India opener Wasim Jaffer has named his playing XI for the forthcoming World Test Championship final in which Virat Kohli's Team India will take on Kane Williamson's New Zealand.
New Delhi: Former India opener Wasim Jaffer's hilarious tweets are something that cricket fans watch. He never lacks out-of-the-box posts to give his opinion. After building a huge fanbase on the micro-blogging site, Jaffer has made his debut on YouTube.
In a recent video, he has named his playing XI for the forthcoming World Test Championship final in which Virat Kohli's Team India will take on Kane Williamson's New Zealand.
BCCI has announced the 15-member team on Tuesday. From this, Jaffer has picked a powerful pack of Playing-11for the World Test Championship Final.
The right-handed opening batsman Jaffer took to his Twitter handle and posted his team in a different way. Despite naming the players, he decided to write the names of the players as per they play for their IPL teams.
“I feel the fast bowlers, especially Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, pick themselves. They are outstanding bowlers and then you have a choice between Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj, who had a really good Test series against Australia."
Jaffer said, “I would definitely think about playing two spinners because both of them can bat so Jadeja will come at 7 and Ashwin at 8 and both have got Test hundreds. So you have that liberty of playing an off-spinner and a left-arm spinner. The ball will spin on the fourth and fifth day and these guys will come in handy."
“Knowing Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli, they always go with an aggressive mindset, with the thinking of winning the Test, I am sure they will go with five bowlers,” he added.
Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the latest MRF ICC Test Batsman Rankings on Wednesday. Australian batsman Steve Smith has come at number one after replacing Williamson. Indian Skipper Virat Kohli has now come at number fourth spot. In the Test bowler rankings, senior Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin with 850 points is second only to Australian pacer Pat Cummins with 908 points. He is also the only Indian among the top 10 bowlers.