The 13th edition of the ICC ODI World Cup has started. England and New Zealand entered the field in the opening match. However, the team’s World Cup match in Bangladesh will begin on October 7. Before taking the field in their first match in the World Cup, Bangladesh fell one step behind in the ODI rankings.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the ODI rankings on Wednesday ahead of the start of the World Cup. Whereas Bangladesh, which has been holding the seventh position in the ranking for a long time, has dropped one step back to eighth. Sri Lanka has come up at number seven.
The rankings will change every week during the World Cup. Even though Sri Lanka rose to seven in the ICC’s new update this week, their dominance may not last long. Because they are ahead of Bangladesh by a decimal point.
Meanwhile, there has been a change in this one position in the ranking. India has retained the top spot in the ranking as usual. The second and third positions are held by Pakistan and Australia respectively. South Africa is fourth. England is fifth and New Zealand is sixth.
Afghanistan is at number nine in the ODI rankings. And the ODI ranking of the Netherlands playing in this year’s World Cup is 14th.