Top 10 Teams Who Have Lost Most ODI Matches
Top 10 Teams Who Have Lost Most ODI Matches
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The first One-Day International (ODI) match was played on 5 January 1971 between Australia and England at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the last 50 years, the format certainly has gone through significant changes – not least the number of overs to be played, the number of balls in an over, a change in color of the ball from red to white, the colored clothing.

But, the ODI World Cup remains the pinnacle of the 50-over format. The dominance of teams has also shifted from one to another in different eras. From West Indies to Pakistan and Australia and now England and India rule the format.

Apart from the top teams, the ICC in the past couple of decades has added a number of new teams into the associate group. Today, we look at the teams which have accumulated the most losses in ODI cricket.

Top 10 Teams Who Have Lost Most ODI Matches:

10. South Africa – 218

AB de Villiers, Graeme Smith
AB de Villiers, Graeme Smith. Image-PA Sport

Known as the perennial chokers at World events, South Africa have suffered plenty of heartbreaks in ICC tournaments. However, the team over the years, since being reinstated in 1991, has been a competitive outfit.

In 30 years, the Proteas have lost 218 ODIs and won 386 – their win-loss ratio of 1.770 is the best amongst the top 10 teams. Players like Graeme Smith, Hansie Cronje have led the side successfully; the world has been fortunate the witness the likes of AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn, Shaun Pollock on the cricket field.

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