World XI that can beat Team India at home in Tests

World XI that can beat Team India at home in Tests

This team may put an end to India's sheer domination at home.

Tom Latham

Tom Latham
Tom Latham. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Tom Latham has a Test strike-rate of 46.47 that doesn’t quite make him an attractive player in a generation of slam-bam cricket. But when it comes to productivity in the longest format, there are very few, who can match him.

In a 50-match career, he already has 11 centuries and 16 half-centuries. Rather during the recent Australia tour where New Zealand failed to match the quality of the home side but Latham was the one who, at times, fought it out gamely for this team opening the innings. He also led the side in the final Test of the series as Kane Williamson was unwell.

The last couple of centuries Latham mustered came against England at home and against Sri Lanka in trying conditions at the SSC in Colombo that helped the Kiwis win by an innings and 65 runs. Against India, the left-hander has scores of 58, 74 and 53 in six innings, albeit he will wish to work on his overall average of 27.87.