After suffering whitewash in the hands of Australia, Pakistan fell down to the eighth position in the latest ICC Test Rankings for teams. On the other hand, Australia consolidated its position at number five with 102 ratings. The Tim Paine-led side equalled South Africa in the Test rankings with 102 ratings each. India, meanwhile, continue to occupy the top spot in the chart.
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Australia completely dominated a couple of Test matches played against Pakistan in the home conditions. In both the games, they secured victory with an inning and runs to consolidate their position in the ranking chart. The series victory also pushed them to the second spot in the ICC Test Championship Points table.
Australia equalled South Africa in ratings:
Other than Pakistan and Australia, the Indian National Cricket Team is leading the chart with 120 ratings. Eleven ratings away from India, New Zealand, are placed second with 109 ratings while England sit third with 104 ratings. Sri Lanka are with 95 ratings in the sixth position, and West Indies have 85 ratings to occupy the seventh spot in the list.
Following them, Bangladesh are with 60 ratings in the 9th position after their 0-2 drubbing against table-toppers India while Afghanistan completes the top 10 with 49 ratings. Getting into the details of the ICC World Test Championship, Pakistan could not get any points in their opening series. However, they will get a chance to change that in home conditions against Sri Lanka when they play a two-Test series from 11 December in Rawalpindi and Karachi.
The Virat Kohli-led India are firmly placed at the top of the table with 360 points from three series – against the West Indies, South Africa and Bangladesh, who are all yet to get any points. Sri Lanka and New Zealand are on 60 points each after drawing their two-match series 1-1.
Meanwhile, Australians dominated the batting and bowling charts in the name of Steve Smith and Pat Cummins respectively. Other than the duo, Josh Hazlewood surpassed Ravichandran Ashwin in the ICC Test Rankings for bowlers to attain 9th position in the table.