Tuesday, 12 December 2006


The first test saw a few changes in the ICC cricket rankings. Shane Bond is back up to 5th in the world while James Franklin has reached his highest ever ranking score and a place at number 12 (just behind Chaminda Vaas who is in at 11). Chris Martin is at 23 and Dan Vettori (who didn't have much chance to improve his bowling score) is at 25. Interestingly Jacob Oram (54) still sits behind Nathan Astle (53) on the bowling charts.

The batsmen didn't do much for their ratings. Stephen Fleming remains at 14th place and behind him are Jacob Oram (30), Nathan Astle (35) and the rapidly rising Dan Vettori (39). Scott Styris is at 42 and then there is a long gap before we find Brendon McCullum (52), Matthew Sinclair (61), Hamish Marshall (64) and Craig Cumming (67). Sadly the chart doesn't go low enough to tell us how Chris Martin's 0 not out contributed to his rating.

Amongst the Sri Lankans, Kumar Sangakkara saw his century rewarded with a batting ranking of 7th while Muttiah Muralidaran maintains his number 1 ranking in the bowling charts.


Karl said...

Mike, if you go into the top 100 test batsmen you can search for an individual player. Searching for Chris Martin reveals that he currently has a rating of 23 (compared with, e.g. Ricky Ponting's rating of 942), meaning he is ranked as the 183rd best test batsman in the world. This is quite a way down from the lofty heights he achieved on 7 august 2005 where a rating of 27 ranked him at 153.

Ben said...

Closer analysis shows that his 0 didn't change his rating at all, though his ranking fell by 7 places.