I really don't think we should be rejigging rankings now - as last-minute signings and the like happen, that necessitates more clumsy changes. Leave them as a tribute to last year's season, then change them just before the next one starts (poor Gary Ballance could arguably be kicked out for a more deserving Yorkie ).
Rohit Sharma Majid Haq Pikky Ya France (come on, just look at his name) Nasir Jamshed Lega Siaka Kevin O'Brien Peter Borren Elton Chigumbura Kemar Roach Mustafizur Rahman Nathan Lyon (I like him for an Aussie!) Anya Shrubsole Angelo Mathews Shapoor Zadran Brendon McCullum Ellyse Perry Joe Root AB de Villiers (sorry, I tried putting Rooty up over him, but... I can't. not with a clean conscience)
The eagle-eyed will have spotted a couple of non-male names in there. Anya and Ellyse are two of the finest players in the two top ladies' sides in the world. Ellyse is arguably better in her game than AB in his, as a proper fast bowler as well.
Granted, this is still a huge slant towards the blokes, and I'd be very happy if we want to shave off a few of the lower-ranked associates for greater gender equality. Mithali Raj and Deandra Dottin both spring to mind as great omitted players.
Like the look of songster's last post. But just a couple of suggestions.
Surely, for Netherlands we need to have Ryan ten Doeschate. I mean, come on, who doesn't like Tendo? Also, surely Kevin O'Brien for the Ireland player. he is afterall only their second highest run scorer and highest wicket taker.
Re the gender situation, I don't think that is huge issue perse. given two of the higher ranks are filled by ladies, so lets not get into that. but if you still need one more lady in there, surely Mithali Raj for one of the earlier associates.
Also, if we are having a Sri Lankan, surely it must be Angelo, surely.
Also Brendon above Root purely for his inherent niceness and being the captain of NZ, who everybody loves?
Aside from that, it looks pretty good.
And for the Indian, you forgot Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma please.
Fine with O'Brien - does Tendo still play internationally? EDIT: Research suggests that Tendo rejects his international commitments in favour of playing journeyman T20 games. Not sure we want to reward that!
Angelo's too good for that rank - SL being mid-table's about right, so they need a mid-table player. Any of their other current players would do, pretty much! Chandimal?
Remember Mattzo's Hampshire bias that has Vince/Crane higher than they should be? Same applies to Root, only I agree with it this time.
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