After their 5-wicket win against Australia, India became the number 1 ranked team in all three formats i.e. Tests, ODIs, and T20Is. India displaced Pakistan from the top of the ODI rankings while they lead England in the T20I rankings. In the longest format, they are in the first place while Australia are right behind them. India is now the world’s best ODI team with a rating of 116 and 4,864 points. India (116 rating points) displaced their arch-rivals Pakistan (115) at the top of the rankings after the win in the first ODI. Australia remain third but the gap between the top two has now widened after they dropped two points to 111.
Moreover, with the updated ODI rankings, India is now No 1 team in all three formats of the game. In the T20 rankings, India is on top with a rating of 264 and 15,589 points, while in the Test format of the game, India is on top with 3,434 points and a rating of 118. Indian cricket team became the second team in the history of cricket to achieve this wonderful feat after South Africa did this in 2014.
What Does the No. 1 Ranking Mean for India?
The No. 1 ranking is a huge achievement for Indian cricket. It is a validation of the team’s hard work and dedication, and it also shows that India is now one of the most dominant teams in the world.
The No. 1 ranking will also give India a psychological boost ahead of the upcoming ICC World Cup in 2023. India is one of the favorites to win the tournament, and the No. 1 ranking will only make them more confident.