Best in the World

The greatest Test side in the world on current form. In my mind South Africa have been that for some time now, but its finally official because if you take a look at the ICC Test World Rankings, South Africa is the name you will rightfully see perched at the top.

They achieved this by beating England in England 2-0 in a 3 match test series. It was a series that gripped us from the first moment to the last as South Africa and England put on a spectacle with the tourists being just too good for the English at the end of it all. Hashim Amla was named the man of the series after becoming the first ever South African to score a triple century.

That series win proved to the world that not only are we in fact better than England, but that we are better than every test team on the entire planet.

It mind boggles me however that it took this long for us to be named the number 1 Test team. Just look at the stats, we haven’t lost a series away from home since 2006, and have the number 1 test bowler, as well as 4 of the top 6 best test batsman in the rankings yet that somehow didn’t equate to us being the best in the world… well until now of course.

So something that’s been coming for a long time, and I feel should of come much earlier has come nonetheless and South Africa sit righfully on there perch as the best Test team in the entire world.

Matthew Nepgen


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