IND vs NZ: Team India can finish as the number 1 ranked team in all formats quite soon – Wasim Jaffer

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Former Indian player Wasim Jaffer believes that Team India can soon become the number 1 ranked team in all formats. He also said that he thinks India will definitely take the No. 1 position in the ICC ODI team ranking in the coming future.

Inida is currently the number 1 ranked team in T20Is. Rohit Sharma led side holds 3rd place in ODIs. England and New Zealand take 1st and 2nd respectively in the ODI rankings. In Tests, India takes the 2nd spot in the ICC rankings while Australia takes the top spot.

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India can finish as No. 1 ranked team in all formats quite soon: Wasim Jaffer

Speaking to ESPN The Bharat Express News, cricketer turned commentator Wasim Jaffer said that India may soon become the number 1 ranked team in all formats.

“Based on the way the Indian team is currently playing, chances are that Team India could soon become the number 1 ranked team in all formats. In ODIs, I think India will definitely be number 1, Wasim Jaffer said.

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If India beat New Zealand in the upcoming ODI game, they will take the top spot in the ODI ranking England. Similarly, if India manages to beat Australia 2-0 in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy next month, they can secure first place in Tests.

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Speaking about the IND vs NZ series, Wasim Jaffer said that the visitors Kiwi would be disappointed by their performance in the series against India.

“New Zealand should fight back, they were the number 1 ODI team in the world. They will certainly be disappointed in their performance. If you take away Mitchell Bracewell’s contributions, New Zealand’s bowling and batting were poor in both matches. They have to perform better or they will lose the series 3-0 and that’s not a good sign for them,” said Jaffer.

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India defeated New Zealand in the 1st ODI by 12 runs. In the 2nd ODI, India crushed New Zealand by 8 wickets. The 3rd and final ODI of the series will take place on 24 January (Tuesday). The venue of the match is Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.

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