Team Rankings after day 34 (21 May 2009)

RankTeam Matches Won Lost N/R PointsNetRR
1 Delhi 14 10 4 0 20 +0.311
2 Chennai 14 8 5 1 17 +0.951
3 Bangalore 14 8 6 0 16 -0.191
4 Deccan 14 7 7 0 14 +0.203
5 Punjab 14 7 7 0 14 -0.483
6 Rajasthan 14 6 7 1 13 -0.352
7 Mumbai 14 5 8 1 11 +0.297
8 Kolkata 14 3 10 1 7 -0.789

Progression of Points Table and team rankings during the tournament.



Two weeks into the tournament, many teams are separated by a small points margin. However, the official ranking table does not consider the number of matches played. I believe a team with fewer matches played should be ranked above another team with same points from more matches, irrespective of run rate. So, I have devised a "points-per-match" metric for this purpose. Matches played and net runrate are used as secondary and tertiary criteria. Below is a table with this methodology and chart. This table gives a more realistic picture of the top teams.

Team Rankings after day 34 (21 May 2009)

NormalizedRank OfficialRankTeam Matches Won Lost N/R PointsNetRRPointsPerMatch
1 1 Delhi 14 10 4 0 20 +0.311 1.43
2 2 Chennai 14 8 5 1 17 +0.951 1.21
3 3 Bangalore 14 8 6 0 16 -0.191 1.14
4 4 Deccan 14 7 7 0 14 +0.203 1.00
5 5 Punjab 14 7 7 0 14 -0.483 1.00
6 6 Rajasthan 14 6 7 1 13 -0.352 0.93
7 7 Mumbai 14 5 8 1 11 +0.297 0.79
8 8 Kolkata 14 3 10 1 7 -0.789 0.50

Progression of Points Table and team rankings during the tournament.

Data Source: Cricinfo