Dubai: Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who is recovering from the injuries he sustained in a serious car crash two days before the new year, is the only Indian to be picked in the ICC Men’s Test team of 2022.
The 25-year-old had a glorious year with the bat, amassing 680 runs from 12 innings at an average of 61.81 and a strike rate of 90.90. He had two centuries and four fifties in the year.
He smashed 21 sixes in Tests in 2022 and was decent with the gloves, producing six stumpings and taking 23 catches.
Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is the lone Indian in the playing XI while Babar Azam is the only Pakistani in the side.
Four Australians have made the cut in Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon while England have two cricketers in Jonny Bairstow and Stokes.
ICC Test Team of the Year 2022
Usman Khawaja (Australia), Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies), Marnus Labuschagne (Australia), Babar Azam (Pakistan), Jonny Bairstow (England), Ben Stokes (England, captain), Rishabh Pant (India, wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins (Australia), Kagiso Rabada (South Africa), Nathan Lyon (Australia), James Anderson (England).