India beat England in the third match of the ODI series
The day before, the teams of Rahul Dravid and Brendon McCullum finally completed a seven-match full-time tour. The England national squad won the postponed fifth match of the test series, which was supposed to take place last year, but then Dravid’s guys seized the initiative. India beat England in the third match of the ODI series and closed the series of games in their favor.
The third match turned out to be quite tight, but Rishabh Pant and the company managed to get together at the right moment and snatch victory with a difference of 5 wickets.
The triumph allowed Rahul Dravid’s squad to gain a foothold on the third line in the ranking
The third match of the ODI series was essential because the teams exchanged victories in the first two meetings so that the winner of the third match automatically became triumphant in the entire series as a whole.
It should be noted that the victory over the England national club in a series of three matches in the ODI format is significant for the India national team. This triumph allowed Rahul Dravid’s squad to gain a foothold on the third line in the men’s team from ODI to ICC ranking. Currently, India is ahead of Pakistan by three rating points (109 for India against 106 for Pakistan). The best team in the ODI planetary ranking is New Zealand, which has 128 points. And England is in the second position — the British have 121 points.
The India national team can fight against anyone in the ODI format
After the third confrontation of the series with the England national team, Rohit Sharma, who currently plays the role of captain of the national team under the leadership of Rahul Dravid, noted that India managed to show everyone its worth. Rohit said the India national team can fight against anyone in the ODI format.
“England is a very serious opponent, and to beat such an opponent is a great achievement. We have won two series in a row, which gives us confidence — now we can cope with anyone,” said the captain of the Indian national team, Rohit Sharma.
The year 2023 will be unique for India
It should be noted that now the players of the Indian national team are forced to give 100%. Plenty of very high-status players in the India national team have to fight for a place in the squad with each other. The World Cup in the T20 format will be held very soon, but the year 2023 will be unique for India, in the autumn of which the world championship in the ODI format will take place. This tournament will be held in India, and the home World Cup is a special event for any player.
Of course, some performers of Rahul Dravid’s team can be calm for their place in the line-up. For example, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and other — these experienced performers are unlikely to lose their place in the roster if they manage to avoid damage.
But many players have not been particularly stable lately. These team members must show their best side in the next few months so that Rahul Dravid and his assistants pay attention to them.