England (Cricket History, Records, All Players Shorts Profile Who Played till 2022)

England cricket represents England and Wales internationally. Since 1997, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has controlled it, replacing Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) since 1903. England, a founding nation, is an ICC Full Member having Test, ODI, and T20I status. Since Scotland and Ireland were not ICC members until the 1990s, their players played for England. England, Australia, and South Africa founded the Imperial Cricket Conference on June 15, 1909, after playing the inaugural Test match (15–19 March 1877). England and Australia played the inaugural ODI on 5 January 1971. England’s first T20I versus Australia happened on 13 June 2005.

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England has played 1,057 Tests, winning 386 and losing 317 as of 12 December 2022. (with 354 draws). England has won 32 Ashes in Test series against Australia. England won 389 of 773 ODIs. They won the 2019 Cricket World Cup after appearing in four finals and were runners-up in two ICC Champions Trophies (2004 and 2013). England won 90 of 170 T20Is. They won the 2010 and 2022 ICC T20 World Cups. On 22 November 2022, the ICC placed England fourth in Tests, first in ODIs, and second in T20Is.


An “All-England” team of 11 gentlemen from any region of England save Kent faced “the Unconquerable County” of Kent on July 9, 1739, and lost by “quite few notches”. Over a century, such contests were repeated.

Clarke founded the All-England Eleven in 1846. This side played a United All-England Eleven annually from 1847 to 1856. The players made these matches the most crucial in the English season.

Early tours:

England first toured North America in September 1859. George Parr captained this team of six All-England and six United All-England players. American Civil War diverted attention. Melbourne restaurateurs Messrs Spiers and Pond organized the first English tour of Australia in 1861–62. Before 1877, most tours were “against odds,” with the other team fielding more than 11 players to equal the playing field. The first Australian tour was primarily against 18/11 odds.

In 1863–64, Parr led a second successful tour. On September 21, 1876, James Lillywhite headed another England team on the P&O vessel Poonah. For once, they played an 11-a-side Australian XI. The first Test match began on 15 March 1877 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Charles Bannerman’s first Test century helped the Australian XI win by 45 runs. James Lillywhite’s XI v Combined Victoria and New South Wales was the match’s promotion. At Easter 1877, Lillywhite’s team won a rematch on the same ground by four wickets. England won the inaugural Test match on English soil in 1880, fielding a completely representative squad featuring W. G. Grace.


Ivo Bligh called the 1882–83 tour “the hunt to reclaim the ashes” after this loss. England’s amateur-professional team won 2–1. The Ashes began when Bligh was given an urn with ashes that could be from a bail, ball, or woman’s veil. Australia won the fourth match 4–0. It was not part of the Ashes series. England won the first 10 Ashes series between 1884 and 1898. England played their first Test against South Africa at Port Elizabeth in 1889.


England won the 1890 Ashes 2–0, with the first Test match abandoned in the third match. England won the 1892–93 series after losing 2–1. Andrew Stoddart led England to another 3–2 series success in 1894–95. England swept South Africa in 1895–96. The first MCC-counties selection committee was for the 1899 Ashes series. Grace, Lord Hawke, and Warwickshire captain Herbert Bainbridge played. Before this, England home Test teams were selected by the host club. England lost the 1899 Ashes 1–0, with Grace playing his farewell Test in the first match.


England lost four of eight Ashes series between 1900 and 1914. The team England lost their first series against South Africa in 1905–06 4–1 because to poor batting.

England lost the 1901–02 Ashes to Australia. The 1902 series was entertaining, with Gilbert Jessop recording a Test century in 70 minutes. Australia triumphed. Pelham Warner led England to the 1904 Ashes. Wilfred Rhodes grabbed 15 wickets and R. E. Foster scored 287 on debut. South Africa defeated England 4–1 in 1905–06. Foster led England to a 1–0 win in 1907 to avenge the loss. They lost the 1909 Ashes to Australia, suing 25 players. England lost against South Africa, with Jack Hobbs getting his first of 15 tours centuries.


England won 4–1 in Australia in 1911–12. Rhodes, Hobbs, Frank Woolley, and Sydney Barnes played. England won the next four Tests after losing the first. The last Ashes series before the war.

England tried something new in 1912. England, South Africa, and Australia played a Nine-Test triangular. The Daily Telegraph reported: With Australia sending a depleted team and the South African bowlers proving ineffectual, England dominated the event, winning four of six matches. King George V witnessed Australia-South Africa at Lord’s for the first time. Barnes took 49 wickets as England defeated South Africa 4–0 in their final trip before the First World War.


