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CricTracker’s Dream Test XI featuring current cricketers

We pick some of your idols, plenty of modern greats of the game who have carved a niche for themselves.

Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali and Kagiso Rabada. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

It’s 2017 and it is the era of fastrack cricket. On the road, the honking never stops, no one likes the patience game. On the field, it’s a ‘you miss and I hit’ kind of play that catches the attention of the masses. But the traditional form of the game has not taken a beating. In fact, Test match cricket in recent times has thrown up some outstanding cricketers and many unfaded moments to cherish for ages.

Today, we slip into the world of fantasies. We pick some of your idols, plenty of modern greats of the game who have carved a niche for themselves. A bit of brainstorming, permutations and combinations and we are here with the Dream XI of the best Test players from the current era.

1. David Warner (Australia)

David Warner of Australia
David Warner of Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

One of the most fearsome batsmen in modern cricket, New South Wales-born David Warner is the ideal opener you wish to send out at the start of the proceedings. A career average of close to 48 in Tests, along with 44 fifty-plus scores in 66 matches tells you how much he enjoys this format of the game.

Even though his record away from home doesn’t do justice to his brilliance (2209 runs from 31 Tests at an average of 36.81), his recent outing in Bangladesh, where he piled up 251 runs in 2 Tests at an average of 62.75 promises a good run in the coming days.

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