Worst Chasers In ODI Since 2010: Pakistan, West Indies, And New Zealand

Pakistan, West Indies, and New Zealand are the worst chasers in ODIs since 2010. Pakistan has won just one out of 16 matches that they have played while chasing. They have lost three games by a margin of more than 100 runs. On the other hand, their win percentage is the highest among all teams when defending totals which shows their ability to defend low scores well.

West Indies batting line-up is often plagued with inconsistency, and this has been evident in their performances as chasers, too – they’ve won just 3 out of 10 matches, including two against Zimbabwe. One thing that makes them such an unpredictable side is how much time it takes for them to get on top of scoring rates – sometimes they can score at a rate of over seven runs per over, and other times they can get dismissed at a rate higher than three an over.

Here is a list of all the test playing nations with their performance stats in ODIs. 

This compares New Zealand vs Pakistan vs West Indies Stats in terms of chasing. 

New Zealand is the only team in this list to have won more matches chasing (six out of ten) than defending totals, but their batting line-up has often struggled against quality bowling attacks. New Zealand’s success. 

Team  M W L W/L Ratio
Australia 40 25 12 2.08
England 54 29 22 1.31
India 77 50 23 2.17
Sri Lanka 65 40 22 1.81
South Africa 35 18 16 1.12
Pakistan 58 29 29 1.00
West Indies 52 21 27 0.77
New Zealand 37 14 18 0.77

 

Run-chases since January 1, 2010

Winning percentage against the batting team chasing: 36% – Winning only 34 out of 83 times (41%)- Pakistan, West Indies, and New Zealand are all ranked in the bottom three for winning percentages as they have been successful just one time each since 2010 at chasing down a total of four targets.

Team  M W L W/L Ratio
West Indies 39 10 25 0.40
New Zealand 26 8 13 0.61
Pakistan 50 21 29 0.72
South Africa 33 16 16 1.00
England 47 23 21 1.09
Sri Lanka 57 32 22 1.45
India 65 38 23 1.65
Australia 37 23 12 1.91

 

Run-Chases Since January 1, 2010, Excluding Those Against Minnows

These three teams lost a third of their chases when they were batting first, which is the highest among all teams.

  • Pakistan: Losing 14 out of 16, conceding an average first innings score of 270 runs (second highest among all teams excluding those against minnows)
  • West Indies: Losing 15 out of 17, conceding an average first innings score of 288 runs (highest among all teams)
  • New Zealand: Losing 14 out of 16, conceding an average first innings score of 269 runs (the third-highest among all teams excluding those against minnows)

Reference Resource:

  1. https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/pakistan-west-indies-and-new-zealand-are-the-worst-chasers-in-odis-since-2010-198592
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