Greatest Indian Test XI Of All Time
India has produced several great Test cricketers over the years. These men have influenced not only the game but also the entire generation they played in. It is because of the resplendent deeds of these great men, that Indian cricket has reached the pinnacle today.
In this article, let us look at the greatest Indian Test XI of all time.
Gavaskar will go down as the greatest opener ever in the history of Test Match cricket. Also known as the ‘little master’, Gavaskar was the first Indian batsman to scale peaks in Test match cricket. He was the first batsman to breach the 10000 run barrier and when he bowed out from the game in 1987, he retired as the highest run-scorer and century maker. His unflappable technique and his unwavering concentration made him one of the most difficult batsmen to bowl to. In the 125 matches that he played for India, Gavaskar scored 10122 runs including 34 hundreds and 45 fifties at an average of 51.12.
RECORD: Matches:125 Innings:214 Runs:10122 Avg: 51.12 100’s:34 50’s:45 S/R:66.04
Sehwag is widely considered as one of the most destructive openers in the history of Test Match cricket. Sehwag’s mantra was simple- if the ball was there to be hit, then he would send it crashing to the boundary.
He is the only Indian batsman to score two triple hundreds in Test cricket. He will be best remembered for the astounding 309 he scored against Pakistan in Multan in 2004, the magical 319 he scored against South Africa in Chennai in 2008, and the 195 he plundered against Australia at the MCG.
In the 104 matches that he played for India, Sehwag scored 8586 runs including 23 hundreds and 32 fifties at an amazing strike rate of 82.23
RECORD: Matches:104 Innings:180 Runs:8586 Avg:49.34 100’s:23 50’s:32 S/R:82.23