All-Time Greatest Test Match Cricket XIs

In 2010 the cricket website ESPNcricinfo had panels of experts choose the all-time best XIs for Test Match cricket for each of the main Test playing nations. They also chose a greatest XI in the history of Test cricket from all nations. For links  to details on the players chosen go to  Cricinfo All time XI

 

Here are their choices:

All-Time World XI

Jack Hobbs (England)
Leonard Hutton (England)
Donald Bradman (Australia)
Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Viv Richards (West Indies)
Garry Sobers (West Indies)
Adam Gilchrist (Australia)
Malcolm Marshall (West Indies)
Shane Warne (Australia)
Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
Dennis Lillee (Australia)

 

Three players were unanimous choices, figuring in the first XIs of each of the 12 members of the jury (each juror was asked to pick a first XI and a second) – Don Bradman, Garry Sobers and Shane Warne,

The Second XI: Sunil Gavaskar, Barry Richards, George Headley, Brian Lara, Wally Hammond, Imran Khan, Alan Knott, Bill O’Reilly, Fred Trueman, Muttiah Muralitharan, SF Barnes

 

The teams chosen for individual countries were:

Australia
Victor Trumper | Arthur Morris | Don Bradman | Greg Chappell | Allan Border | Keith Miller | Adam Gilchrist | Shane Warne | Bill O’Reilly | Dennis Lillee | Glenn McGrath

 

England

Jack Hobbs
Len Hutton
Wally Hammond
Ken Barrington
Kevin Pietersen
Ian Botham
Alan Knott
Harold Larwood
Derek Underwood
Fred Trueman
Sydney Barnes

India
Virender Sehwag | Sunil Gavaskar | Rahul Dravid | Sachin Tendulkar | Vijay Hazare |
Vinoo Mankad | MS Dhoni | Kapil Dev | Anil Kumble | Javagal Srinath | Erapalli
New Zealand
Glenn Turner | Stewie Dempster | Bert Sutcliffe | Martin Crowe | Martin Donnelly |
John R Reid | Richard Hadlee | Daniel Vettori | Ian Smith | Shane Bond | Jack Cowie

Pakistan
Saeed Anwar | Hanif Mohammad | Zaheer Abbas | Javed Miandad | Inzamam-ul-Haq |
Imran Khan | Rashid Latif | Wasim Akram | Fazal Mahmood | Abdul Qadir | Waqar
Younis
South Africa
Barry Richards | Graeme Smith | Jacques Kallis | Graeme Pollock | Dudley Nourse |
Aubrey Faulkner | Shaun Pollock | Mike Procter | John Waite | Hugh Tayfield | Allan
Donald

Sri Lanka
Marvan Atapattu | Sanath Jayasuriya | Kumar Sangakkara | Aravinda de Silva | Mahela
Jayawardene | Arjuna Ranatunga | Chaminda Vaas | Rumesh Ratnayake | Ashantha de
Mel | Somachandra de Silva | Muttiah Muralitharan

West Indies
Gordon Greenidge | Conrad Hunte | George Headley | Viv Richards | Brian Lara |
Garry Sobers | Malcolm Marshall | Jackie Hendriks | Michael Holding | Curtly
Ambrose | Lance Gibbs

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