List A ODI matches include the One Day International matches, domestic tournaments organised by full members at a State, County, or Provincial level, and some official matches of the non-full member international teams. Also, these games should be played at the range of 40-60 overs per side to come under List A Limited Overs matches.
Even though the standard of cricket at the domestic level is not as in the international standards, but adequate to compete with the quality of ODIs as the players involved in these games are presumably only one step behind the ODI selections. Sometimes, you might see the touring international teams involved in practice games against domestic sides before a fully-fledged international schedule. Such contests that benefit both parties will also come under List A matches.
Tamil Nadu, a state team in Indian cricket, became the first side to cross the 500-run milestone in a List A match, dethroning England ODI teams’ previous record of 498 came against the Netherlands in the same year. While doing so, the TN batter breaks world record for highest ever individual List A score.
This article will list the top ten List A team totals scored in the games conducted in the 40-60 overs range.
Highest Team Totals in List A Matches
|Tamil Nadu||506/2||Arunachal Pradesh||Bengaluru||2022|
8 of the 10 matches in the above list took place after 2015, which tells a lot about the trend of fearless cricket in the current era.
The drastically improved champion English ODI side finds its place in the list thrice, whereas no other side has more than one entry.
South Africa and Indian cricket teams that top the most 400+ scores in ODI cricket have no place in the above list. However, a touring Indian side, led by Shreyas Iyer, in a practice game against Leicester in 2018, made an impressive 458 for the loss of only 4 wickets to mark its place in the list. With huge hundreds from each bat, the openers Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw contributed mainly to the massive team score.
England’s Nottingham is the venue of 3 above-mentioned high-scoring games, whereas Netherland’s Amstelveen organised two.