Rounding up the all-time best England XI in Test cricket are the bowlers of the team, who are Graeme Swann, James Anderson, and Bob Willis. All three of these men have been a blessing to the sport of cricket in England, making sure that whenever they would step onto the field, their fans and the experts of the game were never left without a stunning display of bowling.
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England’s Best Cricket Team (Post 1980) This XI might have been England’s best cricket team in generations. It’s a compilation of the best players we’ve seen since we started watching in the 1980s. It’s the side that would have beaten Steve Waugh’s Australians (maybe). If only they’d been born at a similar time so they were at the peak of their powers together.
There’s a vast pool to pick from when we’re picking England’s greatest ever cricketers and, of course, over the last few decades the white-ball formats have become a factor to consider. Top 10 England Cricketers: Len Hutton. Kevin Pietersen. Sir Ian Botham. Fred Trueman. Bob Willis. James Anderson. Ben Stokes. Sir Alastair Cook. Jack Hobbs. Stuart Broad
While James Anderson ranks at the top with 269 scalps from 194 games, Darren Gough and Stuart Broad follow the legend with 234 wickets from 158 matches and 178 wickets from 121 encounters, respectively. James Anderson and Stuart Broad are still active in the game but do not play ODI cricket.
England were the No. 1 team for a considerably long period of time under Grace and briefly under Jardine, May and Illingworth as well, but it was in the 2000s, in a highly competitive environment...
England 1000, feature. As England prepare for their 1,000th Test match on Wednesday against India, the ECB have announced the nation’s greatest ever Test side. Over 6,000 English cricket fans voted and the team consists exclusively of Test legends, including three from the current squad – James Anderson, Alastair Cook and Joe Root.
Led by perhaps the greatest cricketeer of all time in batsman Don Bradman, the 1948 Australian team is the only team in the history of the sport to complete a test match tour of England unbeaten. Nicknamed "The Invincibles" for their run in England, where they went 4-0-1, the Australians played 31 first-class matches that year and went 23-0-8 with a schedule that saw them on the field for 122 of 141 days.
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Among all batsmen with more than 4000 runs in Test history, Sutcliffe's average of 60.73 is the third best after Sir Don Bradman's 99.94 and Steven Smith's current average of 63.75. 1 / 5 NEXT ...