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Time To Rejoice! India Makes Longest Unbeaten Streak In Test Cricket

Published on 20 December, 2016 at 11:57 pm By

India made its longest undefeated streak in Test cricket by winning nine tests in a year.

After its defeat in Sri Lanka, this year, India played 12 Test matches and won nine of them, drawing the other three.


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The nine wins in 2016 are the most India have ever won in a calendar year. They had won 8 in 2010.

Most Test wins by India in a calendar year

 Year  Mts  Won  Lost  Draw  Win%
 2016  12  9  0  3  75.00
 2010  14  8  3  3  57.14
 2002  16  6  5  5  37.50
 2004  12  6  3  3  50.00
 2008  15  6  4  5  40.00
 2013  8  6  1  1  75.00

Indian batsman and captain of the team, Virat Kohli, has become only Indian captain to have won nine Tests in a year.



Under his captaincy, India made record of 18 match streak, going past their 17 match streak between September 1985 and March 1987. The current sequence started off with a 278-run win in Colombo (SSC) to which they added 13 more wins.

 


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