Bangladesh have kicked off their qualification campaign for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 in style, sweeping their ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League series against the West Indies 3-0.
The result will be much cause for rejoice given that the this was Bangladesh's first international series following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the 3-0 series sweep also sees them go up to second position in the table, only behind Australia, who are at the top.
The Aussies are one of only two sides to play two series so far with the other being England, lead with 40 points in the Super League, which was introduced last year to add context to ODI cricket. England are currently level on points with Bangladesh but are third courtesy of inferior run-rate.
Pakistan are fourth on the table with 20 points from two wins with Afghanistan at fifth but level on points after winning the first two games of their ongoing series against Ireland. Zimbabwe, Ireland and India have won one match each so far.
The ODI Super League features 12 ICC Full Members and the Netherlands, who qualified by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship 2015-17.
Teams get 10 points for a win, five for an abandonment/tie/no result and none for a loss while points may be deducted for slow over rates in matches.
Sides are ranked according to total points earned and those failing to qualify directly will get a second shot through a Qualifier to be played in June and July of 2023.