Following Bangladesh’s unexpected victory over India during the Super 4s stage of the Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan’s ODI team has ascended to the second position in the rankings, rebounding from a brief dip to third place. This shift in rankings was triggered by Pakistan’s disappointing losses to India and Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup.
Pakistan had originally held the number one spot before commencing their Asia Cup campaign, but their elimination from the tournament led to a drop in the rankings. Now, their prospects of reclaiming the top position hinge on South Africa’s performance in their ongoing series against Australia.
If South Africa manages to defeat Australia, Pakistan could potentially regain the number one spot. The outcome of this series will be crucial in determining Pakistan’s ranking status.
The ODI World Cup 2023 is approaching, and it remains to be seen whether Pakistan can secure the number one ODI team ranking before the tournament begins.