Ace commentator Harsha Bhogle has named his dream Test XI. Picking his team in association with Cricbuzz, the commentator rued the fact that he could not pick the likes of Vijay Hazare, Vinoo Mankad because he did not see them play. He said that it was tough for him to compare players from different era and so picked the players who he saw playing.
Well, there is absolutely no doubt on the quality of the team but there are few surprises. Anil Kumble has been selected as the captain of his team instead of Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who are two of the most successful captains of the country. While Dhoni was selected in the team there was no place for Ganguly in the star-studded lineup.
Two of the most successful openers of the World, Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag have taken the top two positions. Following them at number three is Rahul Dravid. At number four, Sachin Tendulkar is taking the guards.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was selected as the wicketkeeper-batsman in the team. The bowling lineup looks lethal too. There was slight hesitation between Harbhajan Singh and R Ashwin but Bhogle picked the latter due to his brilliant performances in India. Zaheer Khan is the lone pacer in the team.
Check out the whole team: