Pakistan knocks India down to fifth position in the ICC ODI rankings

After a comfortable win against the West Indies in Multan, Pakistan has surpassed India in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings.

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Following their recent win in a three-match series against the West Indies in Multan, the Babar Azam-led Pakistan has knocked India to fifth part in the present round of ICC One-Day International rankings announced on Monday.

Pakistan was ranked fifth before the series began, with a rating of 102. Before Pakistan’s next ODI series in August, India will have an opportunity to climb the rankings by playing England and the West Indies (three ODIs each).

In the 50-over game, Pakistan has had a fantastic few years. With the exception of a setback against England away from the home, they have faced and defeated all opponents, including 2-1 series victory over Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Pakistan has 106 rating points after dominating the series and is one point ahead of India. New Zealand tops the standings with 125 points, followed by England (124) and Australia (107).

This phase of rebound has occurred under the leadership of Babar Azam, who now has led Pakistan in all formats of the cricket by instance. With his century against the West Indies in the first match, he became the only hitter to score three straight ODI hundreds twice, having done so in 2016 as well.

He also broke the global record for most consecutive 50-plus scores (9) in men’s international cricket among all forms with a fifty in the second ODI.

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