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Imtiaz
January 23, 2005, 09:35 AM
Case 2 - gap between the two teams' ratings is 40 points or more:
if the stronger team wins, it scores 10 points more than its own rating while the weaker team scores 10 points less than its own rating
if the weaker team wins, it scores 90 points more than its own rating while the stronger team scores 90 points less than its own rating
if the match is tied, the stronger team scores 40 points less than its own rating and the weaker team scores 40 points more than its own rating

The above are the ICC Rules on Ratings in ODI's [ Case 2 ]

Current Ratings Matches Points Ratings

Zimbabwe 33 1928 58
Bangladesh 29 76 3

Since the non-availability of most of Zimbabwe's front-ranking players, this relative position between the two sides is somewhat exaggerated. Nonetheless, it is in Bangladesh's interest to capture the 90+ points as many times as possible before the Ratings gap becomes less than 40. Roughly speaking, with each win against them, we gain 3 ratings point and Zimbabwe loses approx. 1.

I know we can still gain 90+ points with each win against other test playing countries for sometime yet, but the relative chances of a win against Zimbabwe are far higher than against those countries.

If we don't beat Zimbabwe, then others will and their Ratings will sink rapidly. Once our gap becomes less than 40 , we will only gain 50+ points each time we beat them against the 90+ now.