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England vs Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Babar Azam aim to make progress in ICC Test rankings


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Azhar Ali and Babar Azam

Skipper Azhar Ali and his deputy Babar Azam will probably be aiming to transfer up the ladder in the ICC Test rankings when Pakistan tackle England in the three-match collection beginning on Wednesday.

According to the most recent rankings, Azhar, presently 27th amongst batsmen, will probably be hoping to regain the shape that lifted him to a career-best sixth in December 2016, whereas Babar will probably be hoping to progress from a career-best mixture of 800 score factors.

Babar is at present sixth after having occupied a career-high fifth place in February.

Asad Shafiq (18th) and Shan Masood (33rd) are different Pakistan batsmen to have loved greater rankings in the previous however can have to cope with a pointy bowling assault in order to transfer up once more.

In the bowling division, pacer Mohammad Abbas (13th) and skilled leg-spinner Yasir Shah (24th), who’ve in the previous, been ranked third and first, respectively, and left-arm quick bowler Shaheen Afridi (32nd) are different Pakistan gamers to watch.

For England, Stokes displaced West Indies captain Jason Holder from the highest of the all-rounders’ record throughout their final collection and previously top-ranked Broad rose to third place in the bowlers’ record, at present led by Australia quick bowler Pat Cummins.

Stokes can also be England’s top-ranked batsman in fourth place, with captain Joe Root (ninth) and opener Rory Burns (17th) their subsequent batsmen on the record.

Dom Sibley (35th), Jos Buttler (44th) and Ollie Pope (46th) get an opportunity to construct on current progress in dwelling circumstances, as do quick bowlers Mark Wood, Sam Curran and Jofra Archer, ranked shut to one another from 36th to 39th positions.

In the WTC factors desk, England moved up to third place after the collection towards the West Indies and will probably leapfrog Australia to second place, whereas Pakistan have the possibility of overtaking New Zealand to the fourth place.

Apart from the 2-1 win over the West Indies, England drew a five-match collection towards Australia 2-2 and gained a four-match collection towards South Africa 3-1.

Pakistan misplaced each matches of a two-Test collection to Australia, beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in a two-match collection and gained their first match towards Bangladesh at dwelling, with one other Test due on a subsequent leg postponed due to Covid-19.

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