Best combined XI from World Test Championship 2019-2021

Best combined XI from World Test Championship 2019-2021

The tournament has been a witness to some jaw-dropping cricket in recent times.

LEEDS, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Ben Stokes of England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Test cricket had witnessed a downfall in viewership since T20 was introduced into the circuit. Because of T20’s exponential rise to the top, many critics were concerned about the future of traditional cricket. However, because of some extraordinary moments, Test cricket survived. Adding on, we came across multiple players who became Test specialists.

Test cricket is the most important format of the game. Because of the situations it presents, it is widely known as the toughest format of the game. But, the true test of a player is if he/she can survive the demands of this format. And only a few players can succeed. 

To bring back the popularity of Test cricket, the ICC announced the introduction of the World Test Championship. After multiple series and tough games, we have our finalists in the form of India and New Zealand. Team New Zealand is in red hot form after their consecutive home series victories. Talking about India, they thrashed England comprehensively.

Let us have a look at the best-combined XI from the World Test Championship so far:

1. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma started his career as a lower-order batsman who can hit some blows during the final overs. But, the hype about his talent took the better of him as he was unable to cement his place in a strong Indian batting lineup. Adding on, multiple failures during the initial phase of his career never helped him. It was in 2013 when he established himself as an opener of the limited-overs squad.

However, after achieving success in the limited-overs format, he had an outstanding debut against the West Indies in 2013. But, Rohit was only successful while playing in home conditions. Adding on, the emergence of Mayank Agarwal and other openers meant that he had to settle himself in the lower order.

But, during the World Test Championship, Sharma was promoted to the top of the order. And, it worked wonders for him as he has scored 1030 runs in 11 matches so far. With the highest score of 212, he can score big. Adding on, an average of 64.37 makes him “Mr. Consistent” of the squad.