What a crock of nonsense they are. Prior to the last encounter between the Saffas and the Poms, S’th Africa were on 137 points, with England 14 points behind on 123. If England were to win the game, they would go to the top, leapfrogging the chokers by gaining a total of at least 15 points from the game. As it turned out, that’s exactly what happened.
Does anybody actually have an idea how they work? Even the ODI rankings aren’t as aggressive. I wouldn’t read too much into the much talked about Aussie ranking – a laughable ninth below fifth placed Bangladesh -due to how inaccurate and pointless they seem to be.