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India Makes Historic Achievement as No. 1 Team in ODI, T20, and Test Ahead of 2023 ODI World Cup

ODI World Cup 2023: Indian cricket team became the second team in the history of cricket to achieve this wonderful feat after South Africa did this in 2014.

In a significant development leading up to the ODI World Cup 2023, the Indian cricket team secured a vital 5-wicket victory over Australia on Friday, catapulting them to the coveted position of the world’s No. 1 ODI team. India now holds the top spot with a rating of 116 and a total of 4,864 points. This achievement instills a surge of confidence in the Indian team, who displayed remarkable form in their resounding victory against Australia in the first ODI match held at the Mohali Cricket Stadium.

Furthermore, with these updated ODI rankings, India has ascended to the pinnacle in all three formats of the game. In the T20 rankings, India sits at the top with a rating of 264 and an impressive tally of 15,589 points. In the realm of Test cricket, India reigns supreme with 3,434 points and a rating of 118. This remarkable achievement places the Indian cricket team in an exclusive league, with only South Africa having accomplished this feat in 2014.

As the ODI World Cup 2023 approaches, it appears that everything is aligning favorably for Team India. Indian cricket has endured a period of relative scarcity in terms of major successes in recent years, leaving fans eagerly anticipating another championship triumph. The wait was finally quenched last week when India convincingly defeated the defending champions, Sri Lanka, to claim victory in the Asia Cup 2023.

One of the standout features of this tournament was India’s outstanding performance, both in batting and bowling. This trend continued in the first ODI against Australia, where the confident Indian bowlers exerted control over Australia’s formidable batting lineup. Mohammed Shami’s exceptional performance was particularly noteworthy, as he became the first player to capture five wickets against Australia in India.

On the batting front, Shubman Gill (74) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (71) formed a commanding opening partnership, amassing 142 runs and setting a solid foundation for the team. Whenever Australia attempted a comeback, the Indian batsmen exhibited resilience and determination, ultimately sealing a triumphant 5-wicket victory.