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England is the mother land of cricket, one of the most popular sports in the world. All forms of the game developed in this country. For this reason, the history of the English cricket can be referred to as the history of the game.
The English cricket team represents England and Wales.
The England and Wales Cricket Board or the ECB is the governing body of the English cricket. The first Test match in the history of cricket was played between England and Australia in 1877. Since then cricket in England has come a long way. Among the 857 Tests played, England has recorded 298 wins, 250 losses and 309 draws. With this statistics, England is currently holding the second position on the ICC Test rankings. The English team has also secured 217 wins in the 453 One Day Internationals, it has played since the first ODI in 1971. At present, England is at the eighth position on the ICC ODI rankings.
England hosted the first Cricket World Cup in 1975. England has reached the final of the tournament thrice. However, the nation is yet to win a World Cup title. Michael Vaughan will lead the English at the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup. The players, who have made it to the squad are:
England Cricket team Squad for Cricket World Cup 2015
|Eoin Morgan||Sep 10, 1986||Captain, Middle-order Batsman||Left-hand bat||Right-arm medium|
|Ian Ronald Bell||Apr 11, 1982||Vice Captain, Top-order batsman||Right-hand bat||Right-arm medium|
|Moeen Munir Ali||Jun 18, 1987||Allrounder||Left-hand bat||Right-arm offbreak|
|Stuart Broad||Jun 24, 1986||Bowler||Left-hand bat||Right-arm fast-medium|
|J Anderson||Jul 30, 1982||Bowler||Left-hand bat||Right-arm fast-medium|
|James Tredwell||Feb 27, 1982||Allrounder||Left-hand bat||Right-arm offbreak|
|Gary Ballance||Nov 22, 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Jos Buttler||Sep 8, 1990||Wicketkeeper||Right-hand bat|
|Steven Finn||Apr 4, 1989||Bowler||Right-hand bat||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Alex Hales||Jan 3, 1989||Batsmen||Right-hand bat||Right-arm medium|
|Chris Woakes||Mar 2, 1989||Bowler||Right-hand bat||Right-arm fast-medium|
|James Taylor||Jan 6, 1990||Batsman||Right-hand bat||Legbreak|
|Joe Root||Dec 30, 1990||Allrounder||Right-hand bat||Right-arm offbreak|
|Ravi Bopara||May 4, 1985||Batsman||Right-hand bat||Right-arm medium|
|Chris Jordan||Oct 4, 1988||Bowler||Right-hand bat||Right-arm fast-medium|