ICC July 16, 2009

Ireland move above Zimbabwe in ICC ODI rankings

Ireland completed a 3-0 series win against Kenya in Dublin which sees them move above Zimbabwe into tenth in the ICC’s ODI rankings

Ireland completed a 3-0 series win against Kenya in Dublin which sees them move above Zimbabwe into tenth in the ICC’s ODI rankings. Ireland have a rating of 26, three ahead of Zimbabwe (23) and 20 behind ninth-placed Bangladesh (46).

Zimbabwe host Bangladesh next month in a four-match series and can move back into tenth if they win the series.

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • testli5504537 on December 7, 2009, 16:55 GMT

    ICC must give more tour for teams like afghanistan ,canada,UAE .and also should show help them to show thier matches live on TV chanels .it will aslo find more fans of cricket

  • testli5504537 on September 3, 2009, 14:48 GMT

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  • testli5504537 on August 27, 2009, 15:52 GMT

    So in the recent Zimbabwe siries it was a depleted BANGLADESH side. Even a depleted BANGLADESHI team thrashed Zimbabwe. So BANGLADESH and Zimbabwe no match. A full strenght Bangladesh team have the ability to beat any team in the world

  • testli5504537 on August 27, 2009, 15:40 GMT

    In respons to bravery's comments. Even a BANGLADESH 2nd string side will thrash Zimbabwe. The BANGLADESH side that thrashed Zimbabwe in the recent siries was without key players such as Nafees, Aftab, Kapali, Mortaza, Razzak, Rubel, Nazmul and Reza

  • testli5504537 on August 14, 2009, 0:04 GMT

    I agree with Tashmeem, Zim are below Bangladesh by quite a margin. It's evidenced clearly from the ongoing series in Zim so far.

  • testli5504537 on August 7, 2009, 14:01 GMT

    I don't think Zimbabwe is better than Bangladesh.Though Bangladesh is not doing extremely well but they have proven that they have good players such as Ashraful and Shakib.Still I believe Ireland also not better than Zimbabwe.The Ranking is not always telling the truth.Zimbabwe is much better than Ireland though they are not good enough side to compete with Smaller Test playing nation like Bangladesh.

  • testli5504537 on August 7, 2009, 10:52 GMT

    well Zimbabwe is way ahead of all the associate countries. Its even better than Bangladesh and is competative againest the major nations. This is evidenced with their recent perfomance againest Sri Lanka. Watch their series againest bangladesh coming up. The problem is the bigger nations dont want to play Zimbabwe because of "political Issues", this has denied the yuong boys the much needed game time againest the so called big guns

  • testli5504537 on August 1, 2009, 1:18 GMT

    I agree with dan. In football FIFA gives massive assistance to developing countries. In an idea world South Africa should kenya, englansd help Ireland and West Indies help canada, without any extra funding. They can do it easily through providing extra competition/fixtures and junior coaching development, and it would be at little exspense. Unfortunately their is not enough good charity around and every man for himself. And as for the west indies, they are in no position to assist anyone untilthey sort out their own problems.

  • testli5504537 on July 31, 2009, 8:43 GMT

    I agree with Dan & Vikram's comments. I think there should be a 2 tier relegation test/ODI/T20 cricket system with top&bottom of tiers moving up/down every 2 years.

    Until then, I think all warm up matches for a series should be played against top Associate teams in region instead of against county/state sides.

    EG: 5 tests & 7 ODI Aust vs Eng in Eng could have been: * 4 day warm up Aust vs Ireland and Eng vs Scotland/Holland, both in England. * 4 day warm up Aust vs Scotland/Holland and Eng vs Ireland, both in England. * 5 tests Aust vs Eng. * Warm up ODI's against Ireland, Scotland/Holland. * 7 ODI's Aust vs Eng.

    Similar could occur in other areas, such as in WI (Canada&USA), SA (Kenya), Aust/NZ (PNG&FIJI) ... etc.

    This would give associate teams the incentive to be the best in their region to get this lucritive prize.

  • testli5504537 on July 28, 2009, 9:31 GMT

    The last time Ireland played Zimbabwe they where crushed, I dont think they have beaten Zim besides drawing with them, and I doubt if they are slighlty better than Zim granted they are a competitive team.

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