Global Test XI - 2014

Rob Steen indulges himself in Cricinfo by naming a Global Test Eleven for the year 2014. Unfortunately, it is hard to say why or on what basis he has compiled the squad.


Gautam Gambhir (India), Hashim Amla (SA), JP Duminy (SA), AB de Villiers (SA), Ross Taylor (NZ), Shakib Al-Hasan (Bangladesh), Prasanna Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), Mitchell Johnson (Australia), Dale Steyn (SA), Ishant Sharma (India) and Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka).


A quick look confirms that the author has a South African bias. For it is impossible to explain otherwise how four South African's and only one Australian make it into the team. His bias becomes prominent when one notices that no English man makes the cut.  


In addition to the evident bias, the inexplicable exclusion of the Pakistani players in the team makes one conclude that this Global Test Eleven is a result of one peg too many.


If you were to look at the year 2014 soberly, who do you believe would be the games superstars?





Blogger Ravindran said...

why has he left out our demigods who never retire or tire

22/01/2009, 07:24  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

ott, gng by cricket cycles, hazard to say, none of them are playing internationals yet. To make a Global team 2014, 5 years down, this bloke should look in schools, under 19 teams and creches

22/01/2009, 11:12  
Anonymous Ottayan said...


He see no future for them.:)

22/01/2009, 12:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other than Ishant and Dale Steyn, everybody else has a lot to prove over different conditions. Amla probably would, but how old is he? Will he be around then. Almost everyone of the other picks have done well in one kind of conditions and are yet to be tested elsewhere.

22/01/2009, 20:39  

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