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Wisden Diary

Wisden Diary

In Outlook this week, a diary on cricket XIs, 'dream team' and Wisden India, by Suresh Menon.

Wisden Diary Illustration by Saahil

All-time XI

It’s an old habit, the naming of ideal cricket XIs. Even the great Don Bradman could not resist the urge. In The Art of Cricket, he writes of a friend who amused himself while recovering in hospital by picking teams with players whose names began with the same letter (for instance, ‘H’, which had Hutton, Hobbs and Hammond in the top three) or players with seven  letters in their name (Trumper, Bradman, etc).

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