From past few years India had been in a superb form by beating the toughest teams all around world. Continuing there streak India have able to retained the Test maze for three consecutive year now. It’s been privileged to witness this when your country is a true cricket lover.
As 2018 was all about playing away from home, India still able to captured the attention of the viewers as they improved a lot as compared to their previous visits. Even though they lost the series in South Africa by 2-1 and in England they had to face series defeat by 4-1 but the positive thing which we witnessed was Virat Kohli’s record in England and south Africa. From averaging 20.04 in his previous England tour, this time the Delhi boy was among top scorer of the series. India also defeated the mighty Afghanistan and west indies in the beginning of the year.
In an interview Kohli stated that “Retaining the ICC Test Championship Mace once again is something we are all really proud of. Our team has been doing well across formats but it gives us extra pleasure to come out on top of the Test rankings. We all know of the importance of Test cricket and of how only the best can prosper in the format,”
With finishing at top of test rankings and earned 116 points, it’s very obvious for the India to get that maze again as the second best team was new Zealand with 106 points in their pocket.
New Zealand, who also had the greatest year as outclassed some of the big teams. They first defeated England by 1-0 in a 2 match test series. later they beat Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in NEW ZEALAND by 1-0 and 2-0 respectively. But their best performance came when the Kiwis beats Pakistan in UAE by 2-1. They also defeated them in ODIs by 3-1.
Apart from these two teams, south Africa were ranked 3rd in the test rankings with England at 4th and Australia at the 5th spot. Even though Australia witnessed their worst year, they still able to get the 5th spot in the ranking.