Why there is no ICC rankings for women's test cricket?

ID Rat. Name Nat. Career Best Rating 1 933 S.P.D. Smith 937 v Pakistan, 30/12/2016 2 895 V. Kohli 895 v Bangladesh, 13/02/2017 3 848 J.E. Root 917 v Australia, 10/08/2015 4 823 K.S. Williamson 893 v Australia, 17/11/2015 5 812 D.A. Warner 880 v India, 13/12/2014 6 787 H.M. Amla 907 v Pakistan, 17/10/2013 7 779 Azhar Ali 787 v Australia, 30/12/2016 8 772 Younus Khan 880 v Sri Lanka, 25/02/2009 9 761 C.A. Pujara 851 v South Africa, 30/12/2013 10 760 Q. de Kock 769 v Sri Lanka, 06/01/2017 11 755 A.B. de Villiers 935 v Australia, 24/02/2014 12 747 U.T. Khawaja 747 v Pakistan, 07/01/2017 13 731 J.M. Bairstow 759 v India, 29/11/2016 14 720 A.N. Cook 874 v India, 09/12/2012 15 717 A.M. Rahane 825 v New Zealand, 11/10/2016 16 713 ...
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By Barnaby Haszard Morris

Updated December 16, 2015.

You're probably here because you've taken a glance at the International Cricket Council's official ranking tables for its Test Championship, ODI (one day international) Championship and T20I (Twenty20 International) Championship... and wondered how on Earth they came up with those numbers. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you'll have more of a handle on the ICC's methods.

Overview of the ICC Ranking System

The best way to approach ICC rankings is to look at them as indicator of what ought to happen if one team played another tomorrow. Teams are ranked according to their rating, which is in the fourth column.

As an example, let's imagine South Africa is about to play New Zealand. Here were their rankings at the time of writing:

Team / Matches / Points / Rating
South Africa / 25 / 3002 / 120
New Zealand / 21 / 1670 / 80

As you can see, the table is split into...

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Colombo: India women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj has improved one place to reach the second spot in the latest MRF Tyres ICC ODI rankings for women which was released on Tuesday.

File photo of Mithali Raj. AFP

Others to gain among Indian batters include the opening pair of Deepti Sharma and Thirush Kamini – both reaching career-best rankings of 38 and 41 after jumping 17 and 11 places respectively.

Bangladesh captain Rumana Ahmed also was up four places to 31st, while Pakistan's Nain Abidi zoomed two places to reach the 26th spot.

Sana Mir has gained two slots to go up to seventh among bowlers while India's left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht (up three places to 11th), South Africa leg-spinner Suun Luus (up six places to 28th), Rumana Ahmed (up four places to 29th) and Sri Lanka captain Inoka Ranaweera (up five places to 33rd) have all attained career-best rankings.

South African captain Dane van Niekerk gained two slots in the batting rankings to...

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Rajneesh Gupta explains the numbers that led to the world's cricket cognoscenti to vote Ravichandran Ashwin as the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016 and the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2016.

Ravichandran Ashwin is the third Indian and 12th cricketer to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016.

The rankings took into account performances between September 14, 2015 and September 20, 2016.

The trophy is named after Sir Garfield Sobers, arguably the greatest all-rounder ever.

The name for the trophy was chosen by Richie Benaud, Sunil Gavaskar and Michael Holding who were asked by the International Cricket Council to select 'an individual with whom to honour cricket's ultimate individual award.'

The recipient of the annual award is selected by an 'academy' of individuals, including the current captains of Test-playing nations, members of the elite panel of ICC umpires and referees, prominent former players and...

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Root's 159 runs in his two innings in Dubai were not enough to stop England going 1-0 down with one to play after the second Test against Pakistan.

But the prolific number four, who with 1278 has made more Test runs than anyone this year, is back at the top of the table - by just three ranking points from Smith.

The Yorkshireman's seesaw battle with the new Australia captain for the ICC's number one spot has lasted throughout 2015.

Joe Root has scored almost 1,300 test runs this year.PA Sport

All-time Pakistan Test leading runscorer Younus Khan is also back up in the table, to fifth, after his a century and half-century in Dubai.

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah took eight wickets in the second Test, a driving force in the hosts' 178-run win and also a performance which has taken him above England seamers James Anderson and Stuart Broad into second place in the bowlers' rankings behind only South Africa's Dale...

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A rating is worked out by dividing the points scored by the match/series total, with the answer given to the nearest whole number. It can be compared with a batting average but with points instead of total runs scored and a match/series total instead of number of times dismissed.

