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Rediff Test rankings: Pakistan drop badly

By M J Manohar Rao, Srinivas Bhogle
Last updated on: August 17, 2009 21:48 IST
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The longer Pakistan have to stay on the cricket field, the worse they seem to get. That's why they are T20 champions, but hugely disappointing in Test cricket.

After the bad 2-0 series loss in Sri Lanka (46.23), Pakistan (37.40) are dropping badly in the Rediff Test Rankings.

Bangladesh (8.72) gained over three points after their clean 2-0 sweep in the Caribbeans, but they still have a huge mountain to climb in Test cricket.

Australia (77.91) will stay on top even if they lose the fifth Ashes Test. They are still a great Test side.

The latest Rediff Test Rankings appear in Table A.

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  • TABLE A: Final Rankings (as on August 15, 2009)
    Country Performance index (RBI) Diff: 7.7.09 -> 15.8.09 Rank
    Australia 77.91 -0.17 1
    India 62.67 -1.09 2
    South Africa 62.41 -0.73 3
    England 49.20 -0.51 4
    Sri Lanka 46.23 +3.87 5
    Pakistan 37.40 -3.27 6
    New Zealand 34.52 +0.47 7
    West Indies 27.63 -0.88 8
    Zimbabwe 12.36 +0.67 9
    Bangladesh 8.72 +3.15 10

    The current Reliance Mobile ICC Test rankings (as on August 15, 2009) are: Australia (124), South Africa (122), Sri Lanka (119), India (119), England (99), Pakistan (84), New Zealand (82), West Indies (76), Bangladesh (13) and Zimbabwe (12?).

  • The current home-away points tally of Test-playing teams is shown in Table B.

    How the rankings work...

    TABLE B: Test Score Card (as on August 15, 2009)
    A W A Y
    Aus Ban Eng Ind NZ Pak RSA SL WI Zim
    H

    O

    M

    E
    Australia 2 / 2
    2 / 2
    2 / 5
    5 / 5
    1 / 4
    2.5 / 4
    2.5 / 3
    2 / 2
    3 / 3
    3 / 3
    2 / 3
    1 / 3
    3 / 3
    2 / 2
    2.5/3
    3 / 3
    1 / 1
    2 / 2
    Bangladesh 0 / 2
    0 / 2
    0 / 2
    0 / 2
    -
    0.5 / 2
    0 / 2
    0.5 / 2
    0 / 3
    0 / 2
    0 / 2
    0 / 2
    0 / 3
    0 / 2
    2 / 2
    0 / 2
    0.5 / 2
    1.5 / 2
    England 0 / 5
    3 / 5
    2 / 2
    2 / 2
    0.5 / 2
    1 / 3
    2 / 3
    2.5/3
    0.5 / 3
    3.5 / 4
    3 / 5
    1.5 / 4
    1 / 3
    1.5 / 3
    2 / 5
    2 / 2
    1 / 2
    2 / 2
    India 1.5 / 4
    3 / 4
    1.5 / 2
    -
    2 / 3
    1.5 / 2
    2 / 3
    1 / 2
    1 / 3
    2 / 3
    1 / 3
    1.5 / 3
    1 / 3
    2.5 / 3
    2.5 / 4
    2.5 / 3
    2 / 2
    2 / 2
    New Zealand 0 / 2
    0.5 / 3
    1.5 / 2
    2 / 2
    0.5/3
    1 / 3
    1 / 2
    1 / 3
    0 / 1
    0.5 / 2
    0 / 2
    1.5 / 3
    1 / 2
    1 / 2
    1.5 / 2
    1 / 2
    2 / 2
    0.5 / 1
    Pakistan 0 / 3
    0 / 3
    2 / 2
    3 / 3
    0.5 / 4
    2.5 / 3
    1 / 3
    2 / 3
    1.5 / 2
    1 / 1
    1 / 3
    0.5 / 2
    0.5 / 3
    1 / 2
    1 / 2
    2.5 / 3
    2 / 2
    1 / 3
    South Africa 2 / 3
    1 / 3
    2 / 2
    2 / 2
    2.5 / 4
    2 / 5
    1.5 / 3
    2 / 3
    1.5 / 3
    2 / 2
    1.5 / 2
    2 / 3
    0 / 2
    2 / 2
    3 / 4
    2 / 3
    1 / 1
    2 / 2
    Sri Lanka 0 / 2
    0 / 3
    2 / 2
    3 / 3
    1.5 / 3
    2 / 3
    0.5 / 3
    2 / 3
    1 / 2
    1 / 2
    1 / 2
    2.5 / 3
    0 / 2
    2 / 2
    1 / 2
    2 / 2
    2 / 2
    3 / 3
    West Indies 0 / 3
    0.5/3
    2 / 2
    0 / 2
    0 / 2
    3 / 5
    0.5 / 3
    1.5 / 4
    1 / 2
    0.5 / 2
    0 / 2
    1 / 2
    1 / 3
    1 / 4
    0 / 2
    1 / 2
    1.5 / 2
    2 / 2
    Zimbabwe 0 / 2
    0 / 1
    0.5 / 2
    1.5 / 2
    0 / 2
    1 / 2
    0 / 2
    0 / 2
    0.5 / 1
    0 / 2
    2 / 3
    0 / 2
    0 / 2
    0 / 1
    0 / 3
    0 / 2
    0 / 2
    0.5 / 2
  • Table C summarizes the home-away series win record of all the nine Test playing countries and Zimbabwe. Note that this table lists statistics relating to Test series, not individual Test matches.

    TABLE C: Series 'win-draw-loss' record (with 'home'-'away' break-up)
    (as on August 15, 2009)
    | *No India-Bangladesh series so far in India
    Country No of home wins No of away wins Total wins No of home draws No of away draws Total draws No of home losses No of away losses Total losses
    Australia 8 7 15 0 0 0 1 2 3
    Bangladesh 1 1 2 0 0 0 8 7* 15*
    England 6 3 9 1 1 2 2 5 7
    India 6* 5 11* 2 0 2 0 4 4
    New Zealand 1 3 4 4 2 6 4 4 8
    Pakistan 5 3 8 1 1 2 3 5 8
    South Africa 7 6 13 0 2 2 2 1 3
    Sri Lanka 7 2 9 1 4 5 1 3 4
    West Indies 2 2 4 2 1 3 5 6 11
    Zimbabwe 1 1 2 1 1 2 7 7 14

    Our next update will appear after the Ashes series and the Sri Lanka's home series against New Zealand.

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