India-Pakistan

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has dropped to 10th position in the ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen after a poor performance against Zimbabwe. He held the ninth ranking heading into the Test series versus Zimbabwe.

Babar Azam, however, managed to score only two runs in as many Tests, leading to his ranking slide on the batting charts. Australia’s David Warner, who has 10 more points than Babar, has moved to the ninth spot.

The 26-year-old was in great touch before this Test series. However, he got out for a duck in the first match and managed only two runs in the second Test. Donald Tiripano and Blessing Muzarabani dismissed him in the first and second Test matches, respectively.

There are no other changes in the top 10, with Kane Williamson continuing to stay at the top of the charts, ahead of Steve Smith. Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Root and Virat Kohli are the other names in the top 5.

Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma and Henry Nicholls jointly hold sixth position with 747 rating points each. Meanwhile, Azhar Ali, who was the second-highest run-scorer in the Zimbabwe series, has jumped to the 16th spot.

Abid Ali has broken into the top 40 courtesy his double-ton in the second Test against Zimbabwe. From the Zimbabwean team, Regis Chakabva has climbed to the 81st position. Skipper Sean Williams has slipped to 27th after missing the series.

Pakistan will now take on England in a white-ball series next month. Both teams are scheduled to play three ODI and as many T20Is, starting with the first ODI on Jully 8 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

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