England cricket crest
|First Test match||v Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 15–19 March 1877|
|Test captain||Alastair Cook|
|ODI and Twenty20 captain||Eoin Morgan|
|Current ICC Test, ODI and T20I ranking||5th (Test)
|All-time best ICC Test, ODI and T20I ranking||1st (Test)
– This year
|Last Test match||v South Africa at Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban; 26–30 December 2015|
– This year
|As of 27 December 2015|
The England cricket team is the team that represents England and Wales (and until 1992 also Scotland) in international cricket. Since 1 January 1997 it has been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), having been previously governed by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) from 1903 until the end of 1996.
England and Australia were the first teams to play a Test match (between 15–19 March 1877), and these two countries together with South Africa formed the Imperial Cricket Conference (predecessor to today’s International Cricket Council) on 15 June 1909. England and Australia also played the first One Day International (ODI) on 5 January 1971. England’s first Twenty20 International (T20I) was played on 13 June 2005, once more against Australia.
As of 5 November 2015, England has played 965 Test matches, winning 344 and losing 281 (with 340 draws). The team has won The Ashes on 32 occasions, the same number as their opponents Australia. The team has played 659 ODIs, winning 317, and its record in ODI tournaments includes finishing as runners-up in three Cricket World Cups (1979, 1987 and 1992), and two ICC Champions Trophies (2004 and 2013). Finally, the team has played 78 T20Is, winning 38, and won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2010.
England is currently ranked fifth in Tests, sixth in ODIs and fourth in T20Is by the ICC.