Bangladesh slide to No.10 in T20I rankings
Bangladesh have dropped down to No.10 in ICC T20I team rankings after a 0-3 defeat to New Zealand.
Bangladesh lost three ratings (from 229 to 226) in their whitewash to the Kiwis. The latest 65-run defeat in the 10-overs-a-side third T20I where Bangladesh skittled for 76 pretty much summed up the whole tour.
The Tigers were ranked seventh until Afghanistan clinched a comfortable 3-0 series win against Zimbabwe in the UAE. Afghanistan returned to No.7 while Bangladesh found themselves at eight.
Bangladesh did not stand a chance against New Zealand throughout the tour. As a result, slipping below West Indies and Sri Lanka to tenth position.
Afghanistan now have 230 ratings, below South Africa (sixth, 251) and New Zealand (fifth, 255). West Indies (eighth) and Sri Lanka (ninth) have 228 each.
World No.1 England have 272 ratings, just two ratings higher than India. Australia (267) are ranked third, Pakistan (260) fourth.
Bangladesh’s next T20I assignment will not be any sooner than two months if the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka gets officially called off. They are scheduled to play three T20Is alongside as many ODIs and two Tests in Zimbabwe, which will be their first tour there in eight years.
Bangladesh will then host New Zealand, Australia and England for limited-overs series which include T20Is.
ICC T20I team rankings:
1. England – 272 ratings
2. India – 270
3. Australia – 267
4. Pakistan – 260
5. New Zealand – 255
6. South Africa – 251
7. Afghanistan – 230
8. West Indies – 228
9. Sri Lanka – 228
10. Bangladesh – 226
11. Ireland – 190
12. Zimbabwe – 189