–80 contained some young players who went on to become England greats, most notably future captains Ian Botham, David Gower and Graham Gooch, their opponents were often very much weakened by the absence of their World Series players, especially in 1978, when England beat New Zealand 3–0 and Pakistan 2–0 before thrashing what was effectively Australia's 2nd XI 5–1 in 1978–79.

1980s

The England team, with Brearley's exit in 1980, was never truly settled throughout the 1980s, which will probably be remembered as a low point for the team. While some of the great players like Botham, Gooch and Gower had fine careers, the team seldom succeeded in beating good opposition throughout the decade and did not score a home Test victory (except against minnows Sri Lanka) between September 1985 and July 1990.

Botham took over the captaincy in 1980 and they put up a good fight against the West Indies, losing a five match Test series 1–0, although England were humbled in the return series. After scoring a pair in the first Test against Australia, Botham lost the captaincy due to his poor form, and was replaced by Brearley. Botham returned to form and played exceptionally in the remainder of the series, being named man of the match in the third, fourth and fifth Tests. The series became known as Botham's Ashes as England recorded a 3–1 victory.

Keith Fletcher took over as captain in 1981, but England lost his first series in charge against India. Bob Willis took over as captain in 1982 and enjoyed victories over India and Pakistan, but lost the Ashes after Australia clinched the series 2–1. England hosted the World Cup in 1983 and reached the semi-finals, but their Test form remained poor, as they suffered defeats against New Zealand, Pakistan and the West Indies.

Gower took over as skipper in 1984 and led the team to a 2–1 victory over India. They went on to win the 1985 Ashes 3–1, although after this came a poor run of form. Defeat to the West Indies dented the team's confidence, and they went on to lose to India 2–0. In 1986, Micky Stewart was appointed the first full-time England coach. England beat New Zealand, but there was little hope of them retaining the Ashes in 1986–87. However, despite being described as a team that 'can't bat, can't bowl and can't field', they went on to win the series 2–1.

After losing consecutive series against Pakistan, England drew a three match Test series against New Zealand 0–0. They reached the final of the 1987 World Cup, but lost by seven runs against Australia. After losing 4–0 to the West Indies, England lost the Ashes to a resurgent Australia led by Allan Border. With the likes of Gooch banned following a rebel tour to South Africa, a new look England side suffered defeat again against the West Indies, although this time by a margin of 2–1.

1990s

If the 1980s were a low point for English Test cricket, then the 1990s were only a slight improvement. The arrival of Gooch as captain in 1990 forced a move toward more professionalism and especially fitness though it took some time for old habits to die. Even in 2011, one or two successful county players have been shown up as physically unfit for international cricket. Creditable performances against India and New Zealand in 1990 were followed by a hard-fought draw against the 1991 West Indies and a strong performance in the 1992 Cricket World Cup in which the England team finished as runners-up for the second consecutive World Cup, but landmark losses against Australia in 1990–91 and especially Pakistan in 1992 showed England up badly in terms of bowling. So bad was England's bowling in 1993 that Rod Marsh described England's pace attack at one point as "pie throwers". Having lost three of the first four Tests played in England in 1993, Gooch resigned to be replaced by Michael Atherton.

More selectorial problems abounded during Atherton's reign as new chairman of selectors and coach Ray Illingworth (then into his 60s) assumed almost sole responsibility for the team off the field. The youth policy which had seen England emerge from the West Indies tour of 1993–94 with some credit (though losing to a seasoned Windies team) was abandoned and players such as Gatting and Gooch were persisted with when well into their 30s and 40s. England continued to do well at home against weaker opponents such as India, New Zealand and a West Indies side beginning to fade but struggled badly against improving sides like Pakistan and South Africa. Atherton had offered his resignation after losing the 1997 Ashes series 3–2 having been 1–0 up after two matches – eventually to resign one series later in early 1998. England, looking for talent, went through a whole raft of new players during this period, such as Ronnie Irani, Adam Hollioake, Craig White, Graeme Hick and Mark Ramprakash. At this time, there were two main problems:

Stewart took the reins as captain in 1998, but another losing Ashes series and early World Cup exit cost him Test and ODI captaincy in 1999. This should not detract from the 1998 home Test series where England showed great fortitude to beat a powerful South African side 2–1.

Another reason for their poor performances were the demands of County Cricket teams on their players, meaning that England could rarely field a full-strength team on their tours. This eventually led to the ECB taking over from the MCC as the governing body of England and the implementation of central contracts. 1992 also saw Scotland sever ties with the England and Wales team, and begin to compete as the Scotland national team.

By 1999, with coach David Lloyd resigning after the World Cup exit and new captain Nasser Hussain just appointed, England hit rock bottom (literally ranked as the lowest-rated Test nation) after losing 2–1 to New Zealand in shambolic fashion. Hussain was booed on the Oval balcony as the crowd jeered "We've got the worst team in the world" to the tune of "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands".

