Top 10 teams with the most wins in T20I cricket

More than 1100 T20i games has been played over the years, since its introduction and the 7th edition of the T20 World Cup is knocking on our doors as well. Hence we take a look at the teams with the highest number of wins in t20 internationals.

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Top 10 teams with the most wins in T20I cricket

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More than 1100 T20i games has been played over the years, since its introduction and the 7th edition of the T20 World Cup is knocking on our doors as well. Hence we take a look at the teams with the highest number of wins in t20 internationals.

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T20I Cricket is the shortest format of the game and also an entertaining one. New Zealand and Australia faced each other in the first-ever t20i in February 2005. However, Australia notched up a convincing victory by 44 runs. So far, more than 1100 T20I games have been played among different countries in international cricket. Meanwhile, 6 editions of ICC T20I World Cup tournaments have been conducted so far. West Indies is the most successful team winning the most titles (2). India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have bagged one title each. In this article, we will look at the list of teams with the most wins in t20i.

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List of top 10 teams with most wins in T20I cricket:

10. Ireland (42 wins)

The Ireland cricket team has 42 wins in 98 matches | SportzPoint
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Ireland takes the 10th spot in this list with 42 wins in T20I cricket so far. Ireland played their first T20I match in 2008. The only European country besides England featuring in this list has played 98 T20I matches so far, winning 42 matches and losing 48. There were 7 matches that witnessed no results while 1 match ended in a tie. With 42 wins in 98 matches, Ireland has a win percentage of 46.15.

9. Afghanistan (58 wins)

Afghanistan features at no.9 in the list of most wins in t20i | SportzPoint
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Afghanistan gets the 9th spot in this list with 58 victories in T20I cricket. Comparatively the newcomers have shocked the entire world with the pool of talented players in the team. Afghanistan played their first T20I match in 2010. So far, the Asian team has played 84 T20I matches. They have won 58 games and lost 26 games. With 58 wins in 84 matches, Afghanistan has a win percentage of 69.64.

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8. Sri Lanka (61 wins)

Sri Lanka bags 8th place in this list with 61 wins in T20I cricket so far. Since their first T20I match in 2006, Sri Lanka has played 134 matches so far. They have won 61 games and lost 71 matches. There were 2 matches that ended with no results. However, their recent run of form has been very poor, dropping out of the top 8 ranked teams and having to play the qualifier to make it to the super 12 stages. With 61 victories in 134 matches, Sri Lanka has a win percentage of 46.21. Moreover, Sri Lanka won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2014 giving a perfect send off to the legends of the game like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.

7. West Indies (63 wins)

West Indies have won 63 out of their 139 matches | SportzPoint
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With 63 wins in T20I cricket, West Indies takes the 7th spot in this list. West Indies played their first T20I match in 2006. So far, the West Indies team has played 139 matches, winning 63 matches and losing 70. There were 6 matches that ended with no result. With 63 victories in 139 games, West Indies has a win percentage of 46.99. They are widely considered as the most entertaining team both on and off the pitch. Moreover, they have the greatest entertainers in their team featuring Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy etc. West Indies has won ICC T20 World Cup twice in 2012 and 2016 editions and are the most successful team in the competition.

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6. England (71 Wins)

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Arguably the most dangerous batting side in the world with the likes of Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Bairstow, Roy in the team, England gets the 6th spot in the list of teams with the most wins in T20I cricket. England accounts for 71 victories. Since their first T20I match in 2005, England has played 134 matches so far. They have won 71 matches and lost 58. A total of 5 games observed no result. With 69 wins, England has a win percentage of 54.26. England won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2010.

5. Australia (72 Wins)

Australia gets the 5th spot in this list with 72 wins in T20I cricket so far. Australia played their first T20I match in 2005. So far, they have played 140 T20I matches. Australia has won 72 matches and lost 65. There were 3 games in Australia which ended with no result. Australia accounts for a win percentage of 53.28. Despite having a rich cricket history and being the most successful team in the 50 over cricket world cup, the men in yellow have never managed to win a T20 World Cup.

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4. New Zealand (73 wins)

New Zealand features at no.4 just above Australia with 73 wins | SportzPoint
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New Zealand grabs 4th place in this list. The Kiwis have won 73 matches in T20I cricket. The team played their first match in 2005 and so far played 145 matches. New Zealand has registered victories in 73 games and suffered defeat in 68 games. There are 4 matches that ended with no result. New Zealand has a win percentage of 53.19. One of the favourites in the sport, no matter which team they are playing, has always choked in big stages. The Kiwis don’t have a T20 world cup and grabbed their first ICC major recently defeating India in the WTC finals.

3. South Africa (76 wins)

South Africa has notched 76 wins in 136 matches | SportzPoint
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South Africa seizes 3rd place in this list with 76 victories in T20I cricket so far. South Africa played their first T20I match in 2005. So far, they have played 136 matches, winnings 76 and losing 59. One game of South Africa ended with no result. With 76 wins 136 matches, Proteas has a win percentage of 55.92. However, with a great pool of players, they fail to impress in major ICC tournaments. One of the modern greats of the game, and former captain of the RSA team AB De Villers failed to win any ICC major with the team despite having a very impactful individual performance.

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2. India (91 wins)

India has the second highest wins (91) in t20i cricket | SportzPoint
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India grabs the 2nd rank in the list. The Indian team has won 91 matches in T20I cricket so far. India played their first-ever T20I match in 2006 and has played 142 matches so far. Out of 142 games, India has won 91 matches and faced defeat in 47 games. There were 3 matches that witnessed no results. With 91 wins in 142 games, India accounts for a win percentage of 64.85. India also won the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. However, they reached the finals in 2014 but lost against the mighty Sri Lankan side. India is looking very strong t20 side this year and has a high chance of winning the upcoming T20 World Cup.

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1. Pakistan (105 wins)

Pakistan tops the list of teams with the most wins in T20I cricket. Pakistan has won 105 T20I matches so far. The men in green played their first T20I game in 2006 and has played 170 matches so far. They have won 105 matches and lost 63 games. 2 matches of Pakistan ended with no results. Pakistan has a win percentage of 62.79. Pakistan also won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2008.

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N.B. The stats are accurate as of July 17, 2021

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