6. Most Number Of Matches As A Captain
When we talk about unbeatable captaincy, we can’t ignore the Aussie legend, Ricky Ponting. Along with ruthless aggression and smartness, Ricky Ponting excelled in batting and has led Australia to several crucial wins and 2 world cup trophies as a captain throughout his career. He has played 375 ODI matches, out of which he played 230 matches as a captain, more than anyone else, which makes him appear on this list.
7. Most Consecutive Wins In Cricket World Cup
The Aussies used to dominate the cricketing world during the 1900s and 2000s. They were led by some of the most successful captains in cricketing history. Their winning streak consists of most matches won under a streak, i.e., 34. The streak started in the 1999 World cup after a win against Bangladesh by 7 wickets and ended in the 2011 World Cup against Pakistan. The Aussie squad showed the peak level of domination. These days we are unable to see long streaks cause of improved analytics and tough competition.
8. Most Runs As An Opener
Sachin Tendulkar is up with yet another record that is literally impossible to break. It is so because out of the 18,426 runs scored by him in ODIs. Out of which, 15,310 were scored as an opener. Even the second in the list, Kumar Sangakkara’s total net aggregate runs fall too short in front of Sachin’s 15,310 as an opener. It is seemingly impossible even to get close to this record as it took Sachin 344 innings. These days, we see many experimenting with the batting order and the squad, which doesn’t provide the needed time and form to the capable.
9. Best Bowling Figures (ODI)
Chaminda Vaas is known for his hat trick against Bangladesh that too in World Cup 2003. The Sri Lankan once destroyed Team Zimbabwe single-handed, scalping 8 wickets for just 19 runs. It is rare for fast bowlers to achieve such feats that too in ODIs where they have to bowl a maximum of 10 overs. The second-best bowling figures in ODIs are by former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi, i.e., 7/12. Vaas’s 8 wickets consist of a hat trick. He achieved this feat in the year 2001 at SSC against Zimbabwe.
10. Highest Score In An Innings
Rohit Sharma has been appearing in the news feed quite frequently these days as it may seem the peak of his career. The 5-time IPL winning captain is known for his wild and aggressive knocks in the ODI format. His record innings came against Sri Lanka in 2014, where he was dropped at 4, and then he proved huge stuff by smashing 264 runs off 173 balls, which consisted of 33 fours and 9 sixes. He has crossed the 200 marks 3 times in ODIs, and the 264 run mark seems unbreakable.
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