The Bangladesh cricket team has risen to number six position in the ICC ODI cricket rankings, topping Pakistan. Pakistan is now down to number seven. The recent one-day series win in South Africa has brought this success to the Tigers.
Tamim Iqbal’s team is now preparing for the Test series after beating South Africa 2-1 to win the ODI series. Bangladesh’s ODI rating points are now 93. The same of Pakistan. However, Babar Azam’s team has dropped to number seven due to falling behind by a fraction.
Defeat in the first of a three-match ODI series against Australia has pushed Pakistan backwards. Therefore, how long the Bangladesh team will remain in the sixth position depends on the Pakistan-Australia ODI series.
If Pakistan wins even one of the three matches, they will again overtake Bangladesh and move up to number six. If they can’t win a single match, that is, if Australia whitewash Pakistan, then Tigers will remain at number six.
New Zealand is currently at the top of the ODI rankings. Their rating point is 121. In the second position is England. Their rating point is 119. Australia’s points at number three is 117. India is at number four with 110 points. South Africa is also in the top five with 102 points.