Babar Azam's Pakistan defeated Afghanistan 3-0 to become No. 1 team in ODI rankings. IND (3), BNG(7), SL (8), AFG(9) also in top 10.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam who ended Virat Kohli's 41-month-long reign in ODIs in April 2021 has held on to the top position for over 2 years.
Apart from Babar, Pakistan's Imam-ul-Haq (No.3) and Fakhar Zaman (No.5) also dominate the ODI batting charts.
Shaheen Shah Afridi, who missed the event last year, could spell trouble for India's top order. The pacer has 74 wickets in 38 ODIs.
The young and fearsome pace trio of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf, has the potential to wreak havoc on any batting order.
Pakistan boasts of several quality all-rounders in Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usama Mir and Agha Salman, who can all win the game for their side.
Pakistan will play a couple of Asia Cup matches at home which will surely lift their spirits. Their matches vs India will be played in Sri Lanka.