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Cricket Dream Team World

by on January 8, 2011
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Cricket Dream Team World

Dreams are unlimited so do the dreams of all cricketing nations who were envisaging to win the forthcoming 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.  Every cricketing nation wishes to have some match winning bowlers, batsmen and all rounders in their team. Cricket is passion for all cricketing nations. Some of the players coming from various cricket playing nations are regarded by all for their cricketing skills. These cricketers have earned respect through their consistent performances. 

As the World Cup 2011 is in the offing, we have compiled a list of Dream Team consisting of World’s best cricket players. Each player is selected on the criterion of his expertise in his particular field whether it’s bowling, batting or even fielding. Three players from Australia, two players from India, Pakistan and West Indies are selected. While one player each from England, South Africa and Srilanka is selected for the Dream Team World. 12th man is selected from New Zealand.

  • Sachin Tendulker (Opening Batsman)
  • Adam Gilchrist (Opening Batsman/wicketkeeper)
  • Brian Lara (Top Order Batsman)
  • Javed Minadad (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Rickey Ponting (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Kapel Dev (All rounder)
  • Ian Botham (All rounder)
  • Imran Khan  (Fast Bowler)
  • Waseem Akram (Fast bowler)
  • Glen McGrath (fast Bowler)
  • Mutiah Muralitharan (Spinner)
  • Chris Harris (12th Man)

Dream Cricket Team of Pakistan

In the midst of no cricketing events in Pakistan due to security concerns by ICC and team’s in-house rifts and spot fixing issues, Pakistan’s cricket team does not seem all geared up for the forthcoming 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Although the spot fixing case loomed during the recent T20 Series between New Zealand and Pakistan in New Zealand where Pakistan lost the series by 2-1, hopes still spring that the team will soon come out from troubled waters and go with their head high in World Cup. A lot of Pakistani cricketers are among the best in the world. Imran Khan is probably the greatest all rounder from Pakistan Cricket. He is considered as one of the top few all rounders of Test Cricket ever. 

To keep a pinch of interest for high spirited Pakistan Cricket fans, our Dream Team for Pakistan is as follows which comprises of the top players Pakistan has ever produced.

  • Saeed Anwar (Opening batsman)
  • Aamir Sohail (Opening batsman)
  • Inzamam ul Haq (Top Order Batsman)
  • Javed Miandad (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Zaheer Abbas (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Moin Khan (Wicketkeeper/Batsman)
  • Imran Khan (Fast Bowler/ all rounder)
  • Waseem Akram (Fast Bowler/all rounder)
  • Sarfaraz Nawaz (Fast Bowler)
  • Waqar Younis (Fast Bowler)
  • Abdul Qadir (Spinner)

Dream Cricket Team of India

Although Hockey is the national game of India, Cricket is considered to be the god of all games where Indian masses even worship their star cricketers like anything. Likewise Pakistan, cricket is played in every single street and ground or even any open place available, where people from 8 year old to 80 year old stick to their seats when Indian cricket team is at loggerheads with any other cricketing nation especially arch rivals Pakistan. Undoubtedly, some of the best cricketers in the world have come from India. Sachin Tendulkar for example holds almost all high scoring records not only in Test Cricket but also in One days. Creating a Dream Cricket Team from India is thus not an easy task. With 2 World Cup Cricket wins, and a lot of talented player to choose from, it becomes a difficult task. For Cricket fans around the globe we have sorted out a Dream Team for India which consist some cricketing legends of all era:

  • Sachin Tendulker (Opening Batsman)
  • Navjot Sidhu (Opening Batsman)
  • Saurav Ganguly (Top Order Batsman)
  • Sunil Gavasker (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Modinder Amarnath (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Ravi Shastri (All rounder)
  • Kapel Dev (All rounder)
  • Syed Kirmani (Wicketkeeper batsman)
  • Zaheer Khan (Fast Bowler)
  • Javagal Shinath (Fast Bowler)
  • Anil Kumble (Spinner)

Dream Cricket Team of Sri Lanka 

Since the test cap given to Srilankan Cricket Team in 1981, the 1996 World Cup Champs have come of age. In a very short span of time, great players from Srilankan Cricket team have marked their name in cricket record books. Players like Aravinda De Silva and Mutiah Muralitharan are one of the finest cricket legends Srilanka has ever produced. Srilankan Cricket Team is known not only for their batting and bowling skills, but also for their sportsman spirit on and off the field. Srilanka has produced some great cricket players who have made records and have also won hearts of the cricket fans. Although initially Srilankan Cricket took time in becoming a reckoned force, since early 90s, they are a threat to any other cricket team. In recognition to the great Srilankan team who are the first host nation to win any World Cup, we have organized a Srilankan Dream Team where the players’ names are listed as follows:

