The latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings do not present good news for Pakistan players with Umar Akmal dropping out of the top-10, falling to 13th position, while Misbahul Haq slipped three places to 29th.
According to information provided by the ICC, the only Pakistan batsman to improve his ranking is Asad Shafiq who gained nine places to end 70th. Pakistan bowlers to drop their rankings include Mohammad Hafeez, who slipped from second to sixth position, and Afridi, who has dropped from 11th to 15th.
In the team rankings Pakistan have slipped to sixth position, while England have moved into fifth.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 23rd, 2012.
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