Best Test XI of 2019
- Test cricket was dominated by India and Australia in 2019, and it's no surprise that their players feature prominently in this XI.
Virat Kohli (c) (Matches - 8, Runs - 612, Average - 68)
Virat Kohli extended his purple patch in Test cricket by scoring 612 runs at an average of 68 in the year 2019.
Kohli must also be credited for the Indian team's unbeatable run in the Test Championship so far. Team India has won all its seven games in the championship, and is sitting at the top of points table.
Marnus Labuschagne (Matches - 11, Runs - 1104, Average - 64.94)
At the start of the year, not many would have thought that Marnus Labuschagne would end up as the highest run-getter of the year.
The Australian batsman has risen through ranks quite swiftly, playing a string of crucial knocks for his side. Labuschagne scored 1104 runs in the year at an average of 64.94. He also took 5 wickets with his leg-break bowling.
Steve Smith (Matches - 8, Runs - 965, Runs - 74.23)
After spending a year on the sidelines, Steve Smith made a stunning comeback to the Test arena in 2019. Smith scored 965 runs in the year at a phenomenal average of 74.23.
The former Australian skipper almost single-handedly retained the Ashes for Australia by scoring 774 runs in just four Tests at a mind-boggling average of 110.57.Published 30 Dec 2019, 20:35 IST