Daily Mail UK – 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.

Summary

  • 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.
  • 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.


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