All-Time Test XI for the Top 8 Nations.

kirby

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Here's my sides:

Australia
Arthur Morris
Bill Ponsford
Don Bradman (c)
Neil Harvey
Greg Chappell
Keith Miller
Adam Gilchrist
Alan Davidson
Shane Warne
Dennis Lillee
Glenn McGrath

England
Jack Hobbs
Herbert Sutcliffe
Len Hutton (c)
Wally Hammond
Ken Barrington
Ian Botham
Alan Knott (wk)
Hedley Verity
Fred Trueman
Frank Tyson
SF Barnes

West Indies
Conrad Hunte
Gordon Greenidge
Viv Richards
Brian Lara
George Headley
Garfield Sobers (c)
Clyde Walcott (wk)
Malcolm Marshall
Michael Holding
Curtley Ambrose
Lance Gibbs

India
Sunil Gavaskar
Virender Sehwag
Rahul Dravid
Sachin Tendulkar
Ravi Shastri
Kapil Dev
Farokh Engineer (wk)
Anil Kumble
Bishan Bedi (c)
Javagal Srinath
Zaheer Khan

South Africa
Barry Richards
Graeme Smith (c)
Jacques Kallis
Graeme Pollock
Dudley Nourse
Aubrey Faulkner
Mike Proctor
Mark Boucher (wk)
Shaun Pollock
Dale Steyn
Allan Donald

Pakistan
Saeed Anwar
Hanif Mohammad
Zaheer Abbas
Javed Miandad
Inzamam ul-Haq
Mushtaq Mohammad
Imran Khan
Wasim Akram
Saqlain Mushtaq
Wasim Bari (wk)
Waqar Younis

New Zealand
Glenn Turner
Stewie Dempster
Stephen Fleming (c)
Martin Crowe
Burt Sutcliffe
John Reid
Richard Hadlee
Daniel Vettori
Ian Smith (wk)
Shane Bond
Jack Cowie

Sri Lanka
Sanath Jayasuria
Marvan Attapattu
Aravinda de Silva
Mahela Jayawardene
Kumar Sangakkara (wk)
Thilan Samaraweera
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)
Chaminda Vaas
Ravi Ratnayake
Muttiah Muralidaran
Lasith Malinga
 

kirksland

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Australia
Matthew Hayden
Arthur Morris
Don Bradman
Ricky Ponting
Greg Chappell
Adam Gilchrist
Keith Miller
Shane Warne
Dennis Lillee
Bill O'Reilly
Gelnn Mcgrath

W.I
Gordon Greenidge
Conrad Hunte
George Headley
Brian Lara
Viv Richards
Garry Sobers
Jeffrey Dujon
Malcolm Marshall
Curtly Ambrose
Michael Holding
Joel Garner

South Africa
Barry Richards
Graeme Smith
Jacques Kallis
Graeme Pollock
Dudley Nourse
Aubrey Faulkner
Denis Lindsay
Shaun Pollock
Mike Procter
Allan Donald
Hugh Tayfield

England
Jack Hobbs
Len Hutton
Wally Hammond
Denis Compton
Ken Barrington
Ian Botham
Allan Knott
Fred Trueman
Jim Laker
Bob Willis
Frank Tyson

India
Virender Sehwag
Sunil Gavaskar
Rahul Dravid
Sachin Tendulkar
VVS Laxman
Kapil Dev
Syed Kirmani
Anil Kumble
Erapalli Prasanna
Subhash Gupte
Mohammad Nissar.

Pakistan
Hanif Mohammad
Saeed Anwar
Younis Khan
Javed Miandad
Inzamam Ul-Haq
Imran Khan
Rashid Latif
Wasim Akram
Fazal Mahmood
Waqar Younis
Saqlain Mushtaq

In a competition between these teams, Australia and West Indies, based on strength of batting and bowling meet in the finals.
 
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War

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Question for Indian fans

Would you pick Dhoni in a India All-time test XI these days. Or are you still waiting to see how his career progresses?
 

cricket_icon

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i wouldnt have dhoni in my Test side for India just yet. May be in a ocuple years if he carries on playing well.
 

cricket_icon

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Well since this is an all time Test XI, I'm going to have some changes from my post in anotehr thread. Here goes:

Australia:
1. Ponsford
2. Hayden
3. Bradman
4. Ponting
5. Border
6. S Waugh C
7. Gilchrist WK
8. Warne
9. Lillee
10. Lindwall
11. McGrath

England:
1. Hobbs
2. Sutcliffe
3. Gooch
4. Hutton C
5. Hammond
6. Botham
7. Knott Wk
8. Underwood
9. Barnes
10. Trueman
11. Willis

Pakistan
1. S Anwar
2. H Mohammed
3. Z Abbas
4. M Yousuf
5. Inzy
6. M Mohammed
7. I Khan C
8. M Khan WK
9. Akram
10. Abdul Qadir
11. W Younis

India:
1. Sehwag
2. Tendulkar
3. Gavaskar
4. Dravid
5. Ganguly C
6. K Dev
7. Kirmani WK
8. H Singh
9. Bedi
10. A Kumble
11. Z Khan

West Indies:
1. Greenidge
2. Haynes
3. V Richards
4. Lara
5. C Lloyd c
6. Sobers
7. Kalicharan wk
8. Marshall
9. Holding
10. Ambrose
11. Walsh

