Originally Posted by Shri
Have an Indian save file on 2021 myself. Will post stats shortly. I think there was a problem with my save file which caused every good batsman to be a wicketkeeper for some reason.
My test XI:
H Kanitkar - My sides official wicket keeper though 4 other players are specialist Wks too.
59 tests 7037 runs @ 99.11 with 28 tons and 19 50s. Has 145 catches and 4 stumpings too. Aggressive opener who sets both tests and ODIs up from the opening spot. Incredible strike rate to go with that test avg. Age: 27.
S Singh - One of the 2 specialist batsmen in my side. Great opening partner for Kanitkar.
2749 runs from 27 tests at an average of 78.54 with 9 100s and 5 50s.
Career highlight: Pummeling Zimbabwe in a test match where he got 478 runs at more than run a ball which is now the national record for the individual highest test score. Not as aggressive as Kanitkar though. Can block one end and play defensively when there is a collapse, not that there are any. Age: 26.
T Sharma - Was the back bone of my batting line up when Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman and Sehwag retired in the same year(****s!). Was also the keeper/captain for a couple of seasons and allowed me to get more batsmen into the side to make up for that big blow the seniors gave me by retiring all at once. Best batsman of the side around who I built my team. Not an aggressive player. Not defensive either. Can switch gears at will.
107 tests 12352 runs @ 95.75 with 47 100s and 39 50s. 209 catches and 6 stumpings as a keeper. Been the captain of the side for a long time too. Age: 30.
S Chavan - The Wall V2.0. Defensive player who can bat for long periods while other batsmen play their shots. Can shield the tail and play crucial knocks to save test matches. The guy who remains not out and just stays there till the end no matter what. Been my no.4 for the last few seasons. Can keep wickets too. Specialist keeper. Never kept wickets though. Fields in the slips almost always.
5549 runs from 75 matches @ 70.24. No double hundreds for him yet. Also has 157 catches. Age: 26.
W Sunil - One of the 2 players from the side to have an English county contract. Plays for Northamptonshire. Great no.5 bat who is again a specialist Wk. Never kept wickets in international games. Surprisingly, only player who can bowl spin in the line up. Scored an impossible 300 when we were following on once to save a test match. Age: 27.
40 tests 3392 runs @ 94.22 with 14 tons and 8 50s.
N Gopal - New guy who just made it into the test side earlier in the season. Only decent counter attacking player I could find in the national pool. Very aggressive player who bats at 6 in the test side. Is a keeper again. Scored a 120 ball 184 to win a test for me in the last session of a test in his debut. One for the future for sure. Age: 22.
9 tests 544 runs @ 90.67 with 3 100s and one 50.
M Gera - Specialist batsman @ no.7. My team's last line of defence when there is a collapse. Veteran player. Has played test cricket for 10 years. Age: 32.
85 tests 5629 runs @ 66 with 20 100s and 28 50s.
S Hussain - Promising left arm pace bowler who can bat a bit. Has 2 aggressive 100s from no.8. Can buy the team time to bowl the opponents out if we are looking for quick runs before a declaration. Always gets out in the single digits quickly if he is asked to play defensively. Not much use if you want to block your way to saving a test match. Age: 21.
30 tests 746 runs @ 28 with 2 100s and 2 50s. 145 wickets @ 24.50.
R Sachin - Promising pace bowler who debuted in tests this season. Almost like Mitchell Johnson. Goes wicketless for large parts of the game and grabs 4-5 wickets with a sudden burst in a spell out of nowhere. Frustrating bowler but promising. Age: 18.
10 matches 45 wickets @ 26.11.
H Arothe - First pure fast bowler in my test side. Has really good seasons and awful ones. Unpredictable bowler. Devastating when on form though. to give you an example, averaged 35+ last season for 32 wickets but he has taken 44 @ 14.93 so far this season. Veteran bowler. Age: 32.
92 tests 324 wickets @ 28.56.
K Khan - McGrath like Fast Medium bowler who has carried the attack with countless partners who have been chopped and changed over the years. The wheel of mediocrity exists in ICC too! Plays for Yorkshire when not playing for India. Age: 29.
72 matches 418 wickets @ 22.45 with 29 5fers and 6 10fers.
A Kapoor - Specialist opener who averages 63 in FC cricket. Got a couple of chances when S Singh was injured and did not use the chance well. Averaging 7 in tests after 2 games. Age: 24.
F Mehra - Batsman who used to play tests for India. Got into a form slump and others took his place and hasn't played national games since then if there are no injuries. Avgs 56 after 46 tests with 3320 runs. Has 8 tons and 20 fifties to his name. Age: 32.
S Oasis - All rounder who just plays ODIs. Has just played one test. Don't need him tbf. Age: 27.
K Kamal - Left arm fast bowler who is a back up bowler. Has played when one of my first choice fast bowlers is injured. Has 20 wickets @ 27 after 5 tests. Age: 24.
S Johnson - Spin bowler who plays if two bowlers are injured. Has 38 wickets @ 24 after 10 games. Age: 32