The time is going really well for the Indian cricket team as they are at the No.1 position in both T20I and ODI formats and at the second position in the Test format. The men in blue recently defeated New Zealand in the third ODI and jumped from spot NO.3 to spot No.1. The latest T20 rankings released on January 18 2022 showed India at the top position of the list again. The Test rankings got updated on 12th January where the first position was occupied by Australia and the second place by Rohit Sharma and Co.
Being on the top of both the ODI and T20I format, the expectations of fans are rising from the players. The most important tournament this year is the ODI World Cup led by Rohit Sharma. They were at the third position in the ODI table, the first two spots filled by England and New Zealand. Since India played with the top teams, its rank increased and the clean sweep helped them to get to the top.
India became the No.1 team in the T20I format for the first time in six years after they had a 3-0 win against West Indies. They defeated England to be in the top spot. Virat Kohli stepped down as skipper and his position was filled by Rohit Sharma who led India to a clean sweep series against New Zealand and West Indies and had nine consecutive wins in the format. Their last game was in Sri Lanka in which India won by 91 runs.
India is at the No.2 position in the Test format with 115 rating points, the first position is reserved by Australia which has a rating point of 126. They will now aim to be on top of just the other two formats. They played the last test against Bangladesh in which India was the winner. Next, they will face the No.1 test team in Australia in February. Winning all the Test matches is very significant for them to qualify for the World Test Championship.