ICC ODI Rankings: Pakistan enters in Top 8 to secure position for Champions Trophy

On 22nd July 2015, ICC updated the ODI rankings of test playing countries and it was a great day for Pakistani cricket fans as their beloved nation had made at the 8th position list throwing back West Indies with a margin of 2 points. Pakistan recently won an ODI series with 3-1 against Sri Lanka on the Lankan soil which gave them boos to come in the top 8.

The world cup 2015 winner, Australia is at the number one position with 129 ratings and my favourite team India is at second position in the list of ICC ODI rankings July 2015.

http://www.icc-cricket.com/team-rankings/odi

However, this list is still not the final one on which basis the entry in the Champions Trophy 2016 will be given as West Indies, Zimbabwe and Pakistan are about to play a tri-series in August-September 2015. However, Pakistan board is unsure about this play as the officials may be afraid of losing in the trip-series may not throw them back again.

ICC ODI Rankings (Updated on 22nd July 2015)

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 Australia 38 4889 129
2 India 51 5875 115
3 New Zealand 42 4710 112
4 South Africa 49 5360 109
5 Sri Lanka 59 6064 103
6 England 47 4592 98
7 Bangladesh 34 3253 96
8 Pakistan 49 4434 90
9 West Indies 35 3094 88
10 Ireland 11 549 50
11 Zimbabwe 33 1420 43
12 Afghanistan 15 618 41

Source: ICC Cricket Official.

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Earlier Pakistan has slipped to 9th position after losing against Bangladesh in the one day series white wash loss. So, the bi-lateral series against Sri Lanka was a complete do or die position series in which Pakistan came strongly and won it by 3-1.

If Pakistan plays a tri-series with West Indies and Zimbabwe, it will be a vital series of West Indies too and their position will be same as it was of Pakistan against Sri Lanka this month.

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