Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world today, with more than 100 nations having their own team in the international arena of this sport. The T20I format has helped the ICC take the sport to newer nations, with more and more players getting a better future in this sport these days.
While the number of cricketers has increased significantly, the number of successful players still remains low. Very few players can label themselves as ‘successful’ players. One of the means to determine it can be the fact that the player has won more than 300 matches in his international career.
Many players struggle to play even 300 matches in their careers, but here’s a list of the five names who have been a part of the winning side more than 300 times.
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5. Kumar Sangakkara – 305 times
Former Sri Lankan cricket team captain Kumar Sangakkara was a part of the winning team in 305 matches. Sangakkara has been one of the biggest match-winners in the island nation’s sports history.
4. Jacques Kallis – 305 times
Former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis was also a part of the winning team in 305 games. Kallis is considered the best all-rounder of all time.
3. Sachin Tendulkar – 307 times
Nicknamed the ‘God of Cricket’, Sachin Tendulkar has been a part of the winning side in 307 matches. Tendulkar scored 100 centuries in international matches.
2. Mahela Jayawardene – 336 times
Another former Sri Lankan skipper to feature on this list is Mahela Jayawardene. The right-handed batter achieved much success during his time as an international cricketer and won 336 matches.
1. Ricky Ponting – 377 times
It should not be a surprise that Ricky Ponting holds the world record for winning the most matches. Ponting emerged victorious in 377 matches, with him being the captain in a lot of games.