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  • Pakistan retain 9th spot in ICC ODI rankings after Zimbabwe win

    Ninth-ranked Pakistan has stayed in touching distance of seventh-ranked West Indies and eighth-ranked Bangladesh in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings after completing a 2-0 series victory over Zimbabwe in Lahore...

    With Bangladesh to host India for three ODIs later this month and Pakistan to play five ODIs in Sri Lanka in July, the battle for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 remains tight as England plus the seven next highest-ranked...

  • Pakistan climbs one spot in ICC ODI rankings on back of Champions Trophy wins

    Pakistan have climbed one spot to number 7 in the latest ICC Men's One Day International (ODI) rankings on the back of a series of stunning victories against England, Sri Lanka and South Africa in the Champions Trophy...

    Pakistan, which a couple of years ago was struggling to maintain its spot in the tournament ? which features top eight sides ? now rests above Sri Lanka in the rankings, with a score of 93 ? the same as the Sri Lankan...

  • Yasir Shah retains 15th spot in ICC Test bowling rankings

    Leg-spinner Yasir Shah's eight wickets in the Abu Dhabi Test have helped him retain the 15th place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Bowling Rankings...

    Meanwhile, among Pakistan's batsmen, debutant Haris Sohail has entered the ICC Test Player Rankings at a creditable 71st position with scores of 76 and 34 while opener Shan Masood gained six places to reach 105th position...

  • Palestine bypass Israel in FIFA rankings for the first time

    Palestine's football team achieved its highest ranking in history on Thursday, rising above Israel in the FIFA world rankings for the first time...

    The head of the Palestinian Football Association (FA) labelled it an “historic achievement” as the team rose two spots to 82nd in FIFA's latest rankings...

  • Pakistan climb to top spot in ICC T20 rankings

    Pakistan's T20 team made history on Wednesday as it climbed to the number one spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 Rankings "for the first time ever", the cricket governing body announced...

    New Zealand slipped down to number two spot, while India had to settle for the fifth spot in the ICC T20 rankings...

  • FIFA rankings ‘loophole’ likely to disappear after World Cup draw

    ZURICH: A loophole that allows national teams to boost their seedings for the World Cup by avoiding friendly matches is likely to disappear after next year’s finals in Russia, with changes due to the international calendar and a FIFA review of their rankings system...

    Currently seedings are based on the FIFA world rankings, using a points system which calculates average points for each game and is weighted against friendly matches... ...

  • Prolific Asjad Iqbal tops latest PBSF snooker rankings

    KARACHI: Four-time champion of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) ranking snooker cup and international cueist Asjad Iqbal has surged to the top of the latest national rankings released by the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) on Tuesday...

    Top 10 rankings:1-Asjad Iqbal (Punjab) 19 pts; 2-Shahid Aftab (Punjab) 16 pts; 3-Mohammad Ijaz (Punjab) 14 pts; 4-Abdul Sattar (Sindh) 14 pts; 5-Mohammad Sajjad (Punjab) 14 pts;...

  • England's Anderson on top of Test rankings

    James Anderson's career-best figures have catapulted the England pacer to the top of the International Cricket Council's Test bowling rankings...

    The 35-year-old Anderson is also the oldest bowler to top the rankings since Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in July 2009, a feat that ends a memorable season for the Lancashire star who took 39 wickets in seven Tests for England this home season at an average of just 14...

  • Kohli reclaims top spot in ODI rankings

    South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis (up two places to 8th), former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (up one place to 11th), New Zealand batsman Tom Latham (up 15 places to a career-best 23rd), Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (up three places to 37th) and Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne (up six places to 47th) are among the batsmen to move up in the rankings...

  • Pakistan go top of T20 rankings, but NZ may regain status by year end

    1 spot in the ICC T20 team rankings after Virat Kohli’s men sealed a 2-1 series victory over New Zealand in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday night...

    Pakistan moved to the top ranking briefly when India won the first game against the Black Caps in Delhi on Nov 1 but Kane Williamson’s side regained their top status in the rankings by seizing the second match in Rajkot three days later and needed to win the decider to keep Pakistan in...

  • Pakistan just above Bangladesh, Zimbabwe in ICC rankings

    Soumya Sarkar's maiden century helped Bangladesh secure a 3-0 one-day series sweep against Pakistan on Wednesday and pushed the 'Asian giants' down to the eight position in the International Cricket Council rankings...

    Pakistan, who had entered the Bangladesh series on 95 ratings points, slipped one place to eighth in the team rankings after their defeat at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in the third ODI...

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