How did Nathan Bracken reclaim ODI bowler’s top spot?

I am at a loss to understand how Nathan Bracken re-claimed the top spot on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings for limited-over’s bowlers. 

Consider this:  

Bracken had taken just two wickets in three matches against Bangladesh at Darwin. Based on that performance Vettori overhauled him and accordingly became the no.1 ODI bowler.  

Now according to the ICC rankings, Nathan Bracken has again become the number 1 ODI bowler on the basis of Daniel Vettori’s poor outing in Bangladesh, (one wicket in three matches).   How can similar performances against a pathetic opposition cause this change?

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Blogger Naked Cricket said...

this calls for a third party.

16/10/2008, 13:35  
Anonymous Ottayan said...



16/10/2008, 16:20  
Blogger Christopher Poshin David said...

The ranking system is sad.

Ottoyan u are a huge crciket fan aren't u?
Which ever cricket blog I go U are already there(comments).

Nice to see another cricket fanatic like me.
Thanx for visiting my blog and giving your inputs.

16/10/2008, 17:02  
Blogger Ottayan said...


The ranking system is a joke perpetuated by ICC.

Yep I am a cricket fan. As for my inputs you are welcome.:)

16/10/2008, 18:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is seriously a joke. (That sounds strange - a serious joke?) They need to re-calibrate on a season by season basis.

16/10/2008, 23:40  
Blogger Ottayan said...


They need to calibrate the metrics.

17/10/2008, 05:58  

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