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The Top 10 ICC T20 Cricket Teams in the World

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The game of cricket is one of the most watched and followed sports on the globe. As the game of cricket evolves over time, with past records broken and new ones set every year, it is required to evaluate teams regularly. 

With T20 cricket towering above other formats in terms of viewership and revenue, it is crucial to determine which country has the best-performing squad in the shortest format and take a look at the latest ICC T20 world cup rankings. 

These rankings serve as a global metric for international cricket teams and are updated after every T20 match to provide relevant information. The participating teams earn points based on a calculated formula by the ICC. These points are added up and divided by the total number of matches played by each team. The final rating determines a team’s position on the rankings table. 

Let’s take a look at the latest ICC T20 team ranking. 

Best T20 Cricket Teams in the World

3New Zealand5313534255
6South Africa379210249
7West Indies4410800245
8Sri Lanka388940235

Source: ICC Men’s T20I Team Ranking

#1. India

The Indian Cricket Team is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI), which is the governing body of cricket in the country. Over many decades, the Indian team has seen many talented cricketers like MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, and more. The infrastructure of the Indian Cricket Team has improved significantly over the last decade or so. Plenty of talented youngsters are getting exposure and a chance to play against the big guns of the cricketing world. 

India Team

They are also the current holders of the ICC Test trophy and also created history by winning a Test series in Australia after 71 years, a feat never achieved by any Asian team. Overall, India stands tall as the best T20 team in the world with a rating of 265 and also has one of the best bench strengths at the moment. 

#2. England

The team of England is coming in at number 2 in our latest ICC T20 ranking. The team is governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board at the moment. It was the first team along with Australia to be granted Test status in 1877 and gained full membership of the ICC in 1909. 

England Team

England is the birthplace of Cricket. However, when it comes to the big leagues, they have had pretty bad luck. The team won their first T20 Cricket World Cup in 2010, under the captaincy of Paul Collingwood. As of now, the England team is a well-balanced attacking unity with little to no flaws. They follow a “hit every ball out of the park” approach and it worked wonders when the team was finally able to grab the prestigious ODI World Cup Title in 2019, a trophy that has been missing in the country since 1975. 

#3. New Zealand

The New Zealand Cricket Team, also popularly known as Black Caps is one of the underdogs of the cricketing world. Even with a solid squad, the team has been unlucky in its World Cup campaigns. They have made it to the semi-final six times but have failed to qualify for the Finals each time. 

New Zealand

However, in 2015, under Brendon McCullum’s leadership, the team made it to their first-ever final but ended up losing to Australia. Soon after, Kane Williamson took hold of the command of the Black Caps. However, the team still managed to secure a rating of 255 with 13,534 points in the latest ICC T20 rankings. 

#4. Pakistan

Governed by the Pakistan Cricket Board, the Pakistan T20 team is one of the strongest in the formats. The team has had many shining stars over the years and is renowned as one of the strongest cricket teams in the world. 


The Pakistan team, under the leadership of Misbah, climbed to the No. 1 spot in the Test rankings in 2016. A year later, they made history by securing the Champions Trophy for the first time, after beating arch-rivals India. It also became the No. 1 ranked T20I side in 2018. 

With great heavy hitters like Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan, along with a splendid bowling lineup, the Pakistan team is a force to be reckoned with. The team had an overall rating of 251 with 13,325 points in the ICC T20 team rankings. 

#5. Australia

Australian Cricket Team, regarded as one of the most successful cricket teams in the world makes it to the No. 5 spot in our ICC T20 Team Rankings. It is the oldest joint cricket team in the world, playing the first-ever match in 1877, the first ODI in the 1970-71 season against England, and the first T20I in the 2004-05 season against New Zealand, winning both matches. 


With a win rate of over 60%, Australia is one of the most successful cricket teams to ever exist. The team has a record eight ODI World Cup final appearances( (1975, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015 and 2023) and have won the World Cup a record-breaking six times(1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015 and 2023). 

These statistics are enough to prove the skill and expertise of the Australian Cricket Team. The team stands at No. 5 with a rating of 250 and 9760 points. 

