On the subcontinent or in India, I could have picked Jadeja in the top six. But I won’t, because it’s in England: Nasser Hussein on his combined lineup for the WTC final

Speaking on the ICC Review program, Hussain said: If the World Test Championship finals were held on the subcontinent or in India, I would pick Jadeja in the top six. But I wouldn’t, because it’s being held in England.

I’m going to pick a bowling all-rounder, a seam bowler in the person of Cameron Green. That’s who I want to see as a versatile player. My spin bowler will be Ravi Ashwin at eight. And he hits, obviously, very well at number eight, he added.

Speaking of his other options, the former England skipper said: Rohit Sharma, very simply, for me that is the best player and captain. I like the way Rohit leads.

I would like to take Shubman (Gill), but I think it’s a little early for him to be in my combo, so I’m going to take Usman Khawaja to open the game. Then a very easy phase will begin: three of the all-time great players – (Marnus) Labuschagne, (Steve) Smith and (Virat) Kohli – will take the field as numbers three, four, five, he added.

Nasser Hussain’s combined lineup for the India-Australia match: Rohit Sharma (c), Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labushagne, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (vc), Ravichandran Ashwin, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Stark and Mohammad Shami.

India lost to New Zealand in the previous WTC final in 2021 by eight wickets at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton

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