New Delhi: Pakistan cricket team is now the second-most successful side in the history of one day internationals, surpassing India, after their victory against West Indies in the 1st ODI at Sharjah on September 30th.
The record for the most wins in ODIs is under Australia's name. No other team is even close to that record.
From 1971-2016, Aussies have played 884 matches, winning 64.73% of their matches i.e. 547.
India have played 899 ODI matches since 1974 - this is most by any team in the history. On October 16th, India will take on New Zealand in the 900th ODI at Dharamsala. The win percentage for India is 53%, i.e. they have won 454 matches.
Pakistan now holds the second place after their 111-run win over West Indies. They have won 455 matches, just one more than India, after playing 864 ODIs since 1973. Win percentage for Pakistan is 54.25%, which is slightly better than India.
However, Pakistan need to improve their current ODI team ranking, where they are languishing at ninth position. Currently, the 1992 champions need to win the ongoing ODI series 3-0 against Windies, to rise one place from ninth, while their opponents Windies, champions in the first two World Cups in 1975 and 1979, need to avoid a clean sweep to maintain their current eighth spot.
Hosts England and the seven highest-ranked sides in the one-day rankings on September 30 next year will qualify directly for the World Cup.
The bottom four teams in the standings will be joined by six Associate sides in a 10-team qualifying round in 2018 from where two teams will qualify.