Srinagar, November 24: Pakistan rising star wicketkeeping batsman Mohammad Rizwan has added another accolade to his career, as he has been named in prestigious Wisden’s current World Test XI.
Wisden’s managing editor Ben Gardner, the website’s features writer Taha Hashim, and Wisden India editor Aadya Sharma were the panelists that picked the squad.
“The aim was to create a team that would be successful anywhere in the world, and it was up to the panel to decide on the balance of the side, as well as the batting order,” stated the website.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been named in the squad as its captain and Mohammad Rizwan has been given the responsibility to keep the wickets.
“I picked Mohammad Rizwan because you can just rely on him in any situation. He’ll score whatever type of runs you need and he’s very good technically,” wrote Ben Gardner.
Wisden India’s writer Aadya Sharma feels that Rishabh Pant was a great choice but he lacks consistency at the international level.
“It’s Rizwan for me. Rishabh Pant is obviously a great batsman but the only thing that comes with him is that doubt over his consistency. Rizwan has great technique and could do really well across conditions, across attacks,” wrote Sharma.
Wisden’s World Test XI 2021:
Kane Williamson ©
Mohammad Rizwan (wk)