Richie Benaud's Greatest XI

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Richie Benaud’s Greatest XI is a 2004 DVD in which cricketing doyen Richie Benaud selects an imaginary cricket team from the best players available from all countries and eras. Utilising a method adopted from Don Bradman, Benaud shortlisted three players for each position before finalising the team.

The team[edit]

Opening batsmen Jack Hobbs  England
Sunil Gavaskar  India
Number 3 Don Bradman  Australia (Captain)
Numbers 4 and 5 Viv Richards  West IndiesSachin Tendulkar  India
All-rounders Gary Sobers  West IndiesImran Khan  Pakistan
Wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist  Australia
Spin bowlers Shane Warne  Australia
Fast bowlers Dennis Lillee  AustraliaSydney Barnes  England

Twelfth man: Keith Miller  Australia

Manager: Frank Worrell  West Indies

The short list[edit]


Number 3:

Middle order:



Spin bowler:

Fast bowlers: