After the defeat against Bangladesh, Team India will not be able to become the number-1 ODI team even after winning the Asia Cup 2023 title.
The final match of Asia Cup 2023 Super-4 was played between India vs Bangladesh (IND vs BAN), which Bangladesh won by 6 runs. Earlier, Team India was at second position in the ICC ODI Team Rankings with 116 rating points. But after the defeat against Bangladesh, the team has slipped to third place. However, India had a very good chance to become the number-1 team in ODIs. But now if Team India also wins the Asia Cup 2023 title, then it cannot become the number-1 ODI team.
In Asia Cup 2023, India had to face defeat by Bangladesh by 6 runs. On the other hand, a five-match ODI series is being played between South Africa vs Australia, in the fourth match of which Africa has registered a huge victory by 164 runs. However, after that Pakistan slipped to second position with 115 rating points and India slipped to third position with 114 rating points. Whereas Australia is in first place.
India missed the opportunity to become number 1 team
The Indian cricket team was in second place in the Super-4 and before the match, the team had a good chance of becoming the number-1 ODI team. But after the defeat by Bangladesh, Team India has lost the chance to become the number-1 ODI team. With this, the team has given Pakistan a chance to become number-1 again. Because Australia and Pakistan are at first and second position with very close points. If Australia loses the fifth ODI of the series at the hands of Africa, then Pakistan can once again become the number-1 team.
India will host Australia
Before the ICC World Cup 2023, Team India also has to play a three-match ODI series against Australia, where it will also get the number-1 team in the ICC ODI rankings. The ODI series between India vs Australia is to start from 22nd September. This series is going to be useful for both the teams, because the World Cup is also going to start from October 5. This series will not only help both the teams gain momentum for the World Cup but will also decide who will be the number-1 ODI team in the tournament.