Pakistan’s slide in the ICC Test Rankings continues after being crowned the prestigious ICC Test Championship Mace in September last year.
The Kane Williamson-led New Zealand leapfrogged Pakistan on Monday to seize the no.5 spot in the ICC Test Rankings after thrashing touring Bangladesh 2-0.
Earlier in the season, Pakistan were at the end of a 2-0 whitewash by New Zealand during their brief stopover in the country before a comprehensive tour of Australia.
However, the change of venues did not change Pakistan’s fate as they were whitewashed 3-0 — their fourth consecutive Test series defeat in Australia. Pakistan are now one point below New Zealand at the sixth spot.
India, who beat England 3-0 at home, firmly hold the no.1 spot with Australia and South Africa at no.2 and no.3 respectively.