After every Test series, the two teams receive a certain number of points, based on a mathematical formula. Each team's new points total is then divided by its new match/series total to give an updated rating. With batting averages, if you are dismissed in your next innings for more than your average, your average will increase. Conversely, scoring less than your average will cause it to fall. Similarly, under the Reliance ICC Test Championship method, the points earned from a Test win will always be more than the rating the team had at the start of the series. Equivalently, a team losing a Test match will always score fewer points than its rating. So a win will always boost a...

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Men in Green are six points behind table-leader s India and one point ahead of third-placed Austra lia

Misbahul Haq also retained his 10 position in the ICC rankings for Test batsmen. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan lost two points in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) team rankings for Tests after a loss in the final match against West Indies in Sharjah but they were able to retain their second position on the table.

Pakistan went to the top of the rankings after drawing four-match series 2-2 against England but India overtook them after beating New Zealand at home last month.

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Pakistan are now on 109 points, six points behind table leaders India and only one point ahead of third-placed Australia.

Meanwhile, the Windies gained two points and retained their eighth position on the rankings table with 69 points.

Also, the West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite...

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The press-box wars

Australia v India is a tense, loaded, complicated affair. And we're not even talking about the players. By Peter English
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The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite...

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India regained the number one ranking after completing a crushing 178-run win in the second Test against New Zealand at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The win gave the hosts an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series and also gave them enough rating points to displace Pakistan from the top of the ICC Test ladder. But what has baffled connoisseurs of the game is that the ranking charts on the International Cricket Council (ICC) site still hasn't updated and shows Pakistan as the number one Test team currently. Here, we try and dispel those doubts and a few more as to how the ranking system works.

India is number one, but the ICC ranking doesn't reflect it

As noted in the ICC as well as on the Cricbuzz site, the rankings change from Tests to Tests, but it is notified officially only at the conclusion of a Test series. India entered the home series against New Zealand in the second place, trailing Pakistan by a single rating point. They needed to win...

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The ratings system used by the ICC to rate countries is a modified (simplified) form of the Elo rating systems. The basic idea behind these type of systems is that

A win always increases your rating A lose always decreases your rating The amount the rating changes by depends on the rating of the two teams before the match

If a low rated team beats a high rated team, the rating will change by more than if two very closely rated teams play. You can never get a negative rating, since what happens in the calculation is that there are ratings points and the number of games in the ratings period. The actual rating is the points divided by number of games. You can only earn ratings points, so if you lose every game you just have zero points. However, if you get earn no points from a game your rating will decrease since the ratings points stays the same but the number of games increases.

The full details of the ICC rating system is given in on wikipedia. An important aspect...

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The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars have been unveiled as the world’s No.1 team under the ICC’s new rankings system for women’s cricket, which incorporates results in all three formats into one ranking.

Unsurprisingly, Australia came out on top – as well as being the reigning one-day international and Twenty20 world champions, the Southern Stars won back the Ashes from England in August.

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They also lead the ICC Women's Championship, which is the qualifying tournament for the 2017 Women's World Cup.

England are ranked second on the 10-team table, 10 points behind Australia, followed by New Zealand (109), India (105), West Indies (99) and South Africa (92).

The ICC’s new system treats results from Test, ODI and T20I cricket equally, with points available in every international match.

Previously, there was no official rankings system for women’s Tests, while the ODI and T20 tables were based on...

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How do the ICC Test ratings work?
The rating system is based on assigning points to teams for every Test match played, and then averaging it out over all Tests played by the team during the period under consideration. The final rating is thus an average score for the team during that period.

The points awarded to a team depends on the strength of the opposition. A win against a stronger opposition counts for more than a win against a weak opposition. The strength of the opposition is determined by their rating points at the start of the series, and updates happen only at the end of a series, not after each Test.
Is there a bonus for winning a series?
Yes, a series win counts as an extra Test match won. So, if a team wins a series 2-1, when assigning points it will count as a 3-1 win.

Does an away win count for more than a home win?
No, there is no extra weightage given to an away win; only the opposition strength is taken into account.


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The ICC Test Championship is an international competition run by the International Cricket Council in the sport of cricket for the 10 teams that play Test cricket. The competition is notional in the sense that it is simply a ranking scheme overlaid on all international matches that are otherwise played as part of regular Test cricket scheduling with no consideration of home or away status.

In essence, after every Test series, 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 the Test-playing teams are ranked by order of rating (this can be shown in a table).

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.

The International Cricket Council...

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