CricTracker’s current World Test XI

Presenting to you the best line-up for the Test format.

England v South Africa
Team England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Test cricket is undoubtedly the pinnacle form of cricket. For the ones who play it, or for the ones who analyse the game – the Test format is still revered to be the most challenging and the sought after format of the game. Over the years, the game of cricket has evolved a great deal. The formats have changed, and so have the rules. The one thing that has remained constant amidst all this is the testing nature of the longest format.

No wonder why it has derived its name that way. Team India has certainly evolved as the team to beat in the recent times. Other teams like South Africa and Pakistan have had reasonable success as the touring sides when it comes to the five-day format. The English and the Aussies have no match when it comes to supremacy at home.

Needless to infer, the quality of Test cricket has improved a great deal and it has all to be attributed to the emergence of some solid cricketers. Here we pen down a list of eleven such cricketers who we feel are the masters of the game at the moment. When you take a look at them as a combination, you will find a formidable lineup on any playing surface around the globe.

Here is CricTracker’s current best Test XI:

#1 David Warner (Australia)

David Warner of Australia
David Warner of Australia (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Hard hitting Australian opener David Warner is one of the most destructive openers in world cricket at the moment. Irrespective of what format he plays in, Warner ensures that his aggressive game play is on the fore on most occasions. In the longest fomrat of the game, where most people tend to get under their shells, David Warner manages to stay the same.

He is one of the premier performers and a senior campaigner in the developing Australian camp. He averages close to 50 and bats with a strike rate of over 78 in Tests. He has a top score of 253 in the format and is a certain superstar of the format.

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