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An all-time Test XI with players from all 10 major cricketing nations

Jack Hobbs showed that age was just a number
Ayush Sharma
Modified 11 Nov 2015, 16:15 IST
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Do either of these players make the cut?Disclaimer: This team selection is entirely based on the writer's opinion. Test cricket is the ultimate challenge for all cricketers. It is a test of players’ technique, skill and patience. The satisfaction a player gets by performing in Test matches is not achieved in any other format.Throughout the history of the game we have seen some great players who have played exceptional Test cricket and left their mark in the record books. So let’s try and pick 11 stars from the plethora of greats that have represented their country.There will be only one nation that has two players in the team and all the other nations will have one player representing their country.

#1 Sir Jack Hobbs

Sir Jack Hobbs was known as “The Master” and his penchant for batting can be understood by the fact that he played even after the age of 50. Jack Hobbs has scored more first class runs than anyone else in the game (61,760) and also has the maximum hundreds in first class cricket (199).

Hobbs played 61 tests in his career and scored 5,410 runs at an exceptional average of 56.94. Although his test career wasn’t as long as his domestic career, an average of a hundred in almost every four tests he played, is a phenomenal record and one that proves his worth to this side.

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