Bangladesh move to No.2 in World Cup Super League
Bangladesh have jumped to top-two in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League table after a 3-0 ‘Banglawash’ against West Indies at home.
The Tigers have successfully managed to grab 30 points, also with big margins – with 97 balls remaining in the first ODI, 100 in the second and by 120 runs in the final.
Bangladesh have a healthy net run rate of +1.893, which betters England’s +0.79, who are third with 30 points.
World champions England won 2-1 against Ireland and lost by same margin to arch-rivals Australia in their last home season. Australia are topping the table with 40 points. Their recent performance saw 2-1 win over India at home.
West Indies are the only team without a win in the championship. Ireland, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan managed at least a win respectively.
Netherlands, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa are yet to play a game in race to 2023 World Cup.
Bangladesh’s next Super League series is against New Zealand in March. After this they are scheduled to play Sri Lanka (at home) in mid-2021, Zimbabwe (away) in mid-2021, England (at home) in October 2021, Afghanistan (at home) in February 2022 and South Africa (away) in March 2022.
Bangladesh were initially set to take on Ireland last year but the tour was postponed due to pandemic.
The top 7 nations apart from India, who automatically qualified as hosts, will earn direct qualification for the 2023 mega-event.
ICC Cricket World Cup Super League 2020-23 table (after BAN-WI 3rd ODI):
|9. West Indies||3||0||3||0|