Picking a World Test XI of Players Not Currently Playing Test Cricket

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Picking a World Test XI of Players Not Currently Playing Test Cricket
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Close call: England paceman Tremlett was unlucky not to make the final XI

As the English summer slowly winds down with the final Test match of what has been a compelling Ashes series, it is time for some alternative cricket selections. I chose a world XI made up of those players not currently playing internationally for their countries.

Now, the exact criteria so as to gain entry into this Test side is that you cannot have played for your country in a Test match during the past 12 months, while any player representing an associate member nation can gain automatic selection if deemed good enough, as can recent retirees from the international arena still playing domestically.

And then, after the lucky 11 have been revealed, I judge just how well this group of players would fare when taking on the world’s current best Test-match side as chosen here

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