India have certified for the ultimate of Asia Cup 2023 with two wins in 24 hours. They defeated Pakistan by a large margin of 228 runs after which beat Sri Lanka final night by 41 runs in a low-scoring encounter. They are going to be going through both Pakistan or Sri Lanka within the closing now that’s scheduled to be performed on Sunday. India have received three matches on the trot now and definitely that has helped them in bridging the hole with the highest two groups, Australia and Pakistan.
Nevertheless, the Males in Blue have an opportunity to develop into a No.1 staff within the 50-over format simply earlier than the World Cup. For that to occur although they’ll want the Babar Azam-led aspect Pakistan to lose to Sri Lanka on Thursday (September 14). India will then must win not solely in opposition to Bangladesh but additionally within the closing in opposition to Sri Lanka. Together with this, they must hope that South Africa beats Australia within the final two matches of the continued five-match ODI collection between the 2 groups.
On this case, India will pip Australia and Pakistan each to develop into the No.1 staff in ICC ODI rankings. Additionally, to retain the rankings, they must beat Australia within the three-match ODI collection scheduled earlier than the World Cup. As for Pakistan, in the event that they lose in opposition to Sri Lanka, they’ll go beneath India to 3rd place shedding three ranking factors. Nevertheless, in the event that they handle to win in opposition to Sri Lanka, they’ll retain the primary rating with 119 ranking factors after which to remain at #1, they’ll want South Africa to win the ODI collection in opposition to Australia.
Alternatively, Australia simply have to win their matches in opposition to the Proteas to be on the apex place within the rankings. At the moment, there’s plenty of struggle between the highest three groups as they’re clear by 12-14 factors of the fourth-ranked staff New Zealand and beneath.
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