All of the teams pose for a Group shot, Final, ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier at Utrecht, Jul 14th 2018 - Image by ICC/Getty Images @ICC (Twitter)

The first major step towards inclusion of all member countries under International Cricket Council (ICC) playing Women’s T20I’s has been launched with MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings.

All International T20I’s played between 105 member countries (12 Full members and 93 Associate members) are eligible for T20I status effective 01st Jul 2018 (with the exception of ACC Women’s Asia Cup).

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said on the momentous occasion “We are committed to growing the game and T20 is the vehicle through which we’ll do this. Global rankings and international status for all T20 games between Members is a huge step forward and will contribute to our efforts to accelerate the growth of the women’s game. The new rankings will provide incentive for teams to play regularly and mark their progress globally. I wish teams all the best.”

The inaugural launch of global team rankings sees a total of 46 countries ranked on the points table. All teams will have to play six T20I matches in the previous three to four years to remain on the rankings table.

The rankings table sees the African nations and South American nations make their debut on the points table after the recently concluded tournaments in Botswana (Botswana 7s) and Colombia (South American Championships).

Scotland Women’s team are the highest ranked Associate member outside the top 10, ranked in 11th place followed by Thailand Women’s team at 12th, both however, ranked above Zimbabwe Women’s team.

MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings (as of 12 October):

Rank Team Points
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

 

To check the total number of matches played so far by all the team’s taken into consideration of rankings, click here.

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