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WFN World Rankings - decision time on hybrids and B teams
Authored by: Michael Christiansen on Monday, September 04 2017 @ 10:38 am ACST

Given the dropping out of ranks via dormancy - it highlights the distinction between the concerns of the ICC (Cricket) around how to country player averages etc compared to this scenario of a current ranking scale. Consider that the ICC recognise the Oct 2005 Aust v Rest of the World as an official test match. The players in the RotW team were a 'one off' in that side while Australia was on going. ICCWorldXI is listed as a 'major team' of for example Lara and Kallis.
So - it's reasonable to count matches AGAINST hybrid teams and therefore the hybrid team warrants being counted. So - that effectively relates to AIM, Peace Team, Euro Crusaders.
The 'B' team notion is different - in that the '94/95 ODI series with Aust and Aust 'A' involved - these stats do not reflect in ODIs. List 'A' matches I believe. However - re IC14 Womens Div - given these sides were accepted into the draw then the matches need to count given the IC is the premier international team tournament available. The qualitative component needn't come into it - else why should India take credit for beating a sub strength West Indies XI in 1979 when the best players were off with Packer.