With the Black Caps self-destructing in the 1st ODI (149/6 off 40 as I write), threatening to cause major embarrassment to all the commentators predicting the Black Caps rising in the rankings and to me for my uncharitable assessment of Bangladesh's chances in this tour, it is timely to crack open the Predictor and work out what might happen to our ranking if the results don't follow the odds.
NZ lose 1
NZ fall to 113 points (from 116), holding fourth place from India by half a point.
Bangladesh up to 47.
NZ lose 2
NZ fall to 109, past India and Pakistan into sixth place.
Bangladesh up to 51.
NZ lose all 3
NZ fall to 105, dropping another rank past Sri Lanka into seventh.
Bangladesh up to 54, still sadly no where near reaching West Indies on 95.