India Claims World’s No. 1 ODI Team Status with Victory Over Australia. Image/The Hindustan Times
In a significant boost to their confidence ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup, the Indian cricket team secured a five-wicket victory over Australia, propelling them to the top spot in the ODI rankings. With a rating of 116 and 4,864 points, India has now become the world’s best ODI team, displacing Pakistan from the coveted position.
Triumphant Indian Team
The impressive win over Australia at the Mohali Cricket Stadium underscored the Indian team’s current form and prowess. This victory not only buoyed the team’s morale but also solidified their status as the leading ODI team on the global stage.
Achieving No. 1 Ranking Across All Formats
India’s ascent to the top of the ODI rankings completes a remarkable achievement, as they are now the No. 1 team in all three formats of the game. In T20 rankings, India holds the top spot with a rating of 264 and 15,589 points. Additionally, in Test cricket, India reigns supreme with 3,434 points and a rating of 118. This remarkable feat makes India the second team in cricket history to achieve such dominance, with South Africa achieving a similar milestone in 2014.
Indian Cricket on the Rise
The recent successes for the Indian cricket team, including winning the Asia Cup 2023 by defeating defending champions Sri Lanka, have injected fresh hope and enthusiasm among cricket fans. The team’s outstanding performances in both batting and bowling have been a highlight of their recent achievements.
Indian bowlers, led by Mohammed Shami, played a pivotal role in dismantling Australia’s formidable batting lineup. Shami’s five-wicket haul marked a historic achievement, as he became the first player to achieve this feat against Australia in India.
Solid Batting Performance
On the batting front, Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad’s opening partnership of 142 runs laid a solid foundation for India. The team displayed resilience and determination, maintaining their composure to secure a five-wicket victory over Australia.
With this impressive form and the No. 1 ranking in their sights, the Indian cricket team is poised for a promising campaign in the upcoming ODI World Cup, aiming to bring home the coveted trophy.