Jason Holder picks his Best All-Time Test Playing XI, includes only one Indian

Jason Holder picks his All-time best Test Playing XI

West Indies cricket team all-rounder Jason Holder, during a live conversation, has picked his all-time best Test Playing XI, but has only included 1 Indian player.

The Caribbean international who have also captained the West Indies cricket team, joined News Nine channel in an exclusive interview, where he listed out his best all-time Playing XI for Test cricket.

During the interview, Jason Holder said that Test cricket is his favourite format of cricket. West Indies use to dominate cricket in the earlier phases, and thus he has included most of the West Indies players.

But, the most surprising fact that shocked the fans, is that he only included 1 Indian player in his Playing XI. Let's take a look at Jason Holder's All-Time Best Test Playing XI.

Openers: Chris Gayle, Virender Sehwag

The two batsman who opens the inning for Jason Holder's team is West Indies great Chris Gayle and Indian batsman Virender Sehwag.

Gayle has played 103 Test matches, in which he has scored 7214 runs at an impressive average of 60. Virender Sehwag is India's one of the most decorated opener. He has played 104 Test matches and has scored 8586 runs, again, averaging at a massive rate of 82.2.

Middle-Order: Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Viv Richards, Adam Gilchrist

Australian duo Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist have found their place in the team. Where Ricky Ponting has scored 13378 runs from 168 Test matches, Adam Gilchrist has played 96 matches and has scored 5570 runs, but he is quite famous for wicketkeeping.

The other 2 batsman are the Caribbean duo of Brian Lara and Viv Richards, two of the greatest ever to play for West Indies. Brian Lara has amassed a massive 11953 runs from 131 matches, and Viv Richards has played 121 matches and has scored 8540 runs.

All-Rounders: Garfield Sobers, Shane Warne

The only proper all-rounder that Jason Holder has included is Sir Garfield Sobers, West Indies' one of the greatest all-rounder ever. He has played 93 Test matches and has scored 8032 runs and has picked up 235 wickets. 

Shane Warne, though is mainly recognised as a leg-spin bowler, can also bat. He has played 145 Test matches and has picked up 708 wickets and has scored 3154 runs.

Bowlers: Curtly Ambrose, Malcolm Marshall, Wasim Akram

The quick bowling trio that he included are Curtly Ambrose, Malcolm Marshall and Pakistan's Wasim Akram.

Holder mentioned that Curtly Ambrose is his all-time favourite. The West Indies cricketer has played 98 Test matches and has picked up 405 wickets.

Malcolm Marshall, on the other hand, has played 81 Test matches and has 376 wickets to his name. Wasim Akram rounds-off the list. The Pakistani great has picked up 414 wickets from 104 Test matches.

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