Cricket Team Nicknames

Many of the cricket national teams from around the world have another name by which they are well known.

These are not usually official names, and some national teams have more than one nickname. I have tried to find the most commonly used nickname, and included others if known. If you have any corrections or additions, please let me know.

National Men's Cricket Team Nicknames

Team Nickname notes

Baggy Greens

The Aussie team has no official team nickname, though the 'Baggy Greens' which refer to the hats they wear, is as close as they get. The team is also commonly called just the 'Aussies'. On the 1948 tour of England, the team was dubbed 'The Invincibles'. That would be a great team nickname today.
Bangladesh The Tigers
England   The England team has no official team nickname, though they are commonly called the 'poms' by rival teams.
India Men in Blue, The Blues
Ireland Green and Whites or Men in Green also Leprechauns?
Nepal The Gorkhas, The Rhinos
New Zealand The Black Caps also commonly referred to as the 'Kiwis'
Pakistan "Shaheens" which means "Falcons" also sometimes: Men in Green, The Gang Green, The Green Shirts, Green Army, Cornered Tigers
Papua New Guinea Barramundis
South Africa The Proteas also The Saffas, The Saffaris
Sri Lanka The Lions also Islanders
West Indies The Windies
Zimbabwe The Chevrons

National Women's Cricket Team Nicknames

Team Nickname notes
Australia Southern Stars  
Bangladesh Lady Tigers, Tigresses
India Women in Blue
New Zealand White Ferns
South Africa The Proteas  
Sri Lanka    
West Indies Windies


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