On Wednesday evening, at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, Kane Williamson’s New Zealand were the inaugural ICC World Test Championship winners having defeated Virat Kohli’s India by 8 wickets in a rain-truncated game that went into the rare Reserve Day.
ICC’s bid to make Test matches more contextual with this maiden ICC WTC cycle stretched for a two-year period, seems to have had its success, despite the criticism of the modified ranking system due to the incompleted series because of the pandemic.
Nonetheless, both India and New Zealand put on a spectacle in the final in the little less than 4 days of cricket played. Here we look at the best XI of the ICC WTC Final between the two strong outfits.
ICC WTC 2019-21: Best Combined XI Of The Final:
Opening in Test cricket outside India was always questioning Rohit Sharma‘s Test career. However, he has fared decently so far, in the two Tests in Australia and now in the ICC WTC Final in England.
But, once again, his issues of not converting his starts came to the fore in the mega-finale. Sharma was impressive in the first innings when he scored 34 runs after being put in to bat in largely bowling-friendly conditions against the Kiwi pacers. He added 30 runs in the second essay, but both times, failed to convert his knocks into big ones.