South Africa:
1. B Richards
2. E Barlow C
3. G Smith
4. G Pollock
5. Kallis
6. Faulkner
7. Boucher WK
8. Procter
9. S Pollock
10. Donald
11. Steyn

New Zealand:
1. J Wright
2. G Turner
3. Crowe
4. S Fleming C
5. Cairns
6. B McCullum WK
7. Vettori
8. Hadlee
9. Bond
10. Collinge
11. C Martin

Sri Lanka:
1. Jayasuriya
2. Atapattu
3. Sangakkara WK
4. Jayawardene
5. Samaraweera
6. Aravinda de Silva
7. Ranatunga
8. Vaas
9. Murali
10. Malinga
11. Ashantha de Mel

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I think the weakest sides I have are SA and NZ. SA because many of their players were hindered due to Apathied and NZ because their cricketing resources are a bare minimum.
 

War

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India All-time XI

I just had a thought, looking at Dravid heroics in England recently opening the batting, i think serious future consideration should be taken towards him being the opener in the India ATXI.

Gavaskar
Dravid
Vengsarkar
Tendulkar
Hazare/Laxman
Viswanath
Engineer
Kapil Dev
Khan
Srinath
Gupte

Note:

- Prasnna would come in for Khan or Srinath for a test in India
- Mankad would come in for Hazare/Laxman " " " " India.
 

Rehan_24

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Pakistan

1.Saeed Anwar
2.Aamir Sohail
3.Muhammad Yousaf
4.Javed Miandad
5.Inzamam-ul-Haq
6.Imran Khan
7.Moin Khan
8.Wasim Akram
9.Waqar Younas
10.Shoaib Akhtar
11.Muhammad Asif/Saqlain Mushtaq

Australia

1.Langer
2.Hayden
3.Ricky Ponting
3.Mark Waugh
4.Steve Waugh
5.Shane Watson
6.Gilchrist
7.Mcgrath
8.Lee
9.Warne
10.Gilespee
11. Lillee
 

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Sunil Gavaskar
Vinoo Mankad
Rahul Dravid
Sachin Tendulkar
Gundappa Vishwanath
Farooq Engineer +
Kapil Dev*
Anil Kumble
Zaheer Khan
Bhagawat Chandrasekar
Shubhash Gupte
 

Owzat

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I know the "rules" are top eight, but I'll do a Zimbabwe XI anyway

Zimbabwe

Grant Flower : 3457 runs @ 29.55 & 25 wkts @ 61.48
Murray Goodwin : 1414 runs @ 42.85
Andy Flower : 4794 runs @ 51.55
David Houghton (c) : 1464 runs @ 43.06
Brendan Taylor (wk) : 613 runs @ 26.65
Douglas Marillier : 185 runs @ 30.83 & 11 wkts @ 29.27
Guy Whittall : 2207 runs @ 29.43 & 51 wkts @ 40.94
Heath Streak : 1990 runs @ 22.36 & 216 wkts @ 28.14
Paul Strang : 839 runs @ 27.06 & 70 wkts @ 36.03
Bryan Strang : 465 runs @ 12.92 & 56 wkts @ 39.34
Henry Olonga : 184 runs @ 5.41 & 68 wkts @ 38.53


Taylor is a much better batsman than his current average, although he could keep wicket and leave Taibu out to adapt the side. I've had a few difficult decisions to make including ones to leave out eg Price. I've gone with Paul Strang over Price because of his capable batting and more than useful spin bowling compensating any gain Price may offer in spin. Bryan Strang is in for being left-arm so offering variety in the attack.

I was tempted to include one or more of Mawoyo, Jarvis or Vitori but it is early in their careers. A few special mentions and stats for excluded players who I might easily have included, not a comprehensive list and mostly bowling options/alternatives

Sean Ervine : 261 runs @ 32.63 & 9 wkts @ 43.11
Neil Johnson : 532 runs @ 24.18 & 15 wkts @ 39.60
Tatenda Taibu (wk) : 1457 runs @ 31.00
Eddo Brandes : 121 runs @ 10.08 & 26 wkts @ 36.58
Ray Price : 238 runs @ 8.81 & 75 wkts @ 35.11

Shame Flower, Goodwin and Ervine aren't in the current side, they could add some steel and help through transition.
 
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Rehan_24

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you can't possibly have Mohammed Asif in an ALL TIME XI, or Aamir Sohail for that matter.

hmmm thats my choice as I always felt that Aamir Sohail was at par with Saeed Anwar in his hay days. As far as Asif is concerned, I dont think that his position is questionable, since I haven't seen such a superb talent at a young age.
 

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Pakistan:

Saeed Anwar
Hanif Mohammad
Mohammad Yousaf
Javed Miandad
Inzamam-ul-Haq
Imran Khan
Wasim Akram
Waqar Younas
Shoaib Akhtar
Abdul Qadir
 

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I dont think that his position is questionable, since I haven't seen such a superb talent at a young age.
Yeah, surely a talent! Keeps on repeating some things which he shouldn't...
 

cricket_icon

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hmmm thats my choice as I always felt that Aamir Sohail was at par with Saeed Anwar in his hay days. As far as Asif is concerned, I dont think that his position is questionable, since I haven't seen such a superb talent at a young age.

Well if you are basing it on players you have seen than fair enough.
 

Rehan_24

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Yup Ofcourse, with all due respect to ex-cricketers, I cant comment on them until or unless I can see their batting/bowling
 

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