Pakistan Secures Sixth Rank In ICC Test Rankings


Despite losing the series against South Africa, Pakistan has unexpectedly gained another slot to sixth place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings.

Fast Bowler Mohammad Abbas lost his position from fifth to sixth rank with 789 points.

Pakistani right-handed batsman Azhar Ali lost his place in top ten batsmen of ICC Test batting rankings.

Asad Shafiq has benefitted by five places to reach 24th position after scores of 20 and 88 while Babar Azam is only one slot behind after gaining two places.

Shan Masood has moved up 22 places to a career-best 65th while captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has moved up from 42nd to 37th place.

Among other bowlers, Shaheen Afridi has gained 13 slots to reach 60th place after taking four wickets in the match, which Pakistan lost by nine wickets to concede a decisive 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Meanwhile, there has been no change in position or points for India, while Australia have lost one point but remain in fifth position.



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