Current Best Test XI which can do well in all conditions
There are batsmen who score big runs and show great temperament irrespective of the pitch and conditions.
Published - Mar 21, 2020 3:07 pm | Updated - Mar 21, 2020 3:07 pm
Year after year, we form a Test XI based on stats and numbers and see which were the players that performed the best. However, there are times when certain teams play only in certain conditions. There are a few players who consistently perform well across all kinds of conditions.
There are batsmen who score big runs and show great temperament irrespective of the pitch and conditions. Be it a turner or a green deck or a bouncy one, they step up to the challenge. The same is the case with the bowlers. There are quite a few bowlers going around who’ve done well across all conditions.
Hence, here we form the best XI from the current crop of players who can and have done well in all conditions:
1. Tom Latham
There are very few openers who have a better average than Tom Latham in Test cricket opening the batting since 2016. In fact, there are only three batsmen (who have played at least 10 games) who average more than Latham. He has amassed 2546 runs at an average of 43.89.
The New Zealand opener has been very good across conditions. Be it turning tracks in the subcontinent or the moving ball at home or in England, Latham has always been up for the challenge. He has scored runs in almost all conditions and has become one of the top openers in world cricket at the moment.