Thursday, 4 June 2015

Tale of the Tape - Test cricket series results from May 2013 to June 2015 inclusive.

Just a little exercise in boredom. Results tabulated in Latest Test Ranking Order.  These results cover two years from May 2013 to June 2015 inclusive.

South Africa
Played 6  Won 4 Lost 1 Drawn 1

Australia
Played 5  Won 3 Lost 2

India
Played 5  Won 1 Lost 4

New Zealand
Played 7  Won 3, Lost 1, Drawn 3.

England
Played 6  Won 3 Lost 2  Drawn 1

Pakistan
Played 7  Won 2  Lost 1  Drawn 4

Sri Lanka
Played 6  Won 3  Lost 2  Drawn 1

West Indies
Played 6  Won 1  Lost 4  Drawn 1

Just goes to show the current ranking format is shit!!  India ahead of NZ, England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka??

Editted to Add:

If one was to apportion points for series results (3 for series win, 1 for series draw) and individual test results (2 for Test win, 1 for Test draw) for the past two years as quoted above this is how the teams would stack up in order:


Series Points Individual Tests Points Total for Ranking
New Zealand 12 23 35
Australia 9 22 31
England 10 19 29
South Africa 13 14 27
Pakistan 10 16 26
Sri Lanka 10 10 20
West Indies 4 11 15
India 3 11 14








1 comment:

  1. This is good to a point, but I'm not sure it properly acknowledges that Australia and India have played two less test series than Pakistan and New Zealand. Having said that, India at 3 having only won one test series in the last 5 is absurd.

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