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Fox Cricket predicts World’s Best Test XI of 2025, leaves out Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

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Virat Kohli. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The COVID-19 debacle has created a situation of crisis across the globe and most of the countries are going through lockdowns. During this time, former and current cricketers are interacting with their fans via social media. Due to this break, many experts of have the game have come up with their favourite XI of all sorts.

Carrying the trend, Fox Cricket also dished out a unique XI– World’s best Test XI of the year 2025. Their omissions from the squad raised a lot of eyebrows as current India skipper Virat Kohli was left out from the squad. Two other stalwarts– David Warner and Rohit Sharma were also omitted from the side.

For the opening slot, Fox Cricket went with India’s two young prospects, Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill. The talented duo has already garnered headlines with their impressive performances at the international level and they’ve been hailed as the future of Indian cricket.

Furthermore, Fox Cricket slotted two Australians, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith, for the No.3 and No.4 spot respectively. Labuschagne, who had a breakthrough 2019-2020 season with Australia, is slated to be one for future for the cricketing giants. However, many fans argued that Kohli would be still doing great in 2025 and hence, the current Indian skipper deserved a place in the squad instead of Labuschagne or Smith.

Jasprit Bumrah was the only Indian bowler in the squad

Ignoring Kohli, the Australian broadcasters included Babar Azam in the side at the No.5 position. The lone all-rounder in the squad was England’s Ben Stokes, followed by South Africa’s Quinton de Kock as the wicketkeeper of the side.

The only Indian in the squad was Jasprit Bumrah, who was a part of the pace trio of the squad which also featured Kagiso Rabada and Pat Cummins. To finish things off, Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan was slotted into the side as the solitary spinner.

Here’s Fox Cricket’s World XI of 2025: Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Steve Smith, Babar Azam, Marnus Labuschagne, Ben Stokes, Quinton de Kock (WK), Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Rashid Khan.

Here’s our prediction on who will be in the World’s Best Test XI in 2025 🙌🏏

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— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) May 27, 2020

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