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Kusal Mendis, only Lankan in Wisden’s U-25 World Test XI

A XI of players all aged 25 or under that could dominate Test cricket for years to come has been picked by the bible of cricket Wisden.

The Wisden team comprises Yas Rana, head of content, Ben Gardner, managing editor, and Taha Hashim, features editor, decided to pick a world Test XI of players aged 25 years old or younger.

Kusal Mendis is the only Sri Lankan named in the team.

The 25 years old has played 44 Tests till now. He has scored about 2,995 runs at an average of 36.97. He has scored seven tons and the highest individual score is 196. Less than a year into his Test career, Kusal Mendis played one of the greatest Test innings by a Sri Lankan.

Wisden’s Under-25 World Test XI:

Aiden Markram (South Africa), Dom Sibley (England), Kushal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Babar Azam (Pakistan) Captain, Oli Pope (England), Rishabh Pant (India) Wicketkeeper, Sam Curran (England), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Jkagisoofra Archer (England), Kagiso Rabada (South Africa) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan).