An update in ICC ranking for T20 teams has scrolled Pakistan down to the fourth position as their twenty-seven months-long streak of being on the first spot has come to an end.
According to the recent update, Finch’s Aussies have snatched the first spot from Pakistan sliding them down to fourth. Being the table leaders, Australia possesses 278 ranking points. Whereas, Pakistan are now on 260 points.
Second and third positions are respectively occupied by England and India with 268 and 266 points respectively. Morgan’s side have been through the finest performance for the last few years. Also, the Men in Blue continued their sound journey in 2019 by granting several opponents with clean sweeps.
However, Men in Green, who maintained their first position in ICC ranking for T20 teams under Sarfaraz Ahmad’s captaincy, have not been impressive for a year. The ups and downs in the performance has snatched their twenty-seven months’ old title of No. 1 T20 team in the World. After the performance wasn’t impressive, the board decided to sack Sarfaraz off captaincy and squad altogether thinking it can change the deliverance potential. They lost against South Africa, England, and Australia, and earlier this year, they won a home series against Bangladesh which has not affected much of their ranking momentum.
More excellent news for 🇦🇺 fans!
Australia are No.1 in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's T20I Team Rankings for the first time ever.
— ICC (@ICC) May 1, 2020
Pakistan maintained the streak of eleven consecutive wins and worked really hard under Sarfaraz’s captaincy to occupy the spot. As Coronavirus pandemic is on the nerves of all, cricketing scenarios have been stopped as well. It’s been long ago since Pakistan played their last T20 match. Before the lockdown, a few teams were headed into T20 games which increased their ranking and points, however, Men in Green’s performance is also one of the major reasons for sliding them down to the fourth spot.