Abu Dhabi: Pakistan team is all set for the ODI series against England but at the same time there are some calculations not favoring them. Pakistan will have to win this series and a few more coming their way next year.
When it comes to the rankings then it all becomes a different ball game. Pakistan will have to win against England in their ODI series starting from tomorrow. This will give them points to improve their ODI rankings.
The ODI rankings will affect all the teams as the top 7 ODI teams including England as the host will qualify for the next world cup in 2019. If Pakistan fails to fall in the top 7 positions then it will appear in the qualifiers for the world cup before the tournaments stars.
Last date in 30 September 2017, for all the teams to qualify. Pakistan will be playing ODI series in New Zealand, England and Australia on their own grounds. So it doesn’t look too good for the Pakistan team.
Pakistan currently has 88 points. If the team wins the ODI series against England in UAE then they will cash in 5 points and if the win is with 3-1 margin than 3 points will be awarded to Pakistan.
If the series ends up as tie then only 1point will go to Pakistan. In case Pakistan losses the series then there will be a deduction in the original points.