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    Allrounder rankings - too heavily skewed in favour of bowlers?

    I think the batsman and bowling rankings are usually pretty good, but think the allrounder rankings are a bit odd to be honest.

    I know that Kallis has retired and Vettori will probably never play another test, but most of these guys are top-quality bowlers who are better than bunnies with the willow - I would rather have a few top 6 batsman who bowl a bit in there though until some of the young 'balanced' allrounders (Stokes, Anderson, Neesham, Jadeja, Faulkner etc) play a few more games and can get ranking points. Anyway, the list is headed by a guy who can't get a start overseas, then positions 3-5 and 7-9 are world class pacemen who can hold a bat. The list reads:



    1 R. Ashwin IND 373
    2 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 364
    3 V.D. Philander SA 348
    4 S.C.J. Broad ENG 291
    5 M.G. Johnson AUS 281
    6 S.R. Watson AUS 255
    7 T.G. Southee NZ 229
    8 R.J. Harris AUS 217
    9 D.W. Steyn SA 200
    10 D.J.G. Sammy WI 195



    I would rather have the likes of Matthews, Williamson, Steve Smith, Nassir Hossain etc there than some of these (good) tailenders
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    Hmm, does anyone pay any attention to these, though? At all?

    I mean, the way it works (which is fairly crude), it's always going to be pretty bowler friendly for the simple reason that everyone has to bat.
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    I do (might be in a minority of one) as all rounders are usually my fav cricketers

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    think it's just a case of not having many actual allrounders on the scene at the moment. Ashwin has put up some pretty impressive numbers with both bat and ball and the rankings don't take into account that it's all been in India.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuller Pilch View Post
    I think the batsman and bowling rankings are usually pretty good, but think the allrounder rankings are a bit odd to be honest.

    I know that Kallis has retired and Vettori will probably never play another test, but most of these guys are top-quality bowlers who are better than bunnies with the willow - I would rather have a few top 6 batsman who bowl a bit in there though until some of the young 'balanced' allrounders (Stokes, Anderson, Neesham, Jadeja, Faulkner etc) play a few more games and can get ranking points. Anyway, the list is headed by a guy who can't get a start overseas, then positions 3-5 and 7-9 are world class pacemen who can hold a bat. The list reads:



    1 R. Ashwin IND 373
    2 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 364
    3 V.D. Philander SA 348
    4 S.C.J. Broad ENG 291
    5 M.G. Johnson AUS 281
    6 S.R. Watson AUS 255
    7 T.G. Southee NZ 229
    8 R.J. Harris AUS 217
    9 D.W. Steyn SA 200
    10 D.J.G. Sammy WI 195



    I would rather have the likes of Matthews, Williamson, Steve Smith, Nassir Hossain etc there than some of these (good) tailenders
    I agree with you but only because you mentioned Steve Smith #legspin



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