2000s

Central contracts were installed – reducing players workloads – and following the arrival of Zimbabwean coach Duncan Fletcher, England thrashed the fallen West Indies 3–1. England's results in Asia improved that winter with series wins against both Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Hussain's side had a far harder edge to it, avoiding the anticipated "Greenwash" in the 2001 Ashes series against the all-powerful Australian team. The nucleus the side was slowly coming together as players such as Hussain himself, Graham Thorpe, Darren Gough and Ashley Giles began to be regularly selected. By 2003 though, having endured another Ashes drubbing as well as another first-round exit from the World Cup, Hussain resigned as captain after one Test against South Africa.

Michael Vaughan took over, with players encouraged to express themselves. England won five consecutive Test series prior to facing Australia in the 2005 Ashes series, taking the team to second place in the ICC Test Championship table. During this period England defeated the West Indies home and away, New Zealand, and Bangladesh at home, and South Africa in South Africa. In June 2005, England played its first ever T20 international match, defeating Australia by 100 runs. Later that year, England defeated Australia 2–1 in a thrilling series to regain the Ashes for the first time in 16 years, having lost them in 1989. Following the 2005 Ashes win, the team suffered from a spate of serious injuries to key players such as Vaughan, Giles, Andrew Flintoff and Simon Jones. As a result, the team underwent an enforced period of transition. A 2–0 defeat in Pakistan was followed by two drawn away series with India and Sri Lanka.

In the home Test series victory against Pakistan in July and August 2006, several promising new players emerged. Most notable were the left-arm orthodox spin bowler Monty Panesar, the first Sikh to play Test cricket for England, and left-handed opening batsman Alastair Cook. The 2006–07 Ashes series was keenly anticipated and was expected to provide a level of competition comparable to the 2005 series. In the event, England, captained by Flintoff who was deputising for the injured Vaughan, lost all five Tests to concede the first Ashes whitewash in 86 years.

In the 2007 Cricket World Cup, England lost to most of the Test playing nations they faced, beating only the West Indies and Bangladesh, although they also avoided defeat by any of the non-Test playing nations. Even so, the unimpressive nature of most of their victories in the tournament, combined with heavy defeats by New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, left many commentators criticising the manner in which the England team approached the one-day game. Coach Duncan Fletcher resigned after eight years in the job as a result and was succeeded by former Sussex coach Peter Moores.

In 2007–08, England toured Sri Lanka and New Zealand, losing the first series 1–0 and winning the second 2–1. These series were followed up at home in May 2008 with a 2–0 home series win against New Zealand, with the results easing pressure on Moores – who was not at ease with his team, particularly star batsman Kevin Pietersen. Pietersen succeeded Vaughan as captain in June 2008, after England had been well beaten by South Africa at home. The poor relationship between the two came to a head on the 2008–09 tour to India. England lost the series 1–0 and both men resigned their positions, although Pietersen remained a member of the England team. Moores was replaced as coach by Zimbabwean Andy Flower. Against this background, England toured the West Indies under the captaincy of Andrew Strauss and, in a disappointing performance, lost the Test series 1–0.

The 2009 Ashes series featured the first Test match played in Wales, at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. England drew the match thanks to a last-wicket stand by bowlers James Anderson and Panesar. A victory for each team followed before the series was decided at The Oval. Thanks to fine bowling by Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann and a debut century by Jonathan Trott, England regained the Ashes.

2010s

After a drawn Test series in South Africa, England won their first ever ICC event, the 2010 World Twenty20, with a seven-wicket win over Australia in Barbados. The following winter in the 2010–11 Ashes, they beat Australia 3–1 to retain the urn and record their first series win in Australia for 24 years. Furthermore, all three of their wins were by an innings – the first time a touring side had ever recorded three innings victories in a single Test series, Alastair Cook earning Man of the Series with 766 runs.

England struggled to match their Test form in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Despite beating South Africa and tying with eventual winners India, England suffered shock losses to Ireland and Bangladesh before losing in the quarter-finals to Sri Lanka. [25] However the team's excellent form in the Test match arena continued and on 13 August 2011, they became the world's top-ranked Test team after comfortably whitewashing India 4–0, their sixth consecutive series victory and eighth in the past nine series. However, this status only lasted a year – having lost 3–0 to Pakistan over the winter, England were beaten 2–0 by South Africa, who replaced them at the top of the rankings. It was their first home series loss since 2008, against the same opposition. This loss saw the resignation of Strauss as captain and his retirement from cricket.

