Pakistan Drops in ICC Men’s ODI Rankings after their recent defeat against New Zealand. The squad was in third place, but New Zealand has moved up to take their place, moving them to fifth.
What happened in the 5th Pak vs NZ ODI?
Pakistan lost the 5th ODI against New Zealand by 123 runs, which led to their drop in rankings. New Zealand batted first and put up a formidable total of 271 runs. In response, Pakistan’s batting lineup crumbled and they were all out for just 148 runs.
Pakistan’s performance in the series
Pakistan’s performance in the series against New Zealand was below par. They lost four out of the five matches, with the only win coming in the third ODI. The team struggled with their batting and failed to chase down targets in crucial moments.
Impact on ICC Men’s ODI Rankings
The loss significantly lowered Pakistan’s position in the ICC Men’s ODI Rankings. They are now in fifth place after falling two positions. On the other side, New Zealand has climbed to the third spot, knocking Pakistan down the rankings.
The Top 5 Teams in the ICC Men’s ODI Rankings
The top-ranked side in the ICC Men’s ODI Rankings is England, with India in second place. Australia is presently in fourth place, followed by Pakistan in fifth place, and New Zealand in third place.
Pakistan drops in ICC Men’s ODI Rankings is a major setback for the team. They will now need to put in more effort to enhance their performance in forthcoming series in order to restore their ranking. New Zealand will be hoping to maintain the momentum in their remaining games after their victory against Pakistan helped improve their confidence.