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Here’s The Cricket Lounge’s Dream XI For Tests

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Test cricket is all about extreme conviction and an invincible patience. No matter how popular the shorter versions of the game are getting, test cricket still continues to be the real version of cricket and the purest of all forms.

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This is the format which belongs to both, batsmen and bowlers equally unlike the limited overs format which is driven by batsmen. Test cricket is indeed is the real test of character and getting the maiden test cap is a dream for a player irrespective of how many times he has featured in the limited overs format.
Cricket Lounge’s Dream Test XI

Captain : Given his redefining performances and clinical leadership, Steve Smith seems the perfect guy to lead the World Test XI

Vice Captain: While the best batsmen in test cricket is the captain, the best batsmen in limited overs will be the perfect pick for being the vice captain. Virat Kohli is the vice captain of the side.
Here’s the playing XI

1. Openers

Nothing makes up for a good start by the openers. A team’s success is largely dependent on the openers even in the longest format of the game. Here is our opening pair :

Hashim Amla
Quinton De Cock (Wicket Keeper)

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2. Middle Order

For any test side the middle order is the backbone of the team and we had to make sure that we choose the world’s best middle order.

Here’s what the middle order of our dream XI looks like

One Down: Virat Kohli
Two Down: Steve Smith
Three Down: Joe Root
Four Down: David Warner

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3. All Rounders

All Rounders are vital in every format of the game, even the longest version of cricket. They are impact players who can turn things around both with the bat and the ball.

We have picked two all Rounders in the side

Ben Stokes
Ravichandran Ashwin

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4. Bowlers

Since it’s the Dream Test XI, the bowling attack too has to be a dream.

Here’s the bowling attack which already stands substantiated with ace spinner Ravi Chandran Ashwin.

Mitchel Starc
James Anderson
Kagiso Rabada

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5. Twelth Man

Trent Boult

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