When a team bowls out the opposition below 100 runs, it not only means that it is a complete performance but it also means that the team has a well-balanced bowling attack. A terrific bowling attack can change the entire complexion of the game and turn the game in the team’s favour.
More importantly, if you notice, history tells us that the top-class bowling attack helps the team win big titles. In this listicle, let’s learn about the teams who bowled out the opponents under 100 runs most times in a calendar year.
1. Team India
Team India led by Rohit Sharma have been in remarkable form in the ongoing edition of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 tournament, which is being staged in India. The Men in Blue started their campaign with a win over Australia before gaining confidence to win game after game.
The two-time ODI World Cup champions set another record by winning eight games in a row, for the third time in their history. Rohit Sharma and Co were clinical in their bowling attack as they bundled out the opposition under 100 runs four times in a year (2023), the most by a team in the calendar year.
2. West Indies
West Indies have been one of the dominant forces in international cricket and they have had world-class players across all departments, which is why they were able to churn out winning results time and time again. The Caribbeans won two ODI World Cups in 1975 and 1979. In 1993, West Indies were a force to be reckoned with as they bowled out the opposition thrice under 100 runs, the most by a team in that year.
3. South Africa
South Africa have long been criticized for their inability to produce a spark and winning momentum in the ICC ODI World Cups. They have never reached the final in their history, despite being one of the most feared opponents. They bowled out the opposition under 100 runs thrice in 2006, the most by a team in that calendar year.
4. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka won the ODI World Cup once in their history as they achieved the feat in 1996 under the tutelage of Arjuna Ranatunga as they beat Australia in the final to win the trophy. Sri Lanka are one of the three teams that bowled out the opposition under 100 runs thrice in a year. They achieved the feat in 2007, which is the most by a team in that calendar year.
Updated as of November 6, 2023.