England’s first post-war match was against Australia in 1920–21. England suffered their first whitewash after losing the series 5–0. Six Australians made hundreds while Mailey bowled 36 Englishmen. The next two Ashes series ended in 3–0 and 4–1 losses. England reclaimed the Ashes in 1926 and defeated Australia 4–1 in the 1928–29 tour.

The West Indies became the fourth Test nation and played their first match against England the same year. Although Learie Constantine did the double on the tour, England won all three Tests by an innings. The press thought their elevation was a mistake. England sent two teams to New Zealand and the West Indies in 1929–30. England defeated New Zealand 1–0 and the West Indies 2–1.


England won the 2010 World Twenty20 in Barbados after a drawn Test series in South Africa. In the 2010–11 Ashes, they won their first series in Australia in 24 years by beating Australia 3–1. They also won all three Tests by an innings, a first for a touring team. 766 runs made Cook Series MVP. England struggled in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. England lost to Ireland, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka in the quarterfinals after defeating South Africa and tied India. However, the squad’s great Test match form continued, and on 13 August 2011, they became the world’s top-ranked Test team after handily whitewashing India 4–0, their sixth consecutive series win and eighth in the past nine series. After losing 3–0 to Pakistan over the winter, England fell 2–0 to South Africa, who took up the top spot. Their first home series loss since 2008 against the same opponent.

Captain Strauss resigned after this loss (and his retirement from cricket). Cook, who had headed the ODI team, replaced Strauss and guided England to a 2–1 win in India, their first since 1984–85. He also became England’s leading century-maker with 23 centuries.

Executive body:

The ECB controls English cricket and the England team. The Board represents England on the International Cricket Council since January 1, 1997. The ECB sells tickets, sponsorship, and broadcasting rights, mostly for the England team. 2006 ECB revenue was £77 million.

The TCCB governed the English team before 1997. Up until the 1976–77 tour of Australia, the England team played as MCC when playing abroad. On the 1996–97 New Zealand tour, England last used MCC bacon-and-egg colors.

Status of Wales:

England traditionally represented Great Britain in international cricket, with Scottish and Welsh sides playing infrequently and players from both countries occasionally representing England. After two years without the TCCB, Scotland joined the ICC in 1994.

The England and Wales Cricket Board is criticized for utilizing Welsh players like Simon and Geraint Jones under the England name. Welsh cricketers play entirely for England, prompting calls for Wales to join the ICC or the ECB to schedule more matches for a Welsh national team. However, Cricket Wales and Glamorgan County Cricket Club have endorsed the ECB, with Glamorgan citing the financial benefits of the Welsh county within the English framework and Cricket Wales claiming they are “committed to continue to play a prominent role within the ECB”. The Welsh National Assembly’s petitions committee’s 2015 report reflected the heated debate. Plaid Cymru’s heritage, culture, sport, and broadcasting spokeswoman and petitions committee member Bethan Jenkins proposed that Wales should have its own international squad and leave the ECB.

Team colors:

Cinch, an online used vehicle marketplace, replaced NatWest as England’s principal partner in February 2021. In April 2022, Castore replaced New Balance as England’s kit manufacturer. England’s Test cricket whites have Cinch on the center and the three lions on the left. English fielders can wear ECB-logoed navy blue or white caps. Navy blue helmets. Before 1997, uniforms had the TCCB lion and stumps insignia, while helmets, jumpers, and headgear had the three lion’s logo.

England’s ODI and Twenty20 shirts include the Cinch logo across the center, the three lions on the left, and the New Balance on the right. The Twenty20 kit is flame red and navy, while the ODI outfit is blue and navy. In ICC limited-overs events, the sponsor’s emblem is on the sleeve and “ENGLAND” appears on the front. England’s ODI kit has alternated between colors of blue (including a pale blue until the mid-1990s, when it was replaced by a brilliant blue) and all-red kits. New Balance supplied ECB with cable-knit test match sweaters in April 2017.


Test team records:

  • The most runs scored by a team was 903-7 against Australia at The Oval in 1938.
  • Australia at Sydney in 1886/87 was the team with the lowest score, 45.
  • In the history of Test cricket, England is the only team to have won 100 games by an innings.

Test individual records:

Most matches: 177 Tests – James Anderson

Longest-serving captain: 64 Tests – Joe Root

Test batting records:

Alastair Cook has the most runs with 12,472.

