Australia is the most successful team in the world when it comes to ODI cricket. They were part of the first ever ODI game, which was played on 5 January 1971 at the MCG against England. Since then, Australia has been a strong team in this form of the game. They are the only team with five wins in ODI World Cup history.
Australia won the ODI world cup in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015. Apart from this, they have also won the Champions Trophy twice in 2006, 2009. Australia has alone won five ODI WC while other teams have combined six editions. That shows the dominance of this team. The Men in Yellow achieved the No. 1 ODI ranking for the first time in January 1990 and remained on the top for many years. This team holds many records in this format, which we will check below.
ODI World Cup wins: 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015
Champions Trophy: 2006, 2009.
Australia’s record in ODI Cricket (Team Records)
- Australia has won the most ODI matches in the history. They have won a total of 594 games which is the most by any team and the only team with over 550 ODI runs.
- The Men in Yellow holds the record of seven ODI ICC titles (five ODI World Cups + two Champions Trophy).
- Australia has won 69 games combined in ODI World Cups, which is the most matches won in ODI World Cup history with a winning percentage of 74.73.
- The highest win margin in an ODI World Cup is registered by the Australian team. They thrashed Afghanistan by a margin of 275 runs in 2015. Australia made 417/6, which is the highest ODI total in a World Cup event.
- Not the biggest, Australia has recorded both 1-run wins in ODI World Cup and both came against India. First came in 1987 and second came in 1992. Thus, Australia holds the record smallest win-margin in ODI World Cup.
- Australia ended the 2003 and 2007 ODI World Cups undefeated with 11 wins in each edition, which is a record. Thus, they hold the record of most consecutive wins (27 games) which came between 1999 and 2011 ODI World Cups.
- Australia holds the record for most consecutive ODI wins, which they made between January and May 2003. They won 21 games on the trot.
Australia’s Record in ODI Cricket (Players Records)
- Ricky Ponting is the second-highest run-scorer in ODI World Cup with 1743 runs with five centuries. He is only behind Sachin Tendulkar (2278).
- Glenn Maxwell has played 18 games and scored 501 runs at a strike rate of 169.25, which is the highest strike rate in ODI World Cup events. He smashed the second-fastest World Cup century off just 51 balls against Sri Lanka in 2015.
- Glenn McGrath holds the record for most wickets in ODI World Cup history. He has played 39 games and has 71 wickets at an average of 18.19 with a best of 7/15. His 7/15 is the best bowling figure in an ODI World Cup.
- Mitchell Starc has taken three fifers in ODI World Cup, which is the most by any bowler.
- The top two records for the most wickets in an single edition of the ODI World Cup belong to Mitchell Starc and Glenn McGrath. Stach took 27 wickets in 2019 and McGrath took 26 wickets in 2011.
- Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting and Glenn McGrath are the only three players in the history that have been part of three ODI World Cup winning teams in 1999, 2003 and 2007 respectively. Ponting is the only captain to lead a country to two WC wins with 26 wins out of 29 games and a win percentage of 92.85.
- Ponting holds the record for most capped ODI captain. He led Australia in 230 games and won 165, lost 51, tied 2 and 12 ended with no result. He is the only captain to lead a country with over 150 ODI wins.
Australia ODI Records vs Other Teams
The Australian team has won the most number of ODI games in the history. They have won approx. 600 ODIs and have yet to play 1000 ODI games. Australia has the best winning percentage which is over 63 in ODI cricket.
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