Welcome to ESPN's fan vote, where you, the reader and sports fan, will decide which individual or team has been the most dominant in the 21st century.
For our first match-up, we have the All Blacks rugby team squaring up against the Australian women's cricket team. Both teams have seen significant success at the global stage, but which one dominated the field like no other?
(Please vote in the poll at the bottom of this page to decide the winner.)
Australia Women at the World T20 (2010-present)
The Southern Stars, the women's cricket team of Australia, have been the standard bearers for dominance in the shortest format of the women's game, having won five of the last six T20 World Cups. England won the first edition in 2009, but since then Australia have won in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2020. The only edition they missed out on was in 2016 in India, where they lost the final to West Indies.
It's not that they have had perfect tournament records -- the 2010 triumph was the only one where they went through unbeaten. In 34 matches during this period, they have had six defeats, including group stage defeats to rapidly rising India in the last two editions. However, they invariably bring their best to the finals, as Harmanpreet Kaur's India discovered in front of 86,174 fans on March 8 this year, mauled by 85 runs in the summit clash at the MCG.
All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup (2011-2015)
The All Blacks i.e New Zealand's rugby union squad, are quite simply among Planet Earth's most dominant and successful teams - across sport, countries, formats with a win percentage of just over 77, stretching 117 years. Which means out of every 10 matches, they win almost eight.
Since we're looking for 21st century domination, in a four-year period between September 2011 to November 2015, the All Blacks won 56 of their 61 matches, losing only three and drawing two, their streak including back-to-back Rugby World Cup triumphs. New Zealand are the only team to have won three Rugby World Cups and the only one to do so consecutively. This in the 21st century. Enough said.
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