[caption id="attachment_2364" align="alignright" width="235"]Time will tell how Misbah leads his team to vicotry against the world number one after recent poor performance (Photo: AFP) Time will tell how Misbah leads his team to vicotry against the world number one after recent poor performance (Photo: AFP)[/caption]

The defeat against Zimbabwe has thrown Pakistan back on number six on Tests rankings. On the other hand, Zimbabwe have made a comeback in the rankings after six years, leaving Bangladesh behind to capture the number nine spot.

When England won Ashes 3-0, Pakistan was promoted to number 4. However, the nightmarish defeat in the Harare Test has taken five points away from the green shirts and they have been relegated to the number six position after Australia and West indies.

Pakistan were at number four with 102 points when the Test series against Zimbabwe started. Australia and West Indies had 101 and 99 points respectively. The defeat in the second Test pushed Pakistan back to 97 points.

Now the next Test series of Pakistan will be in the UAE in October against the world's top side South Africa. Test series will start on Oct 14 followed by five ODIs and two T20s. After looking at the performance of team Pakistan against the side like Zimbabwe, there is great scepticism over how they will face the world's number one. This is time for the PCB they should take some unpopular decisions. Otherwise, this series against South Africa can be the last nail in the coffin.
Share To:

CricNama

Post A Comment: