Pakistan have climbed one spot to number 7 in the latest ICC Men's One Day International (ODI) rankings on the back of a series of stunning victories against England, Sri Lanka and South Africa in the Champions Trophy.
Pakistan has now reached the final of the tournament, where they will play against the winner of the second semi-final of the tournament between India and Bangladesh.
Pakistan, which a couple of years ago was struggling to maintain its spot in the tournament ─ which features top eight sides ─ now rests above Sri Lanka in the rankings, with a score of 93 ─ the same as the Sri Lankan team ─ in fewer matches.
South Africa tops the rankings, updated on Wednesday, with Australia and India on its heels. England is ranked at number 4 while New Zealand and Bangladesh occupy the 5th and 6th spots.
Hassan Ali, Pakistan's only bowler to appear in Top 20 bowler rankings for ODIs is expected to jump a few spots following an update in individual players' rankings which were last updated on June 12.