Former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell, who had a controversial coaching stint with the Indian team, has named the most exciting Test XI of the past six decades. Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag are the only two Indian cricketers to get a place in his team while Kohli is the only cricketer, who is currently playing the game of cricket.
In a column for Sydney Morning Herald, Greg Chappell sang the praise of Virat Kohli for his uncountable impactful innings for India in the extended format.
He considered Sachin Tendulkar for including in his batting line up but decided to go with Virat Kohli at number five. The reason for his decision to go with Kohli is that the Indian batsman shouldered the expectations of over a billion people whenever he walked out to bat.
Virender Sehwag is the opening batsman while Virat Kohli placed at number five in Greg Chappell’s Test XI
For the opening position, Chappell went with former India batsman Virender Sehwag at the top of the order. He has selected Colin Milburn, who played nine Tests for England in the 1960s before tragically losing his eyesight, as the former Indian opener’s partner.
Greg Chappell named two West Indies greats that are Sir Vivian Richard and Sir Garfield Sobers while made the latter as the captain of his team.
The line-up also features Adam Gilchrist, with Chappell choosing former India captain MS Dhoni as his back-up wicketkeeper. Graeme Pollock, South Africa’s great, who has played 23 Tests, has also made the cut in Chappell’s team.
In the bowling department, Wasim Akram, Shane Warne, Dennis Lillee, and Jeff Thomson, who were the legends of their era, has been named in the playing XI.
Greg Chappell’s most exciting Test XI: Virender Sehwag, Colin Milburn, Sir Vivian Richards, Graeme Pollock, Virat Kohli, Sir Garfield Sobers, Adam Gilchrist, Wasim Akram, Shane Warne, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson