ICC Super League table: Where is India placed after series loss to Australia
Virat Kohli’s Team India got onto the points table in the ICC Super League after recording their first win ever since the global body started the league, which would determine qualifiers for the 2023 ICC World Cup. India might have won the final match of the series but Australia won the series 2-1 and thus registered back to back series win, having beaten reigning world champions England earlier.
The Aussies thus jumped to the top of the ICC World Cup Super ODI League points table. Aaron Finch’s team moved to 40 points, overtaking England who are now placed second. On the other hand, India logged their first points of the tournament and are placed sixth with nine points.
The Aaron Finch-led Australia were clinical in their approach with stellar performances in all departments, defeating Virat Kohli and his men in the first two games of the series. In the third ODI at Canberra, debutant T Natarajan from India dismissed Marnus Labuschagne to pick up his maiden international wicket after half-centuries from Kohli, and all-rounder Hardik Pandya (92 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (66 not out).
Australia had defeated England 2-1 in their previous series of the 13-team championship, which was introduced this year to bring context to ODI cricket and also to decide the seven direct qualifiers for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
India, though assured of a berth as hosts, were to use the opportunity for long-term preparation. Reigning World Cup winners England, who have 30 points, had defeated Ireland 2-1 in the opening series of the championship before losing by the same margin to five-time world champions Australia.
Pakistan are also on 20 points after a 2-1 series win over Zimbabwe, who secured 10 points for their Super Over win in the final ODI played in Rawalpindi.
(With PTI inputs)
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- Jadeja, who did not feature in the first Test against Australia because of an injury, came back into the side for the second Test in Melbourne and immediately left his mark in all three departments of the game.
- The India fielding coach said Kohli had messaged him around 12:30 after India suffered a humiliating loss in Adelaide to discuss the plans for the next Test in Melbourne.
- It wasn’t just the Indian fans celebrating but everyone in and around the world lauded the spirit shown by the Indian cricket team in Australia.