Former West Indies captain and all-rounder Jason Holder has named his all-time Test team. He stated this in a private program. He mentioned that his favorite format was the Test format. His squad included several former West Indies greats.
West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder named his all-time best Test XI, where he included His list includes six West Indies, three Australians, one each from Pakistan and India.
Holder said that Test cricket is his most favorite format and the list he named includes plenty of former West Indian greats. There were quite a few surprise picks in the batting order, Chris Gayle was named the opening batsman.
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 batsmen 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.
“I am sorry for being a bit biased but Christopher Henry Gayle at one with Virender Sehwag as his partner. It would be a great spectacle. Three, I would have Ricky Ponting. Four, I would have Brian Lara. Five, I would have Vivian Richards,” Holder said.
The only proper all-rounder that Jason Holder has included is Sir Garfield Sobers, West Indies’ one of the greatest all-rounders ever. He has played 93 Test matches and has scored 8032 runs and has picked up 235 wickets.
Shane Warne, though is mainly recognized as a leg-spin bowler, can also bat. He has played 145 Test matches and has picked up 708 wickets and scored 3154 runs.
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 favorite. 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.
“Six, Sir Garfield Sobers. Seven, Adam Gilchrist. Eight, Shane Warne. Nine, Curtly Ambrose – my favorite of all time. Malcolm Marshall at 10 and Wasim Akram at 11,” Holder added.
He mentioned the names of Glenn Mcgrath, Kumara Sangakkara, Dale Steyn, Jacque Kalis, and Muttiah Muralitharan but was not included in his all-time XI test squad.
Jason Holder’s all-time Test XI
01. Chris Gayle, 02. virender shewag, 03. Ricky Ponting , 04. Brain Lara, 05. Viv Richards 06. Garfield Sobers, 07. Adam Gilchrist, 08. Shane Warne 09. Curtly Ambrose, 10. Malcolm Marshall, 11. Wasim Akram