Johannesburg, Oct 24 (ANI): Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar was the only one from his country named in the all-time Test World XI to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which had Australian great Don Bradman as the captain.
According to Sport24, 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.
Also included is his compatriot Shane Warne, who during the 1990s established himself as arguably the greatest leg-spinner cricket, has known, the report said.
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, the report added.
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, the report further said.
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, according to the report.
Hobbs, Bradman, Richards, Sobers and Warne were named as Wisden's five players of the 20th Century in 2000, the report mentioned. (ANI)