India Vs Australia: Kohli & Smith’s Men Battle For ICC ODI Ranking Top Spot – who will beat down whom?: As the century took a turn, the friction between India and Australia has outshone any other battle on a cricket field. In the traditional ‘Indian cricket’, India’s top-notch rival Pakistan is dying a slow death due to lack of matches owing to the increasing political tension between the two countries. Similarly, Australia’s customary rival, England also is proving out to be a failure in generating the cricket- buzz emotion and passion these days.
This, as a result, has given out the Indo-Australian clash. And this is the new on-the-pitch war which has taken the two countries by storm as Kohli & Smith’s Men Battle for ICC ODI Ranking Top Spot.
Kohli & Smith’s Men Battle For ICC ODI Ranking
So what happens when Smith’s, ‘yellow brigade’ cross their wooden swords against Virat Kohli’s men in the five-match ODI series, it will be the ultimate showdown for supremacy in the 50-over innings.
Notwithstanding with South Africa being currently the top ranked ODI team in the world, Australia comes second in the standings, and presently the current world champions. Whereas India is placed in the third position in the ICC ODI Rankings behind Australia, with the difference being only a few decimal points.
The present scenario of Australia and India is like- India and Australia both have 117 points at present, and follow the top-ranked South Africa, who have 119 points. A win by a margin of 4-1 to either of India or Australia will give them 120 points, providing them with a chance to displace South Africa from the peak of the ODI Rankings. Provided either India or Australia manages to achieve a 5-0 result, they will land up at the top spot with 122 rating points.
If India beat Australia 5-0, the visitors would be left with 113 rating points but would still remain ahead of the fourth-placed England after Kohli & Smith’s Men Battle For ICC ODI Ranking.However, if Australia manages to register a clean sweep over India, the Virat Kohli-led team would be left with 112 rating points.
Following is a simplified form to tabulate how Kohli & Smith’s Men Battle For ICC ODI Ranking result will affect both teams in their ranks:-
The cosmic clash five-match ODI series will commence on September 17, 2017, in Chennai which will be followed by the second ODI at Kolkata on September 21, 2017. The third ODI is expected to be played in Indore on September 24, 2017, followed by the fourth and ultimately fifth ODIs in Bengaluru and Nagpur on September 28, 2017, and October 1, 2017, respectively.
Kohli & Smit’s Men Battle for ICC ODI Ranking: In a three-match T20 series, which begins October 7, 2017, at Ranchi. The second T20 will be played at Guwahati on October 10, and the tour concludes with the final game on October 13, 2017, at Hyderabad. Thus it will prove the top spot ranking holder in the battle for ICC ODI, whether that will be Steve Smith’s ‘yellow brigade’ or Virat Kohli’s ‘blue warriors’.