Only one Pakistan player included in ICC men’s Test team of the year

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Pakistan’s Test captain scored four centuries and a further seven half-centuries in the calendar year

The ICC’s Men’s Test Team of the Year includes 11 players who produced remarkable returns in the 2022 calendar year, with either bat, ball or their all-round talents.

Here are the 11 players who excelled to such an extent in Test cricket in 2022 that they have made the selection for the ICC’s Men’s Test XI of the year.

1. Usman Khawaja – Australia

Usman Khawaja’s return to Australia’s Test XI could have barely got off to a better start as he hit centuries in both innings against England – a superb 137 in the first and an unbeaten 101* in the second. Australia went on to only draw the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney, but Khawaja’s volume of runs locked him in for further opportunities in 2022… and he took full advantage.

The stylish left-hander scored 496 runs and averaged an eye-watering 165.33 in the series win in Pakistan, hitting two centuries and two further scores in the nineties to play a huge part in Australia’s hard-earned victory.

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