As Pakistan enters a crucial phase in ODI cricket, it will have several important goals. In this, you will know about Pakistan’s ODI position and ways to maintain the No. 1 ODI ranking
Pakistan has the best record among all teams over the previous two years, winning 13 ODIs and losing only four. They’re currently on an outstanding record in the 50-over format.
This record will be put to the best as Pakistan prepares for a busy season.
However, The three-match ODI series against Afghanistan in Sri Lanka, which will serve as practice for the next Asia Cup that Pakistan and Sri Lanka will co-host, will be their first obstacle.
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In the PAK vs. AFG ODI series, Babar Azam and the team competed for first place. Pakistan can become the world’s No. 1 cricket team by winning the Pakistan vs. Afghanistan series 3-0, overtaking Australia. Pakistan is in second place with 116 points, just behind Australia (118). last, India has 115 points, placing third.
Upcoming cricket matches will impact the top three rankings. Pakistan will enter the 2023 Asia Cup as the world’s top team. If they take the top slot, they’ll keep it.
However, if India wins the championship, they would retake first place and surpass all other teams in the globe since they will be first in all three forms.
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The Asia Cup is set to take place from August 30 to September 17. while, the ODI series against the Afghans will be on August 22, 24, and 26 in Hambantota and Colombo.
Pakistan could become the top ODI team by sweeping the Afghanistan series 3-0.
Australia leads with 118 points, ahead of Pakistan by 2. Finally, Azam’s team can take the top ICC ranking with 3 wins and 119 points.
They have chosen a team that is ideal for doing this job.
Faheem Ashraf, an all-around player, come back to a strong Pakistani team for the Asia Cup and Afghanistan series.
Inzamam-ul-Haq, the new head selector, had one of the simpler jobs since he chose a team in which just a small number of slots were up for argument, demonstrating the quality and depth of Pakistan’s white-ball cricket.
Pakistan’s squad for Afghanistan series and Asia Cup: Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Haris, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Agha Salman, Tayyab Tahir, Usama Mir.