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Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Returning to the subcontinent for the World Cup in , Australia surprised the cricket world by defeating England at Eden Gardens in Kolkata to win the tournament with a disciplined brand of cricket.
The 4—0 drubbing of England was the first time since that Australia had recovered the Ashes away from home and marked the resurgence of Australia as a cricketing power.
The most successful leg-spinbowler in the history of the game, Shane Warne , made his debut in —92 in the third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
From this modest beginning, Warne dominated Australian cricket for 15 years, taking wickets at an average of In —95, under new captain Taylor, the Australians defeated the then dominant West Indies in the Caribbean to recover the Frank Worrell Trophy for the first time since and staked a claim to be considered the best team in the world.
Following a disappointing World Cup at home in , Australia then entered a run of extraordinarily successful World Cup campaigns; runners up to Sri Lanka in in the subcontinent , fighting back after early setbacks to win in England in and unbeaten on their way to another victory in South Africa.
Waugh made a slightly rocky start to his term as captain, drawing 2—2 with the West Indies in the Caribbean and losing to Sri Lanka 1—0 away.
The streak was finally ended in in Kolkata with a remarkable victory by India after being asked to follow-on.
For Waugh, India would remain unconquered territory. Accusations of racism were made against the Australian team, one incident leading to a suspension for Darren Lehmann in A rehabilitated Ponting would succeed Waugh as captain in A 2—1 defeat in the Ashes series in England was quickly avenged at home with a 5—0 thrashing of England in — Australia won the Cricket World Cup under Ricky Ponting in the Caribbean and were unbeaten through the tournament.
Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden scored the most runs in the tournament. Fourteen teams played 49 matches in 14 venues, with Australia staging 26 games at grounds in Adelaide , Brisbane , Canberra , Hobart , Melbourne , Perth and Sydney.
The Australian national team is one of the most successful teams in international cricket. Along with England, Australia was recognised as one of the founder nations of the Imperial Cricket Conference, later the International Cricket Council.
Australia generally plays a test series against a visiting team, and a one-day series between two other teams at home each summer, and tours overseas for the remainder of the year.
On 15 March , an Australian representative team played England in what would later be recognised as the first Test match.
They are the most successful Test cricketing nation, with a higher percentage of won matches than any other nation. In Test cricket, the Australian team compete for various trophies and championships.
The competition is notional in the sense that it is simply a ranking scheme overlaid on all international matches that are otherwise played as part of regular Test cricket with no other consideration whatsoever.
The most famous among all these trophies is The Ashes , which was played for the first time in between Australia and England. Other bilateral trophies have generally been named after the great players from the two competing nations.
There have been only eleven Test match venues in Australia since the first Test match in Four of the eleven venues are no longer used for test matches.
Grounds no longer used for test matches. The Australian team took part in the first one day international on 5 January , once again also against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Since then, the team has maintained a good record in one day internationals, winning five Cricket World Cups , more than any other national team.
Following the end of World Series Cricket , from to the Australian season featured a triangular series of one day internationals, featuring the Australian team and two touring teams.
The first incarnation of this tournament was called the World Series Cup and included night cricket, coloured uniforms and a white ball.
In —95, the tournament included an Australia A cricket team , due to the perceived weakness of the invited Zimbabwe team.
The successor series followed a similar format. In , for the first time, the tournament featured the innovations already common in Australian one-day matches such as night cricket and coloured clothing.
The tournament featured nine nations, expanded to include a South African team recently admitted back into world cricket.
Australia despite starting firm favourites,  performed poorly, failing to make the semi — final stage. Pakistan defeated England in the final in front of 87, spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
There are currently , female participants in cricket. The Australian team also compete in the Rose Bowl series , a series of one-day internationals against New Zealand.
On a domestic level, each of the six states has a cricket team which competes in two separate competitions over summer:. Moreover, eight city-based franchises compete in the domestic Twenty20 competition known as Big Bash League.
Local club cricket is also popular, as well as social cricket which includes variations such as backyard and beach cricket.
The Sheffield Shield is the domestic first-class cricket competition in Australia. When established, the competition included the colonies later states of New South Wales , South Australia and Victoria.
Queensland was admitted to the Shield competition for the —27 season, Western Australia in —48 and Tasmania in — As of the —09 season, the title has reverted to its original name.
It was established in —70 and featured the state teams and a team from New Zealand. Originally a knock-out tournament, the format and name has changed several times since inception depending on the naming rights sponsor.
New Zealand withdrew from the competition after the —75 season. The Canberra Comets , a team from the Australian Capital Territory were included for three seasons from to to — At the end of the —07 season, Western Australia has been the most successful state with 11 wins while South Australia and Tasmania have won two each.
In , the format changed and all matches were held in Sydney at various grounds. It was broadcast live on GEM.
The whole competition was held in the month of October, prior to the Sheffield Shield. The Big Bash League replaced the previous competition, the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash , and features eight city-based franchises, instead of the six state-based teams which had competed before.
It is now placed ninth in the list of most attended sports leagues in the world with respect to average crowd per match —16 season. Victoria and New South Wales have been the most successful teams.
Club cricket is popular and the first step for players looking to be selected for their state and national teams. Five were only used once, during the World Cup , while three all in Tasmania only hosted games during s World Series Cups.
The main six used are:. Grounds which have been used for One Day Internationals only are:. Grounds in Australia which have been used exclusively for the Twenty20 Internationals:.
Cricket is also a mass participation sport in Australia: The position of Australian Test cricket captain is regarded as one of the most important roles in Australian sport.
It is often said that in Australia the office of Test captain is second in stature behind the office of Prime Minister. Ashes Tests have traditionally been seen by many Australians as an opportunity to avenge past perceived wrongs by the former imperial power.
The national team has been said to represent "de facto Australian foreign policy" particularly with respect to relations with Asian subcontinent nations.
Official audience data shows that The second innings of the match, which saw Australia winning the match with seven wickets to spare, averaged 2.
The third and eventually the final day of the match, attracted a peak national audience of 3. An audience of 2. It still remains the most watched Twenty20 match in Australia on TV.
BBL coverage has become a regular feature of Australian summers and attracted an average audience of more than , people nationally in —16 season, including a peak audience of 2.
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