India (20) – When it comes about the furious batting line up of India, it always seems like the tail of the Hindu God, Hanumana, vastly stretchable and extensible. India’s batting line up once used to be as short lived as the life of bacteria. An English newspaper editor had once said that a person will, on his own chances, leave for a pee break and come back expecting that India will be batting till then. But that was the time gone long ago. India has, since the captaincy of Saurav Ganguly, learned to play as a unit, has learned how to play as a team.
Team India garnered several tactics and techniques to play on the foreign soil and even win matches outside the sub continental pitches and climates. Scoring huge totals and posing threats to their opponents has been, of late, a strategy of the Indian team, rather, Team India. It has been within a few year’s time span that Team India has scored a lot number of 350 and above runs in many such matches, the total stands at 20, well both in India and across the borders of India. With several batting legends of India, likely Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, Saurav Chandi Ganguly, Rahul Sharad Dravid, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan and many more, India tops our list.
South Africa (14) – The Proteas are the second down the list with 14 such incidences of scoring 350 and above runs in One Day International matches. Having several batting legends for such a longer period in the history of International Cricket, namely, Gary Kirsten, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith, Lance Klusener, Hashim Amla, South Africa has done a lot to do and many more to uplift the score to make their motherland reach the 2nd spot.
Australia (12) – The baggy greens has always been the favourite in this game of Cricket, particularly in this format of Cricket, viz., One Day International and has dominated the World of Cricket for several years down the line. The Aussies stand third in our list with some favourite hotshot batsmen of the names of Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Michael Bevan, Andrew Symonds, Justin Langer, Damien Martin and many more.
New Zealand (8) – The Kiwis have been a team always comprised of all rounders. A myth goes like this that the Kiwis have a good batting line up even at the 11th position. This perhaps has helped them a lot in making to our list at the fourth position. Stephen Fleming, Craig MacMillan, Nathan Astle and many more have made this possible for the Kiwis.
Sri Lanka/ Pakistan (4) – Both the Lankans and Pakistanis have jointly become the 5th position holder. Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq, Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Moin Khan, Javed Miandad, Saeed Anwar had it possible for Pakistan, whereas, Mahela Jayawardhane, Kumara Sangakkara, Marvan Attapattu, Arjuna Ranatunga, Arvinda da Silva, Sanath Jayasuriya, all made it possible for Sri Lanka.
England/ West Indies (2) – In spite of having some class batsmen enlisted under the names of their motherland, they have not been that very successful in scoring 350 runs or above. England and the Caribbean jointly stand at the 6th position in our list.