- Aakash Chopra joins World XI to face New Zealand
- India’s boss, Kohli, falls from World XI
- Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin at World XI
Chopra’s team consists of three players from India. They are Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, and Rishabh Pant. Chopra has eliminated India’s captain Virat Kohli from the test rankings. Chopra’s move to pick up the ball when the wicket keeper was a surprise as Ashwin was the only pitcher.
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Rohit has averaged 60 races at the World Testing Championships. It has four centuries to its name. And a double century. This is the reason why Rohit is included. Rohit has teamed up with Sri Lankan cricketer Dimuth Karunaratne. Karunaratne scored 999 runs with an average of 55.5. Without a doubt, Australian Marnus Labushein was selected as the number three hitter.
Joe Root is in fourth place. Virat Kohli and Babur Assam, who are playing in this position, have been eliminated. Steve Smith also hits number five. The all-rounder Ben Stotox is in sixth place. Rishabh will hit in seventh position. Ashwin is the only spinner on the team. Pat Cummins, Stuart Broad, and Josh Hazlewood were also named as pacemakers.