India Retain No. 1 Test Ranking for 2nd Year in a Row

By Indian Cricket Fever
January 27 2018

India retain their No. 1 Test ranking for a second year in a row after their magnificent win on a trechearous Johannesburg wicket, where first they gutsed it out with the bat and then blew away the home team with their fiery fast bowling.  

India continue their domination at the top of the ICC Test rankings.  They grabbed back the the No. 1 spot late last year and with their record breaking home season e they consolidated their grip on No. 1. with 10 wins one loss and two draws  (3-0 v. NZ, 4-0-1 v. England 1-0 v. Bangladesh and 2-1-1 v. Aus) in 13 Tests played.

Now with their come from behind win at the New Wanderers on a "spicy" track, they have ensured that they will remain No. 1 at the April cut off date, even if South Africa happen to sweep the Aussies 4-0 in their upcoming home series.  India will thus hold on to the ICC Test Champion's mace which Kohli received from the legendary Sunil Gavaskar in 2017 following their series win in the West Indies.  They will also once again get the prize money of $1 MILLION for a second year in a row. 

India will now look forward to the rest of a challenging 15 months where they will visit England, Australia and New Zealand with quiet confidence that they can beat any team anywhere with the superb balance in their Test squad. 





pqs: qs:
India Retain No. 1 Test Ranking for 2nd Year in a Row
Posted by: Indian Cricket Fever (IP Logged)
Date: 27/01/2018 18:11

What do you think? You can have your say by posting below.
If you do not already have an account Click here to Register.

Re: India Retain No. 1 Test Ranking for 2nd Year in a Row
Posted by: Birbal (IP Logged)
Date: 27/01/2018 18:30

India are No. 1 in Tests and Joint No. 1 in ODIs...and No. 3 in T20Is. Depending on how they do in the upcoming ODI series and T20I series and how other teams do.. there is a chance they can be No. 1 IN EVERY format by the end of their South Africa tour...

If that were to happen it will indeed be one of the GREATEST achievements not just in cricket but in any sport.

Re: India Retain No. 1 Test Ranking for 2nd Year in a Row
Posted by: Birbal (IP Logged)
Date: 01/05/2018 15:46

After the table has been reset on May 1st (another legacy of England biased system) India are now WAY ahead of South Africa the No. 2 ranked team... at 125 112... Meanwhile Bangladesh move to 8 West Indies sadly drop to 9 and Pakistan languish at 7...smiling smiley

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing