Wisden’s Under-25 World Test XI, only one Indian in the list
A XI of players all aged 25 or under that could dominate Test cricket for years to come has been picked by the bible of cricket Wisden. The Wisden team comprises of Yas Rana, head of content, Ben Gardner, managing editor, and Taha Hashim, features editor, decided to pick a world Test XI of players aged 25 years old or younger.
The Wisden authority went to Aiden Markram from South Africa. The 25 years old have played 20 Tests and scored 1,424 runs @ 38.48 among them he scored four 100s, the highest individual is 152. His obvious talent and murderous ability against pace gets him the nod, with his two centuries against Australia in the 2018 series between the sides of particular note.
After the South African, Dom Sibley from England has been picked in the squad. The 24 years old has played 8* Tests and scored 532 runs at an average of 44.33. He has smashed 2 tons till and and his individual Highest score is 133*.
Kusal Mendis from Sri Lanka has been picked at number 3. The 25 years old has played 44 Tests till now. He has scored about 2,995 runs at an average of 36.97. He has scored seven tons and the highest individual score is 196.Less than a year into his Test career, Kusal Mendis played one of the greatest Test innings by a Sri Lankan.
Pakistani batting great Babar Azam (c) has been picked in the squad as the skipper of the side. The 25 years old has layed 26 Tests and scored 1,850 runs at an average of 45.12. He has picked 5 tons till now. Since Test cricket returned to Pakistan, he has reached another level, with three centuries and a 60 in four innings at home. The captain of Wisden‘s Under-25 World Test XI.
Ollie Pope from England who is 22 years old currently has been picked after Babar Azam. He has played 9* Tests and scored 461 runs @ 38.4 and there is 1 hundred in his bag. Rishabh Pant (wk) from India who is 22 years old has played 13 Tests, 814 runs @ 38.76. He has smashed 2 100s till now.
Sam Curran from England has taken after pant. He has played 18* Tests and scored 728 runs @ 26.96, HS: 78, and 38 wickets. Jofra Archer , Kagiso Rabada and Shaheen Shah Afridi has been picked in the pace bowling department. The trio has been dominating the pace legacy at a very young age.
Wisden’s Under-25 World Test XI: Aiden Markram (South Africa), Dom Sibley (England), Kushal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Babar Azam (Pakistan) Captain, Oli Pope (England), Rishabh Pant (India) Wicketkeeper, Sam Curran (England), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Jkagisoofra Archer (England), Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan).