Ranking scenarios: Bangladesh could move No.7 in T20Is
Bangladesh’s short tour of Pakistan, one of three legs, will kick off from Friday (24th January) at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. The tourists could bag a few points to move up the rankings if they manage a terrific result in the T20Is.
The three T20Is will be played on January 24, 25 and 27. Pakistan are currently ranked number one in ICC T20 Internationals rankings as they take on No.9 Bangladesh. As of start of series, Pakistan have 270 ratings. Meanwhile, Bangladesh have 227 ratings, four more than world champions West Indies (10th).
The ratings and positions in the rankings might well change depending on the results of the series. Pakistan, undoubtedly look favourites on their home turf. Bangladesh may cause a surprise. They beat India in Nagpur last year, although lost the series 1-2.
The ranking scenarios for the three-match T20I series-
Pakistan win 3-0: The positions of both teams will remain unchanged. Pakistan will gain only one rating on whitewashing the Tigers. Bangladesh will lose two ratings. Final positions: Pakistan 271 (1st), Bangladesh 225 (9th).
Pakistan win 2-1: A single loss will demote Pakistan to No.2 which means Australia claiming the top spot. Bangladesh will gain two ratings despite losing series by this margin. Final positions: Pakistan 268 (2nd), Bangladesh 229 (9th).
Bangladesh win 3-0: Bangladesh will leapfrog Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to claim seventh spot in the rankings. While, Pakistan will go below Australia and England. Final positions: Pakistan 262 (3rd), Bangladesh 237 (7th).