Afghanistan will be playing their first ever World Cup in next year © Getty Images
Afghanistan will be playing their first ever World Cup next year © Getty Images

By Sandipan Banerjee

Afghanistan‘s fairytale in cricket continues as the team has achieved another success. According to the recent data, in last three years (2011-2014) Afghanistan is the fourth best One-day International (ODI) team of the world. It’s a huge honour for a country like Aghanistan, who only started playing cricket just 13 years back.

In terms of win-loss ratio, The Afghans have 1.33 are just below India, South Africa and Australia. World Champion India topping the list with ration of 1.66. Followed by South Africa with 1.52 and Australia, 1.37. Interesting Test playing nations like West Indies, Bangladesh do not feature in the top 10 list.Teams like New Zealand, Sri Lanka, who have good ODI teams placed quite low in the list.

Though Afghanistan have played only 21 ODI in last three years, but among those 21 matches they managed to win 12. They have beaten teams like Bangladesh, Ireland who are placed above in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings. It can be a huge moral booster for the Afghan team, who will be playing their first World Cup next year.

Here is the list of top 10 ODI teams according to the Win/Loss Ratio in last three years. (2011-2014)

Team Match Won Lost Tied No result W/L Ratio
India 87 50 30 3 4 1.66
South Africa 56 32 21 1 2 1.52
Australia 70 37 27 1 5 1.37
Afghanistan 21 12 9 0 0 1.33
Pakistan 78 42 33 2 1 1.27
England 70 36 30 1 3 1.2
Sri Lanka 99 49 44 1 5 1.11
Scotland 20 10 10 0 0 1
Ireland 22 9 10 2 1 0.9
New Zealand 45 19 22 1 3 0.86

 

 

(Sandipan Banerjee is a reporter at CricketCountry. Cricket has been the biggest passion for him since his childhood. So, when it came to choosing his career, he chose to turn his passion into his profession. Apart from cricket he likes mountain trekking, river rafting, and photography. His twitter handle is @im_sandipan)