Bangladesh have a massive opportunity ahead to increase the difference from Pakistan and West Indies in ICC ODI ranking. Only 7 top ranked teams will get the opportunity to play ICC World Cup in 2019 along with the host team England.
New Zealand recently lost the ODI series to Australia by 3-0 and Bangladesh also lost to England by 2-1. At present, Bangladesh are on 7th position with 95 points in the table whereas New Zealand are on 4th position with 109 points.
As the ODI team rankings are updated after every match, New Zealand will drop one place in the rankings with a series loss by any margin but Bangladesh’ position will remain intact irrespective of any result. Possible scenarios can be like the following-
If New Zealand wins 3-0: New Zealand 111 points; Bangladesh 91 points
If New Zealand wins 2-1: New Zealand 109 points, Bangladesh 95 points
If Bangladesh wins 3-0: New Zealand 105 points, Bangladesh 100 points
If Bangladesh wins 2-1: New Zealand 107 points (behind England on decimal points), Bangladesh 97 points.
MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 24 December, before the New Zealand-Bangladesh series):
Rank Team Points
1 Australia 120
2 South Africa 116
3 India 111
4 New Zealand 109
5 England 107
6 Sri Lanka 101
7 Bangladesh 95
8 Pakistan 89
9 West Indies 86
10 Afghanistan 52
11 Zimbabwe 48
12 Ireland 42