T20I: The T20 cricket is most unexpected format of the game. It is because any team can surprise the other team in this format. As a result, in comparison to the ODI World Cup, six different teams have won the eight T20 World Cups. However, some teams find it easier to play on their home turf rather than play overseas.
The records of some teams at home are just incredible. In this article, we will cover the list of teams that have won the most games at home in a shorter format. Asian teams are dominating this list with the most wins on home soil. Pakistan has played the most games in the shorter format, but they haven’t played much at home. So let’s check the list.
5. West Indies – 36 wins out of 74 games
West Indies is ranked five on this list with most wins at home in the shorter format. They played their first ever game at home against Australia in June 2008, which they won by 7 wickets. West Indies has 36 wins out of 74 games at home. They have also lost 32 games along with 6 games ended without any result. Overall, the Caribbean team has played 176 games and has 73 wins, 93 losses, and 10 no-result games under their belt.
4. Australia – 37 wins in 60 games
The 2021 T20 World Cup winner, Australia, was the first team, along with New Zealand, to play the first ever official T20 game in February 2005, which they won by 44 runs. However, the Men in Yellow played their first game at home against South Africa in January 2006 and won it by 95 runs. Australia suffered its first defeat at home after 10 wins. The Men in Yellow have 37 wins in 60 home games, 20 defeats, and three no-result games.
3. South Africa – 38 wins in 70 games
South Africa is among the toughest opponents to face on their home ground. That’s what the result also suggests. South Africa has played 70 games at home and has 38 wins and 32 defeats overall. They played their first ever T20I at home in October 2005 against New Zealand and lost it by 5 wickets. Overall, South Africa has 95 wins (third most) and 67 losses with three no-results in 165 T20 internationals.
2. New Zealand – 44 wins in 80 games
The first ever T20I game was played in New Zealand between Australia and New Zealand at Eden Park in February 2005. It was Australia that won the game. Meanwhile, New Zealand has played the most games at home in the shorter format. The Black Caps have played 80 home T20Is and have 44 wins, 33 losses, one tie, and two no-results. They have played 182 T20Is in total, winning 95 and losing 82, with one tie and four no-results.
1. India – 46 wins in 76 T20I
Record suggests that India is the most dominating team when it comes to playing at home across all three formats. That is why they are at the top of the chart in the shorter format as well. Team India played their first T20I on home soil against Australia in October 2007 and won it by 7 wickets. They also won the first ever T20 World Cup in 2007. India has played 72 home games and has 46 wins, 24 losses, and two no-results to their name.
List of Teams with Most Wins at Home in T20 Cricket
|Team||Mts||Won||Lost||Tie||NR||First Match at Home|
|India||72||46||24||0||2||20/10/2007 AUS (IND vs by 7 wkts)|
|New Zealand||80||44||33||1||2||17/02/2005 vs AUS (AUS won by 44 runs)|
|South Africa||70||38||32||0||0||21/10/2005 vs NZ (NZ won by 5 wkts)|
|Australia||60||37||20||0||3||09/01/2006 vs SA (AUS won by 95 runs)|
|West Indies||74||36||32||0||6||20/06/2008 vs AUS (WI won by 7 wkts)|
|England||59||31||24||0||4||13/06/2005 vs AUS (ENG won by 100 runs)|
|Bangladesh||54||25||29||0||0||28/11/2006 vs ZIM (BAN won by 43 runs)|
|Pakistan||32||22||10||0||0||20/04/2008 vs BAN (PAK won by 102 runs)|
|Sri Lanka||51||19||21||0||1||10/02/2009 vs IND (IND won by 3 wkts)|
|Zimbabwe||46||14||32||0||0||12/06/2010 vs IND (IND won by 6 wkts)|