ICC Player Rankings for batsman Explained | Understanding the ICC Ranking System | ICC Rating Points

ICC Player Rankings for batsman Explained | Understanding the ICC Ranking System | ICC Rating Points


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We all have heard about the ICC rankings but do you know how the points were calculated
for a batsman? In this video, let’s understand how ICC calculates
the rating points for a batsman. In 1987, from the idea of Ted Dexter ICC developed
the ranking system to compare players performance. However, in the initial days ICC just consider
the batting average to rate the players. But the disadvantage in the older days rating
were so biased as there was no concern on match conditions and the strength of opposition
teams. So, ICC came up with a new rating system where
the performances of the batsman is based on multiple factors. So, in the rating system the batsmen are rated
with points between 0-1000. These points may change according to the batsman’s form and
these points are given to the each player after completion of the match. In this process ICC will consider some of
the factors to rate the players. The Batsman Ranking is decided on the basis
of No.1 Runs scored which means the more runs
a batsman scored, the more points he will get. No.2 Ratings of the opposition bowling attack
which means the points are based on the bowler’s strength. The best example for this is the
recently concluded test series between India and South Africa. In this series Rohit Sharma
faced some good bowling attack from Kagiso Rabada, Philander and Keshav Maharaj and scored
two centuries and one double century. Due to his exceptional batting performance in
the series his test rankings were improved from 54th to 10th rank in the ICC Test Rankings
for batsman. If the same runs were scored against Zimbabwe or Bangladesh this much of
ranking improvement is not possible. Because there is a difference between the South African
and Bangladesh or Zimbabwe’s bowling attack. No.3 The level of run-scoring in the match
Considering this factor, the points are given by the runs scored by the batsman in low scoring
and high scoring games. Let’s take an example, Virat Kohli scored
two centuries in both innings of a test match, in the first innings the team’s total is 500/10
and Kohli’s score is 189 and in the second innings the team’s total is 250/10 and Kohli’s
score is 125, now from the both innings ICC will consider the second innings as the most
valuable knock because in the first innings he scored a century in batting supported pitch,
but in the second innings he scored a century in bowling pitch. So, the batsman will get
more points when he bats well on tough conditions. No.4 Out or Not Out
The Batsman will get bonus points when he remained not out in the match. No.5 Run scoring cause
Which means, if a player has scored more runs in a winning cause of his team then he will
gets bonus points. But bonus points will be more if the victory is against a strong team. No.6 Strike Rate
The Batsman will get bonus points along with runs he scored with high strike. These 6 factors will come into consideration
while calculating the rating points for a batsman. All of these calculations are carried out
using pre-programmed formulae, there is no human interference in this calculation process. So how effective do you find the ICC Rating
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