NEW DELHI – Virat Kohli’s India have topped the international Test rankings for the third year in a row – boosted by their first ever series triumph in Australia – earning a million dollar prize for the team.
India finished eight points clear of New Zealand in the contest, taking in matches up to Sunday.
Kohli, who led India to their maiden series win in Australia in 71 years of trying, said the achievement would inspire the team to try harder in the inaugural world Test championship, which starts this year.
“Retaining the ICC Test Championship Mace once again is something we are all really proud of,” he said.
“We all know of the importance of Test cricket and of how only the best can prosper in the format,” he said in a statement published by the International Cricket Council.