Non Asian Test XI of the Year 2015
Updated - Dec 23, 2015 9:40 am
The year of 2015 has seen some phenomenal limited overs action with the World Cup taking place this year. Test cricket, however, with some quality matches, managed to grab the attention of the fans as well. With the year beginning with Kiwis taking on Lankans and Indians playing down under, the year 2015 saw some high octane Test series like the Ashes, South Africa’s tour to India and the Trans-Tasman battle between Australia and New Zealand. It is difficult to pick the top players in Tests especially with the Asians dominating the fray since they have played comparatively more matches.
So here we decide to pick up the Non Asian Test XI of the Year 2015 with the top performers in the calendar year.
1. Alastair Cook (England):
The England skipper had a great 2015 in Tests. His side won the Ashes 3-2 over Australia to regain the Urn. Cook played in 13 matches this year and is the leading run-scorer in Tests in 2015 with 1357 runs. He has scored the runs at an average of 59 and had 3 centuries to his name in 2015. His brilliant 528-ball, 856-minute 263 against Pakistan was commended by all. He was also handy against the Aussies in the Ashes where he gave England the crucial starts.