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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

ICC Test rankings

Thanks to a dismal World Cup India maybe ranked below Bangladesh in the Maruti Suzuki ODI Cricket Ratings issued by ESPN STAR Sports, but when it comes to test matches Bangladesh are no match to the Indian team. India are ranked fourth in the ICC test rankings and if these rankings are any indication of a team's abilities then Bangladesh have a very tough task ahead in their coming test series against India. They are ranked 10th which is way below the Indians.
    

    Team                   Matches               Points             Rating

1 Australia                      43                       5807                   135

2 England                        47                       5344                   114

3 Pakistan                       38                       4092                   108

4 India                             38                       4056                   107

5 Sri Lanka                      36                       3686                   102

6 South Africa                 42                       4274                    102

7 New Zealand                28                       2602                     93

8 West Indies                  33                       2378                     72

9 Zimbabwe                    15                        415                       28

10 Bangladesh                22                         48                          2


Again compared to the Maruti Suzuki Individual Player ODI Cricket Rankings, the test ratings are far more favourable towards the Indians with two players featuring in the top 10: Rahul Dravid(ranked 8th among batsmen) and Anil Kumble(ranked 3rd among the bowlers).

Batsmen:

        Name                           Country

1 R.T. Ponting                         AUS
2 Mohammad Yousuf            PAK
3 K.P. Pietersen                     ENG
4 K.C. Sangakkara                   SL
5 M.E.K. Hussey                     AUS
6 M.L. Hayden                        AUS
7 J.H. Kallis                               SA
8 R. Dravid                              IND
9 Younis Khan                        PAK
10 A.G. Prince                          SA


Bowlers:
      
        Name                             Country

1 M. Muralidaran                     SL
2 M. Ntini                                  SA
3 A. Kumble                             IND
4 S.M. Pollock                           SA
5 M.J. Hoggard                       ENG
6 S.E. Bond                                NZ
7 S.R. Clark                              AUS
8 Mohammad Asif                  PAK
9 A. Flintoff                              ENG
10 Shoaib Akhtar                    PAK

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