India and Australia Battle for ODI Cricket Supremacy Ahead of 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup

The Clash for ODI Dominance

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Highlights
  • Asia Cup leaves India short.
  • Australia's sensational series turnaround.
  • ODI squad announcement¬†approaches

18 September 2023, Mumbai: The race to claim the top spot in One Day International (ODI) cricket rankings intensifies as India prepares to take on Australia in a highly anticipated bilateral series commencing on September 22. With the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup on the horizon, securing the number 1 ranking adds an extra layer of significance to this clash of cricket titans.

The Asia Cup Outcome

Despite their early exit from the Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan managed to retain their position as the number 1 ranked ODI team. Meanwhile, India’s resounding victory over Sri Lanka in the final couldn’t propel them to the top spot. Similarly, Australia missed their opportunity to claim the rankings summit after a series loss to South Africa.Australia’s Remarkable Comeback:Australia’s tour of South Africa saw them initially trailing 2-0 in the series. However, the visitors launched an extraordinary comeback, winning three consecutive games and securing a series victory in a remarkable turn of events. This triumph further solidified Australia’s standing in the rankings.

India’s Narrow Miss

India’s chances of ascending to the number 1 ranking were hampered by their defeat to Bangladesh prior to the Asia Cup final. Even their record-breaking victory against Sri Lanka, achieved in just over six overs, couldn’t catapult them to the top position in the rankings.

Squad Announcement Imminent

On September 18, India is set to reveal their squad for the upcoming 3-match series against Australia. The press conference for this announcement will feature Rohit Sharma, the team’s skipper, and chief selector Ajit Agarkar.

Livestreaming Details

Fans eager to catch the announcement of Team India’s squad for the ODI series against Australia can do so via the Jio-Cinema app and website. This press conference will not be televised on traditional TV channels.

Australia’s Squad

Australia has unveiled its formidable squad for the upcoming series, captained by Pat Cummins. The squad includes a blend of experienced players like Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc, along with promising talents such as Cameron Green and Tanveer Sangha.

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