Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The World Test XI

Cricinfo has decided to pick an all time world test XI from the national all time XIs which have been picked by them. Here is my selection of the all time Test XI.
1. Sir Jack Hobbs - the highest scorer ever in first class cricket
2. Virender Sehwag - batting appears different when he is on the pitch
3. Sir Don Bradman - 99.94 enough said, also the captain of this team
4. Sachin Tendulkar - Sir Don has said & he is God
5. Sir Viv Richards - the destroyer
6. Sir Gary Sobers - the all rounder
7. Adam Gilchrist - redefined the qualities being looked in a wicketkeeper
8. Wasim Akram - the best fast bowler I have seen; toe-crunching reverse swinging yorkers & left armer also
9. Malcolm Marshall - the best from West Indies
10. Shane Warne - the greatest ball ever bowled (ask Mike Gatting)
11. Harold Larwood - the only bowler to have kept the Don under slight control.

And just for the fun of it I pick a second XI to face this team
1. Sunil Gavaskar
2. Gordon Greenidge
3. Brian Lara
4. Zaheer Abbas
5. Wally Hammond
6. Imran Khan (captain)
7. Allan Knott
8. Fred Trueman
9. Michael Holding
10. Dennis Lillee
11. Muttiah Muralidharan

A match between these two would be pretty interesting to say the least.

1 comment:

  1. Well, it's really possible to make two formidable World XI... well, such topics are always open to discussion... so, to bring-in my opinion, I feel Hadlee deserves a place at least in your second XI... and Botham should also find his place somewhere... btw I feel that your second team might defeat the first one, as though it is less studded with stars, somehow looks more balanced!!


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