After a disappointing Test series, India seems to have hit the ODI ground running as they have taken a 2-0 lead in the series. When team India recently lost their test series to England by a margin of 3-1, their capability of winning even in ODIs became questionable, as the media, particularly the English media, was indulged in underplaying the talented Indian ODI team.
to Michael Clarke, the Australian captain, it will be next year's
Cup, which will decide as to who are the kings of the
50-over game, whatever happens in the race to top the ICC world
rankings between now and then.
is worthwhile to mention that Sunday's triangular series match
against Zimbabwe in Harare will decide whether Australia top the
rankings. However, the end result could be overhauled this week by
India or South Africa, who the Aussies face on Tuesday. Clarke
strongly believes that the definitive ruling on the best one-day side
will not come until Australia and New Zealand host the World Cup from
Feb 14-March 29 next year.
to the official website of Cricket Australia (CA), Clarke said,
"Whoever wins that tournament will be seen as the number one
one-day team in the world. That's the way I've always looked at
one-day rankings. I guess you love being number one in any form of
the game but…you get a great indicator who is the number one team
in the world in six months time playing in a World Cup. That's what
who were the winners of the World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007,
recently lost their brief grip on the number one Test ranking to the
far as India's challenge in grabbing the world cup is concerned, we
still need to groom an effective all-rounder. But on the whole,
batting in terms of putting up a big score or chasing big runs has
never been a problem.
fielding has also improved tremendously. Thus, all we need to do is
to make sure that our bowlers right from Shami Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar
Kumar to R Ashwin and Sir Jadeja contribute substantially on their
part. There will be no looking back once we become the true champions
by lifting the coveted 2015 world cup.
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