Ratings - 8th April 2010
Russell Degnan

The 2009/10 summer comes to a belated close, and the ratings will break for a month of T20 games. The T20 ratings will reappear for the duration of the world cup.

Recently completed matches

I-Shield MatchNamibiavBermuda
Pre-rating364.81170.84
Form-28.91-29.47
Expected MarginNamibia by 147 runs
Actual MarginNamibia by an innings and 185 runs
Post-rating383.95143.18

After 84.5 overs of their first innings, Bermuda lost their tenth wicket for 214 runs. After 84.5 overs of their first innings, Namibia lost their first wicket for 374 runs. The partnership between van Schoor and Steenkamp even more remarkable given they are 19 and 21 respectively. Safely in front, Namibia put the foot down, piling on 209 in the next 30 overs before rolling Bermuda for 184 in their second innings. Given Namibia were finalists in the I-Cup last year, this result should be no surprise. But the ease of it must worry the Bermudans who lack class players, except the ageing Hemp. Namibia will face a sterner test against Uganda, needing first innings points in a draw, or a win, to guarantee a spot in the final.


Rankings at 8th April 2010
1.Australia1220.63
2.India1209.46
3.South Africa1187.88
4.England1129.25
5.Sri Lanka1103.96
6.Pakistan1073.90
7.West Indies926.27
8.New Zealand917.90
9.Bangladesh628.23
10.Zimbabwe556.79

11.Ireland554.16
12.Scotland470.23
13.Namibia383.95
14.Afghanistan359.64
15.Kenya353.20
16.U.S.A.296.99
17.Uganda280.54
18.Netherlands220.31
19.Nepal179.54
20.Canada177.74
21.U.A.E.155.26
22.Hong Kong147.15
23.Bermuda143.18
24.Cayman Is134.24
25.Malaysia108.49

Shaded teams have played fewer than 2 games per season. Non-test team ratings are not comparable to test ratings as they don't play each other.

Idle Summers 13th April, 2010 18:55:19   [#] 

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