Most consecutive bilateral ODI series wins against an opposition

No team has won more than 11 consecutive one day internationals against a particular opposition.

11 Pak vs Zim (1996-21)

Zimbabwe have not beaten Pakistan in ODI Cricket since 1996. The men in green have a streak of 11 wins in one day Internationals against Zimbabwe which is unbroken till now.

11 Ind vs WI (2007-22)

After India cleaned up West Indies by 3-0 in another bilateral ODI series, they registered the record of 11 victories on a trot against the opponents in one day international cricket.

In fact, they are now the joint highest alongside Pakistan to have beaten a particular opposition in One Day International Cricket on 11 consecutive occasions. If they manage to beat West Indies in the next ODI that the two teams play against each other, India will surpass Pakistan to claim the record of the team with most consecutive victories against an opponent in one day international cricket.

The streak began in 2007 and West Indies are yet to beat India in one-day internationals.

Beginner’s luck

Rohit, India captain, had this to say as he lifted the trophy for India’s 3-0 victory over West Indies recently.

“Definitely not looking at those numbers (captaincy record). Have ticked a lot of boxes in this series. Whatever we wanted to get out of this series, we pretty much got. Noise will be around as long as we’re playing. People look up to us, everybody watches us. As players, as individuals, we know what we need to focus on. Outside noise doesn’t bother the dressing room. Said it in the last game as well – never seen something like that in India (Prasidh’s spell). Good to have someone who can hit the deck and get that bounce.”

“Although I didn’t feel like this was Indian conditions, was good to see the fast bowlers actually. Was also impressed with Siraj. And then Shardul and Deepak did the job for us. Both Kuldeep and Chahal are crucial players for us. Especially Kuldeep. Chahal was very much in the plans and Kuldeep went off the radar. It was important to get him back slowly. Important to give them that confidence. We start expecting things early than expected, important to give them some cushion. Pretty sure we’ll see them together soon. That was the biggest takeaway for us – the middle order batting. Today was again a great game for the middle order. We were 40/3. For me that’s the biggest takeaway.”

9 Pak vs WI (1999-17) and 9 SA vs Zim (1995-18) are also notable streaks in ODIs.

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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