It is a remnant of British manifest destiny, being played mainly in Britain’s former nests, and also while it is a sport frequently played in England, the nation has hardly ever, if ever, been the greatest team in the sporting activity. The similarity the West Indies, Australia, India, Pakistan and South Africa have all had spells where they might understandably be called the best team in the world, with England frequently left defending scraps, and for their honour in the Ashes collection versus Australia. Nonetheless, the last decade or two has seen a great deal of enhancement from the Three Lions, culminating in their first-ever ODI World Cup win in 2019. Nevertheless, they remain some way off the speed in Test cricket, whose inaugural Test Championship final will certainly see India handle New Zealand, in England incidentally. You can go to the summary right here for all the odds for that specific clash, while we will certainly now look at which group, or groups, have been the most dominant in globe cricket over the previous decade.
If we consider the last 10 years, one point is promptly specific – that it was not a time like the late 1990s or the early 2000s when Australia were virtually unbeatable. There have been a number of nations who have done well over this duration, specifically in the different layouts, as well as we will try as well as make sense of this by taking a look at each layout separately.
India have definitely been among the most dominant sides in Test cricket during this period, remaining on top of the world rankings for 5 years in a row (2017-2021), and winning 56 of their 107 matches, with simply 29 losses. This duration consisted of memorable series wins in Australia, along with a virtually unsurpassable perform at house, and with the group readied to encounter England for 5 Tests in a couple of months, it will be interesting to see if they can transform this dominance right into a collection win in England as well.
South Africa were one more regular side, winning 45 of their 90 matches, although they have actually struggled over the last number of years as old stalwarts have retired.
The three World Cups in this decade have been won by India, Australia and also England – the Big Three of world cricket, and also it is these 3 groups that dominate the ODI performance graphes throughout this duration also. India also won the 2013 Champions Trophy and finished as runners-up to Pakistan in the 2017 edition, as well as this demonstrates how they have actually been very constant, winning 157 of the 249 matches played, with 79 losses. South Africa are again well-placed below, with 114 victories from their 188 suits, however the Proteas remained to struggle at the events.
This has actually definitely been the years where T20 cricket has actually established itself as a genuinely entertaining 3rd layout, and the one most likely to obtain new followers involved in the sport. The West Indies won 2 of the four World Cups in this period, with Sri Lanka and also England as the other champions. Oddly sufficient, during this duration, the West Indies have actually won 43 and shed 53 of the 101 T20Is played, but have won 2 World Cups, while India have actually won 68 of their 106 matches but have actually not won a solitary tournament in the decade. This reveals the fickle nature of this format, where Pakistan have actually been among the best sides, but have additionally lost 50 of their 122 matches played.