India’s ODI performance in the past few series has been brilliant. Recently, in the three-match series against New Zealand, India clinched the victory by 2-0. Mohammad Shami helped in resisting the opposition in 108 runs in just 34.3 overs. In six overs he gave only 18 runs. In the third ODI skipper, Rohit Sharma himself scored a half-century.
The men in blue are set to become the No.1 team in ICC Men’s ODI if they can win the 3rd ODI against New Zealand. Right now, England is at the top and the kiwis are in the second position. They lost the No.1 position to England as they got defeated in the two games against the men in blue. India’s in third position and right now the best team in the world.
With the humiliating defeat, they climbed to the third position with 113 rating points. The first ODI against New Zealand was won by the hosts by 12 runs. Shubman Gill’s double century helped India post a total of 349 runs in 50 overs.
Well, indirectly. their leveling-up depends on England’s team as well. Besides India winning the third ODI, it is also very crucial to see how England performs against South Africa.
Before their game, New Zealand was in the top position with 115 rating points. Now, they are at the number 2 position with 3166 points and 133 rating points and England’s point is 3,400 with 113 rating points. After India, Australia is in the fourth spot with 112 points. Hopefully, the men in blue will overpower them. The men in blue have won 5 ODIs consecutively and deserve to be in the top spot.
The third ODI match between India and New Zealand will be held on Tuesday. January 24 in Indore. The ICC ratings will be updated on Wednesday.
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