ICC Rankings: Teams & players who finish the year on top of the ranking charts

Rohan Bansal

Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah rule the Ranking charts

Just one day left in 2018, but the cricketing action for the year is over. The year witnessed many great performances, dream-debuts, the emergence of match winners and many top players adding to their legacy.

The year also witnessed many milestones being achieved by the current generation and the baton being passed on to the younger generation by the retiring greats of the game. The year saw two nations who were knocking on the door getting the Test status and not just men, but the women showed their class as well with the success of T20 World Cup after a breakthrough 50-Over World Cup in 2017.

With all the cricketing action over for the year, now is the time to see where the teams and players finished the year and who all will begin the year as the Best in the Business. So let us take a look at the official rankings published by ICC for the last time in 2018.

Top 10 Men's Test Teams in the World:

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

India will begin the new year as No. 1 Test side in the world
  1. India - 116
  2. England - 108
  3. New Zealand - 107
  4. South Africa - 106
  5. Australia - 102
  6. Sri Lanka - 93
  7. Pakistan - 92
  8. West Indies - 70
  9. Bangladesh - 69
  10. Zimbabwe - 13

Top 10 Men's ODI Teams in the World:

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

Will the No. 1 ODI Team end their title drought?
  1. England - 126
  2. India - 121
  3. New Zealand - 112
  4. South Africa - 111
  5. Pakistan - 102
  6. Australia - 100
  7. Bangladesh - 93
  8. Sri Lanka - 79
  9. West Indies - 72
  10. Afghanistan - 67

Top 10 Men's T20 Teams in the World:

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

The No. 1 T20 side will aim to repeat Champions Trophy success in England
  1. Pakistan - 138
  2. India - 126
  3. England - 118
  4. Australia - 117
  5. South Africa - 114
  6. New Zealand - 112
  7. West Indies - 101
  8. Afghanistan - 92
  9. Sri Lanka - 87
  10. Bangladesh - 77

Top 10 Women's ODI Teams in the World:

Australian men might be struggling at the moment but women aren't

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

  1. Australia - 141
  2. England - 123
  3. India - 119
  4. New Zealand - 116
  5. South Africa - 98
  6. West Indies - 92
  7. Pakistan - 72
  8. Sri Lanka - 58
  9. Bangladesh - 49
  10. Ireland - 21

10 Women's T20 Teams in the World:

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

  1. Australia - 283
  2. England - 274
  3. New Zealand - 273
  4. West Indies - 263
  5. India - 255
  6. South Africa - 242
  7. Pakistan - 225
  8. Sri Lanka - 208
  9. Bangladesh - 191
  10. Ireland - 185

Note: There is no Official Test Ranking for women as of now.

Top 10 Test Batters in the world (Male):

Australian men might be struggling at the moment but women aren't

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

  1. Virat Kohli (Ind) - 934
  2. Kane Williamson (NZ) - 915
  3. Steve Smith (Aus) - 892
  4. Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind) - 816
  5. Joe Root (Eng) - 807
  6. David Warner (Aus) - 787
  7. Dimuth Karunaratne (SL) - 752
  8. Dean Elgar (SA) - 724
  9. Henry Nicholls (NZ) - 708
  10. Azhar Ali (Pak) - 708

Top 10 ODI Batters in the world (Male):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

  1. Virat Kohli (Ind) - 899
  2. Rohit Sharma (Ind) - 871
  3. Ross Taylor (NZ) - 808
  4. Joe Root (Eng) - 807
  5. Babar Azam (Pak) - 802
  6. David Warner (Aus) - 791
  7. Faf du Plessis (SA) - 785
  8. Shai Hope (WI) - 780
  9. Shikhar Dhawan (Ind) - 767
  10. Kane Williamson (NZ) - 756

Top 10 T20 Batters in the world (Male):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

Pakistan's batting mainstay will have to take more responsibility in ODIs
  1. Babar Azam (Pak) - 858
  2. Colin Munro (NZ) - 815
  3. Aaron Finch (Aus) - 806
  4. Evin Lewis (WI) - 751
  5. Fakhar Zaman (Pak) - 749
  6. Glenn Maxwell (Aus) - 745
  7. KL Rahul (Ind) - 719
  8. Martin Guptill (NZ) - 703
  9. Alex Hales (Eng) - 697
  10. Rohit Sharma (Ind) - 689

Top 10 Test Bowlers in the world (Male):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

Kagiso Rabada is on course for writing his own legacy
  1. Kagiso Rabada (SA) - 882
  2. James Anderson (Eng) - 874
  3. Vernon Philander (SA) - 826
  4. Mohammad Abbas (Pak) - 821
  5. Ravindra Jadeja (Ind) - 796
  6. Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind) - 778
  7. Nathan Lyon (Aus) - 766
  8. Pat Cummins (Aus) - 761
  9. Josh Hazelwood (Aus) - 758
  10. Yasir Shah (Pak) - 757

Top 10 ODI Bowlers in the world (Male):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

Definitely the best in the business at the moment
  1. Jasprit Bumrah (Ind) - 841
  2. Rashid Khan (Afg) - 788
  3. Kuldeep Yadav (Ind) - 723
  4. Kagiso Rabada (SA) - 702
  5. Mustafizur Rahman (Ban) - 695
  6. Yuzvendra Chahal (Ind) - 683
  7. Adil Rashid (Eng) - 683
  8. Trent Boult (NZ) - 682
  9. Mujeeb Zadran (Afg) - 679
  10. Josh Hazelwood (Aus) - 675

Top 10 T20 Bowlers in the world (Male):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

