ICC ODI Ranking: India now number one before Asia Cup, Pakistan falls face down in ODI rankings!


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When Asia Cup 2023 started, Pakistan was on top of the One Day International (ODI) rankings. The team and former cricketers were confident about Pakistan's title chances. In the first match, Pakistan achieved an important victory against Nepal. In the second match, Pakistan's bowlers shocked the Indian top order, although their batting was not good. Pakistan gave a crushing defeat to Bangladesh in the Super 4 stage. Then came the decisive match against India. India was well prepared for the challenge this time. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill made an excellent partnership, followed by Virat Kohli and KL Rahul who scored centuries. Pakistan struggled in their batting and lost the match by 228 runs. As a result, Pakistan slipped to second place in the rankings.


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Pakistan Rankings and Shocks:

Pakistan also suffered another defeat in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup, this time against Sri Lanka. Pakistan lost the match on the last ball, further impacting their ranking. Pakistan is now in third place in the ranking with 115 rating points. Before the Asia Cup, Pakistan had 118 rating points. Currently, Australia tops the ranking with 118 rating points.

Opportunity for India to get the top spot:

The Indian cricket team has reached the second position in the ICC ODI rankings. Before the Asia Cup, the team had 113 rating points, but after three consecutive wins, they now have 116 rating points. Reigning world champions England are currently placed fourth with 103 rating points. India has a chance to regain the top spot in the rankings if they defeat Bangladesh, while Australia will face a tough challenge against South Africa. The result of these matches can cause significant changes in the ranking. If India wins against Bangladesh, Rohit Sharma's team can reach the top of the rankings.