Aakash Chopra chose his Test XI for 2023, gave place to 4 Indian players


Names of four Indian players are included in Aakash Chopra’s best Test XI.

Aakash Chopra And Team India (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former India batsman Aakash Chopra has selected his Test XI for 2023. Chopra has included four Indians, two Australians, three Englishmen and one player each from New Zealand and Bangladesh in the best Test team of the year 2023.

Australia played 13 Tests in 2023, winning six and losing four. They also won the World Test Championship (WTC) final by defeating India by 209 runs at the Oval. Talking about India, they played eight matches, out of which they won three and lost three, while two matches ended in a draw. England won four and lost three of their eight Test matches in 2023, while one match ended in a draw.

In a video on his YouTube channel, Chopra chose his Test team for the year 2023. He chose Australia’s Usman Khawaja and India’s Rohit Sharma as opening batsmen. Khawaja was the leading run-scorer in Tests in 2023, scoring 1210 runs in 13 matches at an average of 52.60 with three centuries and six fifties.

Indian captain Rohit scored 545 runs in eight matches at an average of 41.92 with two centuries and two half-centuries. Chopra selected Joe Root, Virat Kohli and Harry Brook as middle-order batsmen while Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim got a place in the team as a keeper-batsman.

Root scored 787 runs in eight matches at an average of 65.58 with two centuries and five half-centuries. Kohli scored a total of 671 runs in eight matches at an average of 55.91 with two centuries and as many fifties. Talking about Brook, he scored 701 runs in eight Test matches at an average of 53.92 with the help of one hundred and six half-centuries. Bangladesh’s veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Rahim played only four Tests in 2023 but scored 355 runs at an average of 50.71 with one hundred and two fifties.

Jadeja and Ashwin get place in Aakash Chopra’s 2023 Test XI

Chopra also picked Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as well as off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in his Test XI for 2023. While Jadeja has taken 33 wickets in seven matches at an average of 19.3 with two five-wicket hauls, he has also scored 281 runs at an average of 35.1.

Experienced spinner Ashwin was the leading wicket-taker for India in Tests in 2023. He took 41 wickets in seven matches at an average of 17.02 with four five-wicket hauls.

Australia’s Mitchell Starc, New Zealand’s Tim Southee and England’s Stuart Broad are the three fast bowlers in Chopra’s 2023 Test XI. Starc played nine Test matches at an average of 29.63, taking one five-wicket haul and three four-wicket hauls. Took 38 wickets with. Southee ended 2023 with 24 wickets at an average of 27.4 in seven Test matches, while the retired Broad took 38 wickets at an average of 26.28 in eight Test matches.

Aakash Chopra’s Test XI of 2023: Usman Khawaja, Rohit Sharma, Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Harry Brook, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mitchell Starc, Tim Southee and Stuart Broad.

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