The ICC CEO David Richardson awarded the test mace to Misbah-ul-Haq on Pakistan’s reaching to the top of the ranking in the world under his leadership.
Pakistan tops the test ranking with 111 points followed by India with 110 points. Australia and England are at third and fourth place respectively with 108 points each.
Pakistan has become the fifth country to receive the prestigious trophy since existing rankings introduced by the governing body of the sport. Australia, England, India and South Africa are other four countries that have received the trophy.
It should be noted that Pakistan, under the leadership of Misbah-ul-Haq, became the top team in test format after leveling the four-match away series against England this summer.
Sri Lanka’s whitewash of Australia and India, failing to achieve a whitewash over West Indies, also helped Pakistan to top the rankings.