ICC Men's T20I Team Rankings - Current Updates
ICC T20I Team Ranking

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Men’s T20I team rankings will get updated at the end of each T20I match played between two teams. Times of Sports(TOS) listed the top 15 Men’s T20I team ranking:

Men’s T20I Team Rankings

POSTEAMMATCHESPOINTSRATING
1England298,074278
2India297,667264
3Pakistan369,506264
4New Zealand297,405255
5South Africa327,963249
6Australia348,223242
7Afghanistan133,072236
8Bangladesh307,086236
9Sri Lanka266,056233
10West Indies317,214233
11Zimbabwe305,751192
12Scotland203,792190
13Ireland295,458188
14Nepal193,556187
15UAE122,130178
16Namibia203,525176
17Oman132,260174
18Netherlands233,925171
19Papua New Guinea193,166167
20Singapore121,678140
21Qatar111,422129
22Canada101,263126
23Jersey192,321122
24Hong Kong131,572121
25Kenya8894112
26Kuwait8866108
27Saudi Arabia4428107
28Italy121,235103
29Bermuda656895
30Uganda161,42989
31Malaysia201,72386
32Germany231,87281
33United States864481
34Botswana1078679
35Denmark151,14977
36Nigeria537575
37Guernsey964572
38Romania171,15868
39Spain1174968
40Norway1066767
41Belgium171,05162
42Austria1378660
43Bahrain422757
44Finland950256
45Tanzania316756
46Philippines524148
47France733348
48Mexico731345
49Cayman Islands313244
50Vanuatu1043544
51Belize520942
52Portugal937442
53Ghana1353841
54Argentina520641
55Isle of Man727940
56Luxembourg1660738
57Malawi1555337
58Peru517936
59Fiji310535
60Sweden1034935
61Panama516232
62Samoa515932
63Hungary515932
64Japan412632
65Costa Rica412632
66Thailand717525
67Malta2043622
68Czech Republic1939621
69South Korea47820
70Mozambique917519
71Greece59419
72Rwanda1420415
73Bulgaria1623315
74Bhutan44712
75Maldives7659
76Saint Helena6559
77Seychelles6539
78Brazil5398
79Chile5194
80Myanmar310
81Indonesia300
82Lesotho900
83Eswatini900
84Turkey300
85China400
86Serbia500
87Gibraltar900

 

Who Invented ICC Team Ranking?

The MRF Tyres ICC Team Rankings is a rating method developed by David Kendix to rank men’s and women’s teams playing across Test, ODI, and T20I formats.

How does Men’s T20I Team Ranking Calculated?

  • After every T20I match, the two teams involved receive points based on a mathematical formula.
  • Each team’s points total is divided by their total number of matches played to give a rating, and all the teams are ranked in a table in order of rating.
  • By analogy to cricket batting averages, the points for winning a T20I match are always greater than the team’s rating, increasing the rating, and the points for losing a T20I match are always less than the rating, reducing the rating.
  • A drawn match between higher and lower-rated teams will benefit the lower-rated team at the expense of the higher-rated team.
  • An “average” team that wins as often as it loses while playing a mix of stronger and weaker teams should have a rating of 100.

Men’s T20I Team Ranking Calculation

  • Each team scores points based on the results of their matches over the last 3–4 years − all matches played in the 12–24 months since the May before last, plus all the matches played in the 24 months before that, for which the matches played and points earned both count half.
  • Each May, the matches and points earned between 3 and 4 years ago are removed, and the matches and points earned between 1 and 2 years ago switch from 100% weighting to 50% weighting.
ICC Team Ranking calculation
ICC Team Ranking calculation
  • For example, at May 2014, the matches played between May 2010 and May 2011 were removed, and the matches played between May 2012 and May 2013 switched to 50% weighting.
  • This happens overnight, so can result in teams changing positions in the ranking table despite not playing.

To determine the teams’ new ratings after a particular match, first, calculate the points earned from the match.

If the gap between the ratings of the two teams before the match was less than 40 points:

Match resultPoints earned
WinOpponent’s rating + 50
TieOpponent’s rating
LoseOpponent’s rating − 50

 

If the gap between the ratings of the two teams before the match was at least 40 points:

Match resultPoints earned
Stronger team winsOwn rating + 10
Stronger team losesOwn rating − 90
Weaker team winsOwn rating + 90
Weaker team losesOwn rating − 10
Stronger team tiesOwn rating − 40
Weaker team tiesOwn rating + 40

 

  • Each team’s rating is equal to its total points scored divided by the total matches played. (Series are not significant in these calculations).
  • Add the match points scored to the points already scored (in previous matches as reflected by the Table), add one to the number of matches played, and determine the new rating.
  • Points earned by teams depend on the opponent’s ratings, therefore this system needed to assign base ratings to teams when it started.

Teams with the highest T20I rating by days

TeamTotal DaysHighest Rating
Sri Lanka1064135
Pakistan884286
New Zealand574132
England301275
India228132
Australia212278
South Africa42137
West Indies21118