Wisden picked Mohammad Rizwan ahead of Rishabh Pant because of his consistency and technique to do well in any condition
Pakistan's wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan has been named in Wisden's current World Test XI team for his impressive run in the longest format of the game.
The side was picked by the managing editor of Wisden Ben Gardner, Wisden featured writer Taha Hashim and Wisden India editor Aadya Sharma.
"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," Wisden stated.
Rizwan, 29, has featured in 17 Tests for Pakistan and has scored 914 runs at an average of 41.5. The right-handed batter six fifties and a century. He has bagged 48 dismissals behind the stumps.
"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 picked Rizwan ahead of Rishabh Pant because of his consistency and technique to do well in any condition.
"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 Aadya Sharma.
Meanwhile, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been named captain of the side dominated by four Indians.
Wisden Current World Test XI:
Rohit Sharma, Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Root, Kane Williamson (c), Steve Smith, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Pat Cummins, James Anderson, Jasprit Bumrah