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Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan And Kuldeep Yadav

ICC ODI Rankings IND vs AUS Series : After the Test between India and Australia, now it is the turn of the ODI series. Three matches will be played in the series, the first of which will be held on March 17 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This series is going to be very important for Team India. The first thing is that the ODI World Cup is to be held in India this year, for which preparations are going to start now. There is not much time for the World Cup now, it is a good time to decide which combination Team India will go with. But the problem for the Indian team in the first match is that captain Rohit Sharma is not playing in it, while Shreyas Iyer is out due to injury. Not only this, the big challenge for Hardik Pandya, who is handling the captaincy in the first match, will be to win the first match at any cost. If Team India loses somewhere, then its supremacy in ODI cricket will come under fire. Let us tell you if some equations are sitting.

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Team India will lose the number one crown if they lose the first ODI against Australia

In fact, Team India is currently the number one team in the ICC ODI rankings. The Indian team has also occupied the number one position in T20. But the problem is that in ODIs, Australia is at number two position after Team India and the points gap is very less. In terms of rating, Team India is sitting on top with a rating of 114, while Australia’s rating is 112. Now let’s understand what can be a scenario after the first match. If Team India manages to win this match, then the rating will be 115, while Australia’s rating will drop to 111. But if the Indian team loses the first match, its rating will fall to 113 and Australia’s will increase to 113, but since Australia will have won the match, it will get the number one chair. After this comes the second match, if the Indian team loses the second match after winning the first match, then there will be no effect on its health. But if Australia comes back then it will be difficult. The special thing is that at least two out of three matches will have to be won by the Indian team. If Australia wins two matches and Team India captures one match, then India will lose the number one position. There is no need to sit much equation in this.

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Hardik Pandya and Team India

Team India missed out on becoming the number one Test team
The Australian team has already given a blow to the Indian team. You will remember that when the Indian team won the first two matches of the Test series, after that there was a possibility that the Indian team would win one of the remaining two matches and become the number one Test team as well. But Australia had dashed the hopes of the Indian team. In the third match, Australia defeated India by nine wickets and drew the last match. With this, the Indian team captured the series, but the dream of becoming the number one Test team remained unfulfilled. If this had happened, then the Indian team would have become the number one team in all three formats for the first time, which would have been a big record in itself. Although the Indian team will now have to win at least two out of three matches, but if Team India wins all the three matches, then the number one position will remain intact, as well as the distance from Australia will also increase significantly. In such a situation, it has to be seen how Team India performs in the ODI series against Australia.

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