Cook, who was already in charge of the ODI side, replaced Strauss and led England to a 2–1 victory in India – their first in the country since 1984–85. In doing so, he became the first captain to score centuries in his first five Tests as captain and became England's leading century-maker with 23 centuries to his name. After finishing as runners-up in the ICC Champions Trophy, England faced Australia in back-to-back Ashes series. A 3–0 home win secured England the urn for the fourth time in five series. However, in the return series, they found themselves utterly demolished in a 5–0 defeat, their second Ashes whitewash in under a decade. Their misery was compounded by batsman Jonathan Trott leaving the tour early due to a stress-related illness and the mid-series retirement of spinner Graeme Swann. Following the tour, head coach Flower resigned his post while Pietersen was dropped indefinitely from the England team. [26] Flower was replaced by his predecessor, Moores, but he was sacked for a second time after a string of disappointing results including failing to advance from the group stage at the 2015 World Cup. [27]

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The England team celebrate victory over Australia in the 2015 Ashes series.

Moores was replaced by Australian Trevor Bayliss [28] who oversaw an upturn of form in the ODI side, including series victories against New Zealand and Pakistan. In the Test arena, England reclaimed the Ashes 3–2 in the summer of 2015 before regaining the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy in the 2015–16 winter. However, the upturn in fortune of the ODI and T20I sides coincided with steadily declining form of the Test side, especially with the bat, despite the emergence of key players Joe Root and Ben Stokes. After recording their first ever loss to Bangladesh in a Test, a 4–0 loss to India on the same tour resulted in the resignation of Cook as captain in early 2017, being replaced by Root, who was unable to reverse the decline in the fortunes of the team: in his first year as captain, the team suffered another away Ashes drubbing followed by a loss to New Zealand, embarrassingly dismissed for just 58 in the first test, although the team did recover to beat India 4–1 in 2018. [29]

The England team celebrating their 2019 Cricket World Cup success at 10 Downing Street with Theresa May. 2019 World Cup winning England Cricket team with PM Theresa May.jpg
The England team celebrating their 2019 Cricket World Cup success at 10 Downing Street with Theresa May.

England entered the 2019 Cricket World Cup as favourites, having been ranked the number one ODI side by the ICC for over a year prior to the tournament. [30] However, shock defeats to Pakistan and Sri Lanka during the group stage left them on the brink of elimination and needing to win their final two games against India and New Zealand to guarantee progression to the semi-finals. [31] This was achieved, putting their campaign back on track, and an eight-wicket victory over Australia in the semi-final at Edgbaston meant England were in their first World Cup final since 1992. [32] The final against New Zealand at Lord's has been described as one of the greatest and most dramatic matches in the history of cricket, with some calling it the "greatest ODI in history", [33] as both the match and subsequent Super Over were tied, after England went into the final over of their innings 14 runs behind New Zealand's total. England won by virtue of having scored more boundaries throughout the match, securing their maiden World Cup title in their fourth final appearance. [34] [35]

That summer's Ashes was the last series with Bayliss as coach and the series was full of moments including the emergence of Rory Burns and Jofra Archer, but it was Stokes's virtuosic effort in the third Test at Headingley which entered cricketing folklore: with only one wicket remaining and 76 more runs still to win, Stokes hit an unbeaten 135 to keep the series alive. [36] England eventually drew the series 2–2.

2020s

Under new coach Chris Silverwood, England began the new decade well when they beat South Africa 3–1 away from home in early 2020, the first time that the England cricket team had won three Tests on a tour to South Africa since 1913–14. [37] The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was immediately felt when England were withdrawn from their tour of Sri Lanka whilst being on the field, [38] England were able to fulfil all of their fixture obligations during this time, but the summer of 2021 would be marred by COVID interruptions: England were forced to select a second-choice XI for the ODI series against Pakistan due to a COVID-19 outbreak, [39] and the deciding test of the 2021 Pataudi Trophy was postponed for 12 months due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp. [40]

After being beaten in the semi finals of the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, the 2021–22 Ashes series could not have started worse for England when Rory Burns was bowled by Mitchell Starc on the first ball of the series. Four heavy defeats led to Silverwood's resignation as coach and Ashley Giles's resignation as director of cricket. England then toured the West Indies and dropped several senior players, including Burns and Dawid Malan but also their leading fast bowlers, James Anderson and Stuart Broad. [41] That decision backfired when England could not bowl out the West Indies in the first two tests and following a loss in the deciding test, Root resigned as captain after winning just one test in his last 17. [42]

2022 saw a period of transition in both Test and white-ball sides; under a new management structure of Rob Key as director of cricket, England hired Ben Stokes as captain and Brendon McCullum as coach of the Test side and their attacking play became known as Bazball, winning 11 of their first 13 tests, beating New Zealand, India, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ireland. The white-ball side hired Matthew Mott as coach and set the highest total in List A cricket when they scored 498–4 against The Netherlands in June. [43] [44] Jos Buttler succeeded Eoin Morgan as white-ball captain and won the 2022 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, becoming the first team to hold both the 50-over and 20-over trophies concurrently. [45] The following year saw England draw the 2023 Ashes series and crash out of the 2023 Cricket World Cup in the group stage.

