Team India had a forgettable 2022 year when it comes to their performance, especially in the major tournaments. First, they had a chance to win the Test series in England. But, India lost the rescheduled fifth Test. Thus, the series ended 2-2. Then, all fans were hoping for a better result in the Asia Cup.
But, they failed to qualify for the final. Then, India had an opportunity to win the 20-20 World Cup after 2007. But, again, in the semi-final, the Men in Blue lost to England. So, it was another heartbreak moment for the players and the fans. After that event, India went to New Zealand for a T20I and ODI series.
Team India can become the number one-ranked team in Tests by winning the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia
There, they won the T20I series under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya. But, the Kiwis defeated the Men in Blue in the ODI series under Shikhar Dhawan’s captaincy. All senior players took a rest from that tour. Then, all players made a comeback in the ODI and Test series in Bangladesh. But, Rohit Sharma and his men shocked everyone by losing the ODI series against Bangla Tigers. However, KL Rahul led the team to a 2-0 victory in the following Test series. However, it was the last assignment for them in 2022.
But, in 2023, they managed to get a good start. First, at home, India defeated Sri Lanka in both the ODI and T20I series. After that, reports came out that team India can become the number one team in ODIs if they defeat New Zealand 3-0. However, ON 25 January 2023, Rohit Sharma and his men completed the clean sweep over the Kiwis in the ODI series. Thus, they became the new number-one ranked team in the ODI format. Along with this format, India are currently the second-ranked team in Tests while the number one-ranked team in T20Is.
Here is how fans have reacted to the latest achievement of team India:
Soon number one in test. Rohit Sharma gonna take the team no 1 all formats
— Bharbhuti ji (@crickdevil) January 24, 2023
— Jyotsana Gadgil | ॐ (@JyosGadgil) January 24, 2023
Chockers in ICC tournaments: India
— Xabhi ✪ (@FCB_Lad_) January 24, 2023
Still We loose by 10 wickets in ICC T20 semifinal knock out.
— Dileep. (@Dileepsarlakhia) January 25, 2023
How many matches we must win to be no. 1 in Test?
— Kumarjeet Chakraborty (@KumarjeetChakr3) January 24, 2023
Doesn't matter really. England have both World cups. Until India has that, this no. 1 ranking stands irrelevant.
— Murari mishra (@MurariYuvi) January 24, 2023
Number 1 in test cricket ranking (loading)
— Nirakar Sahoo (@Nirakar027) January 24, 2023
A team that disappoints most in world cups -India
— #Cityzen💙 (@brighttancy) January 25, 2023