Catch the Latest England Cricket News, Updates, Live Score, Standings, Fixtures, Match Results, Video, Photo, Match Highlights, Fantasy Cricket, Top Run Scorer, Highest Wicket Takers, Catches, Winners, and more at Rooter.io. The England national cricket team represents England and Wales and since 1st January 1997, it is being governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Prior to the ECB's take-over, the team was governed by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), from 1903 until the end of 1996. They played the world's first Test match against Australia in 1877, and in 1909 along with South Africa, they formed the Imperial Cricket Conference (predecessor to today's International Cricket Council). Interestingly, the ECB governed cricket playing nation also played the first ODI in 1971 against Australia. The two teams yet again were the openers of the first Twenty20 International (T20I), which was played on 13 June 2005. As of February 2018, English are ranked fifth in Tests, third in ODIs, and sixth in T20Is in the official ICC rankings. The team is currently running under the leadership of captain Eoin Morgan and head coach Trevor Bayliss.