Pakistan becomes number 1 in ICC test ranking

Pakistan becomes number 1 in ICC test ranking

Lahore : ICC Chief Executive David Richardson congratulated Pakistan on achieving the number-one Test ranking. “Misbah and his side deserve our heartiest congratulations. The number-one ranking is well deserved and a testament to the quality of cricket the team has consistently played over the past few years.
“The past few weeks of Test cricket have been incredibly absorbing with some high-quality competitive series being played, exhibiting what is so special about Test cricket. The battle for the top ranking has made it even more exciting for all fans.”
To mark Pakistan’s number-one Test status, it will be presented with the ICC Test Championship mace. The details of the presentation ceremony will be announced in due course.
The battle for the number-one ranking between the two traditional rivals will resume in September/October when New Zealand will visit India and Pakistan will host the West Indies in the UAE. Both the series will be three-Test rubbers.
The Test team rankings are updated at the end of each series. The ODI and T20I team rankings are updated after each match.
MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings (as on 22 August, after West Indies-India series)
Rank Team Points
1 Pakistan 111
2 India 110 (-2)
3 Australia 108
4 England 108
5 New Zealand 99
6 Sri Lanka 95
7 South Africa 92
8 West Indies 67 (+2)
9 Bangladesh 57
10 Zimbabwe 8

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