  • Sanath Jayasurya (Opening Batsman/ All rounder)
  • Romesh Kaluwitharana (Opening Batsman and a handy wicketkeeper)
  • Duleep Mendis (Top Order Batsman)
  • Mahela Jayawardene (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Arjuna Ranatunga (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Kumara Sangakkara (Wicketkeeper/Middle order Batsman)
  • Arvinda De Silva (All rounder)
  • Tilikaratne Dilshan (All rounder)
  • Mutiah Muralitharan (Spin bowler)
  • Chaminda Vaas (Fast bowler)
  • Lasith Malinga (Fast bowler)

Dream Cricket Team of South Africa  

Post apartheid, 1991 was the year when South Africa recommenced its official international cricket  by touring India.. And who can forget Proteas first appearance in the 1992 World Cup where they proved themselves not less than any other top cricketing nation and reached to the Semi Finals. Since then South African Cricket has produced some legendary players who showed their magnificence and marvel in the past 20 years. in recent times, not only South African cricket team has topped the charts in Test Cricket,  they even master the One Day Internationals and T20 game of cricket. South African Cricket Team has produced gems like Jacques Kallis. Kallis is one of the best all rounders ever in Cricket. His batting records are amazing, and he has been truly helpful with his bowling as well. 

Keeping in view some superb performances by several great players from South Africa, a Dream Team is being sorted out which is as follows

  • Gary Kirsten (Opening Batsman)
  • Andrew Hudson (Opening Batsman)
  • Herschelle Gibbs (top order Batsman)
  • Hanse Cronje (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Mark Boucher (wicketkeeper/batsman)
  • Jhonty Rhodes (Low Order Batsman)
  • Jacques Kallis (All rounder)
  • Lance Klusener (All Rounder)
  • Alan Donald (Fast Bowler)
  • Shaun Pollock (Fast Bowler)
  • Pat Symcox (Spin bowler)

Dream Cricket Team of West Indies

The team which ruled the cricket world for more than two decades and produced the most legendary cricket players in the history is none other than West Indies. There is a long list of the finest players with bat and ball. The Windies, as they are known in cricket world has won two consecutive World Cups i.e. 1975 Cricket World Cup and 1979 Cricket World Cup, under the captaincy of Clive Lloyd. It can be safely stated that West Indian Cricket Team in 1970s and early 1980s was the best Cricket Team any cricketing nation has ever brought forward. Best of the fast bowlers, amazing batsmen and great captaincy, everything was there in the West Indies team of 1970s and early 1980s. Although it was difficult to compile a list for the Windies Dream Team due to the abundance of cricket legends from the Caribbean; however, some of the great players are included in the list whose names are as follows:

  • Desmond Haynes (Opening Batsman)
  • Rohan Kanhai (Opening Batsman Wicketkeeper)
  • Chris Gayle (Opening Batsman)
  • Brian Lara (Top Order Batsman)
  • Vivian Richards (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Riche Richardson (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Garfield Sobers (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Clive Lloyd (All rounder)
  • Malcom Marshall (Fast Bowler)
  • Courtney Walsh (Fast Bowler)
  • Andy Roberts (Fast Bowler)
  • Michael Holding (Fast Bowler)

Dream Cricket Team of Australia  

Great names, great games and great records all of this greatness in compiled in word that is the ‘Aussies.’ When it comes to the game of cricket, Australian cricket team stand tall amongst all cricket nations on account of superior skills and stupendous aptitude towards cricket en masse. From Bradman to Brett Lee there is a long list of illustrious players from Australia. Australia is the only Cricketing nation which has one four World Cups where there times they remained champions in a row as they are unbeaten in Cricket World Cup since 1999. (Aussies have won 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cup tournaments). Keeping in view the brilliance of this team, a Dream team is being chalked out which is as follows:

  • Adam Gilchrist (Opening Batsman/Wicketkeeper)
  • Mathew Hayden (Opening Batsman)
  • Ricky Ponting (Top Order Batsman)
  • Donald Bradman (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Allan Border (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Steve Waugh (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Andrew Symonds (All rounder)
  • Glen MacGrath (Fast Bowler)
  • Denis Lillee (Fast Bowler)
  • Keith Miller (Fast bowler)
  • Shane Warne (Spin bowler)

Australia has produced some great fast bowlers of all time in Cricket. Many of Australian batsmen are record holders as well. Australian Cricket Team has ruled the world in the decade of 90s.

