KARACHI - Pakistan has an opportunity to gain a place on the ICC One-day International team rankings if it wins its upcoming series against South Africa by 3-2 or better.

“Pakistan is currently sitting in sixth position, four ratings points behind South Africa. However, if Pakistan wins the series 3-2, the two sides will swap places, with the Asian side moving into fifth on 103 points and the Proteas dropping to sixth on 102 ratings points,” said an ICC statement issued on Monday.

Conversely, South Africa will move to 107 rating points if it wins the series 4-1 and will narrow the gap with England and Sri Lanka to just four ratings points. That gap will be trimmed to just one rating point if South

Africa sweeps the series.