Pakistan Jumps from Last to 3rd in Updated ICC Test Championship Table

After a crushing victory over Sri Lanka to clinch the all-important series 1-0, Pakistan has moved up the ICC Test rankings to 7th spot.

Azhar Ali’s men have overtaken the West Indies after getting 5 crucial points. Before the series, Pakistan had 80 rating points, and the tally currently stands at 85. Sri Lanka is still placed on the 6th spot with 92 points.


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After another dominating year, India is comfortably sitting pretty at the top with 12o points, 8 ahead of the next ranked New Zealand.

Here are the top 10 on the list:

PosTeamWeighted MatchesPointsRating
1 India425,046120
2 New Zealand293,241112
3 South Africa313,177102
4 England454,593102
5 Australia363,672102
6 Sri Lanka433,93592
7 Pakistan332,79585
8 West Indies332,67581
9 Bangladesh261,56660
10 Afghanistan419549

With the win, Pakistan has also moved to number 3 in the ICC World Test Championship with 80 points, on par with Sri Lanka. Both teams have won one each, lost two and drawn one. Here’s how the table looks like:

PosTeamPWLTDNRPTS
1India770000360
2Australia852010216
3Pakistan41201080
4Sri Lanka41201080
5New Zealand31200060
6England52201056
7West Indies2020000
8Bangladesh2020000
9South Africa3030000

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already dismissed the proposition of playing Tests at a neutral venue therefore, the future of the series is yet uncertain.


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