The Subcontinent Giants – Best current Asian Test XI
Updated - Aug 25, 2016 3:15 pm
The Subcontinent Giants – Best current Asian Test XI: You talk cricket demographics and there is only one distinction – the guys from Asia and those outside. Lovers of the sport and media professionals cannot help but indulge in creative fantasies of having a united team from Asia which would take the rest of the world head on.
Test cricket is the perfect platform to judge potential and caliber. While India is a land of prolific batsmen, Pakistan is famous for the thrilling speedsters. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh symbolize grit and courage. Common sense would reveal that their unification will give any opposition a run for their money.
So let us dwell deep into the idea and try to figure out the current best Asian Test eleven – The best current Asian Test XI (in accordance with the batting order):
1. Murali Vijay (India):
Grace symbolized is Murali Vijay for you. M Vijay brings, along with his bat, pads and gloves, an invisible switch to the crease. When that switch is flicked on, given certain conditions, he can be one of the more pleasing sights in present-day cricket.
Already 6 hundreds to his name in 39 games make him a sound opener. Not afraid to dance down the wicket against the spinners, he is known to take the game by the scruff of the neck. Vijay scored his first Test ton outside India in England at Trent Bridge smashing 146. In the next Test at Lord’s Vijay’s solid 95 proved to be vital in India’s epic win.
Although India went on to lose the next three matches on trot, Vijay was the highest run-scorer for India with 402 runs from 5 matches. In the Test series against Australia, Vijay scored 99 in the first Test at Adelaide and followed it up by a brisk 144 in the next at Gabba, which was the highest score by an Indian at the ground.