NEWS | by YouGov Sport

Australians still believe that Baggy Greens are fairest side in world cricket

New polling reveals that Australians still believe that the Australian national cricket team is the fairest in the world – despite the ball-tampering scandal which took place in March last year.

Nearly a third of Australians (29%) polled said that the country’s players were the most ethical in world cricket. The New Zealand team came second, polling just five percent less (24%), with England third on ten percent. Of the major cricket-playing nations, Pakistan polled the lowest, with just 1% of Australians believing that Pakistan was the fairest team around.

Ned Morris, Managing Director at YouGov Sport Australia and New Zealand, the research agency which commissioned the polling, said:

“It’s encouraging that Australians still believe in this side after all it’s been through. I think most Australians see that our cricketers are on a road to redemption. Of course, the quickest way to get there will be to win the World Cup and put some clear blue water between the ball-tampering episode and this squad of players.”

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Notes to editors:

  • This poll is from a sample of 1,087 Australians
  • Polling was carried out to Market Research Society guidelines and is weighted to the national profile of adults
  • For more details on this poll the company and our products, contact Ned Morris, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand – ned.morris@smg-insight.com