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3 greatest test cricket XI's of alst 50 years?

Who was the most unanimous choice for world test XI?  

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  1. 1. Who was the most unanimous choice for world test XI of last 50 years?

    • Sachin Tendulkar
    • Wasim Akram
    • Glen Mcgrath
    • Virendra Sehwag
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    • Viv Richards
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    • Adam Gilchrist
    • A B Devilliers
    • Shane Warne
    • Ian Botham
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    • Imran Khan
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    • Sunil Gavaskar
    • Barrry Richards
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    • Brian Lara
    • Dale Steyn
    • Virat Kohli
    • Murlitharan
    • Greg Chappell
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    • Javed Miandad
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    • Steve Smith
    • Jacques Kallis


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These are my world XI's excluding all cricketers who played before 1970.

1st XI

Tendulkar
Barry
Viv
Lara
Kallis
Devilliers (W)
Imran (C)
Warne
Marshall
Wasim
Mcgrath

Chosen Tendulkar because of great ODI record to open who I feel would be most effective and could facilitate entry of more great middle order batsmen.Barry selected as he was a great match-winner and more destructive than Gavaskar or Greenidge.Viv was the most intimidating of all and best against pace.Lara singlehandedly won games more than any great batsmen as well as bore crisis for the weakest of batting sides like none else.Kallis statistically wa sthe best ever all-rounder and was the best batting all-rounder of last half century.Devilliers virtually gave a new dimension to batting resembling an acrobat.Imran came close to perforation as a cricketer as few did being an outstanding captain bad I would choose him to lead this side.Warne re-defined the role of a leg spinner and was the ultmate match-winner of his day.Marshall took the biodynamics of pace bowling to metaphysical pproportions ,unsurpassed by a right arm fast bowler.Wasim took the art of pace bowling to a height of divinty traversing regions unexplored.Mcgrath exhibited greater control and intelligence than any bower I ever saw .

The most important basis here was the match-winners like Viv,Devilliers  or Warne and the supreme talent of Wasim,Lara , or Marshall.Also ofcourse the impact of Tendulkar and Imran,2 of the most complete cricketers ver  in the history of the game.




2nd XI
Gavaskar
Gilchrist (w)
Steve Smith
Greg Chappell
Alan Border(c)
Miandad
Botham
Hadlee
Lillee
Ambrose
Murli

Border would lead my 2nd XI who was responsible for knotting a bunch of talented Australians into world beaters and the best to bat for your life.Gilchrist took destructiveness in batting  to heights untouched .The batting records of Smith and Chappell speak for themselves.  .Botham in his peak era was the best all-rounder and match-winner of last half century.Hadlee on a green top was arguably the best ever bowler.No paceman was more complete of agressive as Lillee.Ambrose surpassed any fast bowler for sheer accuracy and relentlessness.Murli statistically was the best bowler of all.Miandad would be the ultimate batsmen in a crisis who could niggle opponents more than Border.



3rd XI
Sehwag
Gooch
Ponting
Kohli
Sangakkara(w)
Steve Waugh (c)
Kapil Dev
Steyn
Qadir
Waqar
Donald

Steve Waugh was an outstanding captain and batsmen in a crisis.Gooch wa sthe best opener against express pace.Sehwag virtually gave art batting a new dimension taking destruction to region sof the sublime.Kohli has come nearer Sachin Tendulkar than nay one with a greater appetite to win games.Sanga is statistically the best wicketkeeper bandsmen of all.Qadir foxed batsmen nad mastered googly more than nay spinner ever.Waqar and Donald were the quickest bowlers of their era.Steyn was very much like a re-born Malcolm Marshal being almost as complete as the very best bowlers.Ponting at his best matched strides with Lara and Sachin nad was also the best player of pace bowling.

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A-Sunny 

  ponting 

  smith 

  sachin 

  lara 

  kallis 

  gilly (w)

  Marshall 

  steyn 

  mcgrath 

  murli 

Team B

Hayden

sehwag

dravid

kohli

viv

steve

sanga(w)

imran

Lillee 

ambrose

warne

team c

g smith 

cook 

greg 

border 

abd(w)

javed 

botham 

hadlee 

wasim 

donald 

kumble 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, zen said:

11 from those who played in 70s or later


Gavaskar

Barry Richards
Viv Richards

Lara

S Smith

Sobers 

Gilly

Hadlee

Marshall

Warne

Ambrose 

 

Great team complement.No Tendulkar ,Wasim or Mcgrath?Or Imran?

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On 6/22/2020 at 3:04 AM, Harsh Thakor said:

await your contribution here kindly .Really looking forward @Ankit_sharma 03  @Audiophile @Cricspin  @Gollum @Nikola  @Straight Drive

This is easy. Glenn McGrath. There is no bowler who has changed game with performance after performance. And he has done well everywhere. 

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