Players Ranking

Players Ranking

ICC Player Rankings (Test)

Joe Root 917England
AB de Villiers 890South Africa
Steven Smith 884Australia
Hashim Amla 881South Africa
Angelo Mathews 860Sri Lanka
Kumar Sangakkara 851
Sri Lanka
Younus Khan 829Pakistan
Kane Williamson 813New Zealand
Chris Rogers 763Australia
Virat Kohli 763India

Have you ever think how a ICC player ranking work?. I’m sure many of you do know how ICC player ranking work. But you should not worry . I’m right here in this post will explain step by step how exactly ICC player Ranking work. I’ll clear your doubt which you have in your mind.

What You Will Learn?

By the End of this post, you are able to know how exactly ICC give rating to players. So let’s get started.

Introduction of Players Ranking

You will be surprised that although cricket is second most popular game in the world and ICC working since 1930 but ICC player ranking introduced in 1987 on the request of Ted Dexter. In beginning, ICC player ranking restricted to Test matches only. Later on, in the starting of 1998 ICC introduced player ranking of ODI cricket as well.

You’ve noticed yourself, Out of hundreds of players ICC only list top 10 players. So, How do ICC decide who should be in the list or not? Well ICC consider a player in the list if player played a cricket match in last ( 12-15 for test and 6-12 for ODI) and performed as well. If player participated in a match in the specified time and do not perform ( bat or bowel) he should not be in the list because player have not performed and who knows how the player perform after all it is a cricket which is known as an unpredictable game. For example, Pakistani emerging bowler Muhammad Amir removed from the ICC bowler list at the end of 2010. At that time, He was in the top 10 in the ICC bowler list. Since ICC banned him for five years, So, ICC removed it from the Bowler ranking list. As he plays an international cricket match, ICC would list him if, he shows remarkable performance.