2021 was a gorgeous year for Test cricket fans. The excitement of the World Test Championship heightened this year as the India vs Australia series, India vs England series and the WTC Final between India and New Zealand, i.e the test matches that were played this year, all stole the show.
Obviously as so many matches were played, many players emerged as the rising stars of the longest formats of the game where some players were dropped and were marked as unworthy of playing the format. Amid so many rise and fall stories, famous cricket analyst and commentator Harsha Bhogle has shared a playing XI comprising the best test players of 2021 according to him. And what a team it is !
The batting and bowling department are perfectly balanced and we could only imagine what would be the fate of the opposition if they played against this all stars team.
Let us take a look at Harsha Bhogle’s Team first.
Here’s Harsha Bhogle’s Test XI of 2021: Rohit Sharma, Dimuth Karunaratne, Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Root, Fawad Alam, Rishabh Pant (WK), Jason Holder, Ravi Ashwin, Shaheen Afridi, Anrich Nortje, Kyle Jamieson
Some controversial decisions include the exclusion of some famous Indian players like Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah. The exclusion of Virat Kohli can still be understood as he was not that great in test cricket this year. However, Jasprit Bumrah could’ve made a cut in this team.
The 3 Indian players that Harsha Bhogle chose to put in his team were Rishabh Pant, Rohit SHarma and Ravichandran Ashwin.