Australia participated in the first Test match in cricket in 1877, the first One Day International in 1971 (both against England) and the first Twenty20 international in 2005 (against New Zealand). In addition to officially sanctioned international matches and tours organised by the Australian Cricket Board (now known as Cricket Australia), there have been two major rebel Australian sides. In the 1970s many of Australia's leading players signed up for Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket and played in a number of SuperTests against other international sides. Then in the mid-1980s there were two rebel Australian tours to South Africa, which was at that time banned from official competition because of the apartheid regime then in force there. The captains of those Australian sides are also listed below.
This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Australia national cricket team for at least one Twenty 20 International (T20I). A total of eleven players have captained Australia in T20Is, of which Aaron Finch is the most successful captain, with 35 wins. Australia are currently without a captain following Aaron Finch's retirement, with a announcement to be made prior to their next game, in late 2023.
Brett Lee (born 8 November 1976) is an Australian former international cricketer, who played all three formats of the game. During his international career, Lee was recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in the world.
Lee played for the Australian team that won the 2003 World Cup. He played his first Test in 1999 and retired from international cricket on 12 July 2012. He subsequently declined to renew his contract with his home state side New South Wales, but continued to play Twenty20 matches for several seasons after, notably in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Big Bash League.
Lee made his One Day International debut for Australia against Pakistan on 9 January 2000 during the Carlton and United Breweries Series at the Gabba, Brisbane. He became the 140th ODI cricketer to represent Australia. In February 2002 against South Africa, he scored his first ODI half century, 51* not out.
After announcing his retirement from international cricket, Lee joined the Channel Nine cricket commentating team. He assisted author Michael Panckridge in the cricket-related Toby Jones novel series. In 2019, he performed in The Masked Singer Australia as Parrot, placing 11th in the leaderboard.
Lee is the second of three sons born to Bob, a metallurgist, and Helen (née Buxton), a piano teacher, and grew up in the Shellharbour suburbs of Oak Flats and Mount Warrigal. His older brother Shane is a retired all rounder and former international and younger brother Grant previously played cricket for New South Wales U-19, and is now an accountant. Lee attended Balarang Public School and Oak Flats High School, which later named its cricket ground in his honour.
Lee has been known by his nicknames 'Binga', after the chain of electronics store Bing Lee, since his high-school days. He was once briefly nicknamed "Oswald" by former Australian captain and New South Wales teammate Steve Waugh during his early international career. During an ODI around 2000, he was in the batting order behind his brother Shane and Ian Harvey. When Waugh read out the batting order, instead of reading "Lee, Harvey, Lee", he read out "Lee, Harvey, Oswald" (Lee Harvey Oswald).
Australia played in the first Test match in cricket in 1877, the first One Day International in 1971 (both against England) and the first Twenty20 international in 2005 (against New Zealand). In addition to officially sanctioned international matches and tours organised by the Australian Cricket Board (now known as Cricket Australia), there have been two major rebel Australian sides. In the 1970s many of Australia's leading players signed up for Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket and played in a number of SuperTests against other international sides. Then in the mid-1980s there were two rebel Australian tours to South Africa, which was at that time banned from official competition because of the apartheid regime then in force there. The captains of those Australian sides are also listed below.
Ricky Ponting was Australia's first captain in Twenty20 Internationals. On occasions when Ponting was unavailable, vice-captain Adam Gilchrist filled the role. In December 2007, Ponting was rested from the team to give the younger players exposure. Although vice-captain Gilchrist was in the team, 26-year-old Michael Clarke was selected as captain. Ponting called him the "obvious choice" and Clarke had been predicted to be the next full-time captain of Australia once Ponting stepped down from the captaincy. With Gilchrist's retirement from all forms of representative cricket at the end of the 2007/08 season, Clarke was promoted to the regular vice-captain's position. Thereafter, Cameron White was promoted as the captain, but George Bailey has taken over the captaincy in the two match series against India.
This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Australian women's cricket team for at least one women's One-Day International. The table of results is complete to the third ODI against England on 9 January 2011. Australia won the World Cup in 1977/8, 1981/2, 1988/9, 1997/8 and 2004/5.
This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Australian women's cricket team for at least one women's Twenty20 International. The table of results is complete to the fifth T20I against England on 18 January 2011.
India won the first title back in 2000 under the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif. The former India cricketer led the side to its maiden U19 World Cup title. The team had the likes Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh among others. India had to wait eight years for their second title. It was in 2008 when India lifted the second title under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. India beat South Africa in the final of the tournament. Kohli is the current captain of the Indian cricket team.
Amit Pagnis: In the inaguaral U19 World Cup was played in Australia in 1998 and Pagnis was the captain of the team. 16 teams participated in that tournament and India reached the second round Pagnis is a former Mumbai cricketer and has more than 5,000 runs in domestic cricket. The 39-year-old never played for India.
Parthiv Patel: The defending champions in the 2002 U19 World Cup reached the semi-final under the captaincy of Parthiv Patel. He led the team to semis in which they loss to South Africa by a margin of 112 runs. Patel later went on to play for India at the age of 19. He is still part of the Test team.
Virat Kohli: India got another chance to win the World Cup and Kohli did not let it go. He led India to their second U19 World Cup title in 2008 by winning the final against South Africa. Kohli became an overnight star. He got an IPL contract the same year. He is the current captain of the Indian cricket team in all formats and was part of the Indian team that won the 2011 World Cup.
Prithvi Shaw: The latest Indian captain to win the U19 World Cup is Shaw. The Mumbai cricketer had already made waves in the domestic circuit by scoring tons of runs in age-group cricket. Before captaining India in the U19 World Cup, he made his Mumbai debut and already has five centuries. He has now got an IPL contract as well.
Great cricket teams are made by a great captain. A great captain maximizes his resources and brings the best out of players. Change in the batting order. Field placement. Bowling. All of these things can decide the fate of a game. A successful captain makes these changes at the right moment and reaps the rewards.
Waqar Younis is regarded as one of the best bowlers of all time, and his bowling overshadowed his credentials as a captain. He holds the record as the youngest Pakistan captain and third-youngest captain in the history of Test cricket.
Sourav Ganguly led India as captain in a period when the match-fixing scandal that shocked the world happened. He had two jobs to do: 1) make fans believe in cricket again and 2) make India a reliable team. He successfully did both.
Shoaib Akhtar bowling in the semi-finals of the 1999 Cricket World Cup. With Wasim Akram and Waqar Younas in the side, Akhtar became part of the fastest pace trio in international cricket at the time.
Pakistan captain and fast bowler Waqar Younas clashes with Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds during the 2002 World Cup. Pakistan crashed out of the tournament after losing most of its games.
After the on and off-the-field debacles of the previous period, new Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq began to systematically repair the damage through a more down-to-earth, thoughtful and calm approach towards captaincy and Pakistan cricket.
Born in the south-east Queensland town of Ipswich, just an hour west of Brisbane, Watson made his international debuted a raw allrounder in 2002 who could match it with the fastest bowlers in the country and had a batting technique straight from the coaching manual.
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