Bangladesh won the series 4-1 against Australia. Despite winning the series, the Tigers have not improved in the service rankings. However, Mahmudullah Riyadh’s team will be rewarded for leading 2-0 against New Zealand. Bangladesh is now at number 7 in the T20 rankings, leaving Australia behind.
Bangladesh cannot play standard T20 cricket; Such words could be heard all the time. The Tigers have started proving that wrong. Starting from the Zimbabwe series, Riyadh-Sakibra has maintained the continuity of that performance in the New Zealand series as well. Sometimes the Tigers have played great cricket with Aussies. The Riyadh army is getting the award for the continuity of performance.
Bangladesh toured Zimbabwe from No. 7 in the rankings; The Tigers won there 2-1. After that Bangladesh toured Australia, Tigers won 4-1 against Kangaroos. Bangladesh has not improved in the rankings even after winning two consecutive series. However, Bangladesh lost to New Zealand by 6 wickets in the first T20 and rose to No. 8 in the rankings. Bangladesh won the second match by 4 runs and rose to 6th position in the rankings.
Aussies have declined in the development of Bangladesh, Aussies are now at number seven in the T20 rankings. Australia’s rating is now 240, Bangladesh’s rating is 241. South Africa is at number 5 with 246 rating points. If we can whitewash the Kiwis, Bangladesh will reach the place of the Africans.