In the ICC One-Day International rankings, Pakistan is presently rated fourth, while India is ranked fifth.
Pakistan has gone ahead of India in the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings after a complete sweep of the West Indies in Multan on Sunday. Babar Azam’s team climbed to No. 4 in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings after winning the series against the West Indies in Multan. India is presently the world’s fifth-largest economy. Before the series, Pakistan was rated fifth in the world, with a rating of 102. However, their 3-0 win over the Windies has propelled them to No. 4 in the standings, with a rating of 106, ahead of India, which is ranked fourth with a rating of 105.
Pakistan has enjoyed a tremendous couple of years in the 50-over format. They have fought and defeated all opponents! with the exception of a setback against England away from home. including a 2-1 series triumph over Zimbabwe and South Africa.
They defeated Australia by the same score when they arrived in Pakistan for the first time since 1998. Pakistan trounced the West Indies 3-0 and had no chance against them.
Why is Baber Azam being held up as an example for Pakistanis?
Throughout this period of greatness, Babar Azam. The captain has led by example for Pakistan in all formats of the game. In the opening match, he scored a century against the West Indies. He is the only hitter in ODI history to score three straight hundreds twice, having done so in both 2015 and 2016.
With a fifty in the second ODI, he also set a new world record for the most consecutive 50+ scores (9) in men’s international cricket across all formats.
However, the top-ranked ODI batsman has collected a supporting cast along the road. Imam-ul-Haq is one of them, and he’s been on a tear recently, with seven 50-plus scores in his last seven One-Day Internationals.
So, among other bowlers, Shaheen Afridi, the ICC Men’s Player of the Year, has led a group that includes Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, and Shadab Khan.
India will have the potential to improve the rankings by facing England and the West Indies before Pakistan’s next ODI series in August (three ODIs each).