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Sachin Tendulkar in Wisden's Don Bradman-led all-time World Test XI


Cricketnext Staff
Oct 24, 2013 at 12:17pm IST

Wisden on Wednesday named Sachin Tendulkar in its all-time World Test XI, which is captained by the legendary Australian batsman Don Bradman and includes other greats of the game like WG Grace.

Marking 150 years of the Cricketers' Almanack, Wisden announced the eleven that has as many as four former English cricketers. The list includes openers Jack Hobbs and Grace, along with wicketkeeper batsman Alan Knott and pace bowler Sydney Barnes.

Three players from West Indies - Garry Sobers, Vivian Richards and Malcolm Marshall - are also part of the eleven. Australia's master legspinner Shane Warne and Pakistan's legendary left-arm paceman Wasim Akram have also been named.

Tendulkar, who has decided to call it a day after his 200th Test during the West Indies series at home next month, is the only Indian to find his name in the list.

Wisden World Test XI:

1) Jack Hobbs (England, 1908-1930)

61 Tests, 5,410 runs at 56.94

2) WG Grace (England, 1880-1899)

22 Tests, 1,098 runs at 32.29

3) Donald Bradman (Capt)(Australia, 1928-1948 - captain)

52 Tests, 6,996 runs at 99.94

4 Sachin Tendulkar (India, 1989-2013)

198 Tests, 15,837 runs at 53.86

5) Viv Richards (West Indies, 1974-1991)

121 Tests, 8,540 runs at 50.23

6) Garry Sobers (West Indies, 1954-1974)

93 Tests, 8,032 runs at 57.78, 235 wickets at 34.03

7) Alan Knott (wk) (England, 1967-1981 - wicketkeeper)

95 Tests, 4,389 runs at 32.75, 250 catches, 19 stumpings

8) Wasim Akram (Pakistan, 1985-2002)

104 Tests, 414 wickets at 23.62

9) Shane Warne (Australia, 1992-2007)

145 Tests, 708 wickets at 25.41

10) Malcolm Marshall (West Indies, 1978-1991)

81 Tests, 376 wickets at 20.94

11) Sydney Barnes (England, 1901-14)

27 Tests, 189 wickets at 16.43

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