Dream Team of New Zealand Cricket 

Despite superior performances by the Kiwis, New Zealand’s cricket team is considered to be the most unlucky team to win a World Cup. It’s the only team which managed to reach the semi finals five times in World Cup history, but lady luck has never shined on the destiny of the Kiwis. 1992 World Cup was the only world Cup where the New Zealand under the captaincy of Martin Crowe was at its best and it was said that 1992 World Cup is for the Kiwis.  However, losing to Pakistan in the semi final shattered the dreams of black caps to win the World Cup. Although New Zealand is a great Test playing cricket team, it has won fewer tournaments and matches as compared to the arch rivals Australian Cricket Team. Still, New Zealand has produced some great cricketers. 

For the interest of our readers, a dream team for New Zealand is sorted out which is as follows:

  • Martin Crowe (Opening Batsman)
  • Brendon Mc Cullum (Opening Batsman/Wicketkeeper)
  • Lou Vincent (Top Order Batsman)
  • Nathan Astle (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Stephen Fleming (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Daniel Vettori  (Lower Middle Order Batsman)
  • Chris Cairns (All rounder)
  • Chris Haris (All rounder)
  • Richard Hadlee (Fast Bowler)
  • Dick Motz (Fast Bowler)
  • Shane Bond (Fast Bowler)

Dream Cricket Team of England

English soil is considered as the mother of Cricket where England has produced some distinguished cricketers of all times. History of English Dates back in mid 19th Century and its cricket grounds are considered to be the best cricket stadiums in the World. English Cricket since its inception is always a hard nut to crack for its opponents whether it’s Australians in the Ashes or Pakistan in 1992 Cricket World Cup. England Cricket Team has prodcued some great fast bowlers, some great batsmen and a few of the best all rounders of all time. Ian Botham is an example who is considered as one of the most successful all rounders of all time in Test and ODI cricket. 

Keeping in view the historical perspective of the English Cricket team and recent performances by some English Cricketers, a Dream team for England is drawn out, which includes some great English players from the past and also a promising bowler from the present team.  The team is as follows:

  • Geoffrey Boycott (Opening Batsman)
  • Graham Gooch (Opening Batsman)
  • Jack Hobbs (Top Order Batsman)
  • Nasser Hussein (Middle Order Batsman)
  • David Gower (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Ian Botham (All rounder)
  • Andrew Flintoff (All Rounder)
  • Alec Stewart (Wicketkeeper)
  • Bob Willis (Fast Bowler)
  • Paul Collingwood (Fast Bowler)
  • Graeme Swann (Off Spinner)

Dream team of Bangladesh Cricket

Bangladesh being the baby of the cricket has been grated the test status in 2000. Since then ‘the tigers’ have been striving hard to register their names in the list of great cricket teams of the World. In recent times Bangladesh team has emerged as a good team not in ODIs but also in Test Cricket and T20 cricket. Some consistent performances with the bat and ball and following the footsteps of Srilankan Cricket Team, Bangladesh team have all the potential to mark their name in the list of great teams.

In recognition to their efforts to become a good team both in ODIs and test cricket, we have composed a Dream Team for Bangladesh which is as follows:

  • Shahriar Nafees (Opening Batsman)
  • Tamim Iqbal (Opening Batsman)
  • Junaid Siddiqui (Top Order Batsman)
  • Habib ul Bashar (Middle Order Batsman)
  • Shakib Al Hasan (All rounder)
  • Alok Kapali (All rounder)
  • Khaled Mashud (Wicketkeeper)
  • Khaled Mahmud (fast Bowler)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza (Fast Bowler)
  • Abdul Razzak (Spin Bowler)
  • Enamul Haque jnr (Spin Bowler)

Dream Cricket Team of Zimbabwe  

Post self imposed international suspension of Cricket in 2006 and the return to International test cricket in 2009, the future of Zimbabwe cricket team does not seem promising at all. The Zimbabwean team has been on a topsy turvy ride since the achievement of test caps in 1992. Currently they are still in doldrums due to internal politics of the Zimbabwean Cricket Board. Although the team has produced some world class players in the history, we hope that Zimbabwe Cricket will soon recuperate and emerge as a fine time as it was in mid 90’s. In an acknowledgement to the ‘once upon a time’ good team we have compiled a Dream team for Zimbabwe, which is as follows:


2 Responses to “Cricket Dream Team World”
  1. CHAGS says:

    Here is mine
    Sanath Jayasuriya
    Adam Gilchrist
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Viv Richards
    Brian Lara
    Ricky Ponting
    Waseem Akram
    Shane Warne
    Allan Donald
    Glen Mcgrath
    Muthiah Muralitharan
    12th Man-Lance Klusener

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