Recent results

HomeAway
Test One Day International Twenty20 International Test One Day International Twenty20 International
Last match won 5th Test v Australia 2023 2nd ODI v Ireland 2023 2nd T20I v New Zealand 2023 1st Test v New Zealand 2023 2nd ODI v West Indies 2023 4th T20I v West Indies 2023
Last match lost 2nd Test v Australia 2023 1st ODI v New Zealand 2023 4th T20I v New Zealand 2023 2nd Test v New Zealand 2023 3rd ODI v West Indies 2023 5th T20I v West Indies 2023
Last series won South Africa 2022 Ireland 2023 Pakistan 2021 Pakistan 2022–23 Bangladesh 2023 2022 World Cup
Last series lost New Zealand 2021 India 2022 South Africa 2022 West Indies 2021–22 West Indies 2023–24 West Indies 2023–24
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    Forthcoming fixtures

    As set out by the ICC's Future Tours Programme, below is England's full international fixture list until the end of the 2024 international season. [46] [47]

    Winter 2023–24

    Summer 2024

    Governing body

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is the governing body of English cricket and the England cricket team. The Board has been operating since 1 January 1997 and represents England on the International Cricket Council. The ECB is also responsible for the generation of income from the sale of tickets, sponsorship and broadcasting rights, primarily in relation to the England team. The ECB's income in the 2006 calendar year was £77 million. [48]

    Prior to 1997, the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB) was the governing body for the English team. Apart from in Test matches, when touring abroad, the England team officially played as MCC up to and including the 1976–77 tour of Australia, reflecting the time when MCC had been responsible for selecting the touring party. The last time the England touring team wore the bacon-and-egg colours of the MCC was on the 1996–97 tour of New Zealand.

    Status of Wales

    Historically, the England team represented the whole of Great Britain in international cricket, with Scottish or Welsh national teams playing sporadically and players from both countries occasionally representing England. Scotland became an independent member of the ICC in 1994, having severed links with the TCCB two years earlier. [49] [50] [51] [52]

    Criticism has been made of the England and Wales Cricket Board using only the England name while utilising Welsh players [52] [51] such as Simon and Geraint Jones. With Welsh players pursuing international careers exclusively with an England team, there have been a number of calls for Wales to become an independent member of the ICC, or for the ECB to provide more fixtures for a Welsh national team. [53] However, both Cricket Wales and Glamorgan County Cricket Club have continually supported the ECB, with Glamorgan arguing for the financial benefits of the Welsh county within the English structure, and Cricket Wales stating they are "committed to continuing to play a major role within the ECB" [54] [55] [56]

    The absence of a Welsh cricket team has seen a number of debates within the Welsh Senedd. In 2013 a debate saw both Conservative and Labour members lend their support to the establishment of an independent Welsh team. [57]

    In 2015, a report produced by the Welsh National Assembly's petitions committee, reflected the passionate debate around the issue. Bethan Jenkins, Plaid Cymru's spokesperson on heritage, culture, sport and broadcasting, and a member of the petitions committee, argued that Wales should have its own international team and withdraw from the ECB. Jenkins noted that Ireland (with a population of 6.4 million) was an ICC member with 6,000 club players whereas Wales (with 3 million) had 7,500. Jenkins said: "Cricket Wales and Glamorgan CCC say the idea of a Welsh national cricket team is 'an emotive subject', of course having a national team is emotive, you only have to look at the stands during any national game to see that. To suggest this as anything other than natural is a bit of a misleading argument." [58] [59] [60] [61] [62] [63]

    In 2017, the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones called for the reintroduction of the Welsh one-day team stating: "[It] is odd that we see Ireland and Scotland playing in international tournaments and not Wales." [64] [65]

    Team colours

    PeriodKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
    1994–1996 Tetley Bitter
    1996–1998 ASICS
    1998–2000 Vodafone
    2000–2008 Admiral
    2008–2010 Adidas
    2010–2014 Brit Insurance
    2014–2017 Waitrose
    2017–2021 New Balance NatWest
    2021–2022 Cinch
    2022–present Castore

    In February 2021, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced that England's principal partner NatWest has been replaced by Cinch, an online used car marketplace. [66] England's kit is manufactured by Castore, who replaced previous manufacturer New Balance in April 2022. [67]

    When playing Test cricket, England's cricket whites feature the three lions badge on the left of the shirt and the name of the sponsor Cinch on the centre. English fielders may wear a navy blue cap or white sun hat with the ECB logo in the middle. Helmets are also coloured navy blue. Before 1997 the uniform sported the TCCB lion and stumps logo on the uniforms, while the helmets, jumpers and hats had the three lions emblem. [68] Before 1996, the caps used in test touring squads featured a crest deptcting St. George and a dragon. [69]

    In limited overs cricket, England's ODI and Twenty20 shirts feature the Cinch logo across the centre, with the three lions badge on the left of the shirt and the New Balance logo on the right. In ODIs, the kit comprises a blue shirt with navy trousers, whilst the Twenty20 kit comprises a flame red shirt and navy trousers. In ICC limited-overs tournaments, a modified kit design is used with sponsor's logo moving to the sleeve and 'ENGLAND' printed across the front.

