10 Cricketers with highest individual win percentage in ODIs
The players have been shortlisted with the criteria of minimum 50 ODIs played.
by Jatin Author
Published - Jun 7, 2019 1:15 pm | Updated - Jun 7, 2019 1:18 pm
Though cricket is a team game, a team only becomes successful thanks to the collective efforts of those individuals and consistent performances over a period of time. During the 1970s and 80s, the Windies were a team to beat while Australia dominated during the 1990s and the 2000s.
These teams were successful due to the number of match-winners they possessed. Consistent performances from such players make it tough for the oppositions to go past a particular team. These cricketers are a vital cog in the side’s wheel and very rarely miss out on contribution to the team’s cause. Winning is a habit and this is what some of the players love to do. Eventually, they end up being part of the team’s victories more than the losses.
Here we bring you top 10 players with the highest win percentage in ODIs (minimum 50 ODIs)
Damien Martyn (Australia) – 73.56%
Damien Martyn was part of the Australian invincible team that reigned in the early 2000s and batted with the likes of Ricky Ponting and Andrew Symonds in the middle order. He possessed a stylish batting technique, which may be termed as lazy elegance and that helped him win 153 matches out of 208 played, earning him a win percentage of 73.56%. This proves how dominant Australia were when Martyn’s career blossomed.
He played in 208 ODI matches, scoring 5346 runs with five centuries at an average of 40.80 and the best score of 144*. Martyn played one of his best knock in 2003 World Cup final when he scored an unbeaten 88 against Sri Lanka with a broken finger.