Test team with only one player per country
With the World Test Championship over, we now officially have the best Test team of the world. There are currently 12 Test playing country, so lets make a best possible team with only one player per nation.
1. Tamim Iqbal
Making his debut back in 2007, Tamim Iqbal has been excellent for Bangladesh cricket and surely a legend. He is the highest run scorer for Bangladesh in International cricket. He has got 4788 runs in 64 test with the average of 39.57.
2. Dimuth Karunaratne
Probably one of the most consistent player in last few year, the Lankan captain has been amazing for struggling Sri-Lanka. He has got 5176 runs in Test cricket with the average of 38.62.
3. Kane Williamson(C)
The first ever ICC World Test Championship winning captain is currently the no.1 ranked test batsman in the world. The New-Zealand captain is one of the best player ever to play for New-Zealand. Kane Williamson is second highest run scorer for New-Zealand in all formats and Test. He has got 7230 runs in 85 matches with the average of 53.95. He will lead this team.
4. Steve Smith
You just cannot make a test team in modern era without Steve Smith. He has been very consistent and reliable and has been the focal point of Australian team for years. He has the best average in Test among any current players and 3rd overall with 61.80.
5. Brendan Taylor
It was between a Irish player and a Zimbabwen player, so I went with Brendan Taylor. He is a Zimbabwen cricketing legend. He is the 3rd highest run scorer in Zimbabwe history. Brendan has got 2147 runs in 33 matches with the average of 34.81 and strike rate of 54.03.
6. Risabh Pant(WK)
Risabh Pant is one of the best finishers in world cricket at the moment. If India are in rough positions and Risabh is still in the pitch, there is still some hope that India can still win. Pant is the fastest wicket keeper batsman for India to reach 1000 runs. He is also improving everyday with the gloves behind the stumps. He has got 1403 runs with the average of 43.84 and strike rate of 69.8.
7. Jason Holder
The no.1 all-rounder comes in this team at no.7. He is currently best player in West-Indies squad. Holder is very good with both the new ball and old ball. He has got 129 wickets in 49 matches with the average of 27.7. He also has 2287 runs with average of 31.70 and strike rate of 58.44.
8. Rashid Khan
Still only 22, he is one of the best spinners in the world. Despite only playing 5 tests, he has made his mark taking 34 wickets. Specially in modern days where there are not many leg spinners in test cricket, he has been unbelievable. He is great with the bat as well scoring 106 runs with the strike rate of 79.69. There is still more to come from Rashid Khan in the long format of the game I’m sure of that.
9. Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada is one of the best young talents in the sport right now. Still only 26, he has a long career ahead of him. He is very good swinger of the ball and can bowl it with speed as well. He has got 213 in 47 match with the average of 22.75.
10. Hasan Ali
From not getting a central contract in 2020 to getting A grade contract this year, what a journey it has been. He is currently the best bowler in Pakistan team. He has got 57 wickets in 13 matches with the average of 22.05.
11. James Andersdon
One of the greatest bowler of all time comes in at no.11. James Anderson can even make it to the best test team of all time. He is the third highest wicket taker in test. The king of swing has got 617 test wickets in 162 matches with the average of 26.67.