Team India no.1 ODI Ranking Scenario: India has qualified for the final of Asia Cup 2023 with two wins in 24 hours. They defeated Pakistan by a huge margin of 228 runs and then defeated Sri Lanka by 41 runs in a low-scoring match on Tuesday evening. Now they will face Pakistan or Sri Lanka in the final to be played on Sunday. The team has also benefited from this victory in the ICC rankings.

India will have to do this work to become the number 1 team

India have won three matches in a row and that has certainly helped them close the gap with the top two teams, Australia and Pakistan. However, just ahead of the World Cup, the Men in Blue have the No. 1 ranking in the 50-over format. There is a chance to become a team. For this to happen, Babar Azam-led Pakistan team will have to lose to Sri Lanka on Thursday (September 14). India will then have to win not only against Bangladesh but also in the final against Sri Lanka.

Ranking will also depend on Australia

Apart from winning the Asia Cup, India will have to hope that the Kangaroos face defeat in the last two matches of the series being played between Australia and South Africa. In such a situation, India will become the number 1 team in the ICC ODI rankings by defeating both Australia and Pakistan. Also, to retain the ranking, they will have to defeat Australia in the three-match ODI series to be held before the World Cup.

This is how Pakistan can achieve number 1 crown

As far as Pakistan is concerned, if it loses to Sri Lanka, it will fall to third position below India by losing three rating points. However, if they manage to win against Sri Lanka, they will retain the number one ranking with 119 rating points and then to remain at number 1 they will have to hope that South Africa wins the ODI series against Australia .

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This is how Australia will be able to save its top ranking

Australia, on the other hand, need to win their matches against the Proteas to remain on the top spot in the rankings. There is a lot of competition going on between the top three teams at the moment as they are ahead of fourth-placed New Zealand and the teams below by 12-14 points.

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