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#6. South Africa

The South African Cricket Team, also famously known as ‘The Proteans” is governed by Cricket South Africa. South African Cricket has produced many great players like Jacques Kallis, AB DeVilliers, and Jonty Rhodes, to name a few. The team reached the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup three times but failed to advance further.

south africa

They performed really well in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup until they were defeated by New Zealand in the quarter-finals, ending their World Cup campaign. They managed to reach the semis in the 2015 World Cup but were once again bested by New Zealand. The team stands at a rating of 249 with 9210 points in the ICC Men’s T20 rankings. 

#7. West Indies

Popularly known as Windies, the West Indies Cricket Team is governed by the Cricket West Indies(formerly West Indies Cricket Board). The team is home to some of the most spectacular players ever in the history of the game. 

West Indies

The team was the first to win two consecutive World Cups in 1975 and 1979 until Australia surpassed the record. However, their form dipped and the team failed to achieve anything substantial over the years. Their form in ODI cricket may not be the cleanest, but the introduction of T20I came as a blessing for the Windies. 

They won the World T20 twice in 2012 and 2016, becoming the first team to win it two times. Currently, the team has a rating of 245 with 10800 points on the ICC T20 team ranking. 

#8. Sri Lanka

Representing the island nation of Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan cricket team has produced many exceptional players like Sangakkara, Jayawardene, and Lasith Malinga over the years. The team’s biggest achievement was lifting the Cricket World Cup in 1996 where they defeated Australia. 

Sri Lanka

Over the years, the Lankans created many records and once held the record for the highest totals in all three formats of the game. Supported by new-generation cricketers like  Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews, Rangana Herath and Lasith Malinga, the team was a force to be reckoned with. 

The team also has suffered numerous defeats in the finals of the T20 Cricket World Cup as they lost to Australia in 2007. Again, they suffered defeat at the hands of India in 2011, and history repeated itself when they were beaten by the Windies in the finals of 2012. 

However, that changed in 2014 as they won their first-ever T20I World Cup in 2014, beating India. Currently, the team has a rating of 235 with 8940 points in the ICC Men’s T20 ranking. 

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#9. Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and One-day international status. The team had humble beginnings with subpar performance in the One-day and Test series. The team also co-hosted the 2011 Cricket World Cup with Sri Lanka and India but failed to qualify for the knock-out stage. 


However, they soon became a force to be reckoned with in T20. In 2015, they beat England to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup where they eventually lost to the reigning champions India. 

As of now, the team has a rating of 226 with 9943 points in the ICC T20 Team rankings. 

#10. Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a fairly new team and was given an affiliate membership in 2001, six years after the Afghanistan Cricket Federation was formed. The national team rose to popularity in the World Cup leagues. They played the 2009 World Cup Qualifiers and participated in the 2010 ICC T20 World Cup, their first major tournament. They also won the Intercontinental Cup in the same year after beating Scotland. 


The growth of the Afghanistan team is rapid and they surprised everyone when they defeated the Windies in the 2016 T20I World Cup. The team is currently ranked 10 in our list of the latest ICC T20 rankings with a rating of 221 and 6852 points. 

Final Words

We have listed the Top 10 T20 Cricket teams in the world based on their ratings and points by the International Cricket Council(ICC). All of these teams have made a name for themselves in the cricketing world by securing various accolades. As the 2023 season comes to an end, teams are buckling and gearing up for the 2024 T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be hosted by West Indies and United States from June 4 to June 30, 2024. 

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Q. Which is the no.1 men’s team in T20?

Ans. According to the ICC rankings, India is the no.1 men’s team in T20 format with 18041 points and a rating of 265.

Q. Which is the no.1 women’s team in T20?

Ans. According to ICC rankings, Australia is the top T20 women’s team in the world, accumulating 3429 points and a rating of 163. 

Q. Which is the best cricket team of all time?

Ans. According to statistics and achievements, Australia is the highest-rated team of all time. They have managed to win five ICC Cricket World Cup trophies.