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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

India settles below Bangladesh

Alright, It's now official. The Indian cricket team is worse than the Bangladesh team. We are minnows. And dont ever dare to call the Bangladeshis minnows because they are placed above us in the Maruti Suzuki Cricket Ratings issued by ESPN STAR Sports. Infact Bangladesh is two spots above us. India is 9th while Bangladesh is 7th. Luckily we are atleast above Kenya!

Guess who is at the 8th place? Pakistan ofcourse. Its funny how one bad tornament can push a team so low in rankings. Actually its ridiculous. I am sure the Indian team is much better than the Bangladeshi one and yet we are placed below. And on the basis of what? Two or three matches? Sounds pretty skewed to me. I'll never believe these rankings again.

Maruti Suzuki ODI Cricket Ratings:
Australia             (98 points)
South Africa       (92 points)
Sri Lanka            (82 points)
Kiwis                   (73 points)
England              (62 points)
West Indies       (59 points)
Bangladesh        (42 points)
Pakistan             (40 points)
India                   (38 points)
Kenya                 (14 points)

Looks like Zimbabwe dont even figure on the top 10. Now, thats sad for a once challenging side. And as expected there is no Indian among the top 10 in the individual batting as well as bowling rankings.

Individual rankings(Batting):
Matthew Hayden (184 points)
Jacques Kallis (179 points).
Ricky Ponting (176 points)
Kevin Pietersen (169 points)
Abraham de Villiers (164 points)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (160 points)
Mahela Jayawardene (155 points)
Scott Styris (151 points)
Michael Clarke (147 points)
Sanath Jayasuriya (145 points)

Individual rankings(Bowling):
Glenn McGrath (195 points)
Muttiah Muralitharan (188 points)
Nathan Bracken (181 points)
Shane Bond (177 points)
Shaun Pollock (173 points)
Andrew Hall (165 points)
Lasith Malinga (161 points)
Chaminda Vaas (156 points)
Mashrafe Mortaza (150 points)
Shaun Tait (144 points)

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