Cricket is a world renowned sport that was first played in England in the 16th Century. The sport has since gained popularity and is played around the world.
The International Cricket Council is the global governing body of cricket. It was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 and took up its current name in 1989.
The most successful country playing international cricket is Australia. The country has won seven One Day International trophies, including five World Cups. This is more than any other country and they have been ranked as the top rated test country more than any other country in the world. Today, we will talk about the most famous teams and players all around the world. You can also find news about famous cricket teams you can find on stumped.app.
Australia is the most successful Test team in cricketing history. It has won more than 350 Test matches at a rate of almost 47%. Australia’s largest victory in a Test match came on 24 February 2002. Australia defeated South Africa by an innings and 360 runs in Johannesburg. Australia holds the record for the most consecutive wins with 16. The country has won seven One Day International trophies, including five World Cups.
The Indian has shown itself to be more stronger at home than abroad but it has in recent times won more test matches in Australia, England and South Africa. The country has won the Cricket World Cup twice, in 1983 and in 2011. India became only the third team after West Indies and Australia to have won the World Cup more than once. It also holds the record as being the first cricket team to win the World Cup at home. Other wins include the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and the join winners of the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy, along with Sri Lanka.
3. West Indies
The West Indies has proved itself to be an emerging cricket side. It hase won the ICC Cricket World Cup twice (1975 and 1979), the ICC World Twenty20 twice (2012 and 2016), the ICC Champions Trophy once (2004). The team has also won the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup once (2016), and have also finished as runners-up in the Cricket World Cup (1983), the Under 19 Cricket World Cup (2004), and the ICC Champions Trophy (2006). The team holds the record as being the first team to win back-to-back World Cups in 1975 and 1979.
4. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian former international cricketer and a former captain of the Indian national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He holds the record as having been the highest run scorer of all time in International cricket. He also holds the record as the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in an ODI, the holder of the record for the most runs in both Test and ODI, and the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.
5. Sir Garfield Sobers
Sir Garfield Sobers is a former international cricketer who played for West Indies. He is considered as one of cricket’s best ever all-rounder.
Sobers played 93 Tests for the West Indies, scoring 8032 runs at an average of 57.78, and taking 235 wickets at an average of 34.03. He has the fifth highest batting average in Test cricket in the list of cricketers with more than 5,000 runs. In his 383 first-class matches, he scored over 28,000 runs and took over 1000 wickets.