It's not usually the case in sport but when it comes to picking the most elegant XI in modern cricket history it's a question of style over substance.
In a number of cases, the two overlapped with spectacular results. In others, sublime talent was never completely fulfilled.
Either way, whatever this XI managed to achieve, they did so with great style and panache and provided huge amounts of pleasure to crowds around the world.
Read on to see who's made the cut.