Dubai, UAE (BBN)-Bangladesh has moved up one place to seventh in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings following its series win against India in Mirpur on Wednesday.
The 2-1 series has put Bangladesh on 93 ratings points – five behind sixth-ranked England and five ahead of eighth-ranked West Indies, reports ICC.
With England, plus seven next highest-ranked sides as on 30 September 2015 to qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Bangladesh now looks set to qualify ahead of the West Indies, which has no FTP One-Day International (ODI) series planned until the cut-off date, and eighth-ranked West Indies, which plays Sri Lanka in a five-ODI series next month.
Mashrafe Mortaza’s men had entered the series in eighth position on 88 points, fraction of a point behind the West Indies.
In contrast, 2-1 defeat means India has dropped from 117 to 115 but has still retained his second position on the ODI table. However, the series result means only 28 points separate second-ranked India from ninth-ranked Pakistan. World champion Australia leads the field and is sitting pretty on 129 points.
Meanwhile, Brendon McCullum’s side had entered the series on 115 points and were eyeing second place. However it has remained in third position, marginally ahead of the Proteas. On the other side of the coin, England, under the guidance of Eoin Morgan, has reduced fifth-placed Sri Lanka’s advantage by four points to eight as it now sits on 98 points.
Reliance ICC ODI Championship table (as on 24 June, after England-New Zealand and Bangladesh-India series):
RANK TEAM POINTS
1 Australia 129
2 India 115
3 New Zealand 112
4 South Africa 112
5 Sri Lanka 106
6 England 98
7 Bangladesh 93
8 West Indies 88
9 Pakistan 87
10 Ireland 50
11 Zimbabwe 44
12 Afghanistan 41