ICC blunder strips Australia of No.1 Take a look at rating

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) has been pressured to apologise after an embarrassing blunder noticed Australia briefly stripped of its world No.1 Take a look at rating.

Regardless of being thrashed within the first Take a look at towards India in Nagpur, Australia ought to have nonetheless been comfortably atop the most recent rankings once they had been launched on Wednesday.

Nonetheless, the ICC’s web site listed India because the top-ranked nation.

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“The ICC acknowledges, for a brief time period on February 15, 2023 that, because of a technical error, India had been erroneously displayed because the No.1 Take a look at staff on the ICC web site,” it stated in an announcement.

“We apologise for any inconvenience triggered.”

As soon as the proper rankings had been posted, Australia was returned to the No.1 spot, with a score of 126. India sits in second spot on 115, with England third on 107, adopted by South Africa (102) and New Zealand (99).

India retains the No.1 rating in each white-ball types of the sport, with Australia ranked second in ODIs and sixth in T20s.

Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith occupy the highest two spots within the Take a look at batting rankings, forward of Babar Azam and Travis Head, whereas Pat Cummins is the No.1 ranked Take a look at bowler, with Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood at ninth and tenth.

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