Australia slide to fifth in Test rankings after defeat to Pakistan

ICC Rankings
Australia’s 373-run loss to Pakistan in the second Test in Abu Dhabi has had an adverse effect on their place on the rankings table.

They have slipped from third to fifth position in the ICC Test Team Rankings after losing their two-match series to Pakistan by a 1-0 margin.

Australia, who started the series at 106 points and behind South Africa only on decimals, are now on 102 points, marginally behind New Zealand on decimal points.

Australia

Meanwhile, Pakistan have made substantial gains in terms of points, in the list led by India with 116 points.

Pakistan, who could have overtaken Sri Lanka with a 2-0 series win, remain in seventh position but have advanced from 88 to 95 points and to within two points of Sri Lanka.

England will have an opportunity to move ahead of South Africa into second on the team rankings if they perform well in Sri Lanka.

Test team Rankings
Pos Team Matches Points Rating
1  India 38 4,397 116
2 South Africa 35 3,712 106
3 England 45 4,722 105
4 New Zealand 23 2,354 102
5 Australia 36 3,663 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3,668 97
7 Pakistan 24 2,271 95
8 West Indies 32 2,432 76
9 Bangladesh 19 1,268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

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