India skipper Virat Kohli finished 2019 as the top ranked Test batsman in the ICC Rankings. With 928 points, he was comfortably ahead of Steve Smith (911) and Kane Williamson
Cricket-loving premier stuck to his guns and missed seeing Britain's only gold medal − to watch England lose to Pakistan instead in the first Test at Lord's.
Nathan Lyon took four wickets as Australia thrashed New Zealand by 247 runs to win the second Test at Melbourne and the series on Sunday with a battling century from opener
South Africa broke down stubborn England resistance to win the first Test of their World Test Championship series by 107 runs at SuperSport Park on Sunday.
England were held up by a last wicket stand of 99 between Keshav Maharaj (71) and Dane Paterson (39 not out) and it needed a direct-hit run-out by Sam Curran from mid-on to clinch the result shortly before lunch. South Africa were bowled out for 237.
India’s one-day side have learned to be tougher when they lose the toss following the heartbreak of a World Cup semi-final defeat, said captain Virat Kohli said after winning the one-day series against Australia.
"We have lost eight of our last nine (completed) T20s and as the No.1-ranked side, this is unacceptable,” chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq said on Thursday while announcing the 15-man squad.
Dhoni has not played international cricket since the World Cup last year, but coach Ravi Shastri recently said the wicketkeeper-batsman could be in contention for the T20 World Cup in Australia this year if he performs well in the Indian Premier League.
England captain Joe Root says fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood must still prove their fitness to be included in the side to play South Africa in the third Test