Younis, who spent 72 days at the top of the rankings after scoring a triple-century in Karachi against Sri Lanka in February 2009, will be the second-highest ranked batsman in the series at eighth position, just one position behind Pakistan opener Azhar Ali.
Misbah, who remained in the top 15 from November 2011 to December 2016, has a chance to improve his ranking of 26th in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, and as captain, ensure Pakistan does not slip from its current tally of 97 points.
Younis and Misbah have a job at hand since even a 3-0 series sweep will not be enough for Pakistan to overtake England’s tally of 101 points while just a 1-0 series loss will see it slip behind sixth-placed New Zealand, which is on 96 points.
Latest ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 19 April, before the West Indies-Pakistan series)
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