India and Pakistan are favored at the World Cup by historical team rankings.

India and Pakistan are favored at the World Cup by historical team rankings.

India and Pakistan are favored at the World Cup by historical team rankings.

India and Pakistan are favored by historical team rankings at Rohit Sharma’s team will enter the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as the top-ranked team in the MRF Tyres ODI Team Rankings thanks to India’s recent run of success in 50-over cricket.Global Cup

India has only lost four of the 20 One-Day Internationals they have played in 2023, and as a result, they cannot be surpassed as the top team before the World Cup starts on October 5.

Despite the fact that Pakistan, with a rating of 115, is only two points behind India in terms of rating, these two positions are unaffected by the results of any upcoming matches until the start of the six-week World Cup.

The pre-World Cup warm-up matches are not considered official ODI matches and do not affect the team rankings because they do not count toward those totals.

Given that the top two teams in the ODI rankings at the beginning of each World Cup since 1999 have won every edition of the competition, this could be a positive development for both India and Pakistan, according to historical data.

When Australia won a second championship in England in 1999, they were ranked second. However, when they won the World Cup in South Africa in 2003 and the West Indies in 2007, they were ranked first.

Similar to how Australia (2015) and England (2019) were ranked No. 1 when they won the two most recent 50-over showcases because they were simply too strong, India held the No. 2 ranking when they triumphed on home soil in 2011 and Australia (2015).

Due to the rarity of matches and the few number of competing teams, the ICC applied their ratings system to results going back to 1981; however, there was not enough data to apply these ratings to results going back before this year.

The 1975 and 1979 World Cups were the first two for which there are no rankings available.

The recent dominance of host nations at the World Cup is another encouraging development for India.

India will have the chance to continue this trend when the 2023 World Cup Final takes place at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19. The three most recent World Cups have all been won by nations that hosted the World Cup Final.

In addition, even though India is the only nation hosting the World Cup this year and currently holds the top spot in the ODI rankings, Rohit’s team can draw encouragement from the success of No. 1 ranked teams in previous World Cups.

Australia narrowly missed qualifying for the semi-finals in 1992, but other than that, the top-ranked team has never failed to advance to the knockout stages of the competition, and seven of the last ten times, it has reached the championship game.

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