Test Cricket Teams

Ten teams have played Test cricket since its inception but three of those, Ireland, Netherlands and Sri Lanka, have only played one Test each. The main nations, the “Golden Triangle” according to former Test cricketer and author Joan Hawes, have been Australia, England and New Zealand. The next strongest teams have been India and West Indies.

Team Began Played Won Lost Drawn
Australia 1934/5 76 20 10 46
England 1934/5 97 20 14 63
New Zealand 1934/5 45 2 10 33
South Africa 1960/1 12 1 5 6
India 1976/7 38 5 6 27
West Indies 1976/7 12 1 3 8
Pakistan 1997/8 3 0 2 1
Ireland 2000 1 1 0 0
Sri Lanka 1997/8 1 1 0 0
Netherlands 2007 1 0 1 0