    Over the years, England's ODI kit has cycled between various shades of blue (such as a pale blue used until the mid-1990s, when it was replaced in favour of a bright blue) [70] [71] with the occasional all-red kit. [72]

    In April 2017, the ECB brought back the traditional cable-knit sweater for test matches under new supplier New Balance. [73]

    International grounds

    England location map.svg
    Locations of current international cricket grounds in England and Wales

    Listed chronologically in order of first match and include neutral fixtures such as World Cup and Champions Trophy games

    VenueCityCounty teamCapacityYears usedTestODIT20I
    Current venues
    The Oval London Surrey 26,0001880–1027416
    Old Trafford Manchester Lancashire 26,0001884–825510
    Lord's London Middlesex 28,0001884–1406710
    Trent Bridge Nottingham Nottinghamshire 17,5001899–634912
    Headingley Leeds Yorkshire 17,5001899–78451
    Edgbaston Birmingham Warwickshire 25,0001902–53645
    Riverside Ground Chester-le-Street Durham 19,0001999–6203
    Sophia Gardens Cardiff Glamorgan 15,5001999–3298
    Rose Bowl Southampton Hampshire 25,0002003–7319
    County Ground Taunton Somerset 12,5001983–61
    County Ground Bristol Gloucestershire 17,5001983–193
    Former venues
    Bramall Lane Sheffield Yorkshire 32,00019021
    St. Helen's Swansea Glamorgan 4,5001973–19832
    North Marine Road Ground Scarborough Yorkshire 11,5001976–19782
    Grace Road Leicester Leicestershire 12,0001983–19993
    New Road Worcester Worcestershire 5,5001983–19993
    County Ground Southampton Hampshire 7,0001983–19993
    County Ground Derby Derbyshire 9,5001983–19992
    Nevill Ground Tunbridge Wells Kent 6,00019831
    County Ground Chelmsford Essex 6,5001983–19993
    St Lawrence Ground Canterbury Kent 15,0001999–20054
    County Ground Northampton Northamptonshire 6,50019992
    As of 18 July 2021 [74]

    Tournament history

    Key
    Champions
    Runners-up
    Third place
    Fourth place

      Indicates tournaments played within England

    ICC World Test Championship

    ICC World Test Championship record
    YearLeague stageFinal hostFinalFinal position
    PosMatchesDedPCPtsPCT
    PWLDT
    2019–21 [75] 4/92111730072044261.4 Rose Bowl, EnglandDNQ4th
    2021–23 [76] 4/922108401226412447 The Oval, EnglandDNQ4th

    ICC Cricket World Cup

    World Cup record
    YearRoundPositionGPWLTNRWin %
    Flag of England.svg 1975 Semi-final3/84310075.00
    Flag of England.svg 1979 Runners-up2/85410080.00
    Flag of England.svg Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg 1983 Semi-final3/87520071.43
    Flag of India.svg Flag of Pakistan.svg 1987 Runners-up2/88530062.50
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of New Zealand.svg 1992 2/910630166.67
    Flag of India.svg Flag of Pakistan.svg Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 1996 Quarter-final8/126240033.33
    Flag of England.svg Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Flag of Scotland.svg Flag of Ireland.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1999 Pool stage5320060.00
    Flag of South Africa.svg Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Flag of Kenya.svg 2003 Pool stage9/146330050.00
    WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2007 Super 85/169540055.55
    Flag of India.svg Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2011 Quarter-final7/147331050.00
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of New Zealand.svg 2015 Pool stage10/146240033.33
    Flag of England.svg Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg 2019 Champions1/1011830068.18
    Flag of India.svg 2023 Pool Stage7/109360033.33
    Flag of South Africa.svg Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Flag of Namibia.svg 2027 TBD
    Flag of India.svg Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2031
    Total1 title13/139352391156.45
    *The win percentage excludes no results and counts ties as half a win.

