India on Wednesday, February 15, claimed the top spot in the ICC rankings. Now India is the number one ranked side in all three formats of the game. India’s big innings and 132-run win over Australia in the first Test dashed the’ Men in Blue’ to the top spot, removing the Pat Cummins- led team of Australia.
Formerly the top T20 side, India reached the number one spot in ODIs last month after beating New Zealand 3- 0. India (115) is 4 standing points ahead of Australia (111) in the Test rankings and a win in the alternate Test, starting on Friday. That will not only consolidate India’s top spot but also prop their drive for entering an alternate consecutive World Test Championship Final.
India needs to win the 4- match Border Gavaskar trophy with a 3- 1 or 3- 0 to make the final.
Indian cricket team came as the only alternate platoon and the first Asian cricket team to be number 1 at the same time in the ICC ranking in 2023. This has happened under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. They’re due to their stunning performances of late the No. 1 ranking in T20Is with 267 conditions. They have not lost a single series since the T20 World Cup 2022 in the shortest format of cricket. Defeating New Zealand twice and Sri Lanka formerly. Read More: Chetan Sharma shares about Bumrah’s fitness and Injection consumption of players
On the other hand, in ODIs, they are the hustler as they since the last time have been thumping armies both at home and overseas. They were ranked No. 1 in this format for quite a while and have a standing of 114. They attained the No. 1 rank in Tests after their thumping win over Australia in the first game of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. They defeated the Pat Cummins- led side by massive innings and 132 runs and displaced them to come at No. 1. They now sit at the top of the table with a standing point aggregate of 115.