Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | ePaper

Tigers jump to 8th place in Test ranking for the 1st time

  • Print
Agency :
Bangladesh moved to eighth place in Test ranking of International Cricket Council (ICC) for the first time in their cricket history, overtaking West Indies.
After the annual update of Test ranking on May 1, Bangladesh's points rose to 75, four points, four points higher than that of their rating points on April 30.
West Indies on the other hand lose five points to go down to ninth position with their overall points standing at 67.
Bangladesh are now nine points ahead of West Indies but 11 points behind seventh placed Pakistan, who have 86 points.
India have maintained their hold at the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings and only strengthened their position by increasing the gap at the top following the annual update in which series results from 2014-15 are removed and outcomes from the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons are weighted at 50 per cent. This has seen India's lead over South Africa stretch from four to 13 points as the Virat Kohli-captained side gained four points to reach an aggregate of 125 while South Africa have lost five points to slip to 112 points.
Despite the drop in points, the Proteas are comfortably ahead of the remaining sides.
Australia are third in the rankings with 106 points having gained four points following the update, stealing the position from New Zealand, who had overtaken them at the last cut-off date of April 3. At that stage, New Zealand had assured themselves of $200,000 by finishing third. Meanwhile, India and South Africa had bagged a $1 million and $500,000 for their first and second finish at the cut-off date. Post the update Tuesday on May 1, New Zealand remain on 102 points while England have bridged the gap by gaining one point to 98 points.

More News For this Category

Players and officials of Quetta Gladiator pose for photograph with trophy after won the final cricket match of Pakistan Super League against Peshawar Zalmi at National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday.

Players and officials of Quetta Gladiator pose for photograph with trophy after won the final cricket match of Pakistan Super League against Peshawar Zalmi at National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday.

No complacency on World Cup security, says Cricket Chief Richardson

No complacency on World Cup security, says Cricket Chief Richardson

AFP, Karachi :The deadly New Zealand shootings which Bangladesh cricketers narrowly avoided means security will remain an "absolute priority" going into the World Cup, the head of cricket's governing body

No chance for Shakib to feature in DPDCL: Nazmul Hasan

No chance for Shakib to feature in DPDCL: Nazmul Hasan

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan on Monday said Shakib Al Hasan has no chance to play in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL)."Shakib was not included

Afghanistan clinch historic maiden Test victory

Afghanistan notched a historic maiden win in only its second test match when it defeated Ireland by seven wickets in the one-off test ending Monday. Needing 118 runs, Rahmat Shah

BCB to appoint psychologist for the traumatized cricketers

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan today said that they would appoint a psychologist for the national team ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup and the players can go to

Tigers urged to move on from Christchurch bloodshed

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) advised the players to move on from the dreadful incident in Christchurch where they escaped from a close death.The BCB urged the players to stay with

None of us could sleep properly: Mahmudullah

None of us could sleep properly: Mahmudullah

"As long as we were in the room, the only thing propped up in our mind is how lucky we are... it had happened in a country like New Zealand

South Africa complete Sri Lanka sweep with another convincing win

South Africa complete Sri Lanka sweep with another convincing win

Aiden Markram's unbeaten 67 that followed another strong bowling performance helped South Africa complete a 5-0 sweep with a convincing win in the final ODI which was shortened by a

BCB urges cricketing nations to rethink about security strategy

A high official of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) insisted that the cricketing nations should rethink about the security strategy for the visiting country in the wake of the terrorist attack

It will take some time to get out of the trauma: Tamim

It will take some time to get out of the trauma: Tamim

Senior Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal believes that it will take some time for the team to come out of the trauma that they suffered after narrowly escaping a shooting incident