ICC TEST RANKINGS
ANALYSIS – The recent series in England that ended in a 2 – 2 draw was probably the contest between the two best teams in the world. Pakistan with their stunning bowling line up brittle batting led by an iron willed captain faced an England side that boasted Alistair Cook and Joe Root in their setup as well as an outstanding home record – this was an England side that had bowled Australia out for 60 last summer. Pakistan won the first test comfortably because of Yasir Shah but were hammered in the next two tests by an England side that played well within it’s limits. The last test at the Oval resulted in a comfortable win for the visitors. And as a result of the clash between these two titans Pakistan is now number one. With India, Australia, South Africa and Sri Lanka all going through transition, expect England to be challenging for that spot in the not too near future though.