Guardian’s World Test XI of the year!

Guardian has published its World Test XI. The Viv Marks‘ list this time does not contain a single Australian player!

Guardian’s World Test XI team

Graeme Smith
Virender Sehwag
Kevin Pietersen
Sachin Tendulkar
A B De Villiers
Andrew Flintoff
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Harbhajan Singh
Zaheer Khan
Ishant Sharma
Dale Steyn

While the XI looks more or less error free, I doubt whether Andrew Flintoff has done good enough for the year to figure in that list. Also, I would not include Harbhajan Singh there for he has not showcased any exceptional show this year. Probably the upcoming spinner from Sri Lanka, Ajantha Mendis would have been a better option? If not, why not include Mitchel Johnson to fill the bowlers slot? I mean, if no spinner qualifies, take the best four pace bowlers!

If not for the above minor issues, the World Test XI looks amazing! All of those great players in the modified list have been great performers! It’s really sad to see that not a single Australian is figuring in this list. Earlier, last week Peter Roebuck had picked his Test XI as well which figured only one Australian!

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