The ICC ODI Ranking is a competition for attaining the top positions from the teams that play One Day International Cricket throughout the world. ODI Team Ranking is done in such a way that the team with the highest points/ratings gets to be on the top. And these points and ratings are decided on the basis of a mathematical formula, prescribed by the ICC. ICC (International Cricket Council) (Official Website) is responsible for all the competitions and rankings that happen in the International World of Cricket. The ICC started its ICC One Day Ranking back in 2002, and it’s the latest edition is currently going on.
What is an ODI?
ODI stands for One Day International Cricket Match. As the name suggests the match continues for an entire day. Unlike other of its a format like Test which is too long and takes 5 days for competition and T20 which only takes a few hours for completion. ODI is the intermediatory form of these formats. Each side gets to bat and bowl for 50 overs each, and the winning rules remain the same.
They first began back in 1971, where there used to be a 60overs match. But, in1983, it was changed to 50-50. And just like tests are played these days with white-colored kits and red balls, ODI had the same code. But, in the early 2000s, just before ICC started with the ODI Team Ranking, there was an introduction of colored kits with the white ball. And has continued with this since then. Make sure, you do not confuse the ICC ODI World Cup with the ICC ODI Rankings as both of them are two completely different events of the ICC for ODIs.
There are a total of 20 teams that participate and compete together for the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings and 10 in the Women’s Category. These teams which are a part of the ODI Cricket Rankings, necessarily won’t be a part of the ODI World Cup. There are other qualifiers that these teams need to play for participating in the World Cup. But, since they play ODI Cricket, and have a decent team, that can get represented on the world stage. Thus we have 20 teams for these Rankings.
The teams that are a part of them are India, Pakistan, West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Scotland, Afghanistan, Oman, United States, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, and Ireland.
Similarly, there is a set of 10 Women’s teams that are a part of the ICC Women’s ODI Team Rankings. All the rules and criteria for their qualifications remain the same but just have a different competition altogether. The teams that are part of the Women’s ICC One Day Rankings are India, Australia, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Africa, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Latest ODI Cricket Rankings
ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings
All the participating teams, with their respective ratings and points get their positions on the Rankings Table. As of 16th September 2020, the Latest ICC ODI Rankings are as follows:
|United Arab Emirates (UAE)
|Papua New Guinea
The Rankings Table is currently lead by the England Cricket Team for the Men’s cricket followed by India Men’s Cricket Team.
ICC Women’s ODI Team Rankings
As the latest match of ODI Women’s was played on 2nd of October 2020, the table was last updated on the same date. And as of that the ICC One Day Rankings of the Women’s National Team is as follows:
The table is lead by Australia, followed by the Indian Women’s Team. The thing to notice among both the ODI Teams Rankings Table is that in the nations in which the Men’s team is doing a great job, the Women’s Team is doing it too. This happens because of the kind of infrastructure that is provided to both the teams in these countries. Leading both of them to give a decent performance on the World Level while representing their nations.
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How are the Rankings done?
In 2005, the ICC used associate rankings for the top-non test teams. And gave them standing around the world. And used those rankings for direct qualification for the World Cricket League. There were various divisions in which the teams were divided, and the teams that did not make it to the divisions were given a place in the rankings of the regional areas. And further, the ICC started using this Associate Rankings table as the secondary ranking table for the ICC ODI Rankings. And the teams that kept on performing well and came under the qualification of the world cup started to get pushed forward to the main table of One Day International Ranking.
Mathematical Formula for ICC ODI Rankings
But, still they used a formula for getting both the rankings. And used the statistics of the teams to give them a particular rank on the table. The calculating formula is the same for the Men’s and Women’s team, throughout the different formats of the sport. Be it ODI, Test or the T20s.
Each team gets scored on the basis of their performance for the last 3-4 years. This means that all the matches played before the month of May of the current year plus the past 24 months from May are added. Where the current year gets 100% weightage as compared to the 50% weightage of the extended 24 months.
Every time when two teams face each other the ODI Team Rankings Table is updated. The points are given with two divisions. And the final ratings which decide the rank is given by dividing the total points divided by the total number of matches played by the team.
Difference in ratings is less than 40
When the difference in the ratings in less than 40, the teams in the One Day Rankings Table are decently good and no team has an advantage over the other team. Thus, the points given are in the manner:
|Opponent’s rating + 50
|Opponent’s rating − 50
Difference in Ratings is more than 40
When the difference in ratings is more than 40, one team may hold an advantage over the order. So, to keep it all fair the ICC gives both the teams points accordingly for every match they play. And the points are given in the manner:
|Stronger team wins
|Own rating + 10
|Weaker team loses
|Own rating − 10
|Stronger team ties
|Own rating − 40
|Weaker team ties
|Own rating + 40
|Stronger team loses
|Own rating − 90
|Weaker team wins
|Own rating + 90
One thing to keep in mind is unlike the Test Calculations for rankings, ICC One Day Ranking does not give a significant value to a series win or loss. It totally depends on each and every match that you play and win or lose.
Latest Records of the ICC ODI Rankings
According to the Latest ODI Cricket Ranking, to date, the Australian team has held the One Day International Top position for 198 months with 140 as their highest ratings. And have held the position continuously for the longest period of time 52 months. Followed by the West Indies team who have been in number 1 position for 99 months with the ratings of 141. And the current champion has only been on the top for 60 months from 2002 with their highest ratings going till 135. And they are further followed by the Indian Team who have managed to be on the top position only for 25 months in total with their highest ratings being 127.
Similar to these men teams ranking records. The women team’s ranking records are lead by Australia and India. But there are not many records in the Women’s ODI Rankings as they are particularly newer than the Men’s Rankings. As they began just 5 years back in 2015, with their new edition beginning on the 1st of October every year.
FAQs Regarding ICC ODI Rankings
The ICC gives the Indian Captain Virat Kohli the best ratings in the format of One Day International Cricket. This is purely based on the kind of match winning performances he has given over the years. And at many points has chased down a difficult target single headedly to win the match for the Indian Team.
The Australian National Team is the most successful teams in the ODI Format. Their dominance can be known by the record breaking seven World Cup wins, and their highest score of 434 in a 50 over match against South Africa in 2006. Their statistics clearly show that they have the probability of winning 60% of their matches. And they have been so successful because of the aggressive cricket that they play on field, which helps them put their opponents take a step back.
The best bowler in the ODIs is currently Trent Boult. A left-arm fast bowler belonging to the New Zealand team. He is followed by an Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Both of them have shown phenomenal performance during the death overs and at times when their teams need wickets. And have given these ranks according the their bowling economies and the number of wickets they have taken so far.
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Editor’s Note | ICC ODI Ranking
Since the pandemic has hit the world, every sport was stopped from playing for some period of time. And it leads to a stop in the ODI Matches, which lead to the stoppage of ICC One Day Ranking. But, now as things are returning back to normal the ICC has started with its ODIs. And the matches are played with all precautionary measures with zero audiences present in the stadium. But people are at least able to enjoy Cricket from their homes. And the Latest ODI Cricket Ranking is being updated on a regular basis.