Cricket is one of the most loved sports in Australia, and unlike AFL or Rugby, which have varied popularity in each state, cricket is known to have equal interest across all regions of Australia. Cricket is often referred to as Australia’s national sport because of this equal interest.
This FACT indicates the number of Australian born capped cricket players of all time, by birth state, per 100,000 persons. “Baggy Greens”, refers to the cricket cap that is worn by Australian Test cricketers.
The state with the highest capped cricket players per 100,000 is Tasmania at 3.53. The lowest is the Australian Capital Territory at 0.25. For the purpose of this FACT, data for players capped for Australia, but who were born overseas, were excluded. The total of Australian-born, Australian-capped cricketers will therefore be less that the total number of Australian-capped cricketers.