Test cricket is the real test of patience, perseverance, and character of a player. A player who is successful at the ODI or T20 level is not having a guarantee to succeed at the test level. For standing out at the test cricket level, a lot of talent along with practice is needed by the player. Test cricket has produced great players like Sachin Tendulkar, Imran Khan, Glenn McGrath, and these players were successful in the other formats of the game too. In fact, their actions speak louder than words.
The teams that have made it to the top:
Every team has to battle it out to be at the top. Here is the list of top 10 best test cricket teams of the world.
With the current 5-0 clean sweep against England, Australia has proved its mettle in world test cricket. It has been playing test cricket for a long time and dominated in the late ’90s and early 2000s but went for an awful era after 2009 and until 2013. However, with the recently concluded series, this team is looking entirely fresh and new. Australia is one of the best test cricket teams in the world.
Resting on the fourth position is the English team, not because of its poor performance in the recent test series against Australia but because of its heroic performance against the same team in 2013. England is one of the first teams to play test cricket and it is a sport that is loved there. England remains on the fourth spot on our list.
It has improved in rankings after showing a great game against South Africa on their home soil and also competing hard against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded test match. Pakistan has produced great cricketers in the history of test cricket and keeps nurturing new talent like Junaid Khan among the others.
- Sri Lanka:
Sri Lanka has displayed poor performances in the last year or so and it has directly impacted its positioning on the list of best test cricket teams of the world. Sri Lanka currently has great batsmen like Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene but the team is not clicking up.
- West Indies:
Resting on the fifth position in the West Indies team that cannot be trusted when it comes to testing cricket. This team can shock any big team by displaying tremendous performance but at the same time, it can disappoint fans with a dismal performance.
The victory of the team is a matter of great honor and pride. Therefore, it is a huge thing of respect for the players to be at the top and compete to secure this position!