Shane's Cricket Ratings (ICC associates and affiliates)

One day Rankings
Twenty20 Rankings
Multi-day Rankings

This page includes One day, Twenty20 and multi-day cricket rankings. To be included, a country must have played seven or more one day or Twenty20 matches, or six or more multi-day matches. At least one of the matches must have been played in the last five years and the team must not have lost all of their matches.

One day ranking list

The first three columns in the ODI table are the team's position, the team name and the number of ranking points. The fourth column is the team's global World Cricket League division. The fifth column is the team's regional World Cricket League division. The final column in the table is the ICC Membership status of the country - full, associate or affiliate membership.

Includes one day internationals up to Ireland vs. Scotland, 16 January 2018.

Note: Mozambique, Cook Islands, Isle of Man, Bahamas, Israel, Greece, Swaziland, Spain, Tonga, Portugal, Croatia, Malawi, Cyprus, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chile, Finland, Brazil, Rwanda, Morocco, Brunei, Peru, Gambia, Lesotho and Costa Rica have been excluded from the ODI list due to inactivity.

Twenty20 ranking list

The columns in the T20I table are the team's rank, the team name, the number of ranking points, regional Twenty20 division and the ICC Membership status.

Includes Twenty20 internationals up to Malta vs. Hungary, 8 October 2017.

Multi-day ranking list

The multi-day ranking list currently includes all Intercontinental Cup and Intercontinental Shield matches, the ACC Premier League, ACC Fast Track Countries Tournaments, Saudara Cup and the Auty Cup.

Includes matches up to United Arab Emirates vs. Afghanistan, 29 November - 2 December 2017.

World Cricket League

The World Cricket League (WCL) is an ODI competition organised by the International Cricket Council featuring the best Associate and Affiliate teams.

Each development zone (Africa, Americas, Asia, East Asia Pacific and Europe) runs qualifying tournaments split into divisions. High placing qualifiers in these tournaments may be promoted to the global World Cricket League competition.

WCL tournaments

The next global WCL tournament is Division 2 to be held in Namibia from 8-15 February 2018. The competing teams will be United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Namibia, Nepal, Oman and Canada.

Recent ranking changes

Afghanistan v Ireland in UAE

Ireland won the three match ODI series with Afghanistan 2-1. Ireland rise two spots to tenth in the ODI rankings and gain 40 points. Afghanistan drop one place to 11th and lose 37 points.

World Cricket League Championship final round

The final round of matches for the World Cricket League Championship 50-over competition were held in the United Arab Emirates on December 6 and December 8.

Netherlands won both of their 50 over matches against Namibia. With ten wins and only two losses from their 14 matches, Netherlands won the World Cricket League Championship. Netherlands remain in 14th position in the ODI rankings and gain 33 points. Namibia drop one place to 22nd and lose 29 points.

Scotland won both of their matches against Kenya. They remain in 13th position and gain 37 points. Kenya remain in 18th position and lose 36 points.

Hong Kong won both of their matches against Papua New Guinea. They rise one place to 16th and gain 76 points. Papua New Guinea drop one place to 17th and lose 75 points.

United Arab Emirates won both of their matches against Nepal. They remain in 15th position and gain 33 points. Nepal remain in 19th position and lose 43 points.

The final placings after each team playing their 14 matches were: 1st Netherlands with 10 wins and 22 points, 2nd Scotland with 8 wins and 19 points, 3rd Hong Kong with 8 wins and 18 points, 4th Papua New Guinea with 8 wins and 16 points, 5th Kenya with 6 wins and 12 points, 6th United Arab Emirates with 5 wins and 10 points, 7th Nepal with 4 wins and 9 points, 8th Namibia with 3 wins and 6 points.

The first to fourth finishers now qualify for the 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifier to be held in March 2018 in Zimbabwe. They will join the bottom four positions in the ICC ODI championship (West Indies, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Ireland) and the top two places from the World Cricket League Division 2 tournament to be held in February 2018.

Intercontinental Cup final round

All the matches of the final round of the Intercontinental Cup were held in the United Arab Emirates beginning on 29 November.

Afghanistan went into the final round with a 12 point lead. They were able to retain their lead and win their second Intercontinental Cup with a 10 wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates. Afghanistan remain ranked in 11th position in the multi-day ranking list and lose 22 points. United Arab Emirates rise one place to 14th and gain 20 points.

Ireland won their match against Scotland by 203 runs. They remain in 12th position and gain six points. Scotland remain in 13th position and lose five points.

Netherlands won their match against Namibia by 231 runs. They rise one place to 16th and gain 36 points. Namibia remain in 18th place and lose 35 points.

Hong Kong won their match against Papua New Guinea by an innings and 29 runs. Hong Kong rise four places to 15th and gain 112 points. Papua New Guinea drop five places to 19th and lose 122 points.

The final positions in the Intercontinental Cup after seven rounds were: 1st Afghanistan with 6 wins and 121 points, 2nd Ireland with 5 wins and 109 points, 3rd Netherlands with 3 wins and 72 points, 4th Hong Kong with 2 wins and 59 points, 5th United Arab Emirates with 2 wins and 47 points, 6th Scotland with no wins and 46 points, 7th Papua New Guinea with 2 wins and 43 points, 8th Namibia with 1 win and 27 points.

USA in Oman

Oman won all three of their 50-over matches against the United States of America. Oman remain ranked in 20th position and gain 55 points. USA drop one place to 24th and lose 56 points.

Kenya, Nepal and USA in UAE

Kenya, Nepal and the United States of America played three 50-over matches in the UAE, with each team winning one match - USA defeated Nepal, Kenya defeated USA and Nepal defeated Kenya.

United States of America remain in 23rd spot on the ODI ranking list and gain 19 points. Kenya remain in 18th spot and lose ten points. Nepal remain in 19th spot and lose nine points.

Papua New Guinea v Scotland in UAE

Scotland won their two ODI matches against Papua New Guinea. Scotland rise one place in the ODI rankings to 13th and gain 51 points. Papua New Guinea remain in 16th place and lose 68 points.

One day tournaments/series rated

Twenty20 tournaments/series rated

Multi-day tournaments/series rated

Rating system details

The following table shows the conversion from rating difference to expected winning chances. Click here to view the table.

One day matches against and between test-playing nations are included in the rankings to try to provide an estimate of the difference in playing strength between the weaker test-playing nations and the stronger Associates.


Thanks to Mark Cruickshank, Llewelyn Scott-Hoy, Darren Buhr, Michael Meade, Alistair Gordon and Roland Ilube who have been most helpful in providing many scoresheets and tournament details.

Please email any comments or queries to Shane Booth.

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Last modified: January 17, 2018