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"Cricket is an art. Like all arts it has a technical foundation. To enjoy it does not require technical knowledge, but analysis that is not technically based is mere impressionism."
- C.L.R. James
Nice work. The list is very similar to cricrate since my update to handle home/away and reduce jumpiness:
cricrate | Current Ratings - Test Team
(Mine isn't updated with Ind v Aus and ban vs SL yet)
I'm in the process of scraping series status data - wondering if I should adjust for deciders/dead rubbers..
I first looked into the ICC rankings in 2008, working out their own ratings back to 1877 which was posted on Howstat's website (since taken down). Actually it was that feature which got my writing for CW.
In 2010 I looked at improving their ratings, modifying them to account for a) success away from home and b) degree of dominance, which I based on RPW:-
Improving the ICC Test Team Rating System | Cricket Web
I always thought the ICC system had another flaw in it where they base their ratings on a period of time. South Africa, as good as they were in the 1960s, only played two series, not enough to justify a number 1 ranking. If only they played the West Indies around 1966, what a series that would have been!
In my system, your series score is added onto your ranking, which then either increases or decreases. There is no period limit. Series scores are adjusted by opposition and home/away. Adding in RPW difference was a little problematic, do I left it out. After all, winning by an innings but losing by one wicket in the next match will give you a 1-1 scoreline, which is what people will remember.
South Africa 598
New Zealand 515
Sri Lanka 498
West Indies 427
Three clear tiers have emerged but I expect England to move into 4th over their summer tests depending on how they do against South Africa. South Africa on the other hand can move closer to India for top spot if they win in England. An unlikely 4-0 series win would put them top.
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
"Neither of them will have an international cricket career past 2016."
Blocky on Martin Guptill and Ish Sodhi. 20/11/2014.
Bangladesh still rightly in minnow territory in your rankings, DOG, which backs up every shred of available evidence.
WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
"Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn
#408. Sixty three not out forever.
They were at 310 after losing a series at home to the West Indies in 2012.
Had a look at the excel. Not that even more proof was needed but SL has been sliding slowly over the last 10 years. The mini spike in 2013 is a couple of series v BD followed by the series win in Eng in '14. That spike towards the end of'16 is the 3-0 Aus win. I can't see this graph anywhere but further down in the next 5-10 years. #sad
cricrate | Sri Lanka - ODI Player
The SL ODI team hasn't been this talentless since the late 80s..
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