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ICC Test Rankings

ICC Test Team Ranking


PosTeamMatchesPointsRating
1New Zealand222,764126
2India252,987119
3Australia171,844108
4England353,753107
5Pakistan272,48192
6South Africa191,67588
7West Indies302,39680
8Sri Lanka272,09578
9Bangladesh1677949
10Zimbabwe1134231

ICC Test Ranking


Take a look at the ICC Test Batting Ratings :


ICC Test Batsmen Ranking


PosPlayerTeamRating
1Joe RootENG903
2Kane WilliamsonNZ901
3Steve SmithAUS891
4Marnus LabuschagneAUS878
5Rohit SharmaIND813
6Virat KohliIND783
7Babar AzamPAK749
8David WarnerAUS724
9Quinton de KockSA717
10Henry NichollsNZ714

ICC Test Ranking


This is the list of ICC Test Bowling Ratings :


ICC Test Bowler Ranking


PosPlayerTeamRating
1Pat CumminsAUS908
2Ravichandran AshwinIND831
3Tim SoutheeNZ824
4Josh HazlewoodAUS816
5Neil WagnerNZ810
6Kagiso RabadaSA798
7James AndersonENG794
8Shaheen AfridiPAK783
9Jasprit BumrahIND771
10Jason HolderWI766

Australia v Sri Lanka - 2nd Test: Day 4


This is the list of Test All-Rounders Ratings :


ICC Test All-rounders Ranking


PosPlayerTeamRating
1Jason HolderWI434
2Ben StokesENG348
3Ravindra JadejaIND338
4Shakib Al HasanBAN334
5Ravichandran AshwinIND331
6Kyle JamiesonNZ311
7Mitchell StarcAUS275
8Pat CumminsAUS249
9Chris WoakesENG239
10Colin de GrandhommeNZ232

West Indies v England 2nd Test - Day Three



Teams who have dominated the ICC Test 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 2016April 2020
AustraliaApril 2020March 2021
IndiaMarch 2021June 2021
New ZealandJune 2021Present


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 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. The Indian Cricket Team also defeated The England Cricket Team in Feb-Mar 2021 winning the series by 3-1 and retaining the World No. 1 Test Team Title.


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, occupies the first spot. India are in the second spot. Australia, who have spent the most time at top of the rankings since the 2000s, currently finds themselves in the third 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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