Chance for Pakistan to consolidate position at top of T20I rankings

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Pakistan have the opportunity to firm up their position at the top of the ICC T20I Team Rankings in an upcoming three-match series against the West Indies which will be played in Karachi from 1 to 3 April.

A 3-0 victory will take the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side four points clear of Australia, who had closed in on them following a 2-0 series win over New Zealand last month. Pakistan and Australia are both currently on 126 points, with Sarfaraz’s charges ahead on decimal points.

The Windies are currently in fifth position with 115 points Windies are currently in fifth position with 115 points.

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The West Indies, who are currently in fifth position with 115 points, will slip to 111 points and seventh position, behind England and South Africa, in such a scenario.

A 2-1 win for Pakistan will not change the position or points for either side while a 2-1 win for the Windies will pull Pakistan down to 123 points, just two more than third-placed India. The Windies will be on 119 points.

In case the Jason Mohammed-led side are victorious by a 3-0 margin, they will overtake Pakistan with the teams finishing on 122 and 120 points, respectively.

It has been nine years since Karachi last hosted international cricket and the city is expected to come out in force to back the home side.

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