Best Test XI of 2021

Best Test XI of 2021

New Zealand shed their 'underdog' tag and tasted success in a major ICC event, winning the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) this year.

Ravi ashwin, Joe Root and Kane Williamson
Ravi ashwin, Joe Root and Kane Williamson. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

So, another year is drawing to a close. 2021 was a riveting one, especially in Test match cricket. The Indian cricket team, sans their top stars stunned Australia by beating them at The Gabba and won a Test series in the land of the kangaroos for the second time in a row in January this year.

New Zealand shed their ‘underdog’ tag and tasted success in a major ICC event, winning the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC). And finally, towards the end of the year, England have received an absolute drubbing at The Ashes, have lost the first three matches of the series and the kangaroos have already retained the urn with 2 Test matches still to go.

There were several players who shone brightly in 2021, and this is a year that they will not like to forget. In this article, let us take a look at the best Test XI of 2021.

1. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Rohit Sharma was outstanding with the willow in 2021 in Test match cricket. The ‘Hitman’ scored 906 runs in the 21 innings that he played in 2021, and scored his runs at an excellent average of 47.68.

Sharma scored a classy 161 against England in February in Chennai, and helped the Indian side thrash the Joe Root-led side by 317 runs. Another Rohit special that the fans will remember for long came in September 2021, when the right-hander scored a mesmerizing 127 at the Kennington Oval, paving the way for India to beat England by 157 runs.

All in all, it was a year when the Hitman reigned supreme with the willow, and a year that Rohit Sharma will look back with fondness.

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