One of the oldest cricket teams in the world, the Australian cricket team has quite a history of its own.
Australians would be proud to read the fact that their team is the most successful cricket team in test cricket. Australian Cricket Team is also the most successful ODI team in the whole world.
They have also won the cricket world cup five times. Besides winning 5 world cups, they have also managed to qualify for the world cup finals 7 times. They have also won the ICC Champions Trophy twice (2009 and 2006)
The Australian cricket and the Australian cricket team have seen their up and downs but they have a glorious past of their own. They also play the prestigious Ashes Series every year against their arch-rivals, England.
Although it has also been alleged that Australian cricketers have a habit of sledging their opponent’s team members to demoralize them. There have quite a few scandals on this issue.
As for international cricket, they achieved their 1000th victory against India in Sydney in an ODI in 2019. Australia is the birthplace of the present glamour in the cricketing world. It was thanks to Australian businessman Karry Packer’s World Series Cricket.
Some of the members of the hall of fame of Australian cricket include past captain Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, David Boon, Adam Gilchrist, Mark Waugh, Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, and Steve Waugh. All these names are proof that the Australian cricket team has contributed a lot to international cricket.
Although there have been scandals as well. Like the ball-tampering scandal of 2018. The players had used rough sandpaper to tamper with the ball’s condition. Incidents like these are quite unfortunate and as expected, appropriate action was taken against the people who initiated and did that.
Hopefully, the bright days of the Australian cricket team are yet to come. Hope the current team works hard to improve the stature of cricket in Australia.