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Pakistan overtake India in ICC ODI rankings after 3-0 cleansweep

Pakistan has risen to fourth place in the latest ODI rankings issued by the International Cricket Council on Monday. This comes after the men in green won the recently finished three-match ODI series against the West Indies at home.

Babar Azam and company were in fifth place when the series against the Windies began. and a three-nil victory resulted in a jump which also means they have surpassed India, who last played an ODI against the Windies at home in February and are still in fourth place. Pakistan now has 106 rating points, one more than India.

Pakistan has enjoyed a tremendous run in the 50-over format over the last few years. With the exception of a blip against England away from home, they have defeated everyone, including 2-1 series victory over Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Australia was defeated by the same margin when they visited Pakistan for the first time since 1998. The West Indies had no chance against Pakistan, who easily defeated them 3-0.

This phase of resurgence has come under the captaincy of Babar Azam. Who has set a good example for Pakistan across all formats of the game. With his latest century against the West Indies. He became the second hitter in history to score three consecutive ODI hundreds, having done so in 2016.

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With his fifty in the second ODI,he set a new global record for the most consecutive 50-plus scores (9) in men’s international cricket across all formats (9).

Along the way, the top-ranked ODI batter has assembled a trustworthy crew. Imam-ul-Haq is one of them,and he’s been on a roll lately.With seven 50-plus scores in his previous seven ODIs to show for it.

Shaheen Afridi, the ICC Men’s Player of the Year,has led a pack of bowlers that includes Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, and Shadab Khan, among others.

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