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India wrongly ranked as No.1 Test side by ICC, apology issued

Australia retained the No. 1 position in the ICC Test team rankings after a technical error had briefly shown India as the top-ranked side on February 15 (Wednesday). The International Cricket Council apologised for the mistake on their website.

The ICC explained that Australia are still the No. 1 Test team while India are leading the rankings in both ODIs and T20Is. “The ICC acknowledges, for a short period of time on February 15, 2023 that, due to a technical error, India were erroneously displayed as the No.1 Test team on the ICC website,” it said. “We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”



India had thrashed Australia by an innings and 132 runs in the first Test of the four-match series in Nagpur. After India’s huge win, the ICC had displayed India as the No. 1 Test side. Notably, only South Africa had achieved the feat of being the No. 1 ranked team in all formats at the same time in 2012. However, all the celebrations were spoiled as ICC updated the rankings again in the evening.

After the latest update, India (115 points) have moved back to the second spot behind Australia (126 points) As far as the players are concerned, veteran off-spinner R Ashwin has climbed to the second spot in the Men’s Test Bowlers Rankings after his brilliant performance in the first Test where he took eight wickets.