Bangladesh’s standing in the ongoing second edition of the ICC World Test Championship (2021–2023) deteriorated following a humiliating whitewash (2-0) against South Africa. On the other hand, South Africa boosted their position in the points standings with two consecutive victories over Bangladesh. With half of the ITC matchups completed, Bangladesh’s Test side will be hoping to improve their current standing as well as serve as a party spoiler to other nations in their remaining fixtures. Let’s take a look at Bangladesh’s forthcoming Test Championship fixtures.
The Updated Standings of the ICC World Test Championship
According to the most recent updates, Bangladesh dropped to seventh place in the Test Championship as a result of their series loss to South Africa. Surprisingly, England are at the bottom of the points standings as they are having a poor campaign in the second edition. On the other hand, South Africa climbed to the second position. Besides, table-topper Australia is the only team in the competition that has yet to lose a match, while the rest of the teams have already lost.
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Last month, Pakistan’s series loss to Australia enabled India to climb to third place in the standings. On the other hand, Pakistan dropped to fourth place. Sri Lanka dropped to fifth place after losing against India.
The incumbent World Test Championship champion, New Zealand are in sixth place, followed by the West Indies in seventh.
World Test Championship (2021-2023) Points Standings (updated April 11, 2022)
Bangladesh’s Remaining Fixtures for the Second Edition Test Championship
Three of Bangladesh’s six ICC World Cricket Test Championship series have already been completed. As a result, three series of six matches have remained. Bangladesh faced Pakistan, New Zealand, and South Africa in their Test Championship fixtures. They still have a series against Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and India to play. Let’s take a look at the results of Bangladesh’s ITC fixtures as well as the future match schedule.
Bangladesh vs Pakistan (home)
First Test: Pakistan won by 8 wickets | Second Test: Pakistan won by an innings and 8 runs
New Zealand vs Bangladesh (away)
First Test: Bangladesh won by 8 wickets | Second Test: New Zealand won by an innings and 117 runs
South Africa vs Bangladesh (away)
First Test: South Africa won by 220 runs | Second Test: South Africa won by 332 runs
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2-match Test series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (May, 2022/Home)
2-match Test series between West Indies and Bangladesh (June, 2022/Away)
2-match Test series between Bangladesh and India (November, 2022/Home)
Bangladesh’s chances of finishing in the top half of the ICC World Test Championship points table are slim. The Bangladesh side’s main objective for this Test Championship should be to improve both individual and team performances in each of the remaining series. If Bangladesh’s Test team continues to improve, the expected outcome will be achieved on a regular basis.
Source: United News of Bangladesh