    ICC T20 World Cup

    T20 World Cup record
    YearRoundPositionGPWLTNRWin %
    Flag of South Africa.svg 2007 Super 87/125140020.00
    Flag of England.svg 2009 6/125230040.00
    WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2010 Champions1/127510183.33
    Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2012 Super 86/125230040.00
    Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2014 Super 107/164130025.00
    Flag of India.svg 2016 Runners-up2/166420066.67
    Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Flag of Oman.svg 2021 Semi-final4/166420066.67
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2022 Champions1/167510183.33
    WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2024 Qualified
    Flag of India.svg Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2026 TBD
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of New Zealand.svg 2028
    Flag of England.svg Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Flag of Ireland.svg Flag of Scotland.svg 2030 Qualified as co-hosts
    Total2 titles8/84525190255.55
    *The win percentage excludes no results and counts ties as half a win.

    ICC Champions Trophy

    Champions Trophy record
    YearRoundPositionGPWLTNRWin %
    Flag of Bangladesh.svg 1998 Quarter-final5/9101000.00
    Flag of Kenya.svg 2000 7/11101000.00
    Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2002 Pool stage6/122110050.00
    Flag of England.svg 2004 Runners-up2/124310075.00
    Flag of India.svg 2006 Pool stage7/103120033.33
    Flag of South Africa.svg 2009 Semi-final4/84220050.00
    Flag of England.svg Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg 2013 Runners-up2/85320060.00
    Flag of England.svg Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg 2017 Semi-final3/84310075.00
    Flag of Pakistan.svg 2025 Qualified
    Total0 titles8/82413110054.17
    *The win percentage excludes no results and counts ties as half a win.

    Other tournaments

    Summer Olympics

    Summer Olympics record
    YearRoundPositionGPWLTNRWin %
    Flag of France.svg 1900 Champions1/211000100.00
    Total1 title1/111000100.00
    *The win percentage excludes no results and counts ties as half a win.

    Honours

    ICC

    Other

    Records

    Test matches

    Test team records

    • Highest team total: 903–7 dec. v. Australia at The Oval in 1938
    • Lowest team total: 45 v. Australia at Sydney in 1886/87
    • England are the only team in the history of Test cricket to have secured 100 victories by an innings. [77]

    Test individual records

    Test batting records

    Test bowling records

    • Most wickets: 690 – James Anderson
    • Best average: 10.75 George Lohmann
    • Best innings bowling: 10/53 Jim Laker v. Australia at Old Trafford in 1956
    • Best match bowling: 19/90 – Jim Laker v. Australia at Old Trafford in 1956
    • Best strike rate: 34.1 – George Lohmann
    • Best economy rate: 1.31 William Attewell
    • Five England bowlers have taken four wickets in an over, three of these at Headingley. They were Maurice Allom v. New Zealand at Christchurch in 1929–30, Kenneth Cranston v. South Africa at Headingley in 1947, Fred Titmus v. New Zealand at Headingley in 1965, Chris Old v. Pakistan at Edgbaston in 1978 and Andy Caddick v. West Indies at Headingley in 2000.

    Test fielding records

    Test record versus other nations

    OpponentMWLTD % WinFirst win
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 36111215209731.024 April 1877
    Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 156663505542.3113 March 1889
    WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 163515905331.2926 June 1928
    Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 112521304646.4313 January 1930
    Flag of India.svg  India 131503105038.1628 June 1932
    Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 89292103932.585 July 1954
    Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 3617801147.2221 February 1982
    Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 6300350.0021 May 2000
    Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland 22000100.0026 July 2019
    Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 10910090.0025 October 2003
    Flag of Afghanistan (2013-2021).svg  Afghanistan Yet to play
    Records complete to Test #2515. Last updated: 31 July 2023. [82]

    One Day Internationals

    ODI team records

    ODI individual records

    • Most matches: 225 Eoin Morgan
    • Longest-serving captain: 126 matches – Eoin Morgan [83]

    ODI batting records

    ODI bowling records

    ODI fielding records

    • Most catches by an outfielder: 108 – Paul Collingwood
    • Most dismissals as wicketkeeper: 238 – Jos Buttler
    • Most dismissals in a match: 6 – Alec Stewart v. Zimbabwe at Old Trafford in 2000; Matt Prior v. South Africa at Trent Bridge in 2008; Jos Buttler v. South Africa at The Oval in 2013

    ODI record versus other nations

    OpponentMWLTNR % WinFirst win
    v. Test nations
    Flag of Afghanistan (2013-2021).svg  Afghanistan 3210066.6713 March 2015
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 15663882340.3824 August 1972
    Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 252050080.005 October 2000
    Flag of India.svg  India 10744582341.1213 July 1974
    Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland 151120273.3313 June 2006
    Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 9644453445.8318 July 1973
    Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 9257320361.9623 December 1977
    Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 7030341542.8612 March 1992
    Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 7938371348.1013 February 1982
    WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 10553460650.485 September 1973
    Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 302180172.417 January 1995
    v. Associate Members
    Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 22000100.0013 June 1979
    East Africa Cricket Team Flag.png  East Africa 11000100.0014 June 1975
    Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 22000100.0018 May 1999
    Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 11000100.0019 February 2003
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 77000100.0022 February 1996
    Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 5310175.0019 June 2010
    Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 11000100.0018 February 1996
    Last updated 21 December 2023. Win percentages exclude no-results and count ties as half a win. [84]

    T20 Internationals

    Figures include games up to 13 November 2022.

