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 2016 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
45
4610
102
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
52
6570
126
2
New Zealand
57
6474
114
3
India
61
6871
113
4
South Africa
60
6618
110
5
Sri Lanka
67
6956
104
6
England
59
6022
102
7
Bangladesh
37
3571
97
8
Pakistan
59
5105
87
9
West Indies
38
3256
86
10
Afghanistan
25
1185
47
11
Ireland
15
683
46
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.

2016 T20 Team Cricket Rankings

Rank
Team
Matches
Points
Rating
1
Sri Lanka
20
2412
121
2
West Indies
19
2249
118
3
India
18
2100
117
4
England
20
2330
117
5
New Zealand
24
2787
116
6
South Africa
25
2879
115
7
Pakistan
30
3375
113
8
Australia
20
2197
110
9
Afghanistan
19
1513
80
10
Bangladesh
16
1028
64
11
Scotland
14
876
63
12
Hong Kong
13
802
62
13
Netherlands
16
939
59
14
Zimbabwe
22
1190
54
15
Ireland
13
633
49

ICC Cricket Women Team Rankings

Rank
Team
Matches
Points
Rating
1
Australia Women
46
6079
132
2
England Women
39
4851
124
3
New Zealand Women
45
5023
112
4
India Women
34
3643
107
5
West Indies Women
48
4885
102
6
South Africa Women
40
3668
92
7
Pakistan Women
47
3767
80
8
Sri Lanka Women
45
3218
72
9
Bangladesh Women
18
845
47
10
Ireland Women
16
493
31