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Afghans enter ODI rankings

Calcutta: Six months after they had qualified for 2015 World Cup, Afghanistan has entered the ICC ODI team rankings for the first time.

Following their 32-run victory over Bangladesh, a Full Member of the ICC, in the Asia Cup on Saturday, Afghanistan have now met the criteria for inclusion in the ODI team rankings.

Afghanistan have joined the table in 12th place with 32 ratings points. They have the opportunity to slide past 11th-placed Ireland should they win either of their two remaining Asia Cup group matches.

Afghanistan’s 32 ratings points come from the results of their 12 ODIs and the ranking of their opponents when the matches were played.

Team rankings

1. Australia; 2. India; 3. Sri Lanka; 4. South Africa; 5. England; 6. Pakistan; 7. New Zealand; 8. West Indies; 9. Bangladesh; 10. Zimbabwe; 11. Ireland; 12. Afghanistan