Ahead of the ICC World Test Championship final, Australian speedster Pat Cummins has picked his world Test XI. The event has already garnered eyeballs with former cricketers and experts picking the favorites among India and New Zealand.
Virat Kohli & Co entered the finals of WTC on the back of some consistent performances in the last two years beating top sides like Australia, England, and South Africa. The Asian giants lost only to New Zealand in a two-match away series in January 2020 and will certainly look to settle scores in the summit clash
On the other hand, the Black Caps were the first team to enter the finals of WTC by being thoroughly dominating at home brushing sides like Pakistan, West Indies, Bangladesh, and India.
Pat Cummins too was asked to choose between the two sides and Cummins picked his Trans-Tasman rivals as his favorite owing to the overcast and chilly climate in Southampton which is pretty similar to one in New Zealand.
Pat Cummins picks his World Test XI
During a recent chat with Cricbuzz, Cummins was asked to pick his World Test XI. The pacer included his Australia teammate David Warner as the opener along with India’s Rohit Sharma. At number three four and five he has picked the ‘Fab four’ of batting Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli, and Steven Smith respectively. The pacer added this was a no-brainer considering their consistency in the last four to five years in the red-ball format.
At number six, he has picked his Ashes rival Ben Stokes, who he feels can be the difference with both bat ball. At number seven magnificent wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant will follow. Pat Cummins picked himself as the leader of the bowling attack alongside Nathan Lyon, Kagiso Rabada, and Jasprit Bumrah.
Pat Cummins’ World Test XI: David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes, Rishabh Pant (WK), Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah.