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List of Top 10 national cricket teams

List of Top 10 national cricket teams: Popular among many Asian and European nations, Cricket is a game that steals the thunder of various other sports for years. It has its roots back in the 16th century in England. It soon became the national sport of England.

The international cricket council arranges various matches on a national and international level. The council organizes world cup matches, test match series, and One Day International matches. In the present times, twenty-twenty matches between a number of countries are also organized.

Every year, all the international cricket teams who participate in different tournaments are ranked by ICC based on their performances, numbers of matches won, and total points achieved.

List of Top 10 national cricket teams

New Zealand

New Zealand has been serving the fans with their best cricket. They have put a lot of pressure on their opponents. 

The One Day Internationals have been their territory. The team boasts players like Trent Boult, Ross Taylor, Matt Henry, Kane Williamson, and Colin de Grandhomme. They are the key players for their team. With mind-boggling win rates, the New Zealand team is not an easy side to play against. 

Famous victories and comebacks in the past serve enough proof that they still have the will to defeat. The team is filled with enthusiastic nature. They attempt whatever it takes to defend their rank. 

England

With a legacy that has grabbed the attention of many cricket fans, the England cricket team has gathered several awards during their run. The team has won the Cricket World Cup four times, ICC T20 World Cup in 2010, and many others.

“The Poms” has made a name for themselves not only in the world of soccer but also on the stage of cricket. The England cricket team has surprised many and has lived up to their fans’ dreams.

The notable performances from Johhny Braistow in batting, Chris Woakes in bowling and the all-rounder Ben Stokes deserve the praises.

There were speculations about their drop-in playing levels. It was speculated that they are not at the same levels as before. But “The Three Lions” defended their names every time. 

Australia

Talking about the most successful team in One Day International history, the Australian cricket team tops the list. The World Cup is their favorite trophy. They have won it a record five times. Winning it so many times proved their world dominance. 

Brilliant performances from players like Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, David Warner, and Mitchell Starc have let many people believe this team has what it takes to become World Champions. 

With three hundred and eighty-three wins from eight hundred and fourteen matches, the team’s record speaks for itself.

India

The Indian cricket team belongs to a group of one of the most decorative teams for over a decade. The team boasts iconic players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and many more.

Trophies’ shortage has never been a problem for the “Men in Blue”. Their success is narrated by passionate Indian fans who will let you know what the past glories tasted like. 

With generational talents in the team and specific players at the peak of their careers, they keep their eyes fixed on the World title.

And one of the most apprehensive teams in the group, the Indian team does not make it easy for their opponents.

South Africa

If a single word is selected to describe South Africa, it is “success”. The team owns more than 60% of wins in the ODI. They have been the dominant side in ODI for over a decade. The South African team won the Champions Trophy in the year 1988. 

Led by one of the most demanding leaders, Quinton de Kock, the team has looked stable and increased its chances to regain its legacy. Quinton belongs to a group of the best ODI batting rankings

The team has participated in almost every format of cricket. The South African team is one of the most experienced teams in the world. 

Likewise, the SA team has made its mark in every tournament they played. The team is famous to cause problems for the opposition.

Pakistan

The one candidate that cannot miss the top 10 list is the Pakistan national cricket team. The rise of the team from the depths has left many spectators astonished. With a ruthless nature and a strive to achieve the highest honors, they never lack confidence.

Winning the World Cup Champions in the year 1991, ICC World T20 winner in the year 2009, The team knows no bounds. Pakistan was ranked number one on ODI rankings in 1990-1991 for months running. The records made by them say a lot about the team. 

The experienced team members and the addition of young prospects make the team a contender for the number one spot. Well-known players like Babar Azam and Imad Wasim cannot be kept out of fans’ sight. 

Bangladesh

The 2012 Asia Cup reflects the success of the team. The defeats recently have not let their morale stoop down. A key player like Shakib Al Hasan, has created a significant impact for his team. The presence of key players incites hope in the hearts of their fans. 

Also, the Bangladesh team is a team to watch out for in the coming games with the recent form. The team always looks confident. With such high enthusiasm and a mental attitude, a challenging squad is definitely on the prowl. 

West Indies

Once feared by every team and called the Invisibles in the cricket world, the West Indies cricket team in the 1970s was a different breed and was arguably the biggest threat to the other teams. 

Besides notable achievements like the 2 T20 World Cups (2012 and 2016), the ICC Champions Trophy (2004), and the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, this team was known for its vigorous play. 

They have acquired victory once, and they are in the process of doing it again. The West Indies cricket team has reignited its fire. The team has the desire to claim that number one spot once again. 

Sri Lanka

The Ceylon National team has established itself in the club of the most decorative teams in the cricket world. The 1996 Cricket World Cup winners are running again in the elusive title race. 

Owning titles such as ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 and the ICC T20 World Cup in 2014, the Country in the Indian Ocean is a threat. 

They possess key players like Dinuth Karunarathe, who cannot be stopped from hitting the boundaries, and who certainly give the team a fair chance to call themselves title contenders. 

Afghanistan

The team built up the famous score of 278/3 against Ireland on 23 February 2019. This score was the record for the highest ever Twenty20 International score.

Their first success came in the year 2016 when they qualified for the World Cup. The team put up an excellent performance. In the same year, they won their first match against Scotland.

The Afghanistan national cricket team won the U-19 Asia. They defeated the Pakistan team.

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