The International Cricket Council Player Rankings is the most popular form to classify and order cricket players based on their past performance. The system has been in use since the late 1980s.
The purpose of the Player Rankings was to rank players based on their current capacities, so it emphasises recent performance over career averages. This model considers more accurately matches conditions and is more useful for predicting game outcomes.
The ICC ranks separately different kinds of players in different leagues. This article presents the top 5 all-around players at the moment.
Jason Holder – West Indies
A native of Barbados, Holder, had his ODI debut in 2013. Currently, he is the West Indies team Test match captain. He led the West Indies team to the semifinals in the 2015 World Cup.
Ben Stokes – England
Ben Stokes is the current vice-captain of the England Test team and played in the team that won England the World Cup in 2019. He holds the records of England’s fastest Test double-century, and the fastest 250 in Test matches. In 2020, he won the Best Cricketer of the Year trophy from the ICC.
Ravinda Jadeja – India
Jadeja represents Saurashtra and the Chennai Super Kings. While his performance in the early 2000s was sub-par, he spent most of the 2010s improving and scored significant victories in Indian domestic leagues and international matches.
Mitchell Starc – Australia
Starc was a crucial part of the Australian team that won the 2015 World Cup title. He was declared the tournament’s Player of the Tournament due to his excellent and consistent success.
Ravichandran Ashwin – India
Ashwin was the cricketer of the year 2016 and the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2016. He plays for Tamil Nadu in the Indian domestic league, and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. He is the fastest wicket-taker in India.