Pakistan team seems to be in rhythm in Asia Cup 2023. Pakistan is also in ODI ranking…
Pakistan team seems to be in rhythm in Asia Cup 2023. Pakistan cricket team is at the top in ODI ranking also. The triangular battle between India vs Pakistan vs Australia now continues in the ICC ODI rankings. Each team will be eager to continue their excellent form by becoming the world No. 1 ranked team (ICC ODI Rankings) in the ICC World Cup 2023. Can India regain the top spot under Rohit Sharma?
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As of now, Babar Azam-led Pakistan is the No. 1 team in the world in ODIs. While Australia is at second place and Indian team is at third place. A 3–0 clean sweep series win against Afghanistan made Pakistan the top-ranked team in the world entering the Asia Cup. But it is difficult for Pakistan to maintain it. Because Australia and India are present in the rankings after that and there is a difference of only a few points.
Latest ICC ODI Rankings
As is clear from the ranking table, a team achieving one win or one loss can overtake the team currently ranked world No. 1. A defeat by Pakistan and a win by Australia in the next matches will overturn the ranking charts.
How can Australia become world no.1?
- If Pakistan loses to Bangladesh in the Asia Cup Super 4 match on 6 September, then Australia will reach the first position in the ICC ODI rankings with 118 points, while Pakistan will slip to the second position with 116 points.
- Pakistan lost to Bangladesh and Australia defeated South Africa and even if Pakistan defeats India in the Asia Cup 2023 match on September 10, Australia will reach the first position with 119 points.
- Australia beat South Africa, Pakistan lose to Bangladesh and then to India, Pakistan will drop to third place, as India is in third place with 114 points.