Karachi May 5 2023: After taking an unassailable 4-0 lead in the five-match series against New Zealand, Pakistan gain the top spot in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings.
Pakistan have dominated the series, chasing challenging totals in the first two ODIs and then defending similar targets in the last two games.
Pakistan now ahead of Australia (113.286) and India (112.638) with a rating of 113.483.
Pakistan were fifth on the ODI rankings before the series started with a rating of 106 but now have jumped to the third with a fantastic performance at home. Meanwhile, New Zealand, who were second, have slipped down to the fifth spot.
However, to remain on top, Pakistan will have to ensure a clean sweep, winning the fifth and final ODI on Sunday, 7 May. A loss in the final ODI will see them slipping back to No.3 and Australia reclaiming their No.1 ranking.
Pakistan will also remain on top if the fifth match is abandoned or yields a no-result.