When a team wins the toss and opts to bat first, every team’s intention will be to have a go at the opposition and score as many runs as possible, in an attempt to post a huge total on the board. In order to accomplish that, the openers need to play a paramount role in providing an electrifying start in the powerplay overs, such that they would get a great deal of confidence in going forward in the game.
Moreover, it also makes the job a little easier for the middle order to go about their work. It’s not that easy to post 350-plus total on the board, especially in the World Cup but some teams have managed to do it. Let’s take a glimpse at the three teams with the most 350-plus totals in the history of the World Cup.
Australia are the most successful team in the history of the Cricket World Cups. The Men in Yellow have perfected the art of beating the opposition in group stage, knockouts and in the finals, which is precisely the reason why they are the ultimate World Cup champions.
They have won the World Cup a record five times, more than any other team in the history of the competition. Notably, they come first on the list as they have posted the most 350-plus totals in World Cup history. Australia have posted as many as nine 350-plus totals in Cricket World Cup history.
2. South Africa
South Africa have always been a nation that has produced top-quality cricketers who literally gave the opposition a run for their money. However, they have never been a phenomenal force in the Cricket World Cup history, which is why they earned the “chokers tag”.
South Africa’s best performance in the Cricket World Cup was finishing as the semi-finalist in 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2015 respectively. Proteas come second on the list with as many as eight 350-plus totals in Cricket World Cup history.
Team India hold a rich history in the ICC ODI World Cups. They have won the World Cup two times in 1983 and 2011. They made it to the finals of the competition in the 2003 edition but lost to Australia in the final encounter. Team India are third on the list with four 350-plus totals in Cricket World Cup history.