Australia slip to No.6 after 0-5 defeat
Australia have slipped down to 34-year low position in the ICC ODI rankings as they are now ranked sixth with 100 points after being whitewashed by England in the five-match series. England have consolidated their top spot. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশের থেকে ৭ পয়েন্ট বেশি অস্ট্রেলিয়ার]
Australia started the series with 104 points at No.5 position. England were still the number one team despite a defeat against Scotland.
Australia were down to number six after back-to-back defeats in the first two ODIs in London (The Oval) and Cardiff. They lost the last three ODIs as well with the last one being a cliff-hanger at Old Trafford.
The 5-0 whitewash deducted four points from Australia. They are now just seven points ahead of Bangladesh, who are seventh with 93 points. Pakistan have moved to No.5 with 102 points. England are now on 126 points, four more than No.2 India’s 122.
England’s top position are pretty much in safe hands. Even if they lose 1-2 to India in the three-match series they will still hold their position. But a 3-0 for India will help them regain the No.1 position.
Australia can only get back to top five if Pakistan win 3-2 against Zimbabwe in the five-match series. Whereas a 4-1 series win will still keep Pakistan at number five.
Bangladesh’s next assignment is against Windies. If they are to move No.6, they must win 3-0 against Windies and hope Zimbabwe win 4-1 over Pakistan. But a single loss to No.9 ranked Windies will cut down Bangladesh’s points.
ICC ODI team rankings:
1. England – 126 points
2. India – 122 points
3. South Africa – 113 points
4. New Zealand – 112 points
5. Pakistan – 102 points
6. Australia – 100 points
7.Bangladesh – 93 points
8. Sri Lanka – 77 points
9. West Indies – 69 points
10. Afghanistan – 63 points
11. Zimbabwe – 55 points
12. Ireland – 38 points
13. Scotland – 33 points
14. UAE – 18 points