The decade is about to bid goodbye in just eight days, and the last ten year have been very dramatic for the world of cricket. Looking back at how the cricket teams around the world performed on the 22 years, Team India has emerged on top in the One Day International cricket, and its no surprise, because the Men in Blue have shown absolute dominance and unmatched consistency in the format!
Although currently ranked 2nd, the Indian cricket team has undoubtedly the reigning champions of the ODI format in the last 10 years. With yesterday’s win against West Indies at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Kohli and his boys are ending this decade with a victory in their last ODI series.
With a record 157 ODI wins, India has topped the lists in several different categories. between 2010 and 2019. Lets check them out-
- Highest win-loss ratio: In the ODI format, Team India has won 157 matches out of 249, while only losing just 79. This clocks their win-loss ratio at a monumental 1.987, heaps ahead of Australia, trailing in second place with a win-loss ratio of 1.582. While the Aussies had the highest win-loss ratio of 3.060 between 2000 and 2009,
- ODI series wins: In the last decade, India has been decisive champions of One Day series, 3 more than second place England.
- ICC Cricket World Cup: After a break of 28 years, The Men in Blues started the decade with lifting their second ICC Cricket World Cup trophy in 2011. Under the guidance of Gary Kirsten and leadership of the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India defeated Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede Stadium. They also reached the semi finals of the consecutive tournaments in 2015 and 2019.
- ICC Champions Trophy: Just two years after the World Cup, India went onto win their second Champions Trophy tournament in 2013. They defeated the hosts England in the final match at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.
Yesterday’s match saw India successfully chasing the 315 total made by the Windies in the first innings with captain Kohli smashed a blistering 85 runs off 81 balls. The win has registered a 2-1 series victory over the visitors in their last ODI series of the decade.