ODI Team Ranking: As cricket lovers around the world are eagerly waiting for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, another fierce battle is taking place on the cricket field.
It is not just about lifting the coveted trophy but also about securing the top spot in the ICC One Day International (ODI) team rankings.
The race for the No. 1 ODI team ranking has intensified with cricketing legends battling it out to establish their dominance.
Here’s a summary of the current status of the team ranking:
Although Pakistan currently occupies the top position, its hold on it is becoming increasingly fragile. Despite an early exit from the Asia Cup 2023, they managed to retain their ranking. However, their chances of starting the World Cup as the No. 1 team have diminished significantly.
Current ranking: First
Current rating: 115
Upcoming Schedule: No matches prior to the World Cup
Pakistan's ranking will depend on the outcome of the upcoming series between India and Australia.
Second-ranked India is set to make a dramatic rise to the No. 1 spot. Series against Australia In the near future, a series win on home ground could propel them to the top spot.
Their recent incredible win in the Asia Cup has boosted their confidence, and they are eyeing the top of the rankings. India’s performance in this series will be crucial in determining their ranking for the World Cup.
Current ranking: Second
Current rating: 115
Upcoming Schedule: Australia (September 22, 24, and 27)
Current ranking: Third
Current rating: 113
Upcoming Schedule: India (September 22, 24, and 27)
Australia, after losing a series to South Africa, is no longer the frontrunner to be the No.1 ranked team at the start of the World Cup.
To regain the top spot, they must defeat India in the upcoming series. If they start the series with two wins, they could briefly top the rankings until the final ODI at least.
The series between Australia and India will play a pivotal role in determining the top-ranked team heading into the World Cup.
In summary, the No.1 ODI team ranking ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is up for grabs, and the series between India and Australia will have a significant impact on which team claims the top position.
Pakistan, despite being the current No. 1, will closely watch the results of this series, as their ranking depends on the performance of these two teams.
ODI team rankings List.
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