Team of World Test Championship 2019-2021
The World Test Championship will find a winner in some days as India and New Zealand are all set to compete against each other in the Final starting from June 18 .
There were many splendid performances in this tournament which started way back in 2019 with The Ashes . Here is the team consisting of those eleven players who were the standout performers in the inaugural edition of this championship
Team of World Test Championship 2019-2021:
Rohit Sharma ( INDIA | 1030 Runs | 4 Centuries | Best 212 )
Despite missing 6 games , he still finished as the 2nd Highest Run getter for Team India and the only opener to get past 1000 Runs in this Championship . His run tally and the phenomenal consistency makes him a first choice opener in this eleven .
Dimuth Karunaratne ( SRI LANKA | 999 Runs | 4 Centuries | Best 244 )
Sri Lanka’s Test Captain , Dimuth Karunaratne finds his place in this eleven as the second opener . Finishing the championship with 999 Runs , he scored eight 50+ scores in 18 innings including his maiden double ton .
Marnus Labuschagne ( AUSTRALIA | 1675 Runs | 5 Centuries | Best 215 )
There’s no way you can drop the championship’s highest run scorer from this eleven . Maintaining a Superb Average of almost 73 , his consistency and hunger for runs is unbelievable . From being a concussion substitute to a sure starter , this championship will always remain close to his heart .
Steve Smith ( AUSTRALIA | 1341 Runs | 4 Centuries | Best 211 )
Scoring more than half of these runs in a single series , he lit up the first series of this championship with his entertaining batting . Though his form dipped a bit at some stages , but he always found a way to score as many runs as possible .
Ajinkya Rahane ( INDIA | 1095 Runs | 3 Centuries | Best 115 )
India’s Highest Run Scorer in the league stage , Ajinkya Rahane had a lot to prove when he began the tournament . And being a champion player , he answered everyone by finishing as India’s best batsman in the league stage .
All Rounder of the Team of World Test Championship 2019-2021:
Ben Stokes ( ENGLAND | 1334 Runs | 34 Wickets | 4 Centuries | Best 176 )
World’s Best All Rounder , Ben Stokes ended the league stage of this tournament as the 4th Highest Run Scorer and the 17th Highest Wicket Taker . His match winning knock of 135 in The Ashes is arguably the best knock of this inaugural edition .
Mohammad Rizwan ( PAKISTAN | 741 Runs | 32 Dismissals | 1 Century | Best 115* )
One of the best finds during this tournament , Mohmamad Rizwan grabs the keeper’s spot in this eleven overtaking the likes of Buttler , Pant and De Kock . The reason behind his inclusion was the way he batted in tough conditions of Australia , England and New Zealand .
Kyle Jamieson ( NEW ZEALAND | 36 Wickets | 4 Fifers | Best 6/48 )
World’s 6th Ranked All Rounder in Test Cricket , Kyle Jamieson is one of the best performers in Test Cricket from the past one year . Other than being a wicket taking bowler , he is also a more than a useful lower order batsman .
Ravichandran Ashwin ( INDIA | 67 Wickets | 4 Fifers | Best 7/145 )
The only specialist spinner in this eleven , R Ashwin took 67 Wickets in the 13 games he played . Other than leading India’s bowling attack in home conditions , he also bowled brilliantly in the pace friendly pitches of Australia .
Pat Cummins ( AUSTRALIA | 70 Wickets | 1 Fifer | Best 5/28 )
World’s No.1 Ranked Test Bowler , Pat Cummins finished as the highest wicket taker in the league stage of this tournament . On an average , he took 5 Wickets in each match he played .
Tim Southee ( NEW ZEALAND | 51 Wickets | 3 Fifers | Best 5/32 )
New Zealand’s underrated hero , Tim Southee did nothing wrong in this tournament . He picked 51 Wickets in only 10 games during this tournament . On an average , he took a wicket on every 46th delivery he bowled .
This eleven was based solely on the opinions of the author .