Shameful defeat in UAE slips Pakistan in ICC Test ranking


Dubai, Oct 10 (TNS): Pakistan have slipped down to seventh in ICC Test ranking as Sri Lanka whitewashed Pakistani junior side played without giants Misbah and Younis Khan for the first time.

Pakistan, who were placed sixth before this series with 93 points, have lost five points to slip down one position to seventh, with 13 points being the difference between them and the eighth-ranked West Indies, according to the latest rankings announced by ICC on Tuesday.

Whereas the win against Pakistan has Sri Lanka move up in the rankings by one spot. They now occupy the sixth position with 94 points, gaining four points as a result of their two victorious outings.

The Dinesh Chandimal-led side now trail Australia, ranked fifth in the Test rankings for teams, by three points. Australia and fourth-placed New Zealand both have 97 points each with New Zealand edging ahead on decimal calculation.

Pakistan’s slide since lifting the ICC Test Championship mace 13 months back has been a major one.