ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings – Current Updates

ICC Women's T20I Team Rankings
ICC women's T20I team ranking

ICC Women’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 10 Women’s T20I team ranking:

ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings

POS TEAM MATCHES POINTS RATING
1 Australia 17 5,085 299
2 England 25 7,029 281
3 New Zealand 18 4,898 272
4 India 26 6,933 267
5 South Africa 17 4,179 246
6 Pakistan 16 3,713 232
7 West Indies 11 2,530 230
8 Sri Lanka 18 3,680 204
9 Bangladesh 16 3,113 195
10 Ireland 19 3,259 172
11 Zimbabwe 20 3,239 162
12 Papua New Guinea 7 1,067 152
13 Thailand 13 1,979 152
14 Scotland 15 2,142 143
15 UAE 27 3,596 133
16 Tanzania 12 1,487 124
17 Nepal 19 2,093 110
18 Namibia 21 2,189 104
19 Netherlands 9 932 104
20 Uganda 22 2,057 94
21 Hong Kong 14 1,189 85
22 Kenya 18 1,502 83
23 Jersey 6 458 76
24 United States 14 971 69
25 Sweden 6 395 66
26 Malaysia 20 1,205 60
27 Rwanda 19 1,126 59
28 Nigeria 18 947 53
29 Italy 8 393 49
30 Germany 20 952 48
31 Brazil 17 787 46
32 Canada 6 277 46
33 Belize 3 135 45
34 Mozambique 12 328 27
35 Sierra Leone 7 173 25
36 France 9 214 24
37 Botswana 15 345 23
38 Bhutan 9 207 23
39 Oman 13 289 22
40 Malawi 4 71 18
41 Kuwait 16 278 17
42 Bahrain 8 138 17
43 Qatar 14 218 16
44 Romania 7 105 15
45 Costa Rica 3 34 11
46 Austria 16 99 6
47 Singapore 7 28 4
48 Eswatini 9 0 0
49 Argentina 9 0 0

Who Invented ICC Team Rankings?

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 Women’s T20I Team Rankings 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.

Women’s T20I Team Rankings 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 result Points earned
Win Opponent’s rating + 50
Tie Opponent’s rating
Lose Opponent’s rating − 50

 

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

Match result Points earned
Stronger team wins Own rating + 10
Stronger team loses Own rating − 90
Weaker team wins Own rating + 90
Weaker team loses Own rating − 10
Stronger team ties Own rating − 40
Weaker team ties Own 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.