With the Indian team having performed admirably in the year just gone by it is tempting to graze at the crystal ball and find out how they will fare in 2010.
A few predictions can be made but perhaps it will be apt to begin with the possible scenario in the fight for top spot. The situation is so intriguing that it is impossible not to speculate.
India are scheduled to play seven Tests next year against South Africa, Bangladesh and New Zealand (with two more against Zimbabwe still to be confirmed) and at the moment it does look doubtful whether Dhoni and his men will hold on to the No 1 spot for too long.In Image: Indian team's main challenge will be to cling on to the top slot in Test ranking
Text: Partab Ramchand
Images: AFP & Getty Images
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