Four Indians figure in ‘All-time Greatest Test team’

July 18th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Sachin Tendulkar Dubai, July 18 (IANS) Four Indians - Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev - have made it to the ‘Alltime Greatest Test team’ through an online poll across the world.

Fans voted on the International Cricket Council’s official website, www.icc-cricket.com, to pick the leading 11 as part of the celebrations to commemorate the 2,000th Test match, which will be played between England and India at Lord’s from Thursday.

Four Australians, two West Indians and one Pakistani have also been named in the team.

“The huge interest generated during the past month was amazing as media and supporters worldwide speculated and then selected the fan’s Greatest Test team of all time. It supports our view of the everlasting popularity of Test match cricket,” said Haroon Lorgat, ICC chief executive.

“It would have been quite special to see this team take the field of play given the array of batting and bowling talent contained within the playing eleven.

“Selecting from such greats is no easy job, and not surprisingly, the selection mainly reflects modern players seen by present day supporters. There are many greats from the past who would have easily merited selection in this team, but it is nevertheless interesting to see the fans view on their greatest eleven of all time.”

The team: Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Donald Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar
Brian Lara, Kapil Dev, Adam Gilchrist (wicketkeeper), Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Curtly Ambrose, Glenn McGrath

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