The International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day international (ODI) rankings put Pakistan and India in an interesting position for the Cricket World Cup 2023, which begins on October 5 in Ahmedabad, India. India leads the ODI world with 117 points, while Pakistan is second with 115. India will enter the World Cup as the top-ranked team in ODIs, having only lost four matches in their last 20. In the Asia Cup 2023 final, Rohit Sharma’s team defeated Sri Lanka by blowing them out for 50 runs thanks to Mohammad Siraj’s six-wicket spell.
How do ODI rankings affect Pakistan and India before World Cup 2023?
In May, Pakistan became the ICC’s top ODI side for the first time in their home series against New Zealand. The Green Shirts are ranked second with 115 ratings, two less than India, after their terrible Asia Cup campaign. Since 1999, the top two teams in the ICC rankings have won the World Cup, which may give both teams hope. After winning in 1999, Australia was rated second when they overcame Pakistan in the final. In 2003 and 2007, they won the World Cup in first position.
India was rated second after winning their second World Cup in 2011. Australia in 2015 and England in 2019 won the big event as top seeds. India would also be pleased that the host nation has won the World Cup since 2011. India in 2011, Australia in 2015, and England in 2019 defeated Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and New Zealand in the finals on their home grounds.
Australia missed the semi-finals in 1992, the World Cup Imran Khan-led Pakistan won. India are the favorites for the World Cup due to their form and history of being the top-ranked team, but with England, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan, and others in great form, it will be interesting to see where this mega event goes.