English cricket team in Australia in 2006–07
The England cricket team tour of Australia included the 2006–07 Ashes series, a number of first-class matches against Australian Domestic teams, participation in the tri-nation One-day International series between Australia, New Zealand and England and a Twenty20 match against Australia on 9 January 2007.
|Captain and All-rounder|
|Andrew Flintoff||RHB, RF||Lancashire|
|Alastair Cook||LHB, Slow||Essex|
|Andrew Strauss||LHB, LM||Middlesex|
|Middle Order Batsmen|
|Ian Bell||RHB, RM||Warwickshire|
|Paul Collingwood||RHB, RMF||Durham|
|Ed Joyce||LHB, RM||Middlesex|
|Kevin Pietersen||RHB, OB||Hampshire|
|Ashley Giles||RHB, SLA||Warwickshire|
|Monty Panesar||LHB, SLA||Northamptonshire|
|James Anderson||LHB, RFM||Lancashire|
|Steve Harmison||RHB, RF||Durham|
|Matthew Hoggard||RHB, RFM||Yorkshire|
|Sajid Mahmood||RHB, RFM||Lancashire|
|Liam Plunkett||RHB, RFM||Durham|
Ashes Test matchesEdit
One-day International matchesEdit
Other tour matchesEdit
Prime Minister's XI v England: 10 November, CanberraEdit
10 November 2006
Prime Minister's XI
5/347 (50 overs)
181 (38.4 overs)
In the opening match of England's tour of Australia, English captain Andrew Flintoff won the toss and chose to field. The tourists struck early, with Flintoff removing opener Tim Paine for 6 in his first over. But fellow opener Phil Jaques built a strong innings with support from captain Mark Cosgrove (24) - dismissed by Ashley Giles in his first over in a year - Travis Birt (40) and Shaun Marsh. When Jacques finally departed, caught Cook, bowled Collingwood for 112 (off 110 balls), the Prime Minister's XI were 214 for four. Marsh continued with support from Adam Voges (39) and Cameron White (30 off 13 balls) to finish not out with 78. The Prime Ministers XI finishing on 347 for five.
In reply, England lost Marcus Trescothick early, dismissed for 2 by Shaun Tait. Alastair Cook was soon to follow, but opener Andrew Strauss put on 83 with Paul Collingwood. Both were to depart in quick succession though, for 67 and 35 respectively. The rest of the English batting line-up offered little resistance, with big names Pietersen (7) and Flintoff (1) departing cheaply. Ashley Giles and Sajid Mahmood put 31 for the eighth wicket, put England were to be bowled out for 181 in 38.4 overs. Phil Jaques was named man of the match.
New South Wales v England: 12–14 November, SydneyEdit
12–14 November 2006
The match was played with 14 players on each side, 11 batting and bowling. New South Wales batted first, making five for 325 on the first day with Phil Jaques scoring a hundred before getting out caught off Ashley Giles' bowling. Giles also had Simon Katich caught for 68, but Steve Harmison took two wickets on the second morning to end with the most wickets for England. The hosts declared on nine down for 355, and England replied with 349, Kevin Pietersen making most of the runs with 122. Stuart Clark took three for 50, including two wickets in three balls, Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell. On the final day, James Anderson picked up the wickets of New South Wales' No. 5, 6 and 7 to end with three for 40, while Ashley Giles had Michael Clarke bowled as New South Wales made six for 194 in their 51 overs.
South Australia v England: 17–19 November, AdelaideEdit
17–19 November 2006
South Australia won the toss and chose to bat first. They soon fell to twenty-five for four as James Anderson removed opener Matthew Elliott and Matthew Hoggard took three quick wickets. Darren Lehmann helped South Australia to recover, but was run out on 99. He was supported by Cameron Borgas, who made 73. South Australia declared their first innings with the score 247 for seven. England lost opener Andrew Strauss for a duck early in the reply, and closed with the score twenty-four for one. They batted through the next day, closing at 303 for six. Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood were the key batsmen, scoring 132 and 80 respectively. England ended their first innings on the third day with a score of 415 all out. South Australia replied with 164 for 2 by the close, and hence the match ended as a draw.
Cricket Australia Chairman's XI v England XI: 8 December, Lilac Hill, PerthEdit
8 December 2006
8/259 (50 overs)
Cricket Australia Chairman's XI
3/260 (40.1 overs)
The traditional Lilac Hill carnival match was played on a grey Perth day with every one of the English team who played in the Adelaide Test, resting. The English lineup included all of the tour reserves as well as several academy players and veterans. Liam Plunkett, Sajid Mahmood and Monty Panesar were the only England players from the Test series thus far; Justin Langer was the only Australian team member who played.
ACB Chairman's XI: Justin Langer (captain), Luke Ronchi (wk), Chris Rogers, Luke Pomersbach, Marcus North, Adam Voges, Brett Dorey, Sean Ervine, Peter Worthington, Ryan Campbell, Chris Matthews, Jo Angel.
England won the toss and chose to bat. Cricket Australia Chairman's XI (260-3 from 40.1 overs) beat England Invitational XI (259-8 from 50.0 overs) by 7 wickets
Western Australia v England: 9–10 December, PerthEdit
9–10 December 2006
Western Australia squad: Marcus North (captain), Chris Rogers, Mike Hussey, Shaun Marsh, Adam Voges, Luke Pomersbach, Luke Ronchi, David Bandy, Aaron Heal, Brett Dorey, Tim MacDonald, Steve Magoffin, Ben Edmondson.
England squad: Andrew Strauss (captain), Alistair Cook, Geraint Jones, Ed Joyce, Chris Read, Ashley Giles, Sajid Mahmood, Michael Vaughan, Monty Panesar, Liam Plunkett, James Anderson, Steve Harmison.
Australia v England Twenty20: 9 January, SydneyEdit
9 January 2007
5/221 (20 overs)
9/144 (20 overs)
Batting first Australia hit 221 for 5 (including 4 extras), with Gilchrist making 48 including 5 sixes (three consecutively off Anderson's bowling) and Cameron White, batting seventh in the order, hitting 40 not out including 4 sixes. In bowling terms, Anderson ended the session for England going for an average of 16 runs an over. Australia's score set a new record for runs scored in the fledgling international Twenty20 game.
In reply England could only manage 144 for 9 in the 20 overs. The only highlights of the innings for England being a classy (if short-lived) return to the crease from Vaughan and a dogged stand of 32 not out by the 36-year-old Paul Nixon on his debut. Under-fire Test captain Flintoff was dismissed for a duck after just two balls.
- Playfair Cricket Annual
- Wisden Cricketers Almanack