ICC Cricket Rankings

The ranking of ICC consists of four columns which reflect the country’s name, matches, points and ratings, so the corresponding titles for each column will be the following: Team, Matches, Points and Ratings. Team column shows the name of the cricket team, Matches shows the number of matches the team played in the last three years, Points indicates the number of points the team made for three years, and Rating is derived from the points and the matches the team played.

ICC stands for International Cricket Council, a body that controls and governs cricket internationally. ICC was founded in 1909 with representatives from three countries namely Australia, England and South Africa. It was previously named International Cricket Conference, then later in 1965, it was changed to International Cricket Council. Currently, ICC has over 105 members all over the globe.

ICC Cricket Test Team Rankings Calculation System

For those who love a longer form of cricket matches, Test Cricket lasts for as many as 5 days. Both the teams play two innings each.

 After every series of Test, the two competing team gets a point based on a calculated formula shown below:

  • After a series between two teams, add 1 point to the winning team; add half point to the two teams for drawing a match; add bonus point to the team that won the series; add half point to two teams if the series was a draw.
  • If the gap of the ratings between two teams was less than 40 points, multiply 50 points more than the opponent’s rating. Then, add the total to the test result of the opponent multiplied by 50 points less than the opponent’s rating.
  • The calculation is done based on the difference in ratings of the two teams. If it is 40 or more, then the stronger team’s total is multiplied by 10 and added to the other team’s total minus 90, multiplied by their total. 
  • Divide the updated points total by the updated match total. This represents the team's rating.

Current 2015 Test Cricket Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 India 32 3535 110
2 Australia 40 4376 109
3 South Africa 34 3703 109
4 Pakistan 28 2977 106
5 England 40 3940 99
6 New Zealand 36 3578 99
7 Sri Lanka 35 3123 89
8 West Indies 33 2504 76
9 Bangladesh 22 1026 47
10 Zimbabwe 10 53 5

ICC Cricket ODI Team Rankings Calculation System

One Day International or ODI matches are played for a single day for a fixed number of overs between two international teams. ICC One Day International cricket competition run by the ICC body is the ranking scheme used on the regular ODI match schedule. After the ODI match, the two participating teams receive points based on a calculated formula shown below:

  • When the match starts, if the difference between their points is less than 40, they need to get 50 points to emerge as the stronger team.
  • After a series between two teams, add one point to a team for the winning match and half point to the two teams for a draw.
  • In case there is a tie, both teams score the opponent’s rating.
  • There are two different scoring structures: one for a match/series in which the ranking difference amongst the two teams is less than or equal to 40 and if that change is larger than 40. This rewards lower-ranked teams who accomplish to beat higher-ranked teams, in turn it exhausting the higher-ranked team
  • In case of a tie, 40 less points are given to the stronger team and 40 more points are given to the weaker team.
  • Only the score on the last three matches are included. Divide the new points total by the new matches total to get the rating for each team.

ODI 2016 Team Cricket Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 Australia 47 6059 129
2 India 61 6871 113
3 South Africa 57 6362 112
4 New Zealand 53 5904 111
5 Sri Lanka 67 6956 104
6 England 56 5639 101
7 Bangladesh 37 3571 97
8 Pakistan 57 4983 87
9 West Indies 38 3256 86
10 Ireland 15 1185 47
11 Afghanistan 25 683 45
12 Zimbabwe 55 2466 45

ICC Cricket Twenty20 Team Rankings Calculation System

ICC Twenty20, or ICC T20, is an international T20 competition competed in about three hours, with each innings lasting to 75-90 minutes and with 10-20 minute interval. A T20 game is played by two teams competing for a maximum of 20 overs.

2015 T20 Team Cricket Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 West Indies 19 2249 118
2 Sri Lanka 19 2242 118
3 England 20 2330 117
4 New Zealand 24 2787 116
5 South Africa 25 2879 115
6 Australia 18 2066 115
7 India 15 1705 114
8 Pakistan 30 3375 113
9 Afghanistan 19 1513 80
10 Bangladesh 14 1030 74
11 Scotland 10 661 66
12 Hong Kong 11 675 61
13 Netherlands 14 859 61
14 Zimbabwe 20 948 47
15 Ireland 10 422 42

ICC Cricket Women Team Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 Australia Women Team 41 5490 134
2 England Women Team 39 4851 124
3 New Zealand Women Team 45 5023 112
4 India Women Team 29 3034 105
5 West Indies Women Team 48 4885 102
6 South Africa Women Team 40 3668 92
7 Pakistan Women Team 47 3767 80
8 Sri Lanka Women Team 45 3218 72
9 Bangladesh Women Team 17 869 51
10 Ireland Women Team 15 392 26