Iconic XIs And How Often They Actually Played Together
After Australia registered a world document twenty second consecutive ODI win, we thought we’d take a look at how usually among the recreation’s most iconic sides really performed collectively.
From Lloyd’s West Indies to Lanning’s Australia’s, right here’s a have a look at how usually, or sometimes, a few of these sides took the sphere collectively.
Lloyd’s West Indies (Early Eighties Test aspect): Four
Clive Lloyd (c)
The West Indies XI that really took the sphere most frequently was Viv Richards’ staff of the late Eighties and early Nineties, which performed 11 instances collectively. That XI, nevertheless, was arguably much less iconic than earlier West Indies sides that additionally featured Richards.
The above XI performed 4 of the 5 Tests in West Indies’ residence sequence victory over India in 1983, however by no means performed a Test apart from that sequence. Roberts by no means performed once more after that sequence whereas Logie by no means performed earlier than it. Part of the rationale this iteration of Lloyd’s aspect – that performed within the early a part of West Indies’ 15-year streak with out dropping a sequence – performed so few Tests collectively was the immense depth of quick bowling expertise accessible to them as soon as Logie broke into the aspect.
Waugh’s Australia (early 2000s Test aspect): Nine
Steve Waugh (c)
One of the sport’s most dominant sides. This model of Waugh’s Australia performed 9 Tests collectively between August 2001 and October 2002, after which Mark Waugh quickly retired from worldwide cricket.
Strauss’s England: Two
Andrew Strauss (c)
Arguably England’s finest Test aspect of the final 50 years, Strauss’ England staff rose to the highest rankings shortly after the retirement of Collingwood firstly of 2011. Between Trott’s debut in 2009 and Collingwood’s retirement, the core of that aspect – the XI with out Finn – solely performed six Tests collectively, largely as a result of accidents to Bell and Broad. This XI performed two Tests collectively, the opening two video games of the 2010/11 Ashes. If you substitute Finn for Tim Bresnan – a daily characteristic within the Strauss period – that XI by no means performed a Test collectively.
Morgan’s World Cup-winning England: Six
Eoin Morgan (c)
Unsurprisingly – given Archer’s late emergence – England’s World Cup-winning XI solely took the sphere collectively on six events, all in the course of the 2019 event. With Liam Plunkett discarded instantly after their triumph, the XI is unlikely to ever take the sphere collectively once more. What is maybe extra intriguing is that an XI of Bairstow, Roy, Root, Morgan, Stokes, Buttler, Moeen, Woakes, Plunkett, Rashid and Willey solely performed one ODI collectively within the run-up to the 2019 World Cup, a event warm-up recreation towards Pakistan after Archer was already an England participant.
Smith’s South Africa: Six
Graeme Smith (c)
AB de Villiers
Graeme Smith’s South Africa had been the Test staff that lastly ended Australia’s grip on the primary rating spot in 2009. In the lead-up to their ascension to the highest of the rankings, that they had a very settled aspect. The above XI performed six Tests collectively in 2008 whereas a really related aspect – one with out Ashwell Prince and with JP Duminy – performed all three Tests of their sequence victory in Australia that instantly preceded their development to prime spot within the rankings.
Lanning’s Australia: Four
Meg Lanning (c)
The XI that sealed the world document ODI profitable streak for Lanning’s Australia has performed simply 4 ODIs collectively. Twenty-one gamers have been utilized in Australia’s 22-game run, with Vlaeminck the participant to characteristic least usually on this XI.