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    LONDON: Australia great Don Bradman was named captain Wednesday of an all-time Test World XI to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Although Bradman played his last Test in 1948, no batsman before or since has come anywhere near his staggering Test batting average of 99.94.
    Legendary left-arm fast bowler Wasim Akram, who picked up 414 wickets and scored 2898 runs in Tests, is the only Pakistani in the team, picked over his more celebrated compatriot Imran Khan.
    Also included is his compatriot Shane Warne, who during the 1990s established himself as arguably the greatest leg-spinner the game has known.
    Given that it is a UK-based publication built around the events of the previous English season, albeit one now encompassing the whole of senior international cricket, it is perhaps unsurprising there are four England players in the side.
    W.G. Grace, the 19th century star who invented the fundamentals of batting, opening great Jack Hobbs, wicketkeeper Alan Knott, a mainstay of England teams of the 1970s and Sydney Barnes, a master of both swing and spin and reckoned by many to have been England's greatest bowler of all time, make it into the side.
    West Indies provide three players in Vivian Richards, widely regarded as the best batsman of his generation, Garfield Sobers, frequently referred to as the greatest all-rounder cricket has known and Malcolm Marshall, viewed as arguably the best in a long line of top-class Caribbean fast bowlers.
    India provide one player in the soon-to-retire Sachin Tendulkar, Test cricket's leading run scorer of all-time, with the team completed by Pakistan's Wasim Akram, long esteemed as the best left-arm fast bowler cricket has known.
    Hobbs, Bradman, Richards, Sobers and Warne were named as Wisden's five players of the 20th Century in 2000.
    Wisden World XI

    1. Jack Hobbs (England, Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1909) 61 Tests, 5,410 runs at 56.94
    2. W. G. Grace (England, CY 1896) 22 Tests, 1,098 runs at 32.29
    3. Don Bradman (Australia, CY 1931, capt) 52 Tests, 6,996 runs at 99.94)
    4. Sachin Tendulkar (India, CY 1997) 198 Tests, 15,837 runs at 53.86
    5. Vivian Richards (West Indies, CY 1977) 121 Tests, 8,540 runs at 50.23
    6. Garry Sobers (West Indies, CY 1964) 93 Tests, 8,032 runs at 57.78, 235 wickets at 34.03
    7. Alan Knott (England, CY 1970, wkt) 95 Tests, 4,389 runs at 32.75, 250 catches, 19 stumpings
    8. Wasim Akram (Pakistan, CY 1993) 104 Tests, 414 wickets at 23.62
    9. Shane Warne (Australia, CY 1994) 145 Tests, 708 wickets at 25.41
    10. Malcolm Marshall (West Indies, CY 1983) 81 Tests, 376 wickets at 20.94
    11. Sydney Barnes (England, CY 1910) 27 Tests, 189 wickets at 16.43
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    11) zabardast team banai hai all time Test world XI ki.......pakistani sirf wasim akram hi shamil hai
    Last edited by *jamshed*; 30-11-2013 at 02:21 AM.
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    ہزاروں گھر ہوئے روشن جو میرا دل جلا محسنؔ
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