Sri Lanka behind Bangladesh and Afghanistan in ODI and T20I rankings

By Staff Writers | May 2, 2018

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka now find themselves below Bangladesh in the ODI rankings and Afghanistan are ranked higher than the former world champions in the T20I rankings after the annual update to the ICC team ranking tables released today.

In the ODI rankings and despite the loss of seven rankings points, Sri Lanka still remain in the top 10 but are behind Bangladesh at number-eight. The top 10 sides in the ODI rankings qualify for next year's World Cup.

Sri Lanka have lost four ranking points and are now ranked ninth in the T20I rankings and find themselves ranked lower than Afghanistan.

ODI rankings

Rank    Team               Points

1          England            125 (+8)

2          India                 122 (-1)

3          South Africa      113 (-4)

4          New Zealand     112 (-2)

5          Australia           104 (-8)

6          Pakistan           102 (+6)

7          Bangladesh        93 (+3)

8          Sri Lanka           77 (-7)

9          West Indies        69 (-5)

10         Afghanistan       63 (+5)

11         Zimbabwe         55 (+4)

12         Ireland              38 (-3)

T20I rankings

Rank    Team                Points

1          Pakistan           130 (-)

2          Australia           126 (-)

3          India                 123 (+2)

4          New Zealand     116 (-)

5          England            115 (+1)

6          South Africa      114 (+3)

7          West Indies       114 (+3)

8          Afghanistan       87 (-1)

9          Sri Lanka          85 (-4)

10         Bangladesh      75 (-2)

11         Scotland          66 (-1)

12         Zimbabwe        58 (-3)

13         Netherlands      53 (+4)

14         UAE                 51 (-1)

15         Hong Kong       42 (-4)

16         Oman               39 (+1)

17         Ireland              33 (-3)

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delan82's picture
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Maybe the clubs that are voting in the next SLC elections (whenever that maybe) need to be reminded of where SL is in rankings in all the end of the day its the results on the field that matter.

You can blame coaches leaving and selections blunders and poor domestic cricket etc...but whose responsibility was it all this time? Who bought these people in that interfere with existing setups to cause coaches to quit, who wasted money on nonsense appointments and trips?
You can say Nidhas trophy was a success financially (certainly not result wise) and new domestic tournaments created, new coach poached from another nation etc but why has it taken till now for these things to be done just months before calling an election whilst side continued to slide in all formats.

If you are going to take credit for successes you must also taken responsibility for failures. Time for a complete change in SLC from top downward. sport minister has changed, the rest down need to also go too, and get the focus back on the cricket and the teams performing rather than your own perks and positions!

It will be a long road back up

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Agreed about the decline of SL cricket. But not sure how Afghanistan got above SL. They have won 1 game against WI which is above SL!

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No surprises and as predicted by a few of us on this forum, this was coming from a long time back. As the first writer has pointed out, SLC has been run to the ground and the game neglected and finally the points system has caught up.

Have noted two quality spinners from Afghanistan in the IPL and here we are still not sure who our front line spinner is after Herath! Ironically there are more Bangladesh's in the IPL than us too. No suggesting the IPL is everything but it's certainly a good measure of a countries talent.

The other issue we need to workout for limited over cricket is game plan. The batting needs to be set up for chasing 300 scores and of course the fielding and wait, the batting too. We know the problems and once the administrators work out who is to loot what, I guess we will get to resolving the issues.

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