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Yearender 2016: Indian cricket’s journey to No. 1
India have come a long way to climb to the summit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings demolishing every team in their way so far this year. (Photo: BCCI)
India have come a long way to climb to the summit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings demolishing every team in their way so far this year. (Photo: BCCI)
After spending half the year playing only ODI and T20I cricket, India did well to notch-up a 2-0 series win in West Indies. Virat Kohli’s men had the chance to jump to the numero uno spot but a rain-washed fourth Test meant that they would have to wait. (Photo: AP)
After spending half the year playing only ODI and T20I cricket, India did well to notch-up a 2-0 series win in West Indies. Virat Kohli’s men had the chance to jump to the numero uno spot but a rain-washed fourth Test meant that they would have to wait. (Photo: AP)
With a long home season, comprising of 13 Tests to look forward to, India secured the three-match home Test series against New Zealand with a 178-run victory over the Kiwis. However, the 2-0 win was still not good enough to win them the series. This was India’s 11th win in the last 12 home Tests. (Photo: AFP)
With a long home season, comprising of 13 Tests to look forward to, India secured the three-match home Test series against New Zealand with a 178-run victory over the Kiwis. However, the 2-0 win was still not good enough to win them the series. This was India’s 11th win in the last 12 home Tests. (Photo: AFP)
Virat Kohli and co finally climbed back to the top of the Test rankings after whitewashing New Zealand 3-0 in the series. (Photo: BCCI)
Virat Kohli and co finally climbed back to the top of the Test rankings after whitewashing New Zealand 3-0 in the series. (Photo: BCCI)
India barely lost control in the England series and shot into an unassailable 2-0 lead by the end of the third Test, to stretch their lead at the top. However, spinner Ravindra Jadeja failed to score his first century, as he got out on 90 in the Mohali Test. (Photo: AFP)
India barely lost control in the England series and shot into an unassailable 2-0 lead by the end of the third Test, to stretch their lead at the top. However, spinner Ravindra Jadeja failed to score his first century, as he got out on 90 in the Mohali Test. (Photo: AFP)
Virat Kohli has had a great season so far and he has proved that once again with a blistering 235 at the Wankhede, in Mumbai. (Photo: AFP)
Virat Kohli has had a great season so far and he has proved that once again with a blistering 235 at the Wankhede, in Mumbai. (Photo: AFP)
The fifth and final Test against England may have been rendered redundant, but India found yet another positive out of the dead-rubber. Karun Nair scored a brilliant unbeaten 303, to help India complete an innings defeat over England. (Photo: AFP)
The fifth and final Test against England may have been rendered redundant, but India found yet another positive out of the dead-rubber. Karun Nair scored a brilliant unbeaten 303, to help India complete an innings defeat over England. (Photo: AFP)