Tigers eye to sweep Lanka for auto entry into World Cup

25 Mar,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

The upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka will surely be the best chance for Bangladesh to confirm their auto qualification to the next ICC World Cup 2019 by sealing the series.

As per the rules of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the hosts England and seven other top teams in the ODI ranking list will directly qualify for the next World Cup, while the four other teams will get a chance to set their seats in the world cricket extravaganza by playing the 10-team qualifying tournament in 2018.

Bangladesh is now in the 7th slot with 91 rating points, seven points behind sixth-ranked Sri Lanka (98), and it will have to hold the position till September 30, 2017 to auto qualify in the World Cup. Or else, the Tigers must utilise the second chance for Word Cup berth, playing in the qualifying tournament in 2018.

West Indies and Pakistan will be keeping a close eye on the ODI series in Sri Lanka as both are also in the danger zone.

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