Ranking Cricket Teams through Runs and Wickets

  • Ali Daud
  • Faqir Muhammad
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8210)


Teams are ranked to show their authority over each other. The International Cricket Council (ICC) ranks the cricket teams using an ad-hoc points system entirely based on the winning and losing of matches. In this paper, adoptions of PageRank and h-index are proposed for ranking teams to overcome the weakness of ICC ad-hoc point system. The intuition is to get more points for a team winning from a stronger team than winning from a weaker team by considering the number of runs and wickets also in addition to just winning and losing matches. The results show that proposed ranking methods provide quite promising insights of one day and test team rankings.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Daud
    • 1
  • Faqir Muhammad
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & Software EngineeringIIUIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationAUIslamabadPakistan

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