Bangladesh have retained their spot in the ICC ODI rankings at number seven with 91 points. The Tigers have lost one point according to the latest annual update. South Africa remain number one. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ আইসিসির সর্বশেষ র্যাংকিংয়ে সাতেই বাংলাদেশ]
Bangladesh had 92 points before the annual update. They played three ODIs each against Afghanistan, England and New Zealand. Their previous series was against Sri Lanka where they managed a 1-1 draw. Bangladesh played 11 completed ODIs in 2016-17 season and managed to win only four against seven losses.
Number six-ranked Sri Lanka have lost five points in this update. They have 93 points having only a lead of two points against Bangladesh. Pakistan, on the otherhand, have 88 points. The difference between Bangladesh and Pakistan have increased to three from two.
West Indies have lost four points in this update. They are ranked eighth with just 79 points. Afghanistan are at tenth position with 52 points.
Meanwhile, dominant South Africa have earned five more points to consolidate their top spot in the rankings. India have rised to number three from four by gaining five points. New Zealand gained two points but it was not enough to hold their third place. Australia and England remain at number two and five respectively.
The annual updated took 100% performances of the teams during 2016-17 season whereas 50% performances have been counted from 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
Top eight ranked sides by cut-off date 30 September, 2017 will qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Rank Team Points
1. South Africa 123 (+4)
2. Australia 118 (-)
3. India 117 (+5)
4. New Zealand 115 (+2)
5. England 109 (+1)
6. Sri Lanka 93 (-5)
7. Bangladesh 91 (-1)
8. Pakistan 88 (-2)
9. West Indies 79 (-4)
10. Afghanistan 52 (-)
11. Zimbabwe 46 (-2)
12. Ireland 43 (+1)
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com