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ICC Rankings: Babar Azam and Steve Smith have a chance to become number 1

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ICC Test Rankings: The Pakistani team is ready to take the field once again. However, this time the match will be held in Australia and the Test match will be played. The test match against Australia is not going to be easy for Pakistan. The green pitch there will give a good test to Pakistani batsmen. Meanwhile, the first match will start from December 14 in Perth. Before this, the Pakistani team had played a practice match, in which their performance was decent. Captain Shan Masood even scored a double century. Now Babar Azam, who has left the captaincy of Pakistan, will have a chance to once again occupy the number one position in Tests. However, Steve Smith will also be seen in this race.

Kane Williamson is currently the number one batsman in ICC Test rankings.

If we talk about the latest ICC Test rankings, at present Kane Williamson of New Zealand is sitting on the number one position. His rating is 883. At second place is Joe Root of England, whose rating is 859. Australia’s Steve Smith is at third place, his rating is 842. Babar Azam is at number four with a rating of 829. But the special thing is that Kane Williamson and Joe Root will not play any test match in this month i.e. December. But in the match to be held between Pakistan and Australia, it is almost certain that Steve Smith will play for Australia and Babar Azam will play for Pakistan.

Australia vs Pakistan match will be played under the World Test Championship

Steve Smith and Babar Azam can take advantage of Kane Williamson and Joe Root not playing. There will be no change in the ratings of Ken and Joe in the future. But if Steve and Babar perform well in the first two matches, then there are full chances of their rating increasing. Steve Smith should gain at least 40 ratings to reach number one, while Babar Azam will have to work harder. But the problem is that while the rating will increase if runs are scored, if both of them do not bat then the rating also decreases. Therefore, both of them will have to take care of that also. The three Test matches of the series will be played under the World Test Championship. In whose points table Pakistan is at number one, whereas the Australian team is at number five in the points table. Both the teams will try to increase their points and winning percentage.

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