Virat Kohli’s name is enough by the way. However, Wisden did not even consider him worthy of being given a place in the playing XI.
Virat Kohli not in Wisden’s playing XI
The World Test Championship is now just a match to be played. Its final. With this, the 2-year phase of this championship will be completed. Prior to the final, Wisden selected the Wisden World Test Championship Playing XI on the basis of 2 years of performance, out of which Indian captain Virat Kohli and Pakistani cricketers are missing.
Virat Kohli’s name is enough by the way. However, Wisden did not even consider him worthy of being given a place in the playing XI. When the Wisden World Test Championship Playing XI was announced, the Indian captain’s name was missing from him. Just like Pakistani cricketers did.
Virat Kohli not on 3 players of India
Wisden has chosen the playing XI on the basis of 2 years of performance in the World Test Championship. 11 players from 5 countries have been placed. Out of these 11 players, 3 are Indians but there is no Virat Kohli in it. Wisden named Rohit Sharma as an opener from India, Rishabh Pant as an WicketKeeper and Rishabh Pant as an opener. Ashwin has been selected as the spin bowler (R. Ashwin as an Spinner).
3 from Australia, 2-2 from England-New Zealand
Apart from 3 Indians, 3 players are from Australia, 2 from England, 2 from New Zealand and 1 from Sri Lanka. Players selected from Australia include Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith and Pat Cummins. At the same time, the names of Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad from England are included. The names of Kyle Jamieson and Kane Williamson are from New Zealand. Whereas, one player who joined from Sri Lanka is Dimuth Karunaratne.
Wisden appointed captain to Kane Williamson
Wisden has made Kane Williamson captain of their chosen playing eleven. Whereas Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne has been retained as the second opener along with Rohit Sharma. In this list of Wisden, not a single member of Test Playing Nation is named like Pakistan, West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh.
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