In a class of their own

In a class of their own

ESPNcricinfo has come out with its all-time cricket Test World XI and Sachin Tendulkar is the only currently active player in the list. The squad has four Australians, three West Indians, two Englishmen, an Indian and a Pakistani.

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Surprise exclusions are Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara and Muttiah Muralitharan, although they find place in the Second XI. ESPNcricinfo says the toughest choices for the jury comprising former players and cricket writers were for

one of the opening spots and for the No. 5 slot. At the top of the order, Gavaskar lost out to Jack Hobbs by one point and George Headley by two to Viv Richards in the middle.

Graphic by Yogesh Kumar/Mint