Winning an ICC Trophy is as prestigious as it gets. When it comes to most ICC trophies won by a nation or a team, some have won plenty whereas some haven’t even opened their account. Following are the top 5 teams with the most ICC trophies in the men’s senior category consisting of the ODI World Cup, the T20I World Cup, and the Champions Trophy.
1. Australia – 8
The mighty Australians are number one and the best with the most ICC trophies -8.
- ODI World Cup won- 5 (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015)
- T20I World Cup won- 1 (2021- the edition of 2020 which got postponed)
- Champions Trophy won- 2 (2006, 2009)
Between 2009-2010, Australian cricket was at its peak with the likes of Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Michael Bevan, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, and so on and during this phase, they won a majority of their titles. Australia even boasts a very strong team at present and one can definitely hope to see them add further ICC trophies.
2. India – 5
India takes the 2nd spot in the list of most ICC trophies with 5.
- ODI World Cup won- 2 (1983 and 2011)
- T20I World Cup won- 1 (2007)
- Champions Trophy won- 2 (2002 and 2013)
India’s world cup victory in 1983 revolutionized cricket in India and further, when India won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, the craze of cricket in this country went to another level with the advent of the IPL. In 2011, India also became the 1st team to win a cricket world cup on home soil.
The fact that the last time India won an ICC trophy was in 2013 hurts each and every Indian Cricket Team fan’s heart as India has always entered every ICC Tournament since 2014 as the favorites given the quality and depth they possess and every time they have faltered either in the semi-final or the final. Given the talent and potential India possesses, standing on today’s date, India could have easily had the most ICC trophies.
3. West Indies – 5
West India follows India at number 3 with 5 trophies as well, but since India has reached more semi-finals and finals, that’s why India is at 2.
- ODI World Cup won- 2 (1975 and 1979)
- T20I World Cup won- 2 (2012 and 2016)
- Champions Trophy won- 1 (2004)
West India won the first 2 editions of the world cup and hence had the most ICC trophies back then. At present, West Indies cricket is at a downfall as they boast of a very inconsistent team and are mainly looked at as threats in the T20I format because of the power hitters they possess.
5. Sri Lanka – 3
Sri Lanka sits in 4th place in the race of most ICC trophies won.
- ODI World Cup won- 1 (1996)
- T20I World Cup won- 1 (2014)
- Champions Trophy won- 1 (2002)
Like Australia, Sri Lanka had their strongest phase between 1996- 2011 with the likes of Arjuna Ranatunga, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga, Chaminda Vaas to name a few but unfortunately, they couldn’t optimize it completely as they have only 3 trophies at the moment. Speaking of present days, Sri Lankan cricket is starting to improve a bit after a torrid state of 3-4 years but an ICC trophy victory looks a very far-fetched thought.
5. Pakistan – 3
Pakistan takes the 5th spot when it comes to teams with the most ICC trophies with 3 titles on their shelf. Although they equal Sri Lanka the latter has played more semi-finals and finals.
- ODI World Cup won- 1 (1992)
- T20I World Cup won- 1 (2009)
- Champions Trophy won- 1 (2017)
Pakistan has always entered any ICC tournament as the dark horses or the underdogs and they have played some really entertaining cricket over the years. Currently, like India, they too have a strong team with a lot of potential, and an India vs Pakistan final or semi-final clash may well be on the cards in the upcoming 3 ICC tournaments.
1) Which team has won the most ICC trophies? – Australia
2) How many ICC trophies has India won? -5
3) How many ICC trophies has India won? -8
4) How many ICC trophies has Pakistan won? -3
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