Bangladesh play Sri Lanka today in the last round of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2017 and they face an uphill task ahead. For them to make it to the ICC Women's World Cup 2017, they will need to beat Sri Lanka by a huge margin, which seems unlikely, going by their current form.
Bangladesh will have to beat Sri Lanka by 85 runs if they hope to make it ahead of Sri Lanka. In case they are chasing, Bangladesh will have to do it in quick time, depending on the target. For example, if Sri Lanka scores 200, Bangladesh will have to get to the target in 27.1 overs in order to edge out the opposition.
Bangladesh's run-rate at the moment is -1.006, while Sri Lanka's run-rate is -0.055. While Bangladesh are currently in fifth place, Sri Lanka are sixth.
The top four finishers of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier will join the four other teams who have already qualified to play the mega event later in the year.
A total of eight teams will be taking part in the World Cup. So far India and South Africa have booked their places, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the favourites to book the other two spots.
They will join England, New Zealand, Australia and West Indies.