Twenty20 World Rankings—Where Are They?

Dillon RobinsonCorrespondent IJuly 20, 2008

Why are there no Twenty20 world rankings? I think their should be, because there's a world championship. Test cricket is a thing of the past, ODIs are the present, and Twenty20 is the future.

Most of the Twenty20 bests are from South Africa. Graeme Smith (captain of S.A.) is the all-time leading Twenty20 run-scorer and Shaun Pollock retired Twenty20 international cricket as the leading wicket-taker.

That says a lot about S.A. cricket, and yet they are not the best Twenty20 team in the world.

Twenty20 World Champions India are. Players like Virender Sehweg, Gautem Gambhir, Mahendra Singh Dhona (captain), and Suresh Raina make a formiddable batting-order. And their bowlers R.P. Singh, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Sreesanth, and Harbhajan Singh make a strong bowling attack.

Teams that do well in ODIs do not perform in Twenty20s—teams like Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and West Indies.

These are my Twenty20 world rankings:


2—South Africa

3—Sri Lanka



6—West Indies

7—New Zealand