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Bangladesh ranked 9th in the ICC Men’s Team Test ranking

Bangladesh is on the last spot in the test team ranking by the International Cricket Council(ICC).It is really a shame for Bangladesh cricket as our country.Bangladesh played their 1st test match in November 10,2000 against India.Since then tigers played 119 test matches in 20 years in international arena.

 

The test format is the most prestigious format of cricket world.Every player has a internal wish to be a successful test player.We have observed many legend players in this format.The first test match was played between two mighty team of international cricket -Australia and England and the test match was placed in Melbourne,Australia in March,1877.In that test match,Australia won and since then the history of test cricket is flourishing continuously.

 

At present,International Cricket Council(ICC) is organising the test championship all over the world in a two year cycle.Bangladesh is also a part of this prestigious tournament.But,in test format ,the performance of Bangladesh team is not so good and up to the mark.In 2000,Bangladesh played their first test match against India and lost their first match.That was the first step in test format for Bangladesh cricket.

 

ICC always publishes a rank of the test playing nation and in accordance to that norm,ICC has published the latest rank of the test playing nation according to their ratings.The latest rank is given below-

 

 

Position

Team

Matches

Points

Rating

1

NEW-ZEA

27

3198

118

2

AUS

26

3028

116

3

IND

27

3085

114

4

ENG

41

4326

106

5

SA

26

2499

96

6

SRI-LANKA

30

2574

86

7

PAK

23

1890

82

8

WI

25

1937

77

9

BAN

17

939

55

 

The table shows that the test playing nations are in the list according to their number of matches they played in the last year and their result.

 

1.New-Zealand

The Black-Caps showed their capability in the test format in recent years and also in other formats in world cricket.They played the world cup final 2019 and became the runners-up in that tournament.The Blackcaps played their 1st test match in 1930 against England in Christchurch and becoming the fifth nation in the test format.They take 26 years for their 1st win in the test arena against West-Indies in Auckland.In the latest test series,New-Zea won the the series against Pakistan by the margin of 2-0 in 2020-21.

 

2.Australia

The first ever test match playing nation Australia is at present the 2nd test playing nation in the latest ranking.The mighty Australia have played 26 matches in previous year and got 116 rating.They are now playing 4 test match series against India.This series is now at level 1-1 for both teams.

 

3.India

The world cup winner India is at present the third nation in the test ranking by ICC.India in total 27 matches and scored 114 rating.They are at present playing test series against Australia.In last 5 test series,India won 4 test series.They have played their first test match and series against England in 1933/34 and lost the series by the margin of 2-0.

 

4.England

The running ODI world cup champions are at present at 4th position in the latest ranking.In the last 5 test series,England won 2 test series .They played their first match in the world test cricket and they drew that series by the margin of 1-1 against Australia.They have played the most number of matches in the previous year and the number is 41 matches.Their rating is 106 and it is noticeable that the world cup winner played the most number of matches in comparison to the other nations.

 

5.South-Africa

The South-Africa team is at present the 5th team in the latest ranking and their rating is 96.They have played in a total 26 matches.They have played their first match in 1888-89 against England and lost the series.In their last 5 series, they won 1 series,drew 1 and lost 3 other series .

 

6.Sri-Lanka

Sri-Lanka,the world cup winner is the 6th team in this ranking.Their total rating is 86 from 30 test matches.Their performance is not up to the mark.sri-Lanka played in their first match against England in 1981/82 and loss to 1-0.In their last 5 test series ,they managed to win 1 test series against Zimbabwe and loss to another 4 test series.

 

 

7.Pakistan

The world cup winner Pakistan played 23 test matches and their rating is 82 from their playing test matches.They are now at present 7th in the ranking in the latest update.They have completed their last test series against New-Zealand and lost that series.They have won only one series in their last 5 test series.their performance is as usual unpredictable and not up to the mark.

 

8.West-Indies

The first two ODI world cup champion Windies are not  very good at shape in international cricket.They are now at 8th position and their rating is very less comparatively to other test playing nation.They have played 25 test matches and got 77 points.In their last 5 test series,WI won 2 test series and lost 3 other test series.

 

9.Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the youngest members of the international test arena.The tigers are in the 9th position in the latest ranking.They have played 17 matches and earned 55 rating.Their performance is very much hopeless and disappointing in test format.Their last 5 test series result is very much disappointing.They have won one test series and lost the other 4 test series against Pakistan,India,New-Zealand and the new-comer Afghanistan as well.

 

For the Bangladeshi fans,the latest ranking is very much disappointing.The Bangladesh Cricket Board and Bangladesh team need to be very much attentive to this format and make a pool of specific players for this format.In the last series against Afghanistan,tigers lost the series and it is a very disastrous result for the tigers.It is a red alert.Bangladesh must be watchful to this format and become as competitive as ODI format.

 

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