Team India will be playing an exciting 5 match T20I series against a strong England side. The road for the ICC T20I world cup officially begins for team India as they will go head to head against the number 1 ranked T20I side England. Virat Kohli and his men have been a very consistent side in T20I cricket lately as they have lost just one match since 2020.
Team India last year won the series both in New Zealand and England and are tagged as one of the favourites to win the ICC T20I world cup. Talking about the rankings team India is currently the number 2 ranked T20I side behind England. England is at the top with 275 rating points followed up by India and Australia.
Team India will have a chance to become the number 1 T20I side
However, team India has an opportunity to go ahead of England and become the number 1 ranked T20I side in the world. For that Virat Kohli and his men will have to defeat England by the margin of 4-1. It will surely not be easy as England under Eoin Morgan last lost a bilateral T20I series in 2018.
The series was against India when the men in blue defeat England in their backyard by 2-1. Playing at home India will be aiming to make a statement and win the series comprehensively. India after beating England in the Test series by 3-1 have already become the number 1 ranked Test side in the ICC rankings.
Furthermore, if India wins the series by 3-2 they will continue to be at the number 1 spot behind England. The visitors will be keen to continue their supremacy in T20I and consolidate their number 1 rank position in the ICC team’s ranking.