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.
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If that were to happen it will indeed be one of the GREATEST achievements not just in cricket but in any sport.
England got the two best days to bowl..and the Best day to bat...
the way India bounced back in Trent Bridge was amazing...
I fear a combination of flat tracks and inclement weather may deny India the chance to come back and win 3-2