Top 10 Cricket Teams Around the Globe

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When it comes to cricket stats and the ranking of the best teams, there are a few teams that stand out from the crowd. The gentleman’s sport was made popular in England, and has become one of the most watched and followed sport to date.

In this post we take a look at some of the greatest cricket teams from around the globe. These teams have earned their spot on our list fair and square, boasting multiple wins and some of the world’s best players.

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#1: Australia

This year the boys of Oz had a bit of controversy regarding ball tampering, but they remain one of the strongest teams in the world. The Australian team is also one of the oldest teams in the history of cricket.

#2: India

European sailors introduced the game to India in the 18th century, but it was only in 1932 when the country had their first National team. Their first test match was played in Lord’s where they became the sixth team to be granted test cricket status.

#3: Pakistan

Also referred to as the Men in Green, Pakistan is a formidable national team with a stellar track record. They have achieved what seems to be an impossible task; winning all the major ICC tournaments.

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#4: England

Along with Australia, England was one of the very first teams to play test matches. The team was also part of the first three teams to form the Imperial Cricket Conference, which also included South Africa and Australia.

#5: Sri Lanka

Also referred to as the Lions, Sri Lanka first came to the cricket scene playing test matches in 1927. It was only in 1982 that the team was rewarded test status, making them the eighth test cricket playing nation.

#6: West Indies

The West Indies cricket team is also known as and officially branded as the Windies. The team has had multiple great cricketers, some even considered as the world’s best. During the 70s and 90s the Windies were considered the strongest international cricket team.

#7: Bangladesh

Even though Bangladesh, or the Tigers as they are also called, only received test status in 2000, they remain one of the most remarkable cricket teams worldwide. The team won the ICC trophy in 1997, which allowed them to participate in their very first cricket World Cup in England.

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#8: New Zealand

Also called the Black Caps, the New Zealand cricket team became the fifth country to play test cricket in 1930 when it went head-to-head against England in Christchurch. The game is said to have been played in New Zealand since the 17th century.

#9: South Africa

The South African cricket team is also known as the Proteas. The team joined the international ranks when they hosted a match in 1888. Even though they did not perform well at first, they managed to grow their expertise and skills to become one of the strongest cricket teams in the world.

#10: Kenya

Often it is the underdog that comes out tops, and such is the case with the national cricket team of Kenya. They only joined the ICC as an associate member in 1981 and have played five cricket world cups from 1996 until 2011.

And that’s a wrap! Perhaps you didn’t find your favorite team on our list, or you don’t agree with our team rankings. Tell us in the commen

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Our Pick of The Top 8 Cricket Players of All Time

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From the best batsmen to the most talented all-rounders, there are loads of talented cricketers out there. Whether you rank them according to their specific skills or their impeccable sportsmanship, these talented players may seem like they were born to be professional cricketers.

We’ve selected our favorite and who we consider as the very best cricketers of all time and list them here. The list does not focus on a specific role or talent, but includes an overview of the most talented cricketers.

#1: Sir Don Bradman

Thought of as the very best batsmen of all time, Sir Don Bradman was an exceptional player with a talent for batting. He averaged about 100 in test cricket.

#2: Kapil Dev

Not only was Kapil Dev a fantastic all-rounder for India, but he was a great batsman with exceptional bowling skills. He also lead the team to winning their first Cricket World Cup in 1983.

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#3: Imran Khan

In 1992 Imran Khan captained the Pakistani team and led them to winning the Cricket World Cup. Thanks to Khan’s fantastic leadership and cricket skills, the team came out tops.

#4: Jacques Kallis

Next up we have South African cricket superstar, Jacques Kallis. Kallis is seen as the ultimate allrounder who can accomplish just about anything. He boasts 24,000 runs with 500+ wickets.

#5: Shane Warne

When it comes to the best leg spinner, Shane Warne is the guy with the talent. Warne is considered to be the best leg spinner in the world of cricket and has darted batsmen a total of 708 times in test cricket.

#6: Ricky Ponting

Our list would be incomplete without a mention of Ricky Ponting. He led the Australian team to two World Cup victories while he was the captain. He boasts 27,000 runs in the span of his career.

#7: Shaun Pollock

Another South African player on our list, and thought of as one of the best bowling allrounders. Shaun Pollock had an average of about 23.11 and took 421 wickets in test matches.

#8: Jack Hobbs

Also referred to as ‘The Master’, Jack Hobbs is a true cricket legend. He was a talented batsman, and averaged about 56.95 in test matches, an impressive achievement.

And that’s all of them! Was your favorite cricketer featured in our list? If not, you should contact our office and let us know who you think should also be included in our cricket Hall of Fame. Or you can tell us what you think in the comment section below!

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The 5 Most Memorable Cricket Matches of All Time

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In any sport there will be some memorable moments during important matches. The kind of moments that will leave an impression even years after the actual event took place. This is also the case with cricket. Can you recall one of your own most memorable moments in cricket history? Perhaps it is featured on our list.

Join us as we take a look at some of the most memorable moments in cricket history. There might even be one you did not expect.

1. 1983: West Indies Vs India 1983

A lot of people believe that the venue of a match has a massive impact on the outcome. When India played the finals against the West Indies in 1983, it was on home ground. India came out tops in this match, and won the 1983 Cricket World Cup even when the odds were stacked up against them.

2. 2007: India Vs England

India desperately needed to win against England after losing against New Zealand during this Super-8 Match. Things weren’t looking good when there were only 20 balls left in the first innings when Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes against Stuart Broad.

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3. 2011: West Indies Vs India

Thanks to the outstanding performance of Nazafgarh Virendar Sehwag, India scored an impressive 418 for 5, making it the highest ODI score in the history of cricket. During the match Sehwag scored 219 runs out of 149 balls which included seven sixes and 25 fantastic fours.

4. 2013: Sri-Lanka Vs India

In 2013, India came out tops against some of the world’s strongest cricket teams during the ICC Championship. India beat England by five runs and continued to beat Pakistan, West Indies and South Africa. They won the ICC Champion Trophy after beating Sri-Lanka during the semi-final.

5. 2015: South Africa Vs West Indies

And finally, we come to the last of the memorable moments in cricket. During a single match AB de Villiers accomplished the unimaginable and achieved batting the fastest Half Century and Century in ODIs during a single match. De Villiers still holds this record to this day.

And that’s a wrap! Was any of your most memorable cricket moments featured on our list? If not, give us a shout and we’ll be sure to add it.

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