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  1. 18 Sep '09 08:57
    WTF? I mean seriously, WTF? While it is nice to be number 1 - as we all strive to get to that position - but this is ridiculous! If the Aussies win the last one-dayer and beat England 7-0, they will go to the Champions Trophy as the number 1 team.

    To me, this is insane. South Africa is the number 1 team followed by India IMHO. This ranking system seems to be flawed.. Hmm..
  2. 18 Sep '09 09:13
    Being the number one side for One day internationals in no way eases the intense pain of our Ashes loss. I'm still in mourning.
  3. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    18 Sep '09 21:04 / 1 edit
    The rankings aren't flawed, but they don't necessarily indicate current form accurately.

    This is an inherent flaw in any sports ranking system.
  4. 19 Sep '09 03:27
    Originally posted by Crowley
    The rankings aren't flawed, but they don't necessarily indicate current form accurately.

    This is an inherent flaw in any sports ranking system.
    good point- i remember the days (70s) when we never had any ranking systems and people were asking for one.

    Now we have one and people are still moaning!
  5. 19 Sep '09 04:59
    I'm not moaning about it - I reckon a ranking system is terrific and gives more meaning to playing these matches. I just found it interesting that the Aussies are at No. 1 - when really, South Africa are probably the best team around at the moment. But hey, I'll take it.. no complaints from me!
  6. 19 Sep '09 12:52
    One day cricket should be nothing more than a fun interlude between test series. Ranking it is retarded and serves only to confuse the balance between the real game and the hybrid versions for the attention span deficient.
  7. 20 Sep '09 03:10
    Originally posted by Starrman
    One day cricket should be nothing more than a fun interlude between test series. Ranking it is retarded and serves only to confuse the balance between the real game and the hybrid versions for the attention span deficient.
    I don't mind one day cricket but I must say nothing beats watching five days of test match cricket.
  8. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappie
    20 Sep '09 13:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Zort Boy
    I don't mind one day cricket but I must say nothing beats watching five days of test match cricket.
    Both forms of cricket have their place- even 20/20. I'm a huge cricket fan and love it all- still,I have to admit, even 7-0 will not make up for the poor showing in the ashes where the aussies lost it, rather than england winning it.
    Anyway tha aussies only got 176 in the 6th game, so if they win this one maybe the rankings are a bit more justified.
  9. 20 Sep '09 14:44
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Both forms of cricket have their place- even 20/20. I'm a huge cricket fan and love it all- still,I have to admit, even 7-0 will not make up for the poor showing in the ashes where the aussies lost it, rather than england winning it.
    Anyway tha aussies only got 176 in the 6th game, so if they win this one maybe the rankings are a bit more justified.
    Yeah, listening on the ABC at the moment. Not a good effort on the Aussie's part but 6-1 is good considering our one day and T20 form of late.
  10. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappie
    20 Sep '09 17:26
    Originally posted by Zort Boy
    Yeah, listening on the ABC at the moment. Not a good effort on the Aussie's part but 6-1 is good considering our one day and T20 form of late.
    Geez the english batters are pretty crap though...
    I wish australia had one experienced openner. Maybe Hussey?
  11. 21 Sep '09 01:17
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Geez the english batters are pretty crap though...
    I wish australia had one experienced openner. Maybe Hussey?
    Unlikely that Mike Hussey will open. Although he started his career as an opener for Western Australia he came into the Aussie one day side as a middle order batsman and the made his way into the test team as a middle order batsman.

    Phillip Hughes and David Warner will eventually be the opeing partnership in all forms of the game for Australia.
  12. 21 Sep '09 10:38
    Originally posted by Zort Boy
    Phillip Hughes and David Warner will eventually be the opeing partnership in all forms of the game for Australia.
    I can't see both Phil Hughes and David Warner opening for Australia in all forms of the game - Phil Hughes possibly, but not Warner. Both are very aggressive batsmen which is great in 20/20 cricket and possibly one-day cricket.. but not test cricket - no way. I'd prefer a steadier player at the top of the order to anchor the innings - eg. Simon Katich - and Phil Hughes seems a good foil for him to get the innings ticking over.
  13. 21 Sep '09 16:26
    His recent axing on the Ashes tour will cause Hughes to pull his head in a bit. Warner has the potential to be as good a batsman as Sanath Jayasuria, big call on my part but I believe it.
  14. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    21 Sep '09 19:14
    Originally posted by Zort Boy
    Warner has the potential to be as good a batsman as Sanath Jayasuria, big call on my part but I believe it.
    LOL!
  15. 21 Sep '09 22:06
    Originally posted by Zort Boy
    His recent axing on the Ashes tour will cause Hughes to pull his head in a bit. Warner has the potential to be as good a batsman as Sanath Jayasuria, big call on my part but I believe it.
    Hughes looks a very unlikely type and has a number of deficencies (eg. short ball) but 2 centuries in South Africa shows he's got potential. However, with Warner, I glad you can see some potential there.. as most others can't! VERY big call you made! The guy is a one-hit wonder. He got lucky one night but has failed miserably to produce the goods again. I hope you're right and he does flourish...