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List of most Successful teams in the history of T20 cricket


  • The first T-20 International was played between New Zealand and Australia on 17th February 2005. Since then, T-20 has become a popular format in the world of Cricket. Many teams have started playing this format including the associate nations like Netherlands, Ireland, and Kenya.

    The top-10 full member nations have participated in the T20 World Cup tournament which was first held in 2007. India was winners of the first World Cup and since then there have been 5 tournaments till 2014. Here we look at the successful teams in history of T-20 cricket taking around 50% as the cutoff point for success.

    Before the inception of T-20 cricket, test cricket and One day Internationals were popular. The Indian Premier League started in 2008 and since then there have been many cricketing leagues happening around the world. All the international teams have now adapted the style of play to be played in T-20 cricket and I recent times some associate nations have upset big teams.  

    Here is the list of most Successful teams in the history of T20 cricket –

    Sl.No

    Team Name

    Debut 

    Played

    Result

    Won-Loss-Tie/NR

    % Wins

    1

    Sri Lanka

    2006

    64

    39

    23

    2

    62.9

    2

    South Africa

    2005

    69

    42

    26

    1

    61.76

    3

    Pakistan

    2006

    81

    49

    30

    2

    60.5

     4

    India

    2006

    50

    29

    19

    2

    60.4

     5

    Ireland

    2008

    37

    20

    14

    3

    58.8

     6

    Netherlands

    2008

    29

    15

    13

    1

    53.5

     7

    Australia

    2005

    72

    36

    33

    3

    52.1

     8

    New Zealand

    2005

    75

    34

    34

    7

    50.00

     9

    West Indies

    2006

    61

    28

    29

    4

    49.1

     10

    England

    2005

    72

    33

    35

    4

    48.5

    Source: itsonlycricket.com; this is an updated as 2nd August 2015

    These ten teams in all have played a total 610 matches with an average of 6.1 per team. One can see teams like India, Ireland and Netherlands are the only countries playing less than the average. Eight of the ten teams have the glory of winning 50 % or more of the matches have they have played. Only two teams i.e England and West Indies fall short of winning 50% of the matches. Twenty nine (4.5%) out of 610 matches did not yield any results.

     

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