To move to number eight in the ICC Test rankings for the first time, Bangladesh must not lose to Australia in the second and final Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong starting from September 4. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ চট্টগ্রাম টেস্টে সমীকরণের মারপ্যাঁচে বাংলাদেশ]
Tigers already beat no.4 ranked Australia in the first Test in Dhaka by 20 runs. It was their first Test win against the Aussies in the history. However, a day before the fourth day of Dhaka Test, West Indies clinched five-wicket win over England at Headingley which gave the Caribbeans an opportunity to retain no.8 spot.
Currently in the ICC rankings (updated on 14 August), Bangladesh are at no.9 with 69 points while West Indies are just 6 points ahead of the Tigers.
*If Bangladesh draw 1-1 and West Indies draw 1-1, no changes will be made in these two teams’ positions Bangladesh will have 74 points, West Indies 79.
*If Bangladesh draw 1-1 and West Indies lose 1-2, West Indies will have 75 points at number eight.
*If Bangladesh win 1-0 and West Indies draw 1-1, both teams’ points will be levelled at 79 but Bangladesh will go up at eight because of staying ahead in decimal points.
*If Bangladesh win 1-0 and West Indies lose 1-2, West Indies will be dropped down to nine with 75 points.
*If Bangladesh win 1-0 and West Indies win 2-0, West Indies will retain their place with 82 points.
*If Bangladesh win 2-0 and West Indies lose 1-2, Bangladesh will go up with 81 points.
*If Bangladesh win 2-0 and West Indies draw 1-1, Bangladesh will stay three points ahead of West Indies.
*If Bangladesh win 2-0 and West Indies win 2-1, West Indies will be ahead of Bangladesh just by a margin of one point.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com