The game of cricket is a source of happiness for many people. Most probably, the first game played by the kid is cricket. So, it is known for a wide range of games.

One Day International History:

According to history, the concept of a one-day, 50-over cricket league was first played in 1951 at Tripunithura in Kochi, Kerala, in the opening ceremony match of the All India Pooja Match. However, no clear proof has been discovered. Then, in the 1970s, Kerry Packer founded the rival World Series Cricket competition, which initiated many of the qualities of One Day International cricket.

He created match conditions in a formalized way. Such as colored uniforms, night matches under spotlights with a white ball, dark visual range screens, and, for television broadcasts, wide-angle cameras, adverse effect microphones to record sounds from the players on the field, and on-screen images.

Rules of the game:

In one-day international matches, each team gets two innings to bat. If the team batting first completes its innings more than 30 minutes before the scheduled interval, there will be a 10-minute break before the team batting second begins its innings, and the timeframe will occur as expected. During each innings of an ODI cricket match, two new balls are used.

Thus, four new balls are used here, and these rules were implemented in 2011. In one-day internationals, there is a required transition of the ball after 35 overs and a free hit to the batsman if the bowler uses a new ball. The game consists of 50 overs.

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Highlights of ODI from 1971 to 2022:

The first ODI was played in 1971 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between Australia vs. England, and Australia won. Every four years, the ODI match will take place. At present, there are 4000 matches played, and 28 teams have participated. 

Sachin Tendulkar of India has scored the most runs in one-day internationals with 18,426. Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka holds the record for most ODI wickets with 534, and Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka set the record for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper, while Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka holds the record for most catches by a fielder. 

Australia has won the most ODIs in history with 582 victories. Team India is in second place with 521 wins in 1002 games, led by the Pakistan cricket team with 492 wins in 939 games. Nonetheless, South Africa has the highest ODI win percentage of 63.6. Sri Lanka’s cricket team lost the most ODI matches out of 434. The Indian team has played the most ODI matches, about  981. Next to it is Australia, with 942 matches.

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Women’s One Day International:

As we know, cricket is famous for both men and women. So there is Women’s One Day International, also organized once every four years. The first WODI match was held in 1973 in England, and Australia won. Like the men’s team, Australia has won most women’s One Day International matches. In the Indian team, Mithali Raj has scored more runs. i.e., 7098, and Jhulan Goswami has taken more wickets (252) in a One Day International match.

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Current ODI match:

ICC Women’s International One Day will be hosted in New Zealand in March 2022. This match was scheduled for 2021, but it was postponed due to the COVID pandemic. Eight teams will participate in this match. 

The Men’s One Day International was planned in India in 2021 but later changed to Oman and UAE by ICC committee members.

The curiosity about the cricket match is like an uncountable star. The stars can’t be counted; cricket is a never-ending match. The die-hard fans will make it brighter in the future.

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