Best average: 60.73 – Herbert Sutcliffe

  • Len Hutton beat Australia at The Oval in 1938 with a score of 364.
  • Colin Cowdrey and Peter May scored 411 runs when they played against the West Indies at Edgbaston in 1957.
  • Alastair Cook has the most centuries with 33.
  • Wally Hammond has the most double centuries with 7.
  • Jack Hobbs and Herbert Sutcliffe were the most successful opening pair for England. In 38 innings, for the first wicket, they averaged 87.81, with 15 hundred-run partnerships and 10 more of 50 or more.
  • Most ducks: 39, by Stuart Broad

Test bowling records:

Most wickets: 675 – 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

Test results against other countries:

OpponentMWLTD% WinFirst win
 Australia35611015009630.894 April 1877
 South Africa156663505542.3113 March 1889
 West Indies163515905331.2926 June 1928
 New Zealand110511204646.3613 January 1930
 India131503105038.1628 June 1932
 Pakistan88282103931.815 July 1954
 Sri Lanka3617801147.2221 February 1982
 Zimbabwe6300350.0021 May 2000
 Ireland11000100.0026 July 2019
 Bangladesh10910090.0025 October 2003
 AfghanistanYet to play

One Day Internationals:

ODI team records

Most points by a team: 498/4 (50 overs) Netherlands in 2022 at VRA Cricket Ground. The lowest score for a team was 86 against Australia at Old Trafford in 2001 (32.4 overs).

ODI individual records:

Most matches: 225 – Eoin Morgan

Longest-serving captain: 126 matches – Eoin Morgan


ODI batting records:

  • Most runs: 6,957 – Morgan Eoin
  • Jonathan Trott had the best average with 51.25.
  • Best strike rate: 119.47 – Jos Buttler
  • Jason Roy scored 180 against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2018. This was the highest score by an individual.
  • Alex Hales and Jason Roy scored 256* runs together against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston in 2016 to set a new record.
  • Joe Root has 16 centuries.
  • Eoin Morgan has the most ducks (15)

T20 Internationals:

T20I team records

The most runs scored by a team was 241 against New Zealand at McLean Park in 2019.

India at Colombo (RPS) in 2012 was the team that scored the fewest runs.

T20I individual records:

  • Eoin Morgan has the most matches at 115.
  • Eoin Morgan has been captain for the longest time, 72 games.

T20I batting records:

Most runs: 2,602 – Jos Buttler

Best average: 38.84 – Dawid Malan

Best strike rate: 147.90 – Liam Livingstone

Alex Hales scored 116* against Sri Lanka in Chittagong in 2014.

Record number of partners: 182 – New Zealand vs. Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan at McLean Park in 2019

Most centuries: Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, and Jos Buttler all have one.

Most ducks: 9 – Luke Wright and Moeen Ali

T20I bowling records:

Most wickets: Chris Jordan has 95.

Best average: 16.84 – Graeme Swann

Sam Curran’s bowling against Afghanistan at Perth in 2022 gets a 5/10.

Best strike rate: 13.2 – Mark Wood

Best rating for economy: 6.36, by Graeme Swann


This is a list of all the active players who have played for England in the last year (since December 16, 2021) and the forms in which they have played, as well as any other players (in italics) who have been picked for the team’s most recent squad or have some kind of central contract. It doesn’t include former limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan, who quit international cricket in June 2022, or Ben Stokes, who quit ODIs a month later. In September of each year, the ECB gives a number of central contracts to England players who the team’s selectors think will be the core of the team.

 Other players who play enough games throughout the year can get Incremental contracts, and fast bowlers who show promise can get Pace bowling development contracts.

