Pakistan skipper Babar Azam believed the team should be looking higher, post their 2-0 Test series victory over South Africa on Monday. The triumph helped them rise to No. 5 in the Test rankings for the first time since 2017.

“Getting into the top five is promising and we would like to extend our win streak and rise a bit more higher in the ranking,”  the Pakistan captain said after a 95-run victory in the second test in Rawalpindi on Monday. 

Already captain of Pakistan’s T20 and ODI teams, Babar was appointed as skipper of the test side in November and was supposed to make his test captaincy debut in New Zealand.

A fractured thumb ruled him out of that series, which Pakistan lost 2-0, and he returned for the matches against South Africa, scoring only 122 runs in the two tests.

“Individual performances do not really matter and, if you see, everyone played a role accordingly and…

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