In this list of the greatest cricket teams of all time, we will categorize them according to the years they performed outstandingly. Before that, it would be interesting to find out the roots of the sport of cricket. In the 1300s in England, a cricket-like play called club-ball was played. It was played in schools and farm communities by the landowners and peasantry. The rules of the game were determined in 1744 and the first international match was held in 1877 between Australia and England.
1948 Australia National Cricket Team
Australia National Cricket Team, nicknamed ‘The Invincibles’, is the first team in test cricket history. In 1948, their coach was Don Bradman. They played against the compelling English team in the 5-match series and won. Additionally, they played against multiple countries and were ‘invincible’ for 29 tour games. It included professional cricket players such as Ray Lindwall and Bill Johnston who provided many advantages to the team.
1970s and 1980s The West Indies Cricket Team
The West Indies Cricket Team represents the Caribbean region. It has players from 15 English-speaking Caribbean countries. Its dominant years were the early 1970s and the mid-1980s. Their captain was Clive Lloyd, who led them to ODIs and tests. With Michael Holding and Joel Garner, they won two World Cups and 11 test wins. they were unbeatable for 17 years.
The Greatest Cricket Teams of All Time
Being unbeatable during their times, 1970s and 1980s The West Indies Cricket Team and 1948 Australia National Cricket Team deserve to be in the list of the greatest cricket teams of all time. With the help of their determined leaders and skillful players, they defeated the hardest teams of their times and rewrote the sport of cricket history.