Pakistan’s ODI Ranking Improves to No. 5 in the World

The latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings have placed Pakistan at number five in one-day international rankings, one spot better than before.

Pakistan are now ranked above Australia, who are now ranked 6th. This is the first time in last 34 years that Australia has fallen below 5th position in limited over cricket.

England, who are ranked number 1, delivered a huge blow to Australia in their ODI series and as a result the Aussies have slipped.


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In order for Pakistan to retain their no. 5 spot, Australia will need to continue under performing in the series. If the Aussies win at least one of the three remaining fixtures, Pakistan will slip down.

Positions Teams Matches Points Ratings
1 England 45 5,599 124
2 India 45 5,492 122
3 South Africa 34 3,842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4,602 112
5 Pakistan 32 3,279 102
6 Australia 34 3,474 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2,220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3,302 77
9 West Indies 29 1,989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1,758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2,021 55
12 Ireland 20 766 38
13 Scotland 16 535 33
14 UAE 13 236 18

Pakistan has a rating of 102, same as Australia whereas the Greens have less points. This is not an ideal situation for Pakistan as the rankings will change after Australia wins one ODI game.

However, Pakistan face Australia in a tri-series and if Pakistan perform better and beat the Aussies head-to-head then there is a great possibility that Sarfraz and co. can maintain the 5th position for longer.

Australia’s performances in ODI have been nothing short of shocking as the team has faced 13 losses in their last 15 matches.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.


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