Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bangladesh will look for a victory against India to improve their position in the ICC ODI Team rankings

The on-going ODI series between Bangladesh and India will play a very important role in the development of the position in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings. Both teams are trying their best to secure their position in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
Host England and the seven highest-ranked teams on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings as on 30 September 2015 will participate in this tournament which will be played between June 1 and June 19 in England and Wales.
Bangladesh is in eighth position with 88 points. Despite having the same points, West Indies is just above Bangladesh. Having one point less than Bangladesh, they are sitting in ninth spot. If Bangladesh can whitewash India in the three-match ODI series, they will move to 96 points. If the host can finish the series with 2-1 then their points will be 93. Even if they lose the series 2-1, they can easily overcome the West Indies and secure the seventh position by a fraction of point.
India is now in second position. They are just 12 points behind the leader Australia. If they can win all three ODIs then they can reduce the gap between them. If it happens then Bangladesh will slip to ninth position.
If India wins the series 2-1, they will remain on 117 points. If they lose the series 2-1, they will level New Zealand on 115 points, but will be ranked above them.

However, Bangladesh will compete with the West Indies and Pakistan in the ODI Team rankings. If they can secure their position among the top seven sides then they will be able to play the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.