Bangladesh push past Australia, Pakistan in T20 rankings by ICC.Bangladesh have moved up to No. 4* on the ICC’s Twenty20 rankings, after beating Ireland 3-0 on their tour of Europe. For now, only England, South Africa and Sri Lanka lie above Bangladesh in the rankings.
Bangladesh had broken into the rankings for the first time after their one-run win in the second match of the series; they had catapulted into the No. 6 spot, ahead of New Zealand, India and West Indies. Saturday’s last-ball win lifted them further up the list, past Australia and Pakistan. Ireland, who were in ninth position advanced of the series, alone two places to eleventh, acceptation Afghanistan move into tenth.
According to the ICC rules, alone teams that accept played at atomic eight Twenty20 internationals in the aeon starting August 1 2009 to date (the condoning aeon changes every August) will get a ranking.
Their animated position is conceivably added than what captain Mushfiqur Rahim had hoped for advanced of Bangladesh’s bout to Europe; he was eager, he said, to just breach into the rankings. “We are still not acceptable in the new architecture of the game.
Due to abridgement of all-embracing matches we are not even in the ICC Twenty20 all-embracing rankings, while even Afghanistan occupies a atom in the rankings,” Mushfiqur had told reporters afore abrogation Dhaka. “We accept a adventitious to breach into the [rankings] table if we can win matches on this tour.”
ICC Twenty20 Rankings List:
2 South Africa
3 Sri Lanka
7 New Zealand
9 West Indies