4 Teams With Most ODI Losses In The History Of International Cricket

India Team and Sri Lanka Team

One Day International or ODI has a long history that dates back to the first-ever match played in January 1971. The first-ever ODI match was played between Australia and England in Melbourne, with the former winning the match by 5 wickets. Hence, England became the first team to witness an ODI loss while Australia became the first team to secure an ODI victory. To date, more than 4200 ODI games have taken place in international cricket.

Currently, there are 12 teams that have got permanent ODI status. India, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Ireland, and Zimbabwe are the 12 teams with permanent ODI status by ICC at present.

So far, there have been 12 editions of ODI World Cups. Australia has won the most number of 5 titles, followed by West Indies and India with 2 trophies each. Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have won ODI World Cup once each.

If we take a look at the history of ODI cricket, India has played the most number of 993 matches so far, followed by Australia with 955 games and Pakistan with 933 ODIs. Australia is the team with the most number of ODI victories with 579, followed by India with 516 ODI wins and Pakistan with 490 wins.

In this listicle, we will talk about the teams with the most ODI losses in international cricket so far. Below are 4 teams with the most ODI losses in the history of international cricket.

4 Teams With Most ODI Losses In The History Of International Cricket

4. West Indies- 384

West Indies Cricket Team
West Indies Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

In the list of most ODI losses in history, West Indies gets the 4th spot with 384 defeats in ODIs so far. West Indies, the team which won the first two editions of the ODI World Cup in 1975 and 1979, played their first-ever ODI against England in September 1973.

They lost the match by 1 wicket. So far, the West Indies team has played 828 ODIs, facing defeats in 384 and victories in 404 games. 10 encounters were tied matches while 30 observed no results. They have a win percentage of 51.25.

3. Pakistan- 414

Pakistan Cricket Team
Pakistan Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

Pakistan gets the 3rd spot in this list with 414 ODI losses so far. Pakistan played their first-ever ODI against New Zealand in February 1973, which they lost by 22 runs. Out of 933 ODIs games played so far, Pakistan has won 490 matches and lost 414.

There are 9 tied games while 20 games yielded no results. Pakistan has a win percentage of 54.16. The Asian team has won the ICC ODI World Cup title once in the 1992 edition.

2. India- 427

India Cricket Team, Most ODI Losses
India Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

India gets the 2nd spot in the list with 427 ODI losses so far. India played their first-ever ODI in July 1974 against England, which they lost by 4 wickets. Out of 933 ODIs in international cricket, India has managed to bag victories in 516 matches while faced defeats in 427 games.

There are 9 tied ODIs while 41 ended with no results. India has won the ICC ODI World Cup title twice in 1983 and 2011. India owns a win percentage of 54.67 in ODI cricket.

1. Sri Lanka-427

Sri Lanka Cricket Team, Most ODI Losses
Sri Lanka Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sri Lanka is the team with the most ODI losses so far. The Asian team has lost 427 matches, equal to that of India. However, Sri Lanka has played fewer ODI matches as compared to India’s 993 ODIs. The team has played 859 ODIs so far, out of which they won 390 games and lost 427.

There are 5 tied ODI games for Sri Lanka while 37 matches with no result. Sri Lanka has a win percentage of 47.74 in ODI cricket. Sri Lanka played their first-ever ODI match against West Indies in June 1975. They lost the match to West Indies by 9 wickets. Sri Lanka won their lone ODI World Cup title in 1996.

*Stats updated until 01/07/2021.

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