Pakistan Go Top Of The ODI Rankings Ahead Of The Asia Cup 2023

Pakistan climb to No.1 in ODIs as Rizwan, Shadab seal 3-0 sweep

With a 3-0 victory over Afghanistan, the Pakistan cricket team moved up to the top of the ICC ODI Rankings.

The Pakistan cricket team has ascended to the top of the ICC ODI Rankings for teams before the commencement of the Asia Cup 2023 and the critical ICC ODI World Cup, which will be hosted in India. In the three-match series, Babar Azam’s team defeated Afghanistan 3-0 to achieve this. Pakistan eventually overtook Australia in the standings as a result. Before the Afghanistan series, Pakistan was ranked second with 115.8 rating points, trailing Australia in first. With 118.48 rating points, the Babar Azam-led squad overtook Australia at the top after winning the series against Afghanistan. The Indian cricket team is ranked third after recently defeating the West Indies 2-1 in an ODI series.

This accomplishment is a result of the talent, perseverance, and teamwork displayed by our players as well as their persistent commitment to excellence. As the Pakistan cricket team reclaims the top spot in the ODI rankings, it is a proud occasion for all of us, Ashraf added.

The third match took on significance for the Babar Azam-led team since they were just a few points behind Australia in the ODI rankings, despite Pakistan having an unassailable lead in the series against Afghanistan after winning the first two matches in contrasting fashions.

ICC CRICKET RANKING

No.1 in ODIs:

They defeated their opponent by 142 runs in the opening ODI because of some outstanding bowling.

Afghanistan lost the third ODI with a score of 59 runs. Pakistan posted a difficult 268 on a slow pitch despite struggling with the bat in the middle overs.

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