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TOI: Fantasy Indian Test XI of all time

While the coronavirus outbreak has affected world sport, causing everyone to live in a lockdown, TOI (Times of India) has decided to take a look at the Indian cricketers to form their "Fantasy XI." The team selection includes Indian cricket players of 60-odd years, taking into consideration the fact that they could succeed in any era or condition. Here is the all-time Test XI (according to batting order).  

Sunil Gavaskar

Tests:  125.

Runs: 10,122.

Home Avg: 50.16.

Away Avg: 52.11.

100s: 34.

Career Span: 1971-87

Sunil Gavaskar Image Source: N3W News

Virender Sehwag

Tests:  104.

Runs: 8586.

Home Avg: 54.13.

Away Avg: 44.65.

100s: 23.

CS: 2001-13

Virender Sehwag Image Source: Chase Your Sport: Sports Social Blog

Rahul Dravid 

Tests:  164.

Runs: 13,288.

Home Avg: 51.35.

Away Avg: 53.03.

100s: 36.

CS: 1996-2012.

Rahul Dravid Image Source: Bleacher Report

Sachin Tendulkar 

Tests:  200.

Runs: 15,921.

Home Avg: 52.67.

Away Avg: 54.74.

100s: 51.

CS: 1989-2013.

Sachin Tendulkar Image Source: Deccan Herald

Virat Kohli 

Tests:  86.

Runs: 7240.

Home Avg: 68.42.

Away Avg: 44.36.

100s: 27.

CS: 2011-present.

Virat Kohli  Image Source: Times of India - Indiatimes

Sourav Ganguly (C)

Tests:  113.

Runs: 7212.

Home Avg: 42.97.

Away Avg: 41.56.

100s: 16.

Winning % as captain: 42.85 (47.61% at home, 39.28% away).

CS: 1996-2008

Sourav Ganguly Image Source: Daily.Social

Kapil Dev

Tests: 131.

Runs: 5248.

100s: 8.

Wkts: 434.

Home Bowling Avg: 26.49.

Away Bowling Avg: 32.85.

5 wkts/innings: 23.

CS: 1978-94

Kapil Dev Image Source: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

MS Dhoni (WK)

Tests:  90.

Runs: 4876.

Home Avg: 45.76.

Away Avg: 32.84.

100s: 6.

'Keeping dismissals: 294 (Catches 256 + Stumpings 38).

CS: 2005-14

MS Dhoni Image Source: Sportstar - The Hindu

Anil Kumble

Tests:  132.

Wkts: 619.

Home Bowling Avg: 24.88.

Away Bowling Avg: 35.85. 5

W/I: 35.

CS: 1990-2008

Anil Kumble  Image Source: India TV

Erapalli Prasanna

Tests:  49.

W: 189.

HBA: 26.94.

ABA: 33.85. 5

W/I: 10.

CS: 1962-78

Erapalli Prasanna Image Source: ESPNcricinfo.com

Zaheer Khan

T:  92.

W: 311.

HBA: 35.87.

ABA: 31.47. 5.

W/I: 11.

CS: 2000-14

Zaheer Khan  Image Source: Sky Sports

12th man: Harbhajan Singh

T:  103.

W: 417.

HBA: 28.76.

ABA: 38.90.

W/I: 25.

CS: 1998-2015

Harbhajan Singh Image Source: The SportsRush

Coach: John Wright

Winning % as India coach: 39.21 (45.83% at home; 33.3% away) John Wright India TV
Source: timesofindia.com

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