In the T20 rankings published by ICC this year, the team England with a score of 275 placed them in the top of the list. Team Australia is known for consistently performing in all formats of cricket. In T20, the team is now with 272 points is in second place.
Team Virat Kohli received 268 points and that helped them to place themselves in the third position. Team Pakistan is now after team India. In this table, after team Pakistan, the South African team is placed while the New Zealand team is placed at 6th.
Well, we can say, all six teams are powerful enough to change their position. Especially, team New Zealand can manage to improve ranking soon. On the other hand, team Sri Lanka has improved their performance and now they are in 7th.
The team has very few experienced talents. That’s why we believe that the team can’t manage to improve in the near future. You can feel disappointed as Bangladesh is now at 8th position. However, with the return of Sakib, the team may improve their position. At least, they can manage to place them before the Sri Lankan team. Team Afghanistan can harass any team in T20 cricket.
The team has improved a lot and the team has many stars especially spinners. However, the team disappoints many times while they play against teams like India, Australia, England, New Zealand. That’s why they are now at 9th position.
With the unavailability of many players, team West India just managed to rank at last position in the top 10. Still, top players are unwilling to play on a regular basis. As a result, they are not expected to improve their position really soon.
The ranking system of ICC
Many people think the ICC team ranking system is a bit hard to understand, especially considering the grade of points after each match. All calculations of ICC are automated and according to that their ranking algorithm is maintained. You can only understand after knowing how the system works.
For this reason, it is significant to comprehend the method and the factors before criticizing the ranking. Otherwise, the ranking may surprise you a bit especially when the teams in the top five always put up close fights. In ICC rankings, teams are rated on the basis of 0-100 points.
Comparison of past records and present records are considered in the algorithm. When the present performance of a team decreases, the team’s points decrease. The whole ranking system is a method designed to properly calculate which is the best team and also the top 10 ranking system.
The performance of each team is compared through an algorithm. There can be many different scenarios in a match that can affect the point table.
For example, a team’s evaluation will be equivalent to the total points scored divided by the total number of cricket matches the team played. It should be noted that the team has a basic point at the start and changes according to performance gradually.