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Post by anotherworldofpain Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:43 am

Yes, the poll on when the first Englishman to question the value of ICC rankings has been answered...

Aparently now that ENG are not #1, the rankings are meaningless. Laugh

Alec Stewart, BBC Test Match Special
"Do the ICC rankings mean anything? If you are number one, does it mean that you are the best side in the world? India were whitewashed 4-0 by England when they came over last summer as the number-one Test ranked team. It is winning World Cups and international trophies that is important."

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Post by KP_fan Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:11 am

laughing


bring back KP
Taylor, Bairstow will have no clue when thrown in on apitch like Kiwis are facing now
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Post by guildfordbat Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:50 am

anotherworldofpain wrote:Yes, the poll on when the first Englishman to question the value of ICC rankings has been answered...

Aparently now that ENG are not #1, the rankings are meaningless. Gentlemen Stop Your Watches!!! 810156456

Alec Stewart, BBC Test Match Special
"Do the ICC rankings mean anything? If you are number one, does it mean that you are the best side in the world? India were whitewashed 4-0 by England when they came over last summer as the number-one Test ranked team. It is winning World Cups and international trophies that is important."

Alec Stewart is not actually the first. I posted something very similar to his comments recently when we were still at number one spot (admittedly, the position was precarious then).

For me, each Test series has an importance in its own right. Besides the result, I leave it for history to debate and judge its significance. I regard current world rankings as little more than cricket for accountants.

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Post by anotherworldofpain Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:11 pm

Google this expression "england become number 1 test cricket nation" and check google's suggestion. Classic.

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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:20 pm

anotherworldofpain wrote:Google this expression "england become number 1 test cricket nation" and check google's suggestion. Classic.

Did you mean: england became number 1 test cricket nation
laughing

Well spotted

Nice to see Google is helping you with your grammar too AWOP Wink

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Post by Pal Joey Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:58 am

Well done SA on their first week at No.1.

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Post by DouglasJardinesbox Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:47 am

You don't need rankings to prove who the best team is at the moment. And it's not Eng, India or AUS.....

And look at the footie rankings. England 3rd. They couldn't even break into the top 4 in the Euros....they are probably around 8-10th.


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Post by Shelsey93 Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:52 am

I'm an an England fan and I still take the rankings seriously.... SA are rightly number one!

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Post by KP_fan Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:11 am

There is SA...then there is a bit of daylight.....then there is a cluster containing of Aus, Eng, Ind and Pak......all close to each otehr...on their day, in their back-yards and conditions....very close to each other.

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Post by Peter Seabiscuit Wheeler Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:13 am

On the plus side we can laugh at AWOPs lot for both their ranking and their results.

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Post by anotherworldofpain Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:28 pm

My "lot"? Who are they?

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Post by mystiroakey Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:29 am

awop we all know your a kiwifruit..

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Post by anotherworldofpain Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:22 pm

Remember that a kiwifruit is really a chinese gooseberry or a sarunashi!

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Post by mystiroakey Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:37 am

Or a vine pear, macaque peach, wood berry, hairy bush fruit, unusual fruit, wonder fruit, sunny fruit

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