Bangladesh’s Playoff Hopes Alive, Move to 5th Spot in Points Table
Bangladesh’s 62-run win over Afghanistan moved them to the fifth place in the ICC World Cup points table.
An all-round show by Shakib Al Hasan guided Bangladesh to a 62-run win over Afghanistan on Monday, 24 June, and moved them from the sixth to the fifth place in the points table of the ICC World Cup.
With three wins and three losses, the Mashrafe Mortaza-led Bangladesh now have seven points in seven games after their match against Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball being bowled. The team are now just one point behind top-ranked England and four behind tournament-leading New Zealand.
Afghanistan on the other hand, are languishing at the bottom of the standings having suffered seven-straight defeats at World Cup 2019 so far.
ICC World Cup Point Table
Bangladesh in Contention for Semifinal Spot
With their third win in seven matches, Bangladesh have kept their hopes of making the playoffs of the quadrennial tournament alive. However, just winning their final two group stage games – against India (2 July) and Pakistan (5 July) – may not be enough for them to qualify for their first-ever WC semifinals.
Bangladesh will definitely be hoping that fourth-place England lose their tie against Australia on Tuesday, 25 June.
Afghanistan also have two games remaining at the World Cup, with no chance of making the playoffs. The Gulbadin Naib-led team play Pakistan on 29 June and West Indies on 4 July.
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