Cricket Australia on Monday announced its test XI of the decade comprising of the finest players from across the world. While certain names were obvious in the list, only a single Indian made it to the squad and that too as captain.
Well, I guess you don’t have to put much strain on your mind to guess who that Indian could be. It’s none other than our skipper and modern-day master of the game Virat Kohli. King Kholi is not only in the squad but is named as the captain of the test XI of the decade.
During the decade the India skipper topped the Test centuries tally with 27, seven of which were doubles. Kohli has scored multiple hundreds against all the Test nations and averages 63.80 as captain and has a win percentage of 62.26 under his belt
The test XI has names that have ruled the 5-day format with there class and skills. Starting from English opener Alastair Cook (England) to Proteas quickie Dale Steyn. New Zealand’s Mr. dependable captain Kane Williamson is also on the list.
The complete squad of the test XI of the decade stands as:
- Alastair Cook (England)
- David Warner (Australia)
- Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
- Steve Smith (Australia)
- Virat Kohli (India) (c)
- AB de Villiers (South Africa) (wk)
- Ben Stokes (England)
- Dale Steyn (South Africa)
- Stuart Broad (England)
- Nathan Lyon (Australia)
- Jimmy Anderson (England)
The list also has the name of South African Vernon Philander who has announced his retirement today from all forms of International crickets after the upcoming home series against England. Philander has been given a special mention on the list.
Former Pakistan skipper and batsmen Younis Khan has also got a mention in the test squad. Khan has got an honorable mention in the list.