ICC Men's Test Team Rankings 2023: ICC Test Team Rankings 2023 is based on the ranking system of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and is based on the team's recent performances.
The rankings are provided by the ICC for the 12 teams that play Test Cricket, however, Afghanistan and Ireland, the two test-playing nations, are not ranked by the ICC as these teams have not played enough matches.
At present, India tops the table, followed by, Australia, England and South Africa. Check the complete list of ICC Test Rankings 2023 below.
ICC Men's Test Team Rankings 2023
The top team was awarded the ICC Test Championship mace and a cash prize. The ICC Test Championship mace was transferred whenever a new team moved to the top of the rating list between 2003 to 2019. The mace is now awarded to winners of the ICC World Test Championship.
How the team ratings are determined?
Points earned from a match are calculated to determine the new ratings of teams after a particular match.
If the gap between the ratings of the two teams before the match was less than 40 points, then points will be earned based on the below table:
Opponent's rating + 50
Opponent's rating − 50
If the gap between the ratings of the two teams before the match was at least 40 points, then:
|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|