Sri Lanka are a better test side than Australia

Dont believe me? Surely you’ll believe the ICC then.

ICC Test Championship

Team Matches Points Rating
South Africa 30 3672 122
Sri Lanka 27 3248 120
India 28 3327 119
Australia 31 3600 116
England 39 4102 105
Pakistan 17 1424 84
New Zealand 25 2001 80
West Indies 25 1910 76
Bangladesh 19 255 13


  1. insideEdge said:

    Sri Lanka are only a better T20 side than Australia!!!

    What shambles last night

    Uncle Sanath is past his expiry date. If he keeps playing too much longer a generation may grow up who only remember him as an old fart. I still feel he should have retired after the Asia Cup final. That would have been some exit!

    Mahela ran completely oblivious to the fact that Fatty Ryder is a very good fielder even for a normal sized person. That kind of mistake from a guy of his experience is exasperating. Maybe being 90% to everything is his new motto.

    Kapu batted like the Dilshan of old having a complete brain fart when he needed less than a run a ball.

    Matthews acted like a headless chicken who could have been run out five times. It was very unlike him.

    TMD is the new Sanath. If he fires SL may do well. Otherwise it will be doom.

    I’m not convinced by the test ratings. In the same period Aus played India (away), South Africa (home & away) and Eng (away). SL has played Ban, Pak (home & away) and NZ (home). The quality of cricket bears no comparison and could be bad for the future because we are seldom being tested against the best.

    Still, we are above Australia. Make sure to rub it in to your new neighbours!

    September 3, 2009
  2. sam said:

    dont open a can of worms. icc rankings are bull crap!!!

    no wins against strong teams and abroad, yet SL is # 2. wow.

    not deserving!!

    September 3, 2009
  3. Right now mate……it looks like even Bangla are a better team than the Aussies………..

    September 3, 2009
  4. damiths said:

    Inside> Oh I am, I am all over it here with them Aussies.

    Sam> Settle down, India are only a pt behind, Im sure they can catch up.

    Chris> A few more wins for the Bangers might seem them above Aus before long!

    September 4, 2009
  5. sam said:

    not abt india or australia man. ratings shd be fair.

    September 4, 2009
  6. Cricket Bats said:

    Australia are a very ordinary side at the moment and with the exception of South Africa there is very little to choose between the rest of the major nations (Bangladesh excluded).

    September 9, 2009

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