Cricket’s apex body, the International Cricket Council or ICC, created a big blunder while updating their Test team rankings.
The ICC put India at the top of the points table and placed Australia in the second position.
Thus, for a small amount of time, India remained at the top of the Test rankings.
However, the ICC has resolved the glitch after getting to know about it afterward.
Moreover, the glitch even changed the rating points of both teams.
Australia got 111 rating points and India got 115 rating points as a result.
India are in second place in the Test rankings and have a great chance of making it to the final of the ICC World Test Championship if they beat Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Meanwhile, Australia who have tasted success against England, West Indies, and South Africa, will cement their place in the final of the tournament.
India and Australia to clash in February for Test series
Meanwhile, India is scheduled to play a four-match Test series against Australia starting on 9th February.
Nagpur is the venue for the first Test and both sides have announced their teams for the series.
India now have a great chance of beating Australia at home so as to secure a series win and the top spot in the ICC Test rankings.
Recently, India beat Bangladesh 2-0 in an away Test series and will be looking forward to carrying on the same momentum in this series as well.
However, India have yet to confirm their spot in the top two of the ICC World Test Championship.
For Australia, the road is very easy. All they have to do is to beat India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to keep their spot in the final.
But, if they face a clean sweep in the series against India, Australia will lose their top spot and India will advance to the finals.
Which is why both these sides will be looking to get things in their favor as far as this series is concerned.
While cementing a place in the finals will be a top priority for both teams, it is also assumed that India will win at home.
And if India does win, they will surely surpass Australia in the Test rankings.
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