As Cricinfo is building up to announcing their All-Time World XI, I shall announce the much more hotly anticipated, ‘Team you would want playing for your Life XI.
1. Mike Brearley – I would be infuriated at the prospect of having to watch poor captaincy whilst watching a game of this nature. Although there is already a very fine captain in my team in Steve Waugh, not to mention Bradman, I feel that Brearley would provide the tactical nous required in order to extract the opposition’s most obdurate batsmen. I also feel that the desire to score a Test match century would give Brearley the required encouragement to score some runs (yes, this match has gained Test match status, mainly due to my incessant lobbying at the doors of the ICC).