When World Cup 2019: India hosts world champions
Posted On July 21, 2021
Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble is expected to be in the top 20 in the world rankings after a superb series victory over Sri Lanka in Delhi on Wednesday.
Indian cricket captain and former captain Anurag Thakur is ranked second in the ICC rankings with a total score of 2832.
He beat Sri Lanka to win the last of the three Tests at Lord’s last year and his match against India was the best ever in the tournament.
The match was played on the second day of the ICC Champions Trophy (CCT) and the outcome was a resounding one as the Sri Lankans beat the Indian batting line-up for the first time in nearly a century.
The scoreline is the highest for any team in the last eight years with India winning by a margin of nearly seven runs in the match.
The ICC Champions Cup is a multi-phase competition for teams to qualify for the World Cup in 2019, but it is also a chance for the Indian team to take a final bow before they take on the world champions at the same venue.
The World Cup is played in two phases.
In the first phase, there are a series of five matches, with the final scheduled to take place in the UAE in March 2019.
The second phase starts in August and ends in November, which is when the Indian cricket team takes on the World Champions.
India won the series against Sri Lanka by four wickets, a record that has not been broken in more than two decades.