Rest of the World cricket team in Australia in 1971–72
A Rest of the World cricket team captained by Gary Sobers toured Australia in the 1971–72 season. It replaced the proposed Test tour by South Africa which the Australian Cricket Board cancelled in 1971.
The World XI played 16 matches between early November 1971 and early February 1972. There were five matches against Australia but these were not ranked as Test matches. The World XI won this series 2-1. The team also played three limited overs internationals against Australia and the remaining games were first-class fixtures against Australian state teams.
- Gary Sobers (captain, West Indies)
- Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan)
- Hylton Ackerman (South Africa)
- Intikhab Alam (Pakistan)
- Bishan Bedi (India)
- Bob Cunis (New Zealand)
- Farokh Engineer (India)
- Sunil Gavaskar (India)
- Norman Gifford (England)
- Tony Greig (England)
- Richard Hutton (England)
- Rohan Kanhai (West Indies)
- Clive Lloyd (West Indies)
- Asif Masood (Pakistan)
- Graeme Pollock (South Africa)
- Peter Pollock (South Africa)
- Bob Taylor (England)
- T. L. Goodman, "A World Team in Australia", Wisden 1973, pp. 899-911.
- Martin Williamson, "When People Power Sunk South Africa", Cricinfo 1 October 2005
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