This is how the Indian team can become the No 1 ranked ODI side in the world.
After a win in T20Is, if India manage to replicate their performance in the ODIs, rather better it, they can potentially become the No 1 ranked ODI side
After Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya took India to a comfortable win by 7 wickets with eight balls remaining, India bagged the T20I series 2-1.
A match that started with the fireworks of Jason Roy and Jos Buttler ended with the explosive batting of Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya.
After Dhawan and Rahul were dismissed early, Kohli and Sharma stitched a class partnership to steady things. By the time Kohli was dismissed India were on the doorsteps of a win.
India win a hugely entertaining game by seven wickets to take the Vitality IT20 series 2-1.
Massive disappointment for the boys but we will be back more determined than ever in the ODIs!
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 8, 2018
Currently, India are at the No 2 spot in ICC’s ODI rankings with 122 rating points after 48 matches. England lead the way with 126 points in 45 matches. Both teams will now clash in a three-match ODI series, which will begin from July 12 at Nottingham.
It would certainly be a closely fought series as both teams are arguably the best limited overs sides. For India to win the series, they have to clean sweep England 3-0.
If India win the first two matches, they will reach the top spot. But to hold on, they will have to beat England in the third match as well.
India are currently the top team in the ICC Test rankings and at No 2 in the rankings. If India manage the top ranking in the ODIs as well, they will register a unique feat of topping both Test and ODI rankings.