ICC unveils new women’s team rankings

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday unveiled a new rankings system for women’s cricket, with Bangladesh sitting 9th in both the Women’s ODI and T20I rankings.

ICC unveils new women's team rankings
Bangladesh sit 9th in both ODI and T20I rankings.

Previously women’s cricket had a rankings system, introduced back in 2015, which combined both ODIs and T20Is, with total points across the two formats determining who held the mantle of the World No.1.

However, with the emergence of the new rankings system, we now have two different rankings list for ODIs and T20Is. Interestengly, Australia hold the top positions in both rankings.

Australia, will however, have to win their upcoming three-match T20I series from 25 to 29 October against Pakistan in Malaysia by a 3-0 margin to retain their top position in T20I rankings.

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But women’s cricket still lacks a Test rankings, given the rarity of Women’s Tests. Only Australian and England play Test cricket, that too not very often, but only once every two years.

The T20I rankings included a total of 46 teams, with all T20 matches between ICC member countries granted international status. But only ten teams does make up the ODI chart.

ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings
1 Australia 280
2 New Zealand 277
3 England 276
4 West Indies 259
5 India 249
6 South Africa 243
7 Pakistan 227
8 Sri Lanka 207
9 Bangladesh 193
10 Ireland 188
11 Scotland 150
12 Thailand 146
13 Zimbabwe 145
14 UAE 130
15 Uganda 127
16 Kenya 121
17 PNG 120
18 Nepal 117
19 Samoa 106
20 Tanzania 89
21 Hong Kong 81
22 Indonesia 80
23 Netherlands 76
24 Qatar 74
25 China 73
26 Namibia 63
27 Japan 57
28 Botswana 49
29 Argentina 48
30 Sierra Leone 44
31 Malaysia 43
32 Germany 43
33 Oman 36
34 Brazil 33
35 Vanuatu 29
36 France 25
37 Mozambique 21
38 Denmark 20
39 Zambia 11
40 Malawi 10
41 Belgium 9
42 Chile 7
43 Peru 0
44 Lesotho 0
45 Swaziland 0
46 Singapore 0

ICC Women’s ODI Team Rankings
1 Australia 140
2 England 123
3 India 119
4 New Zealand 116
5 South Africa 98
6 West Indies 92
7 Pakistan 73
8 Sri Lanka 58
9 Bangladesh 49
10 Ireland 21

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