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Opinion: ODIs in 2006

This is a bit interesting. Bangladesh being more successful in ODIs, behind only to NZ and Aus than the rest.

What I find to be very odd is that NZ, despite being #2, played only 12 ODIs!!!! Thats less than Kenya, and about 40% of Both Zim and Bangladesh. Surely, NZ would have liked to have some outing rather than nothing. It would have made sense for them to be available for touring Bangladesh, or the more willing associates like Scotland, Kenya etc. Same is the case with England, and to some extent Pakistan, not enough games.

People look at the following table and say that it is a skewed table because the associates dont play the Big 8. Thats something worth thinking about, but I have a question. Isnt the table ALWAYS skewed? I mean, some country can play Australia most of the time, while another can play a weaker lot, like England. And in any case, this is not a rankings table, its just a statistics summary total. Good thing is that every team has at least 1 victory, and Bangladesh is getting the correct tag of being the 9th best team in the world, instead of the ‘worst’ that they used to get with only 10 teams.

Team                 ODIs      Won     Lost     Tied       NR      Win %
Australia              29       20        8        0        1      71.42
New Zealand       12        8        4        0        0      66.66
Bangladesh          27       17       10        0        0      62.96
South Africa        24       15        9        0        0      62.50
West Indies         32       18       13        0        1      58.06
Sri Lanka             34       18       14        0        2      56.25
Ireland                   3        1        1        0        1      50.00
Pakistan               22       10       10        0        2      50.00
India                     30       13       15        0        2      46.42
Kenya                   16        7        9        0        0      43.75
Netherlands           8        3        4        0        1      42.85
Bermuda              12        4        8        0        0      33.33
Zimbabwe            29        8       20        0        1      28.57
England                20        5       14        0        1      26.31
Scotland                 4        1        3        0        0      25.00
Canada                 10        2        8        0        0      20.00

TOTAL                 156      150      150        0        6

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  1. December 15, 2006 at 4:44 pm

    New Zealand always seem to have an overblown idea of their own importance when it comes to touring. they have dropped out of several tours over the last few year because of ‘safety’ concerns. Like anyone would know who they are to want to harm them anyway! A shame, because they are a great cricket team.
    Good to see England where they deserve to be – it will be even worse once the Aussies and Kiwis finish with them early next year.

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