NameAgeBatting styleBowling styleDomestic teamC/TFormsS/NCaptaincyLast TestLast ODILast T20I
Tom Banton24Right-handedSomersetT20I98 2020 2022
Harry Brook23Right-handedYorkshireITest, T20I88 2022 2022
Rory Burns32Left-handedSurreyTest27 2021
Zak Crawley24Right-handedKentCTest6 2022 2021
Ben Duckett28Left-handedNottinghamshireTest, T20I17 2022 2016 2022
Alex Hales33Right-handedRight-arm mediumNottinghamshireT20I10 2016 2019 2022
Haseeb Hameed25Right-handedNottinghamshireTest97 2022
Keaton Jennings30Left-handedRight-arm medium-fastLancashireTest65 2019
Dan Lawrence25Right-handedRight-arm off breakEssexTest68 2022
Alex Lees29Left-handedDurhamTest2 2022
Dawid Malan35Left-handedRight-arm leg spinYorkshireITest, ODI, T20I29 2022 2022 2022
Ollie Pope24Right-handedSurreyCTest80 2022
Joe Root31Right-handedRight-arm off break/leg spinYorkshireCTest, ODI66 2022 2022 2019
Jason Roy32Right-handedRight-arm medium SurreyIODI, T20I20 2019 2022 2022
James Vince31Right-handedRight-arm medium HampshireODI, T20I14 2018 2022 2022
Rehan Ahmed18Right-handedRight-arm leg spinLeicestershireTest53 2022
Moeen Ali35Left-handedRight-arm off breakWorcestershireCODI, T20I18ODI and T20I (VC) 2021 2022 2022
Sam Curran24Left-handedLeft-arm medium-fastSurreyCODI, T20I58 2021 2022 2022
Liam Dawson32Right-handedSlow left-arm orthodoxHampshireODI, T20I83 2017 2022 2022
Will Jacks24Right-handedRight-arm off breakSurreyTest, T20I85 2022 2022
Liam Livingstone29Right-handedRight-arm leg spin/off breakLancashireCTest, ODI, T20I23 2022 2022 2022
Jamie Overton28Right-handedRight-arm fastSurreyPTest75 2022
Ben Stokes31Left-handedRight-arm fast-mediumDurhamCTest, T20I55Test (C) 2022 2022 2022
David Willey32Left-handedLeft-arm fast-mediumYorkshireIODI, T20I15 2022 2022
Chris Woakes33Right-handedRight-arm fast-mediumWarwickshireCTest, ODI, T20I19 2022 2022 2022
Luke Wood27Lef-handedLeft-arm fast-mediumLancashireODI, T20I77 2022 2022
Jonny Bairstow33Right-handedYorkshireCTest, ODI, T20I51 2022 2022 2021
Sam Billings31Right-handedKentTest, ODI, T20I7 2022 2022 2022
Jos Buttler32Right-handedLancashireCTest, ODI, T20I63ODI and T20I (C) 2022 2022 2022
Ben Foakes29Right-handedSurreyCTest50 2022 2019 2019
Phil Salt26Right-handedLancashireODI, T20I61 2022 2022
Pace bowlers
James Anderson40Left-handedRight-arm fast-mediumLancashireCTest9 2022 2015 2009
Stuart Broad36Left-handedRight-arm fast-mediumNottinghamshireCTest8 2022 2016 2014
Brydon Carse27Right-handedRight-arm fast-mediumDurhamPODI92 2022
Matthew Fisher25Right-handedRight-arm fast-mediumYorkshirePTest40 2022
George Garton25Left-handedLeft-arm fastSussexT20I86 2022
Richard Gleeson35Right-handedRight-arm fast-mediumLancashireT20I71 2022
Chris Jordan34Right-handedRight-arm fast-mediumSurreyODI, T20I34 2015 2022 2022
Saqib Mahmood25Right-handedRight-arm fastLancashirePTest, T20I25 2022 2021 2022
Tymal Mills30Right-handedLeft-arm fastSussexT20I72 2022
Craig Overton28Right-handedRight-arm fast-mediumSomersetPTest, ODI32 2022 2022
David Payne31Right-handedLeft-arm fast-mediumGloucestershireODI78 2022
Matty Potts24Right-handedRight-arm fast-mediumDurhamITest, ODI35 2022 2022
Ollie Robinson29Right-handedRight-arm fast-mediumSussexCTest57 2022
Olly Stone29Right-handedRight-arm fastWarwickshirePODI, T20I26 2021 2022 2022
Reece Topley28Right-handedLeft-arm fast-mediumSurreyIODI, T20I38 2022 2022
Mark Wood32Right-handedRight-arm fastDurhamCTest, T20I33 2022 2021 2022
Spin bowlers
Jack Leach31Left-handedSlow left-arm orthodoxSomersetCTest77 2022
Matt Parkinson26Right-handedRight-arm leg spinLancashireTest, T20I70 2022 2021 2022
Adil Rashid34Right-handedRight-arm leg spinYorkshireCODI, T20I95 2019 2022 2022

Coaching staff


Managing director Robert Key
Strategic adviser Andrew Strauss
Performance director Mo Bobat

Test coaching staff

Head coach Brendon McCullum
Assistant coach Paul Collingwood
Batting coach Marcus Trescothick
Spin-bowling coach Jeetan Patel
Wicket-keeping coach James Foster

Limited overs coaching staff

Head coach Matthew Mott
Assistant coach Richard Dawson
Batting coach Mike Hussey
Bowling coach David Saker
Fielding coach Carl Hopkinson