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No Kohli, Rohit opener; Aakash Chopra announces 2021 Test XI with 4 from India


2021 was an eventful year for Test cricket. Cricket grounds were reactivated after the Covid crisis. The ICC’s first World Test Championship took place this year. New Zealand defeated India in the final to win the title. Despite India’s brilliant performance, captain Virat Kohli’s poor form was disappointing. Aakash Chopra has announced the Test XI with the best players.

Openers

Aakash Chopra has said on his YouTube channel that the first name that comes to mind when thinking about the 2021 Test XI is Rohit Sharma. Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne was the second opener. This year he scored a double century.

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They are in the batting line-up

The middle order will be joined by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and England captain Joe Root. Chopra says 2021 is the best Test batter route. Williamson is the captain of the team. Rishabh Pant of India is the wicket keeper. Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam was also in the middle order.

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They are in the bowling line

Chopra has three pacers and two spinners in his XI. India’s R Ashwin and Akshar Patel are the spinners. Ashwin was in good form both at home and abroad. The pacers are England’s veteran James Anderson, New Zealand’s Kyle Jamison and Pakistan’s youngster Shaheen Afridi.

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These are the team members

Rohit Sharma, Dimuth Karunaratne, Joe Root, Kane Williamson (capt), Fawad Alam, Rishabh Pant, Kyle Jamison, Ravi Chandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, James Anderson, Shaheen Afridi.

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