After a poor outing in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, Pakistan will be desperate to bounce back in the second cycle of the competition.
The Men in Green finished sixth and recorded only four wins in 12 matches. Pakistan ended with 43.3% points.
The upcoming cycle will provide Pakistan the best opportunity considering they have a overseas tours against lower-ranked sides. If they manage to secure a few victories in away games followed by home wins, Babar Azam's team will be serious contenders for the final spot.
3 Test matches vs Australia
2 Test matches vs New Zealand
3 Test matches vs England
2 Test matches vs West Indies
2 Test matches vs Bangladesh
2 Test matches vs Sri Lanka