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 2017 Test Cricket Rankings

Team Matches Points Rating
India 41 4983 122
South Africa 37 4020 109
Australia 49 5302 108
England 50 5071 101
Pakistan 36 3494 97
New Zealand 45 4339 96
Sri Lanka 42 3761 90
West Indies 30 2077 69
Bangladesh 22 1444 66
Zimbabwe 10 48 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 2017 Team Cricket Rankings

Team Matches Points Rating
South Africa 62 7388 119
Australia 61 7227 118
New Zealand 59 6655 113
India 56 6261 112
England 60 6495 108
Sri Lanka 67 6576 98
Bangladesh 35 3214 92
Pakistan 59 5308 90
West Indies 43 3556 83
Afghanistan 36 1884 52
Zimbabwe 55 2623 48
Ireland 25 1050 42

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.

2017 T20 Team Cricket Rankings

Team Matches Points Rating
New Zealand 25 3163 127
India 31 3839 124
South Africa 29 3398 117
Pakistan 38 4406 116
England 26 2960 114
West Indies 26 2906 112
Australia 24 2641 110
Sri Lanka 36 3565 99
Afghanistan 37 3126 84
Bangladesh 30 2218 74
Scotland 20 1264 63
Zimbabwe 26 1614 62
Netherlands 20 1165 58
Hong Kong 22 942 43
Ireland 24 954 40
UAE 22 864 39
Oman 13 502 39

 

ICC Cricket Women Team Rankings

Team Matches Points Rating
Australia Women 54 6887 128
England Women 47 5742 122
New Zealand Women 59 7029 119
India Women 47 5221 111
West Indies Women 52 5607 108
South Africa Women 66 5972 90
Pakistan Women 56 4247 76
Sri Lanka Women 53 3576 67
Bangladesh Women 30 1254 42
Ireland Women 27 922 34