    T20I team records

    T20I individual records

    • Most matches: 115 Eoin Morgan
    • Longest-serving captain: 72 matches – Eoin Morgan

    T20I batting records

    T20I bowling records

    T20I fielding records

    • Most catches by an outfielder: 46 – Eoin Morgan
    • Most dismissals as wicket-keeper: 64 – Jos Buttler [lower-alpha 1]
    • Most dismissals in an innings: 4 Matt Prior v. South Africa at Cape Town in 2007

    T20I record versus other nations

    OpponentMWLT+WT+LNR % WinFirst win
    v. Test nations
    Flag of Afghanistan (2013-2021).svg  Afghanistan 330000100.0021 September 2012
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 23111000247.8213 June 2005
    Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 41300025.0027 October 2021
    Flag of India.svg  India 23111200047.8214 June 2009
    Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland 2010010.00
    Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 27151010157.415 February 2008
    Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 2918910166.077 June 2009
    Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 25121200150.0013 November 2009
    Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 1410400071.4313 May 2010
    WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 29121700041.3829 June 2007
    Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 110000100.0013 September 2007
    v. Associate Members
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 2020000.00
    Records complete to T20I #2026, 21 December 2023. T+W and T+L indicate matches tied and then won or lost in a tiebreaker (such as a Super Over). Win percentages exclude no-results and count ties (irrespective of tiebreakers) as half a win. [85]

    Most England appearances

    These lists show the five players (or those tied for fifth) with the most appearances for England in each form of the game. The lists are correct up to match starting on 19 December 2023.

    Most Test caps [86]
    183 James Anderson
    167 Stuart Broad
    161 Alastair Cook
    135 Joe Root
    133 Alec Stewart
    Most ODI caps [87]
    225 Eoin Morgan
    197 Paul Collingwood
    194 James Anderson
    181 Jos Buttler
    171 Joe Root
    Most T20I caps [88]
    115 Eoin Morgan
    113 Jos Buttler
    103 Adil Rashid
    88 Chris Jordan
    81 Moeen Ali

    Current squad

    This lists all the active players who are contracted to or have played for England in the past year (since 19 February 2023) and the forms in which they have played, and any players (in italics) outside this criterion who have been selected in the team's most recent Test, ODI or T20I squad.

    The ECB offers a number of contracts in October each year to England players which covers both red-ball and white-ball players, considers the likelihood of players featuring in England teams across formats over the next period while recognising performances in the preceding year. [89] Multi-year contracts have been awarded for the first time since central contracts were established in 2000.

    Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad and David Willey have made international appearances during this period however have announced their retirements from Test cricket, cricket and International cricket respectively.

