After clean sweep Australian team in 2 match test series, team Pakistan has secured third position in the ICC Test Team Rankings, its best Test ranking in seven years. This is Pakistan’s best Test rankings since it claimed third position in January 2007 following the series in South Africa, which the home side won 2-1.
In contrast, Australia has retained second position on the Test table, but, after conceding six ratings points, the gap with number-one ranked South Africa has opened to seven ratings points. Australia had entered the series in second position on 123 ratings points, while Pakistan started in sixth position on 96 ratings points. As the rankings system is weighted to reflect this difference, the 2-0 series results means Pakistan has benefited and Australia has suffered.