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ICC Rankings: India drop points; Bangladesh move up

Last updated on: June 25, 2015 16:34 IST

The Indian team huddles.

The Indian team huddles. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

India dropped two points but retained second place in the latest One-Day International cricket rankings.

The 1-2 series defeat to Bangladesh meant they dropped from 117 to 115.

Bangladesh moved a place to seventh, on 93 ratings points. They are five behind sixth-ranked England and five ahead of eighth-ranked West Indies.

World champions Australia head the rankings with 129 points.

Mashrafe Mortaza's Bangladeshis entered the just-concluded series against India on 88 points, a fraction of a point behind the West Indies.

With England, plus the seven next highest-ranked sides as on 30 September 2015 to qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Bangladesh now look set to qualify ahead of the West Indies, who have no Future Tours Program (FTP) One-Day International (ODI) series planned until the cut-off date, and eighth-ranked Pakistan, who play Sri Lanka in a five-ODI series next month.

Meanwhile, Brendon McCullum's New Zealand had entered the England series on 115 points and were eying second place.

However, they remain in third place, marginally ahead of the Proteas.

On the other side of the coin, England, under the guidance of Eoin Morgan, reduced fifth-placed Sri Lanka's advantage by four points to eight and now sit on 98 points.