RANKINGS: India No. 1 in Women’s Tests

In the absence of official ICC Test rankings for women’s cricket, Australia seem to have unilaterally decided to declare themselves World No.1, on the basis of having beaten England in the Women’s Ashes Test.

And on cricket.com.au:

Super Stars rule in all three formats

What Australia seem to have forgotten however, is that there are actually 4 countries currently* playing women’s Test cricket – not just England and Australia, but also South Africa and India. Taking all 4 teams into account tells a significantly different story.

Team Won Drawn Lost N.R. Points
1. India 2 0 0 1 5
2. Australia 1 0 0 2 4
3. South Africa 0 0 1 2 2
4. England 0 0 2 1 1

These rankings are based on the most recent qualifying* match between each team, allocating 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. Where no match has been played, a “No Result” is declared, which is also worth 1 point.

So… congratulations to India and commiserations to Australia. And remember, as they say on the Lotto: Playing makes it possible! So why not play a few more Tests Australia? You never know where in the rankings it may take you!


* Past 2 years.