All-time Test spot for Don, Warnie

LEGENDARY batsman Sir Donald Bradman and leg-spinner Shane Warne (pictured) were the only Australians named in an all-time Test World XI to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

Bradman, who made 6996 runs at an average of 99.94 in 52 Tests, was named captain of the side made up of players from five different countries.

Englishmen dominated the team with four, including openers Jack Hobbs and WG Grace, named in the line-up.

Indian maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who will retire in December, is the only active player in the XI, and he was named at number four in the batting order behind Bradman at three.

West Indian pair Viv Richards and all-rounder Garry Sobers round out the top six, while England's Alan Knott would wear the wicket-keeping gloves.

Pakistan left-arm quick Wasim Akram, Warne, who took 708 wickets at 25.41 in his 145 Tests, Windies paceman Malcolm Marshall, and England's Sid Barnes complete the side.

Hobbs, Bradman, Richards, Sobers and Warne were named as Wisden's five players of the 20th Century in 2000.


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