Bangladesh in their tour of New Zealand will have the opportunity to better their position in the International Cricket Council's ODI team rankings.
The three-ODI series gets underway early Monday morning when the visiting Tigers lock horns with the home side in Christchurch.
In the event of a series win for the tourists, they will increase their lead over Pakistan and the West Indies.
On the other hand, Bangladesh only need to avoid being blanked 3-0 so as not to drop points in the rankings, which will determine the automatic qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup.
The Tigers are currently seventh with 95 rating points, ahead of Pakistan (89) and the West Indies (87). Other than hosts England, the seven highest-ranked sides as on September 30, 2017 will qualify directly for the ICC’s pinnacle 50-over tournament.
The Kiwis, having lost 3-0 to Australia in the recent Chappell-Hadlee series, will drop one place in the rankings in the event of a series loss by any margin while Bangladesh will remain seventh, irrespective of any result.
Meanwhile in the ODI batsmen's rankings, Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is the best-ranked batsman, at 18th. In contrast, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will be top-ranked from either side at fifth with Martin Guptill following him at sixth.
In the ODI bowlers' rankings, Bangladesh have two players in the top 10 with left-arm spinner Shakib al Hasan at fifth and limited-over captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza at 10th.
Kiwi fast bowler Trent Boult is top-ranked with paceman Matt Henry at seventh.
Ace Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib is the top-ranked all-rounder in this format.
If New Zealand win 3-0:
New Zealand 111 rating points, Bangladesh 91
If New Zealand win 2-1:
New Zealand 109, Bangladesh 95
If Bangladesh win 3-0:
New Zealand 105, Bangladesh 100
If Bangladesh win 2-1:
New Zealand 107 (behind England on decimal points), Bangladesh 97