ICC rating system is absolute rubbish: Michael Vaughan | Cricket Information

MELBOURNE: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has slammed the International Cricket Council‘s rating system, terming it as “absolute rubbish”.

India are at the moment ranked primary in ICC Take a look at staff rankings, adopted by New Zealand, South Africa, England and Australia.

The cricketer-turned-commentator feels New Zealand and England do not need to get the second and fourth spot within the ICC Take a look at rankings as they have not gained sufficient Take a look at collection within the final two years.

“I might be lifeless sincere concerning the ICC rankings. I believe they’re absolute rubbish,” Vaughan was quoted as saying by the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’.

“I do not know how – New Zealand have gained loads of collection over the course of the final two years – however for them to be second, and the place it stands out for me that the rankings cannot be proper is that England in Take a look at match cricket are third, and England for 3 or 4 years have struggled in Take a look at match cricket, notably abroad,” he stated.

The 45-year-old, who has captained England Take a look at staff from 2003 to 2008, stated the ICC rating is complicated.

“They’ve gained collection at residence. They’ve solely simply drawn the Ashes in English circumstances, they solely simply beat Eire. I believe the rankings are slightly bit complicated.

“I actually do not, in my view, have New Zealand because the second finest Take a look at match nation on this planet. I believe, notably over right here in Australia, Australia are a much better Take a look at match staff.”

Vaughan additionally picked India as the one staff that may bother Australia at residence, saying Virat Kohli‘s males have the tempo and spin of their bowling and expertise in batting to problem the hosts.

“I believe there are two groups, India and Australia, they’re the very best Take a look at match groups on this planet, with out query. I believe there is just one staff that may come right here and put Australia underneath stress, that was 12 months in the past, that they gained right here, India,” he stated.

“There was no Smith, no Warner, no (Marnus) Labuschagne within the Australian ranks in that collection, I believe the collection in a while subsequent yr, when India arrive again right here, hopefully everybody might be match.

“That Indian assault has obtained the tempo, it has additionally obtained the spin, the batting unit has obtained all of the expertise. I solely see just one staff at this stage that may compete with Australia right here and that’s India.”

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