Karachi: The Pakistan cricket team has achieved the number one position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings for the first time in history. Prior to the start of the five-match ODI series against New Zealand, Pakistan was ranked fifth.
Decimal Points Separate Pakistan from Australia and India
According to the official ICC ODI rankings, which started in January 2005, Pakistan now leads Australia and India by decimal points. Even if Pakistan wins the fifth and final match against New Zealand, its lead will become clear.
Introducing the new No.1 ranked side on the ICC ODI Team Rankings! pic.twitter.com/uOVRFBsf0Z
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) May 5, 2023
Victory in Fourth ODI against New Zealand Boosts Pakistan’s Ranking
After winning the fourth one-day match against New Zealand, Pakistan’s total rating points have become 113.483, while Australia’s rating points are 113.286, and India’s rating points are 112.638.
PCB Chairman Congratulates National Team
Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi congratulated the national team for securing the first position in the ICC rankings. This historic achievement reflects the talent and hard work of the players, coaching staff, and management.
Congrats Team Pakistan for achieving #1 position in ICC ODI rankings. The best is yet to come!
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) May 5, 2023
The Pakistan cricket team has always been a force to reckon with in the world of cricket, and this recent achievement only adds to its legacy. The team’s consistent performance and determination have paid off, earning them the top spot in the ICC ODI rankings. With the World Cup on the horizon, Pakistan’s players can take pride in their success and continue to work towards maintaining their position at the top.