    Key

    NameAgeBatting styleBowling styleDomestic teamConFormsNoCaptaincyLast TestLast ODILast T20I
    Batters
    Harry Brook 24Right-handedRight-arm medium Yorkshire CTest, ODI, T20I88 Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Zak Crawley 26Right-handed Kent CTest, ODI6 Flag of India.svg 2024 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Ben Duckett 29Left-handed Nottinghamshire CTest, ODI, T20I17 Flag of India.svg 2024 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Sam Hain 28Right-handed Warwickshire ODI48 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2023
    Dan Lawrence 26Right-handedRight-arm off break Essex Test68 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2022
    Dawid Malan 36Left-handedRight-arm leg spin Yorkshire CODI, T20I29 Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2022 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2023 Flag of New Zealand.svg 2023
    Ollie Pope 26Right-handed Surrey CTest80Test (VC) Flag of India.svg 2024
    Joe Root 33Right-handedRight-arm off break/leg spin Yorkshire CTest, ODI66 Flag of India.svg 2024 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2023 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2019
    All-rounders
    Rehan Ahmed 19Right-handedRight-arm leg spin Leicestershire CTest, ODI, T20I53 Flag of India.svg 2024 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Moeen Ali 36Left-handedRight-arm off break Warwickshire CODI, T20I18 Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2023 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Brydon Carse 28Right-handedRight-arm fast Durham CODI, T20I92 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023 Flag of New Zealand.svg 2023
    Sam Curran 25Left-handedLeft-arm medium-fast Surrey CODI, T20I58 Flag of India.svg 2021 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Will Jacks 25Right-handedRight-arm off break Surrey ODI, T20I85 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2022 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Liam Livingstone 30Right-handedRight-arm leg spin/off break Lancashire CODI, T20I23 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2022 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Ben Stokes 32Left-handedRight-arm fast-medium Durham CTest, ODI55Test (C) Flag of India.svg 2024 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2023 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2022
    Chris Woakes 34Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Warwickshire CTest, ODI, T20I19 Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2023 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Wicket-keepers
    Jonny Bairstow 34Right-handed Yorkshire CTest, ODI, T20I51 Flag of India.svg 2024 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2023 Flag of New Zealand.svg 2023
    Jos Buttler 33Right-handed Lancashire CODI, T20I63T20I (C) Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2022 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Ben Foakes 31Right-handed Surrey CTest50 Flag of India.svg 2024 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2019 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2019
    Phil Salt 27Right-handed Lancashire ODI, T20I61 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Jamie Smith 23Right-handed Surrey ODI39 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2023
    Pace bowlers
    James Anderson 41Left-handedRight-arm fast-medium Lancashire CTest9 Flag of India.svg 2024 Flag of Afghanistan (2013-2021).svg 2015 Flag of South Africa.svg 2009
    Jofra Archer 28Right-handedRight-arm fast Sussex C22 Flag of India.svg 2021 Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2023 Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2023
    Gus Atkinson 26Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Surrey CTest, ODI, T20I37 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Matthew Fisher 26Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Yorkshire D40 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2022
    Chris Jordan 35Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Surrey T20I34 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2015 Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2022 Flag of New Zealand.svg 2023
    Saqib Mahmood 26Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Lancashire D25 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2022 Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2022
    Tymal Mills 31Right-handedLeft-arm fast Sussex T20I72 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Matthew Potts 25Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Durham CODI35 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    Ollie Robinson 30Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast Sussex CTest57 Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2023
    George Scrimshaw 26Right-handedRight-arm medium fast Northamptonshire ODI52 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2023
    Josh Tongue 26Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Nottinghamshire CTest56 Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2023
    Reece Topley 29Right-handedLeft-arm fast-medium Surrey CODI, T20I38 Flag of South Africa.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023
    John Turner 22Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Hampshire D41
    Luke Wood 28Left-handedLeft-arm fast-medium Lancashire ODI, T20I77 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2023 Flag of New Zealand.svg 2023
    Mark Wood 34Right-handedRight-arm fast Durham CTest, ODI33 Flag of India.svg 2024 Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2023 Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2023
    Spin bowlers
    Shoaib Bashir 20Right-handedRight-arm off break Somerset Test67 Flag of India.svg 2024
    Tom Hartley 24Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Lancashire Test, ODI79 Flag of India.svg 2024 Cricket Ireland flag.svg 2023
    Jack Leach 32Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Somerset CTest77 Flag of India.svg 2024
    Adil Rashid 36Right-handedRight-arm leg spin Yorkshire CODI, T20I95 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2019 Flag of Pakistan.svg 2023 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 2023

    Coaching staff

    Limited Over Format (ODIs and T20Is)

    PositionName
    Head coach Matthew Mott
    Assistant coach Paul Collingwood
    Assistant coach Marcus Trescothick
    Spin bowling coach Jeetan Patel
    Pace bowling coach Neil Killeen

    England Men's Cricketer of the Year

    At the start of each season the ECB presents the England Men's Cricketer of the Year award to "recognise outstanding performances in all formats of international cricket over the past year", [90] voted on by members of the cricket media. [91]

    The previous winners of this award are:

    Eligibility of players

    The England cricket team represents England and Wales. However, under ICC regulations, [99] players can qualify to play for a country by nationality, place of birth or residence, so (as with any national sports team) some people are eligible to play for more than one team. ECB regulations [100] state that to play for England, a player must be a British citizen, and have either been born in England or Wales, or have lived in England or Wales for three years. This has led to players who also held other nationalities becoming eligible to play for England. The qualification period for those born outside England and Wales has varied in the past, but in November 2018 the ECB announced that the period would be reduced to three years in all circumstances, in line with ICC regulations. [101]

    Of the current squad (see above), Jason Roy was born to British parents in South Africa so had to fulfil residency requirements. In addition, Chris Jordan and Ben Stokes have British citizenship, having lived in England since their youth. Jofra Archer, though born in Barbados to a Barbadian mother, qualifies through his English father. Brydon Carse were both born in South Africa and had to serve qualification periods after arriving in England having already played top-level cricket in the country of their birth.

    ICC regulations also allow cricketers who represent associate (i.e. non-Test-playing) nations to switch to a Test-playing nation, provided nationality requirements are fulfilled. In recent years, this has seen Irish internationals Ed Joyce, Boyd Rankin and Eoin Morgan switch to represent England (before Ireland were promoted to full member status in 2018), whilst Gavin Hamilton previously played for Scotland – though Joyce, Rankin and Hamilton were later able to re-qualify for and represent the countries of their birth.

    See also

    Notes

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