For a new generation of players and fans, one day international cricket has emerged as the ultimate challenge in the global game. With packed stadiums from Cape Town to Kolkata to London, this is where the top performers – and the great all-rounders – want to produce their biggest performance. The world’s sports broadcasters share the love, but there’s only one way to get the full experience. Whether you’re a passionate supporter of all forms of cricket, or introducing someone to the sport for the first time, the drama and excitement of the one day game is always a winner. So check out the international fixtures and book your seat with One Day International Tickets here on StubHub.
One Day International Cricket – the sport’s biggest stage
One day internationals combine the best of Test cricket and T20. The powerplay of the first 10 overs brings out the aggressive instincts of top-order batsmen, with hitting every bit as destructive as in the 20-over game. This format also rewards a range of stroke-making and improvisation, as well as the ability to pace an innings and to steadily build a partnership. ODI fielding can turn a match: think of Paul Collingwood or Jonty Rhodes. And far from being T20 cannon-fodder, the best strike bowlers can exert pressure, contain and intimidate even the best batting line-up.
Whatever side of the game you most enjoy, a one day international is a great way to experience cricket. Steady-paced action is quick enough to hold the interest, but with time to sit back and appreciate the experience. If you’re after a family day out or a few beers in the sun, it’s worth doing your research and picking an area of the ground that suits you – but at iconic venues like the Melbourne Cricket Ground or Lord’s, there’s no such thing as a bad seat!
Thrilling encounters in one day international cricket
The World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy are among the most popular one day international events. Both have shown how open a game it can be: England, Pakistan and even Australia have all been victims of memorable World Cup giant-killings, while the first seven Champions Trophies were shared among six of the top Test nations. Expect nerves, new heroes, and maybe a headline-making day…
Even more than Test cricket, one day internationals can turn on one brilliant performance: Shahid Afridi eclipsing Sri Lanka with a 37-ball century or AB De Villiers’s imperious 16 sixes against the West Indies. And every so often, the magic is there for both teams, as when Australia and South Africa both smashed the world record score in the same game.