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Wisden names the World Test Championship XI


The ICC World Test Championship will go all guns blazing on June 18 in Southampton. India and New Zealand will lock horns with each other in a marquee battle.

Meanwhile, Wisden picked the World Test Championship XI. Surprisingly, Indian all-format captain, Virat Kohli didn’t make the cut while Kane Williamson has been picked as a captain.

Rohit Sharma and Dimuth Karunaratne have been picked as openers. The Indian opener scored 1030 runs at an average of 64.57 including 4 centuries and 2 fifties.

Karunaratne scored 999 runs including 4 centuries and 4 fifties. On the other hand, Marnus Labuschagne comes in at No.3. He scored 1675 runs at an average of 72.8 including 5 centuries and 9 fifties.

Wisden names the World Test Championship XI

Steve Smith has been slotted at No.4. Australia’s current best batsman scored 4 centuries and 7 fifties to his name. Kane Williamson has been chosen the leader of the ICC WTC XI.

Ben Stokes had a pretty good World Test Championship. He scored 1334 runs and smashed 4 centuries. Apart from that, he took 34 wickets to his name.

Rishabh Pant, Ravi Ashwin make the cut

Rishabh Pant affected 5 stumpings and took 35 catches. He scored 662 runs at 41.37 and scored 1 century. After that, New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson follows next on the list.

The lanky pacer picked up 36 wickets including 4 four-wicket hauls. After that, veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the lone spinner where he took 67 wickets in 13 games.

On the other hand, pace battery comprises world-class bowlers namely Pat Cummins and Stuart Broad. Cummins took 70 wickets in 14 games whereas Broad took 69 wickets in 17 games.

Wisden’s XI:- Rohit Sharma, Dimuth Karunaratne, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson (C), Ben Stokes, Rishabh Pant (WK), Kyle Jamieson, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pat Cummins, Stuart Broad

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