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 29 3328 115
2  Pakistan 25 2767 111
3  Australia 36 3905 108
4  England 41 4427 108
5  South Africa 25 2412 96
6  Sri Lanka 32 3055 95
7  New Zealand 35 3189 91
8  West Indies 26 1749 67
9  Bangladesh 12 687 57
10  Zimbabw 7 54 8

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 50 5958 119
2  South Africa 51 5855 115
3  New Zealand 41 4631 113
4  India 48 5278 110
5  England 54 5804 107
6  Sri Lanka 56 5657 101
7  Bangladesh 30 2840 95
8  Pakistan 51 4555 89
9  West Indies 33 2919 88
10  Afghanistan 26 1341 52
11  Zimbabwe 46 2112 46

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  New Zealand 20 2635 132
2  India 26 3284 126
3  South Africa 23 2734 119
4  West Indies 21 2486 118
5  Australia 21 2390 114
6  England 22 2481 113
7  Pakistan 31 3436 111
8  Sri Lanka 28 2630 94
9  Afghanistan 22 1725 78
10  Bangladesh 23 1708 74
11  Netherlands 10 667 67
12  Zimbabwe 22 1358 62
13  Scotland 11 622 57
14  United Arab Emirates 14 757 54
15  Ireland 12 505 42
16  Oman 12 442 37
17  Hong Kong 16 538 34

ICC Cricket Women Team Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  Australia 59 7524 128
2  England 56 69693 124
3  New Zealand 56 6424 115
4  India 45 4827 107
5  West Indies 60 6263 104
6  South Africa 60 5498 92
7  Pakistan 57 4570 80
8  Sri Lanka 55 3922 71
9  Bangladesh 23 966 42
10  Ireland 25 849 34