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ICC T20 Championship
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Countries
Administrator International Cricket Council
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2011
Current champion Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka (129 points)
Most successful
Most runs
Most wickets

The ICC T20 Championship is an international Twenty20 cricket competition run by the International Cricket Council. The competition is notional in that it is simply a ranking scheme overlaid on the regular T20I match schedule. After every T20I match, the two teams involved receive points based on a mathematical formula. The total of each team's points total is divided by the total number of matches to give a rating, and all teams are ranked on a table in order of rating.

As of 03 October 2012, Sri Lanka lead the ICC T20I Championship with a rating of 129.

Points

The calculations for the Table are performed as follows:

  • Each team scores points based on the results of their matches.
  • Each team's rating is equal to its total points scored divided by the total matches played. (Series are not significant in these calculations).
  • A match only counts if played in the last three years.
  • Matches played in the first year of the three-year limit count one-third; matches played in the second year count two-thirds; matches played in the last year count fully; essentially, recent matches are given higher weighting.
  • To determine a team's rating after a particular match:
    • Determine the match result (win, loss, or tie)
    • Calculate the match points scored:
      • If the gap between the ratings of the two teams at the commencement of the match is fewer than 40 points, then:
        • The winner scores 50 points more than the opponent's rating
        • The loser scores 50 points fewer than the opponent's rating
        • Each team in a tie scores the opponent's rating
      • If the gap between the ratings of the two teams at the commencement of the match is more than or equal to 40 points, then :
        • The winner, if it is the stronger team, scores 10 points more than its own rating
        • The winner, if it is the weaker team, scores 90 points more than its own rating
        • The loser, if it is the stronger team, scores 90 points fewer than its own rating
        • The loser, if it is the weaker team, scores 10 points fewer than its own rating
        • The stronger team in a tie scores 40 points fewer than its own rating
        • The weaker team in a tie scores 40 points more than its own rating
    • Add the match points scored to the points already scored (in previous matches as reflected by the table) and determine the new rating. However, matches (and the points) which do not lie in last three year range will have to be removed.
  • Points earned by teams depend on the opponents ratings, therefore this system needed to assign base ratings to teams when it started.

Ranking table

ICC T20I Championship
Rank Change Team Matches Points Rating
1 Steady Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 15 1524 127
2 Increase 4 Flag of West Indies West Indies 17 1585 122
3 Decrease 1 Flag of India India 18 1789 119
4 Decrease 1 Flag of England England 22 1891 118
5 Decrease 1 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 21 1868 117
6 Decrease 1 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 28 2324 116
7 Steady Flag of Australia Australia 20 1615 108
8 Steady Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 21 1563 98
9 Steady Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 11 668 84
10 Steady Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 12 659 82
11 Steady Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 10 306 44
Reference: ICC Rankings, December 2012


Historical ICC T20I Champions

Team Start End Total Months Highest Rating
Flag of England England October 2011 March 2012 6 130
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa March 2012 September 2012 7 130
Flag of England England September 2012 September 2012 0 130
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa September 2012 September 2012 0 134
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka September 2012 Present 2 133

See also

External links

International cricket
Structure
Test cricketOne Day International (ODI)Twenty20
Events
World CupChampions TrophyWorld Twenty20World Test ChampionshipTest ChampionshipODI ChampionshipT20 ChampionshipWomen's World CupIntercontinental Cup
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