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Australia A cricket team

The Australia A cricket team is a cricket team representing Australia and is the second team of the Australian cricket team. They have also played far more one-day than first-class matches; indeed they have played only three first-class games against equivalent A sides, against South Africa A in 2002–03 and Pakistan A in 2009.

Australia A
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Team information
Founded1994–95
Official website:Official Website
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First-class

One-day

In the Australian summer of 1994–95, the (then) Benson and Hedges World Series Cup was expanded to involve four teams instead of the usual three – Australia, England, Zimbabwe and Australia A (though games involving Australia A are not considered official One-Day Internationals). In a shock result, the Australia A team (captained by Damien Martyn and featuring up-and-comers such as Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Greg Blewett, as well as veterans – wicket-keeper Phil Emery and pacemen Paul Reiffel and Merv Hughes) ousted England from the series and went into the best-of-3 final against Australia. They were swept 2–0, but it was unquestionably a display of the next generation of Australia's prowess. Many of the 1994–95 A players later played for Australia.

In earlier times, Australia often sent Second XI teams on overseas tour, consisting of players on the fringes of national selection. Instances of this occurred in 1949–50 and 1959–60, to New Zealand.

In one-day cricket, Australia A's team colours were the same as Australia's, except reversed with dark green instead of bottle green and canary yellow instead of wattle gold.

Results summaryEdit

Australia A matches First-Class matches List A matches T20 matches
Date Opponent W L D W L NR/T W L NR/T
Dec 1994–Jan 1995 Quad Series in Australia

vs Australia, England & Zimbabwe

- - - 3 5 0 - - -
Jan 1996 vs West Indies - - - 1 0 0 - - -
Dec 1996 vs West Indies - - - 1 - - - - -
Dec 1996 vs Pakistan - - - - 1 - - - -
Dec 1997 vs South Africa 0 0 1 - - - - - -
Jan 1998 vs New Zealand - - - 0 1 0 - - -
Jul-Aug 1998 @ Scotland 0 0 2 2 0 3 - - -
Aug 1998 @ Ireland 1 0 0 - - - - - -
Sep 1999 in United States vs India A - - - 4 1 0 - - -
Jan 2000 vs Pakistan - - - 2 0 0 - - -
Dec 2000-Jan 2001 vs West Indies 0 0 1 0 1 0 - - -
Jan 2001 vs Zimbabwe - - - 1 0 0 - - -
Jan 2002 vs New Zealand - - - 1 0 0 - - -
Jan 2002 vs South Africa - - - 1 0 0 - - -
Sep 2002 @ South Africa A - - - 5 1 1 - - -
Nov-Dec 2002 vs England XI - - 1 1 - - - - -
Dec 2002-Jan 2003 vs Sri Lanka - - - 4 1 - - - -
Apr 2003 vs South Africa A - - 2 3 1 1 - - -
Dec 2003 vs India 0 0 1 - - - - - -
Jan 2004 vs Zimbabwe 0 0 1 1 1 - - - -
Jan 2005 vs West Indies - - - 1 1 0 - - -
Jan 2005 vs Pakistan - - - 1 1 0 - - -
Sep 2005 @ Pakistan A 0 1 1 2 1 0 - - -
2007–08 @ Pakistan A 1 0 1 0 3 0 - - -
Sep 2008 @ India A 0 0 2 - - - - - -
Sep 2008 Tri-Series in India

vs India A & New Zealand

- - - 3 2 - - - -
Jun-Jul 2010 vs Sri Lanka A 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0
Nov 2010 vs England XI 0 1 0 - - - - - -
Nov 2011 vs New Zealand 0 0 1 - - - - - -
Jul 2012 @ Derbyshire 0 0 1 - - - - - -
Aug 2012 @ Durham 0 1 0 - - - - - -
Aug 2012 @ England Lions 0 0 2 - - - - - -
Nov 2012 vs South Africa 0 0 1 - - - - - -
Feb-Mar 2013 vs England Lions - - - 4 0 1 - - -
Jun 2013 @ Scotland 1 0 0 - - - - - -
Jun 2013 @ Ireland 1 0 0 - - - - - -
Jun 2013 @ Gloucestershire 1 0 0 - - - - - -
Jul 2013 Zimbabwe Select XI 1 0 0 - - - - - -
Jul-Aug 2013 @ South Africa A 0 1 1 - - - - - -
Aug 2013 Tri-Series in South Africa

vs South Africa A & India A

- - - 3 2 0 - - -
Nov 2013 vs England XI 0 0 1 - - - - - -
Jul 2014 vs India A 0 0 2 - - - - - -
Jul-Aug 2014 Quad Series vs India A, South Africa A

& National Performance Squad

- - - 4 3 - - - -
Aug 2014 vs South Africa A 0 1 1 - - - - - -
Jul-Aug 2015 @ India A 1 0 1 - - - - - -
Aug 2015 Tri Series in India

vs India A & South Africa A

- - - 4 1 0 - - -
Jul-Aug 2016 vs South Africa A 2 0 0 - - - - - -
Aug 2016 Quad Series vs India A, South Africa A

& National Performance Squad

- - - 3 3 1 - - -
Sep 2016 vs India A 1 0 1 - - - - - -
Aug 2018 Quad-Series in India

vs India A, India B & South Africa A

- - - 2 2 2 - - -
Sep 2018 @ India A 1 1 0 - - - - - -
Jun 2019 @ Northamptonshire - - - 1 0 0 - - -
Jun 2019 @ Derbyshire - - - 1 0 0 - - -
Jun 2019 @ Worcestershire - - - 0 0 1 - - -
Jun - Jul 2019 @ Gloucestershire - - - 2 0 0 - - -
Nov 2019 vs Pakistan 0 0 0 - - - - - -

Former playersEdit

Current squadEdit

ReferencesEdit

Squad selected for the South Africa series 2017 [1]

  1. ^ Cricket.com. "Huge names in Australia A squads". Cricket.com. Retrieved 19 May 2017.