Yes, sadly, this is another useless list, I'm embarrassed. At least
this may feature Tendulkar without looking silly. This list also does
not have to contain 11 players, can go over or under depending on your
views, as this is NOT another all time XI.
This is what I have so far for the tests, and not necessarily in
1. Cook (this is my view, you can have yours).
4. Ponting (I believe, if he is offered, you'll make room for him,
just not for his captaincy. I would've opted for Hussey though, but
this is how I'd expect the other teams to weigh-in.)
5. Sangakkara (I prefer Boucher the wicketkeeper by a mile, but I
seriously doubt SL would allow Boucher to replace Sangakkara in their
team. So, he's not a shoe-in for every side. This, I understand, may
also be true for SA not opting for Sangakkara, but there's a chance
they'll relent for the current number one test batsman with a
Couldn't pick the Pakistani quicks, whom I believed could just walk in
on any team in the world just a few months ago, with possibilities
being great bowlers of all time someday. Now, even if they're
"somehow" proven innocent later, I doubt they can command such esteem
again in their career. It would take more than positive and superhuman
efforts hereon on their parts. I thought I may have a few more, but
can't think of any. As matter of fact, I may have to drop Ponting,
maybe there's a side who won't sacrifice one of theirs for him.