ICC Player Rankings
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The ICC Player Rankings is a widely followed system of rankings for international cricketers based on their recent performances. The current sponsor is MRF Tyres who signed a 4-year deal with the ICC that will last until 2020.
The ratings were developed at the suggestion of Ted Dexter in 1987. The intention was to produce a better indication of players' current standing in the sport than is provided by comparing their averages. Career averages are based on a player's entire career and do not make any allowance for match conditions or the strength of the opposition, whereas the ratings are biased towards recent form and account for match conditions and the quality of the opponent using statistical measures.
Initially the rankings were for Test cricket only, but separate One Day International rankings were introduced in 1998. Both sets of rankings have now been calculated back to the start of those forms of the game. The rankings include the top 10 Test, ODI and T20I batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders based on the rating of each player.
- 1 Current rankings
- 2 Historical rankings
- 2.1 Historical Test Cricket rankings
- 2.2 Historical One-Day International (ODI) Cricket Rankings
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Top 10 Test Batsmen
Top 10 Test Bowlers
Top 10 Test All-rounders
Top 10 ODI Batsmen
Top 10 ODI Bowlers
Top 10 ODI All-rounders
Top 10 T20I Batsmen
Top 10 T20I Bowlers
Top 10 T20I All-rounders
Historical Test Cricket rankings
Year end top ranked players in Test Cricket
Batsmen and Bowlers with a peak rating of 900 points or more
Historical One-Day International (ODI) Cricket Rankings
Year end top ranked players in ODI Cricket
|Date||Top Batsman||Country||Top Bowler||Country|
|31 December 2015||AB de Villiers||South Africa||Mitchell Starc||Australia|
|31 December 2014||AB de Villiers||South Africa||Sunil Narine||West Indies|
|31 December 2013||AB de Villiers||South Africa||Saeed Ajmal||Pakistan|
|31 December 2012||Hashim Amla||South Africa||Mohammad Hafeez||Pakistan|
|31 December 2011||Hashim Amla||South Africa||Saeed Ajmal||Pakistan|
|31 December 2010||Hashim Amla||South Africa||Daniel Vettori||New Zealand|
|31 December 2009||M.S.Dhoni||India||Daniel Vettori||New Zealand|
|31 December 2008||M.S.Dhoni||India||Nathan Bracken||Australia|
|31 December 2007||Ricky Ponting||Australia||Shaun Pollock||South Africa|
|31 December 2006||Michael Hussey||Australia||Shaun Pollock||South Africa|
|31 December 2005||Ricky Ponting||Australia||Glenn McGrath||Australia|
|31 December 2004||Adam Gilchrist||Australia||Shaun Pollock||South Africa|
|31 December 2003||Sachin Tendulkar||India||Shaun Pollock||South Africa|
|31 December 2002||Michael Bevan||Australia||Shaun Pollock||South Africa|
|31 December 2001||Michael Bevan||Australia||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka|
|31 December 2000||Michael Bevan||Australia||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka|
|31 December 1999||Michael Bevan||Australia||Shaun Pollock||South Africa|
|31 December 1998||Sachin Tendulkar||India||Saqlain Mushtaq||Pakistan|
|31 December 1997||Brian Lara||West Indies||Shaun Pollock||South Africa|
|31 December 1996||Brian Lara||West Indies||Curtly Ambrose||West Indies|
|31 December 1995||Brian Lara||West Indies||Paul Reiffel||Australia|
|31 December 1994||Brian Lara||West Indies||Wasim Akram||Pakistan|
|31 December 1993||Brian Lara||West Indies||Wasim Akram||Pakistan|
|31 December 1992||Dean Jones||Australia||Curtly Ambrose||West Indies|
|31 December 1991||Dean Jones||Australia||Curtly Ambrose||West Indies|
|31 December 1990||Dean Jones||Australia||Curtly Ambrose||West Indies|
Top 10 Rankings: Batting and Bowling
- ICC Test Championship
- ICC ODI Championship
- ICC T20I Championship
- International structure of cricket
- ICC Women's Rankings
- "ICC announces MRF Tyres as Global Partner". International Cricket Council. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
- "ICC Best-Ever Test Championship Rating - Batting". ICC. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
- "ICC Best-Ever Test Championship Rating - Bowling". ICC. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
- "ICC Best-Ever ODI Championship Rating - Batting". Retrieved 20 May 2016.
- "ICC Best-Ever ODI Championship Rating - Bowling". Retrieved 20 May 2016.