Cricket

Pakistan still No 1 in T20I rankings, Cricket Australia admit their calculations were inaccurate due to ICC error

  • AFP
  • February 23rd, 2018
  • 11:53:57 IST

Wellington: Australian cricket chiefs have clarified that Pakistan still top the Twenty20 world rankings, despite Australia's victory in the T20 tri-series also featuring New Zealand and England.

File photo of Pakistani cricketers. AFP

File photo of Pakistani cricketers. AFP

Cricket Australia said this week that Australia would take the number one spot if they were unbeaten in the tri-series, a feat they achieved with a 19-run win over New Zealand in Auckland on Wednesday.

But in a statement late Thursday, it said a "clerical error" by the International Cricket Council meant the calculation was wrong and Pakistan retain the number one ranking.

When ratings points were rounded off, it said, Australia were second on 125.65, 0.19 points behind Pakistan on 125.84.

It means Australia have still not been rated the number one T20 side in the world since the shortest form of the game began in 2011.

Australia are currently ranked third in Tests and fifth in one-dayers.

Updated Date: February 23, 2018 11:53:57 IST

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