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ICC Test Rankings

The ICC Test Rankings, also known as the ICC Test Championship, ranks the 12 Test playing nations by giving them a rating, which is based on a mathematical formula. Each team's points total from matches over the last 3−4 years is divided by a figure based on their total number of matches and series played.


Table of Content


  1. ICC Test Team Ranking
  2. ICC Test Batsmen Ranking
  3. ICC Test Bowler Ranking
  4. ICC Test All-rounders Ranking
  5. Teams who have dominated the ICC Team Ranking since 2003


Have a look at where each team stands in the ICC Test Team Ratings :


ICC Test Team Ranking


PosTeamMatchesPointsRating
1India425,046120
2Australia404,320108
3New Zealand333,449105
4South Africa313,177102
5England454,593102
6Sri Lanka433,93592
7Pakistan332,79585
8West Indies332,67581
9Bangladesh261,56660
10Afghanistan419549

*Updated on 13 Jan 2020


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Take a look at the ICC Test Batting Ratings :


ICC Test Batsmen Ranking


PosPlayerCountryRating
1Virat KohliIndia928
2Steve SmithAustralia911
3Marnus LabuschagneAustralia827
4Kane WilliamsonNew Zealand814
5David WarnerAustralia793
6Cheteshwar PujaraIndia791
7Babar AzamPakistan767
8Joe RootEngland761
9Ajinkya RahaneIndia759
10Ben StokesEngland708

*Updated on 13th Jan 2020


Australia v India - 4th Test: Day 1



This is the list of ICC Test Bowling Ratings :


ICC Test Bowler Ranking


PosPlayerCountryRating
1Pat CumminsAustralia904
2Neil WagnerNew Zealand852
3Jason HolderWest Indies830
4Kagiso RabadaSouth Africa821
5Mitchell StarcAustralia796
6Jasprit BumrahIndia794
7James AndersonEngland791
8Vernon PhilanderSouth Africa786
9Ravichandran AshwinIndia772
10Mohammad ShamiIndia771

*Updated on 13th Jan 2020


Australia v Sri Lanka - 2nd Test: Day 4



This is the list of Test All-Rounders Ratings :


ICC Test All-rounders Ranking


PosPlayerCountryRating
1Jason HolderWest Indies473
2Ravindra JadejaIndia406
3Ben StokesEngland395
4Vernon PhilanderSouth Africa337
5Ravichandran AshwinIndia308
6Mitchell StarcAustralia298
7Pat CumminsAustralia266
8Colin de GrandhommeNew Zealand263
9Roston ChaseWest Indies238
10Chris WoakesEngland219

*Updated on 13th Jan 2020


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Teams who have dominated the ICC Team Ranking since 2003 :


TeamFromTill
AustraliaJune 2003July 2009
South AfricaAugust 2009November 2009
IndiaNovember 2009August 2011
EnglandAugust 2011August 2012
South AfricaAugust 2012May 2014
AustraliaMay 2014July 2014
South AfricaJuly 2014January 2016
IndiaJanuary 2016February 2016
AustraliaFebruary 2016August 2016
IndiaAugust 2016August 2016
PakistanAugust 2016October 2016
IndiaOctober 2016present

*Updated on 4 Sept 2019


The ICC awards the Test Championship Mace to the no. 1 Test team, which is the team which achieves the highest rating. The Indian cricket team, led by Virat Kohli, currently holds the mace, after finishing the year as the world no. 1 side, following their win against Australia in the four-match Test series held in Australia. They went on to win the series 2-1, and ensured that they stayed on top of the rankings.


Virat Kohli's men had a phenomenal home season in 2016-17, where they defeated England, New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Australia, at home. India then whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in Sri Lanka. Although they competed well, they lost 1-2 and 1-4 in South Africa and England respectively. India redeemed themselves with a historic 2-1 Test series victory on Australian soil in 2018/19.


New Zealand, on the other hand, has performed exceptionally well, occupy the second spot. England are at third position and South Africa are fourth. Australia, who have spent most time at top of the rankings since the 2000s, currently find themselves in the fourth position.


The ICC decided to award Afghanistan and Ireland the status of Test playing nations after all the success they achieved over the past couple of years. The ICC Test Championship is also a great initiative to encourage the associate nations to take up test cricket.


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