Danish Kaneria
Danish Kaneria. Image-Reuters

Former Pakistan international cricketer Danish Kaneria has named his Test team of 2021, he included as many as 4 Indian cricketers in the team still India red-ball captain Virat Kohli was not included.

The openers in Kaneria’s best Test team of 2021 were India openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Rohit had an astonishing run in 2021 having scored 906 runs in 11 Test games and KL Rahul also performed brilliantly scoring 461 runs in five Tests at an average of 46.10 including 2 centuries and one half-century.

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Virat Kohli, Danish Kaneria
Virat Kohli, Danish Kaneria. Image Credits: Twitter

England captain Joe Root was Kaneria’s pick for the No.3 batting spot. The year 2021 belongs to Joe Root as he was the standout performer and a lone warrior of the England Test team. He was the leading run-getter in Tests in 2021 with 1708 runs in 15 Tests at an average of 61 including six centuries and four fifties.

Kane Williamson Named As Captain In Danish Kaneria’s Test Team Of 2021

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. Image-AFP

World Test Championship winning skipper Kane Williamson was named as captain in Kaneria’s Test team. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson scored 395 runs in four Tests in 2021 including a double century and a fifty.

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The next middle-order batter in the lineup was Pakistan’s Fawad Alam, who scored 571 runs in nine Tests including three centuries and two-fifty. Also, Young Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant made it to the Kaneria’s best Test team of 2021.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin (Image Credit: Twitter)

The all-rounders picked by Danish Kaneria were premier Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and New Zealand young pace-bowling all-rounder Kyle Jamieson. Ashwin was the leading wicket-taker in Tests in 2021 with 54 scalps under his belt and Kyle Jamieson bagged 27 wickets in six Tests in 2021.

The last three players picked by Danish Kaneria were all pacers, England’s veteran speedster James Anderson, Australia’s Josh Hazlewood and Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Danish Kaneria also decided to pick Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne who recently became the No.1 ranked batter as the 12th man in the team.

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