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ICC Cricket Rankings 2014

An Overview of ICC Ranking

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 & Rating 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.
ICC Test Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 South Africa 27 3353 124
2 Australia 35 4088 117
3 Pakistan 26 2718 105
4 England 39 4063 104
5 Sri Lanka 31 3126 101
6 India 29 2793 96
7 New Zealand 30 2787 93
8 West Indies 26 1962 75
9 Bangladesh 21 676 32
10 Zimbabwe 13 228 18

ICC Cricket ODI Team Rankings & Rating 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.
ICC ODI Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 India 67 7835 117
2 South Africa 47 5392 115
3 Australia 45 5131 114
4 Sri Lanka 70 7569 108
5 England 45 4804 107
6 Pakistan 53 5184 98
7 New Zealand 33 3158 96
8 West Indies 46 4395 96
9 Bangladesh 28 1940 69
10 Zimbabwe 31 1784 58
11 Afghanistan 13 550 42
12 Ireland 9 297 33

ICC Cricket Twenty20 Team Rankings & Rating 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.

ICC Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 Sri Lanka 23 3006 131
2 India 16 2009 126
3 Pakistan 27 3256 121
4 South Africa 26 3076 118
5 Australia 26 3041 117
6 New Zealand 22 2414 110
7 West Indies 25 2742 110
8 England 25 2481 99
9 Ireland 12 1046 87
10 Bangladesh 16 1147 72
11 Netherlands 14 951 68
12 Afghanistan 12 743 62
13 Zimbabwe 11 573 52
14 Scotland 10 512 51

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