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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 (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. They 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.


Currently ranked fourth in Tests, fifth in ODIs and fifth in T20Is by the ICC. They currently holds the record for the highest ever ODI total of 444.