As per latest news, in the upcoming Bangladesh-India ODI series, if India manages to crush the hosts 3-0, it won’t be enough for second placed India to regain the top spot in the ICC ODI team rankings while a series win for Bangladesh will give them a chance to play in the Champions Trophy 2017.
One positive point for MS Dhoni’s side will be that they will be able to reduce Australia’s, who tops the ranking charts, lead to 10 points if they are able to win the series 3-0. In this situation, host Bangladesh will slip to ninth position on 96 points.
If India wins the series 2-1, they will remain on 117 points, while a 2-1 loss will mean it have the same points as New Zealand (115 points) but will still be ranked above Kiwis, who are currently playing a series with England and are leading 2-1 after the first three games.
Host England, plus the seven next highest-ranked sides on the Reliance ODI Rankings as on September 30, will progress to the tournament, which will be staged from June 1-19 in England and Wales.
Bangladesh is currently at level with the West Indies on 88 points but is ranked below the West Indies in eighth position, while Pakistan is in the ninth spot with 87 points.
If Bangladesh is able to win the series 3-0, then they will move to 96 points while a 2-1 win will to 93 points. Even if Bangladesh loses the series 2-1, it will be enough to put them ahead of the West Indies in seventh place by a fraction of a point.
Lets see what happens as the series starts from tomorrow! We are all eagerly waiting for the outcome of the much anticipated series!