India is ranked first going into the home ODI World Cup.

India will enter the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 with momentum thanks to their resounding win over Australia in the second ODI at Indore.

India’s victory in Indore ensures that they will enter the Cricket World Cup as the top-ranked team in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings. Before the series began, The Men in Blue needed at least two wins to enter the marquee event at home atop the standings.

India ascended to the top of the ODI rankings after defeating Australia in the first ODI at Mohali. They will now continue to reign supreme across all formats as the No.1 team, having already won the Test and T20I series.

India is ranked first with 117 rating points, while Pakistan is ranked second with 115 rating points. Australia, on the other hand, has dropped even further to third place with 110 points.

This is only the second time in men’s cricket history that a team has held the top spot across all formats. Only South Africa had previously accomplished the feat in August 2012.

India needed to win the second ODI to keep their lead in the rankings, and they did so in style with a complete all-round performance.

Australia won the toss and chose to bat in the second One-Day International. India went all guns blazing, taking advantage of a good batting wicket. Shubman Gill (104) and Shreyas Iyer (105) put on a brilliant 200-run stand to help India to 399/5, before Suryakumar Yadav (72*), KL Rahul (52) and Ishan Kishan (31) came in.

Suryakumar’s half-century came in 24 balls, making it the fastest half-century by an Indian player against Australia. India finished with a total of 399/5, their highest-ever against Australia.

Australia responded by losing two early wickets to Prasidh Krishna. The innings was then stabilized by David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne. The target was reduced to 317 off 33 overs due to a rain break.

Australia launched an attack before Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets in three overs, including the well-established Warner and Labuschagne. Ravindra Jadeja sandwiched Cameron Green’s lazy run-out between two wickets.

Josh Hazlewood and Sean Abbott at ninth wicket entertained everyone with 77 runs off 44 balls. Mohammed Shami eventually broke the partnership, and Jadeja took the final wicket to give India a 2-0 series lead.