Thirteen months after lifting the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for topping the ICC Test Team Rankings, Pakistan have plummeted to seventh in the latest Test team rankings, which were updated following the conclusion of the series against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka not only won the series 2-0 but handed Pakistan its second whitewash in a home series.
The result meant Sri Lanka was lifted from 90 points to 94 points, while Pakistan dropped from 93 points to 88 points.
Sri Lanka now trails fifth-ranked Australia by three points, while Pakistan is ahead of eighth-ranked Windies by 13 points.
Sri Lanka’s next Test assignment is against number-one ranked India, when the two sides will go head to head in a three-Test series starting in Kolkata on the 16th of November.
Pakistan’s next red-ball match is against Ireland in April, which will be followed by two away Tests in England.
Meanwhile, South Africa gained one point while Bangladesh conceded two points following the conclusion of their series, which Faf du Plessis’s side won by 2-0.
South Africa is now second on 111 points while Bangladesh is ninth on 72 points.