Pakistan swoops to record low in ODI rankings
DHAKA: After a ruthless whitewash at the hands of Bangladesh, Pakistan now stands at No.8 in the ICC one day rankings, which is the record low in its cricketing history, ARYSports.tv reports.
Pakistan team suffered a humiliating whitewash at the hands of Bangladesh as they lost the ODI series 3-0 on Wednesday (yesterday).
The Pakistani side, which Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) claims to have given a “new look”, has performed miserably during the tour as yet. The changes made to the team had virtually no effect on the team’s performance.
The batting department is even facing difficulties getting past 250 runs against teams like Bangladesh while the fast bowlers, on Pakistan thrives itself on, also did not prove of much help throughout the tour as well.
Sarfraz Ahmed, the hero of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 for Pakistan team, has failed to replicate his World Cup performance in the tour while off spinner Saeed Ajmal, who made his return to international cricket, was also taken to the cleaners by the Bangladeshi batsmen in the two one dayers.
On the other hand, the green shirts are also plagued with injuries as several players including Sohail Khan, Ehsan Adil, Sohaib Maqsood, Rahat Ali and Yasir Shah were injured either during the tour or before it got underway.
If Pakistan slips further down the rankings then it won’t be able to play the ICC Champions Trophy 2016 in India. The former world champions will also have to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England if they land up at No.9 in the ODI rankings.