Sri Lanka risks top spot with a one-off T20 match against BD

Sri Lanka will stake its number one ranking on the Reliance ICC T20I Championship Table when it plays Bangladesh on Sunday in a one-off Twenty20 International at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

Sri Lanka leads ninth ranked Bangladesh by 47 ratings points and this gap means Sri Lanka is favourite to win the one-off match. As such, because the rankings are weighted to reflect this difference, failure to win the match will mean Sri Lanka will drop five ratings points and slip one ratings point behind the second ranked West Indies.

However, if Sri Lanka wins the match, then it will gain one ratings point and will extend its advantage over the West Indies to six ratings points.

Sri Lanka’s victory will, however, cost Bangladesh a drop of two ratings points that will put it at par with Ireland on 82 ratings points, but ahead of the Associate side when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal points.