ODI cricket is one of the most loved formats of the game among cricket teams. 50 years back in 1971, England and Australia took part in the first-ever ODI match. Australia ended the match as the winner and England became the first team to lose a One Day International match. So far, more than 4000 ODI matches have been played among the 25 ODI Cricket playing nations.
The current 12 teams with ODI status are- India, Australia, England. New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, and Ireland.
Losing and winning is a part of any game. Over the years we have seen teams like Australia, India, and Pakistan have been conquering the 50 over cricket. Australia has won the most number of ODI matches (579), followed by India (516) and Pakistan (490). While India has played the highest number of ODI games to date.
Let’s talk about the teams with the most losses in ODI.
Sri Lankan Cricket Team Top At Most Losses In ODI Cricket
The Sri Lankan team has made it to the bizarre list of most losses in ODI by a team, being at the top. The Island nation has played 861 matches so far and lost 428 games. The winning percentage of this small country is 47.69. From 1990-2011, this team used to rule in the One Day Internationals, but after the retirement of Lankan greats like Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene, and Kumar Sangakkara, the team lost its dignity in ODIs. They are yet to find match-winners, who can rescue them from this drastic phase. Sri Lanka won their only World Cup title in 1996 under Arjuna Ranatunga’s leadership.
Indian Cricket Team
Indian cricket team comes at the 2nd position in the list with 427 losses in 993 games. Being in 2nd place on the list of most losses in ODI, the country of 1.5 billion has won 516 matches also, which is the 2nd highest by any country. More or less, India has always been at its best in the 50 over format especially after 2000. India has won 3 ICC Trophies- 2002 Champions Trophy under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy and 2011 World Cup & 2013 Championship under MS Dhoni’s guidance. Lately, India has proved themselves in every 50 over ICC events but has not worn the crown since 2013.
Pakistan Cricket Team
One of the Most cricket-loving countries in the world, the Pakistan cricket team is standing 3rd on the chart of most losses in ODI cricket. The Green Army has faced 414 losses in ODI in 933 games and registered 490 victories with a winning percentage of 54.16. Nowadays, Pakistan is not playing like it used to play in the 1990s. The implementation of this team has declined after 2015, it is lacking players with the right mindset and attitude. In the 20th century, Pakistan has registered only one ICC event in their name- the 2017 Champions Trophy.
West Indies Cricket Team
The West Indies cricket team has lost the 4th most number of matches in ODI cricket, 384 times in 828 matches. The Caribbean team has 404 victories with a winning percentage of 51.25. The cricket fans definitely miss the vintage West Indies team, which won the Cricket World Cup two consecutive times in 1975 and 1979. That team had champions like Sir Vivian Richards, Clive Lloyd, and Andy Roberts. But at the same time, if you talk about the current West Indies side it has lost its charm in almost all formats of the game. Probably due to the poor technique.
Sri Lanka cricket team has lost the most matches in ODIs, 428.
Australia has won the most matches in ODI cricket, 579 games out of 955.
Team India has won 516 matches, which is 2nd most by any team.
List of The Top 10 Teams With Most Losses In ODI