Will batsmen find a way to score against this spin wizard?
  1. Rashid Khan (Afg) - 793
  2. Shadab Khan (Pak) - 752
  3. Kuldeep Yadav (Ind) - 714
  4. Adil Rashid (Eng) - 676
  5. Adam Zampa (Aus) - 670
  6. Ish Sodhi (NZ) - 668
  7. Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) - 658
  8. Faheem Ashraf (Pak) - 652
  9. Imad Wasim (Pak) - 651
  10. Imran Tahir (SA) - 640

Top 10 Test All-rounders in the world (Male):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

Bangladesh's ultimate hope
  1. Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) - 415
  2. Ravindra Jadeja (Ind) - 384
  3. Vernon Philander (SA) - 370
  4. Jason Holder (WI) - 365
  5. Ben Stokes (Eng) - 342
  6. Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind) - 334
  7. Moeen Ali (Eng) - 292
  8. Mitchell Starc (Aus) - 246
  9. Chris Woakes (Eng) - 238
  10. Pat Cummins (Aus) - 229

Top 10 ODI All-rounders in the world (Male):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

  1. Rashid Khan (Afg) - 353
  2. Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) - 352
  3. Mohammad Nabi (Afg) - 337
  4. Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) - 311
  5. Mitchell Santner (NZ) - 308
  6. Moeen Ali (Eng) - 289
  7. Angelo Mathews (SL) - 281
  8. Chris Woakes (Eng) - 278
  9. Jason Holder (WI) - 266
  10. Sikandar Raza (Zim) - 259

Top 10 T20 All-rounders in the world (Male):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

Will this be Maxi's Year?
  1. Glenn Maxwell (Aus) - 362
  2. Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) - 338
  3. Mohammad Nabi (Afg) - 313
  4. Mahmudullah (Ban) - 240
  5. JP Duminy (SA) - 216
  6. Thisara Perera (SL) - 213
  7. Paul Stirling (Ire) - 208
  8. Richard Berrington (Sco) - 202
  9. Sean Williams (Zim) - 197
  10. Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) - 192

Top 10 ODI Batters in the world (Female):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

Will she hold on or will the chasing pack take over?
  1. Ellyse Perry (Aus) - 681
  2. Meg Lanning (Aus) - 675
  3. Mithali Raj (Ind) - 674
  4. Smriti Mandhana (Ind) - 672
  5. Lizelle Lee (SA) - 659
  6. Tammy Beaumont (Eng) - 657
  7. Suzie Bates (Eng) - 656
  8. Stafanie Taylor (WI) - 632
  9. Chamari Athapaththu (SL) - 628
  10. Sophie Divine (NZ) - 619

Top 10 T20 Batters in the world (Female):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

Suzie Bates will lead the New Zealand charge once again in 2019
  1. Suzie Bates (NZ) - 694
  2. Stafanie Taylor (WI) - 656
  3. Harmanpreet Kaur (Ind) - 632
  4. Meg Lanning (Aus) - 623
  5. Deandra Dottin (WI) - 614
  6. Jemimah Rodriques (Ind) - 607
  7. Beth Mooney (Aus) - 601
  8. Alyssa Haley (Aus) - 575
  9. Mithali Raj (Ind) - 570
  10. Smriti Mandhana (Ind) - 567

Top 10 ODI Bowlers in the world (Female):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

Sana Mir achieved the unthinkable in the process of being the No. 1 bowler
  1. Sana Mir (Pak) - 663
  2. Megan Schutt (Aus) - 660
  3. Marizanne Kapp (SA) - 643
  4. Jess Jonassen (Aus) - 636
  5. Jhulan Goswami (Ind) - 609
  6. Shabnim Ismail (SA) - 603
  7. Katherine Brunt (Eng) - 592
  8. Stafanie Taylor (WI) - 573
  9. Ellyse Perry (Aus) - 568
  10. Ayabonga Khaka (SA) - 562

Top 10 T20 Bowlers in the world (Female):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

Second place is not an option, Megan Schutt is best by a mile
  1. Megan Schutt (Aus) - 728
  2. Poonam Yadav (Ind) - 662
  3. Leigh Kasperek (NZ) - 647
  4. Sophie Ecclestone (Eng) - 643
  5. Ellyse Perry (Aus) - 641
  6. Anya Shrubsole (Eng) - 638
  7. Amelia Kerr (NZ) - 612
  8. Delissa Kimmince (Aus) - 606
  9. Nida Dar (Pak) - 596
  10. Nashra Sandhu (Pak) - 587

Top 10 ODI All-rounders in the world (Female):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

Stafanie Taylor is one of the best to have graced women's cricket
  1. Ellyse Perry (Aus) - 386
  2. Stafanie Taylor (WI) - 362
  3. Dane van Niekerk (SA) - 331
  4. Deepti Sharma (Ind) - 299
  5. Sana Mir (Pak) - 259
  6. Marizanne Kapp (SA) - 226
  7. Katherine Brunt (Eng) - 224
  8. Natalie Sciver (Eng) - 223
  9. Deandra Dottin (WI) - 200
  10. Sophie Divine (Aus) - 196

Top 10 T20 All-rounders in the world (Male):

(Last update - 30 December 2018)

  1. Stefanie Taylor (WI) - 353
  2. Deandra Dottin (WI) - 321
  3. Ellyse Perry (Aus) - 310
  4. Hayley Matthews (WI) - 299
  5. Dane van Niekerk (SA) - 276
  6. Natalie Sciver (Eng) - 275
  7. Sophie Divine (NZ) - 273
  8. Salma Khatun (Ban) - 236
  9. Marizanne Kapp (SA) - 231
  10. Isobel Joyce (Ire) - 229