After every men’s T20I encounter between two teams, the team standings are updated. Below is the ranking of men’s T20I teams according to Times of Sports (TOS).

ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings – Current Updates

Men’s T20I Team Rankings

Last updated on October 20, 2022 (GMT).

1 India 63 16,680 268
2 England 49 13,029 266
3 Pakistan 55 14,168 258
4 South Africa 41 10,510 256
5 New Zealand 50 12,621 252
6 Australia 47 11,784 251
7 West Indies 51 12,039 236
8 Sri Lanka 50 11,733 235
9 Bangladesh 51 12,039 236
10 Afghanistan 30 6,512 217
11 Zimbabwe 46 8,976 195
12 Ireland 54 10,282 190
13 UAE 29 5,298 183
14 Namibia 32 5,846 183
15 Scotland 24 4,373 182
16 Nepal 30 5,387 180
17 Netherlands 32 5,668 177
18 Oman 26 4,090 157
19 Papua New Guinea 24 3,495 146
20 Canada 24 3,297 137

Who Invented ICC Team Ranking?

David Kendix created the MRF Tyres ICC Team Rankings, a grading system for men’s and women’s teams competing in Test, ODI, and T20I formats.

How does Men’s T20I Team Ranking Calculated?

  1. Following the game, a formula is used to determine how many points each of the two teams in a T20I match should receive.
  2. All the teams are ranked in a table according to their ratings after dividing their combined point totals by the total number of matches they have played.
  3. The points for winning a T20I match are always higher than the team’s rating, which raises the rating, and the points for losing a T20I match are always lower than the rating, which lowers the rating, using the analogy of cricket batting averages.
  4. In a match between two teams with different rankings, the lower-ranked team will win and the higher-ranked team will lose.
  5. A team with a rating of 100 should play a mix of stronger and weaker teams, winning as frequently as it loses.

Men’s T20I Team Ranking Calculation

  1. Each team receives points based on the outcomes of its games played during the previous three to four years, with the matches played in the 12 to 24 months since May of the previous year and the 24 months prior counting equally for both the matches played and the points earned.
  2. Every May, the matches and points from three to four years ago are eliminated, while the matches and points from one to two years ago are reduced from 100% to 50% weighting.
  3. For instance, in May 2014, the matches from May 2010 and May 2011 were eliminated, while the matches from May 2012 and May 2013 were given a 50% weight.
  4. This occurs overnight, therefore despite there being no games, teams’ rankings in the standings may change.

After a certain match, compute the teams’ new ratings for each team by first figuring out the points won.

If the difference between the two teams’ ratings prior to the game was less than 40 points:

Match result Points earned
Win Opponent’s rating + 50
Tie Opponent’s rating
Lose Opponent’s rating − 50

If there was at least a 40-point difference in the two teams’ ratings before to the game:

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
  1. The rating of each team is determined by dividing its total points by the total number of matches it has played. (Series have no bearing on these computations.)
  2. The new rating is calculated by multiplying the match points by the points already earned (in prior matches, as shown by the Table), adding one to the total number of matches played.
  3. Teams’ point totals are determined by their opponents’ ratings, hence this system had to initially provide starting base ratings to each team.

Teams with the highest T20I rating by days

Team Total Days Highest Rating
Sri Lanka 1064 135
Pakistan 884 286
New Zealand 574 132
England 301 275
India 228 132
Australia 212 278
South Africa 42 137
West Indies 21 118

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