ICC Test Team Ranking
Take a look at the ICC Test Batting Ratings :
ICC Test Batsmen Ranking
This is the list of ICC Test Bowling Ratings :
ICC Test Bowler Ranking
This is the list of Test All-Rounders Ratings :
ICC Test All-rounders Ranking
|3||Shakib Al Hasan||BAN||329|
|9||Colin de Grandhomme||NZ||229|
Teams who have dominated the ICC Test Ranking since 2003 :
|Australia||June 2003||July 2009|
|South Africa||August 2009||November 2009|
|India||November 2009||August 2011|
|England||August 2011||August 2012|
|South Africa||August 2012||May 2014|
|Australia||May 2014||July 2014|
|South Africa||July 2014||January 2016|
|India||January 2016||February 2016|
|Australia||February 2016||August 2016|
|India||August 2016||August 2016|
|Pakistan||August 2016||October 2016|
|India||October 2016||April 2020|
|Australia||April 2020||March 2021|
|India||March 2021||June 2021|
|New Zealand||June 2021||December 2021|
|India||December 2021||January 2022|
The ICC Test Rankings, also known as the ICC Test Championship, ranks the 10 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.
The ICC awards the Test Championship Mace to the no. 1 Test team, which is the team which achieves the highest rating. The Australia Cricket Team, led by Pat Cummins, 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 4-0 and ensured that they stayed on top of the rankings. The Australian Cricket Team also defeated the England Cricket team in Jan 2022 winning the series by 4-0 and retaining the World No. 1 Test Team Title.
Australia has performed exceptionally well and occupies the first spot. India was previously at the top of the rankings and currently finds itself in the second 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.