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Pakistan Fails To Rise In ODI Rankings Despite Series Win Over West Indies

West Indies vs Pakistan - 2nd ODI

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West Indies and Pakistan’s quest for the direct qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 suffered a small dent after the conclusion of their recent three-match series.

Both teams had the direct qualification scenarios in their minds at the start of the series but after the culmination of the series, not much has improved as both the teams sit at the respective position unmoved.

Pakistan could not help their rankings to improve despite winning their recent ODI series 2-1 at Guyana. They gained only one point and have 90 points on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings to remain in the eighth position while the West Indies lost one point to also remain on its pre-series ninth position with 83 points.Both teams need a 3-0 result to experience significant improvement.

England and the seven other top teams on 30 September 2017 will qualify directly for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Failure to get a direct qualification in the World Cup draw would mean that the teams will have to play a 10-team ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifying tournament in 2018 in order to participate. Both Pakistan and West Indies stand at the risk of facing such situation.

Meanwhile, in the players ranking Pakistan’s Babar Azam, Imad Wasim along with West Indies’ Jason Mohammad and Shai Hope reached their career-best position in individual rankings.

Babar Azam has reached a career-best eighth ranking as his scores of 13, 125 not out and 16 have helped him gain one position while left-hander Imad Wasim has gained eight positions to reach a career-best 89th ranking. Top order batsmen Mohammad Hafeez, who made a return to the team in this series, also jumped six slots to 14th in the plyer’s ranking.

Jason Mohammed was West Indies’ standout batsman in the series with match knocks of 91 not out and 59 have. These couple of knocks have helped him gain 86 positions to a career-best 93rd place. His team-mate Shai Hope also have benefitted from the recent performances and has moved up 33 positions to a career-best 98th rank.

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 12 April, after West Indies-Pakistan series)

Rank    Team                Points
1.     South Africa      119
2.     Australia           118
3.     New Zealand     113
4.     India                 112
5.     England            108
6.     Sri Lanka          98
7.     Bangladesh       92
8.     Pakistan           90 (+1)
9.     West Indies       83 (-1)
10.  Afghanistan      52
11.  Zimbabwe         48
12.  Ireland              42


MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as of 12 April 2017 after the West Indies-Pakistan series)

Batsmen (Top 10)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team    Pts      Avge    Highest Rating
   1       ( – )       AB de Villiers    SA        875      54.28    902 v NZ at Auckland 2015
   2       ( – )       David Warner    Aus     871      44.84    880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017
   3       ( – )       Virat Kohli         Ind       852      53.11    886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014
   4       ( – )       Joe Root          Eng        787!     47.77    787 v WI at Barbados 2017
   5       ( – )       Faf du Plessis   SA         781      43.81    791 v SL at Cape Town 2017
   6       ( – )       Q. de Kock       SA          780      43.64    803 v NZ at Wellington 2017
   7       ( – )       Martin Guptill     NZ      777      43.66    789 v SA at Hamilton 2017
   8       (+1)      Babar Azam      Pak       762*!    55.08    762 v WI at Guyana 2017
   9       (-1)       K. Williamson    NZ        757      45.90    798 v SA at Centurion 2015
  10       (-1)       Steve Smith      Aus      733      43.67    752 v Pak at Sydney 2017

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