The victory over UAE in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 on Saturday was India’s 440th ODI win, pushing them up to the second spot in the list of teams with most ODI wins.
The defending champions routed the UAE by nine wickets, which was India’s third straight win as MS Dhoni’s team tries to defend the crown it won four years back at home. The win now puts India only behind Australia, who have recorded 523 wins so far.
The Aussies failed to add another win to their account on Saturday, losing to neighbors New Zealand in a close contest that the Kiwis won by just one wicket in the end.
Incidentally, India share the second spot in the list with Pakistan, who also have 440 wins to their credit. However, Pakistan has a better win percentage having played lesser ODIs (832) than India (875).
1. Australia – 850 matches – 523 wins
2. India – 875 matches – 440 wins
2. Pakistan – 832 matches – 440 wins
The Indian team had some great players like Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag. This young team who is in Australia has played brilliantly in the World Cup so far winning three matches. This team has some explosive players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni. Under MS Dhoni captaincy India has won the World Cup T-20, 50 over World Cup in 2011 and Champions Trophy in 2013.
But Pakistan has better record playing less matches with 832 matches. Pakistan also had some great players like Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis. In the current World Cup, Pakistan team has lost 2 matches against India and West Indies. They need to play some good cricket in the remaining matches. Pakistan has won the World Cup in 1992 and also the T-20 World Cup in 2009.
Australia is the best team with 523 wins. They had some great players like Shane Warne, Steve Waugh, Brett Lee, Glenn Mcgrath. The Australian team has won four world Cups in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007.