Team India is without a doubt one of the strongest teams in the ODI cricket. They made their ODI debut in July 1974 against England at Leeds. India clinched the No. 1 ODI ranking for the first time on December 1, 1994. However, the Indian team has won all major white-ball tournaments and is the second team after West Indies to win ODI World Cup.
India won their maiden ODI World Cup in 1983 under the leadership of Kapil Dev. It was repeated 28 years later when MS Dhoni led the country to 2011 ODI World Cup win. Apart from this, India has also won the Champions Trophy in 2002 and 2013, respectively. After Australia, it is only India and West Indies that have won two ODI World titles. That is why whenever India entre any tournament, they enter as the favorites.
ODI World Cup wins: 1983 and 2011
Champions Trophy wins: 2002 and 2013
India’s record in ODI Cricket (Team Records)
- India’s 317-run win over Sri Lanka in January 2023 is the biggest win ever recorded in the history of an ODI cricket.
- Team India has won 15 ODI series against Sri Lanka, which is the most series won against one single opponent.
- India has not only won matches but they have done it while chasing. The Men in Blue is the only team in ODI history to have won more than 300 ODIs (302) while chasing the Target.
- India has scored 400 or more totals six times in the ODI cricket, which is the joint-most with South Africa.
- Team India jointly holds the record of chasing down 350 or more totals three times with England.
- India holds the record of second and third most boundaries in an ODI inning. They smashed 48 boundaries against West Indies when they made 418/5 in 2011 and smashed 47 fours when they scored 404/5 against Sri Lanka in 2014.
India’s Record in ODI Cricket (Players Records)
- Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most matches, runs and centuries in ODI cricket. He played 463 ODIs, scored 18426 runs and smashed 49 hundreds in his career. Virat Kohli is second with 46 ODI centuries.
- Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the longest ODI career. His career spanned for 22 years and 91 days between December 1989 and March 2012.
- The record for most ODI runs in a calendar year is registered under Sachin Tendulkar. He scored 1894 runs in 1998 in 34 games, with nine centuries and seven half-centuries. Sachin holds the record for most ODI hundreds (9) in a year, which he made in the same year.
- Virender Sehwag’s 219 against West Indies in December 2011 is the highest score by a captain in an ODI inning.
- Rohit Sharma holds the record of three ODI double centuries. None of the other batters has made two. He holds the record of highest individual score in an ODI with 264 runs against Sri Lanka in November 2014. Notably, he hit 33 fours in his inning, which is the most in an ODI inning by a batter.
- Virat Kohli holds the record for most ODI hundreds against an ODI team. He has 10 hundreds against Sri Lanka in 50 matches.
- Not just centuries, Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most ODI nineties. He has been dismissed for 18 times in his nervous nineties.
- Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most ODI half-centuries in history. He has scored 96 half-centuries in his career.
- Rahul Dravid holds the record for most consecutive innings without a duck. He played 120 innings between August 1999 and February 2004 without a duck.
- Sachin holds the record for most fours in an ODI career. He hit 2016 boundaries in his career.
India ODI Records vs Other Teams
India is the only team in history to play over 1000 ODI matches and they have won more than half of their games. The Indian team has won the second most ODI matches, which is only behind Australia, with a winning percentage of over 52. Their record against most of the teams is pretty impressive.