One Day International Cricket, commonly called ODI Cricket, is one of the oldest forms of cricket. This is also the first format of the game, which was played with a white ball. It all began in 1971, when the first ODI game took place in Melbourne between Australia and England. It was a new format for everyone, and it was also the first ever limited format of the game.
Slowly, every cricketing nation started playing ODI, and soon it became part of cricket. The ICC Cricket World Cup was introduced, and many different rules were introduced as the game progressed. Well, for batters, it is one of the best formats of the game, as they can take their time and score big runs. Few players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, and Martin Guptill have even managed to score double hundreds. So, let’s take a look at the highest individual ODI score by a player of each team.
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Highest Individual ODI score by a player of each team
India: Rohit Sharma (264)
Ro-hit-man Sharma Scored 264 runs off 173 balls against Sri Lanka in 2014. This is also the highest-ever ODI score by a player. His innings included 33 boundaries and 9 sixes against the Sri Lankan bowling line-up.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill (237*)
Martin Guptill scored 237 runs off 163 balls against the West Indies in the ICC 2015 ODI World Cup Quarterfinals. This is the highest score by any player in an ODI World Cup. The innings comprised 24 boundaries and 11 sixes.
West Indies: Chris Gayle (215)
The champion, Chris Gayle, scored 215 runs off 147 balls against Zimbabwe in the 2015 ODI World Cup. This was the first-ever double century by a player in the ODI World Cup. Gayle’s innings included 10 boundaries and 16 sixes.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman (210*)
Fakhar Zaman scored 210 runs off 156 balls against Zimbabwe in 2018. It was the fourth ODI of the Pakistan tour of the Zimbabwe series. His innings included 24 boundaries and 5 sixes.
Zimbabwe: Charles Coventry (194*)
The Zimbabwe cricketer, Charles Coventry, scored 194 runs off 156 balls against Bangladesh. His innings included 16 boundaries and 7 sixes but surprisingly, they lost the match.
Sri Lanka: Sanath Jayasuriya (189)
The Sri Lankan legend, Sanath Jayasuriya, scored 189 runs against India in the 2020 Champions Trophy Final. One of the most interesting facts about this match was that they bowled out India for just 54 runs, which is also India’s lowest-ever ODI score.
South Africa: Gary Kirsten (188*)
The only South African to win an ODI World Cup (as a coach) scored 188 runs against the UAE in the 1996 ODI World Cup. His innings consisted of 13 boundaries and 4 sixes.
Australia: Shane Watson (185)
The Australian all-rounder, Shane Watson, scored 185 runs against Bangladesh off just 96 balls. They were chasing a total of 229 runs, and Watson helped Australia achieve the target in just 26 overs. He hit 15 fours and 15 sixes in the match and also took a wicket while bowling.
England: Ben Stokes (182)
Recently, in an ODI series against New Zealand, Ben Stokes scored 182 runs off 124 balls. He just loves playing against New Zealand and smashing boundaries for fun. In this inning, he smashed 15 fours and 9 sixes.
Ireland: Paul Sterling (177)
The Irish best batsman, Paul Sterling, scored 177 runs off 134 balls against Canada. This inning took place in 2010 in Toronto, where he bashed the Canadian bowlers for 21 fours and 5 sixes.
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Bangladesh: Litton Das (176)
The Bengal Tiger, Litton Das, scored 176 runs off 143 balls at a strike rate of 123. This inning included 16 fours and 8 sixes, which came against Zimbabwe in 2020.
Afghanistan: Ibrahim Zadran (162)
The Afghani batsman, Ibrahim Zadran, scored 162 runs off 138 balls against the Lankan bowlers. It took place in the Afghanistan-Sri Lanka series in 2020. Well, this massive innings went to vein, and Sri Lanka won the match in the last over with 4 wickets left.