The inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) is about to conclude with just its final remaining to be played. The top two teams – based on the percentage of points earned/points available (PCT) – in the 2019-21 World Test Championship table, which are India and New Zealand, will clash on June 18th in Southampton for the ultimate prize.
However, there have been players from other teams as well who have shined through this cycle. It is, in fact, Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne and Pat Cummins, who lead the batting and bowling charts respectively. It’s best if we see who have been the best players in the World Test Championship 2019-21 cycle by forming an XI of those.
Best Combined XI Of World Test Championship 2019-21
Rohit Sharma: Runs- 1030 runs, Average-64.37
Rohit Sharma was the best opener on show in this particular cycle. He took the opener’s role in Test cricket for the first time in 2019 in the home series against South Africa and piled up runs for fun; he was impressive in Australia before culminating the season with an outstanding hundred in Chennai on a spin-friendly surface against England.
In 11 Tests, Sharma scored 1030 runs at an average of 64.37 with 4 tons and 2 fifties, quashing all the qualms people had of him as an opener against the red-ball. However, a massive challenge lay in front of Sharma in England.