All-Time Great Test XI in cricket history

Let's know the contribution of players who made Test cricket popular in the world with their extraordinary careers.

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In the era of T20 Internationals (T20Is), Test cricket is in danger, and the International Cricket Council (ICC) will have to come up with a plan to keep cricket’s oldest format alive. However, many cricket supporters still feel the Test format is real cricket and they still invest their time in watching five-day games. The Ashes, Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Pataudi Trophy, and Anthony de Mello Trophy witness a large number of viewers. 

The ICC also launched the World Test Championship (WTC) competition after the 2019 World Cup to make Test cricket more popular among sports lovers. In the upcoming years, it will be interesting to see the outcome of ICC’s endeavours to save red-ball cricket. With Tests losing relevance among today’s cricket fans, it’s crucial to tell them the glorifying tales of heroes who performed extraordinarily during their playing days and became the legends of this great sport.

Today’s generation remembers players such as Steven Smith, Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Nathan Lyon as heroes who are keeping Test cricket alive in the 21st century with their performances. However, it’s time to introduce today’s cricket supporters to legends who made Test cricket popular with their magnificent careers. Discussing more, here is the all-time great XI of the Test format.

Here is the best XI of Test cricket

1. Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar served India from 1971 to 1987, and during this period, he played 125 Tests and scored 10,122 runs with 34 tons and 45 fifties in 214 innings. In March 1987, he became the first batter to score more than 10,000 runs in Tests. He achieved this feat against Pakistan in Ahmedabad. 

In April 1971, he became the second Indian to hit three consecutive tons in red-ball cricket. After 1971, he smashed three back-to-back centuries in 1978 again. In December 1983, he also became the first batter to score 30 centuries in cricket’s longest format. The legend bid adieu to Test cricket in March 1987 after showing up in the 1987 Test match against Pakistan in Bengaluru. 

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