Calcutta: In a reflection of the slump that India went through last year, no cricketer managed to find a place in the ‘ICC Test Team of the Year, which was dominated by South African and English players.
India were whitewashed by England and Australia in back-to-back away series last year, a free-fall from the number one position that the side held before that.
The list announced in Colombo on Thursday featured five South Africans (including the 12th man) and three Englishmen.
In fact, South Africa’s pace spearhead Dale Steyn made the side for the fifth year running.
The team was chosen by a selection panel chaired by Clive Lloyd.