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Border-Gavaskar Trophy all time XI

Nintendo

State 12th Man
Border Gavaskar started from 1996
So
India has won 8 times while aussies won 5 times.So its pretty obvious that there should be more indians than the aussies.Unlike ashes where the record is 33-32 and there's no clear dominant team .Border Gavaskar trophy has been dominated by the indians

1.Sehwag
2.Hayden
3.Pujara(Ponting was a failure in India and actually he is a poor man's kohli in tests ,so no need to keep him)
4.Tendulkar(Obviuosly)
5.Virat Kohli(pup avG 49 against india kohli avg 53 against aus,also he is a tier above clarke as a test batsman,extra points for banging Johnson)
6.VVS Laxman (Australia's biggest nightmare from sc,overall third after Curtly ambrose and Sir Ian Botham)
7.Rishabh pant(not many options,also he made a record for most catches in a test the last time he toured aus,so not a bad option anyway)
8.Anil Kumble(warne always failed against great players of spin)
9.Gillespie
10.Mcgrath
11.Bumrah

The most difficult part was to think who would bat at no. 11.
Also whats this hoopla around Ian Healy.We have wriddhi saha who is as good a wktkeeper as healy but he doesn’t get a chance to play.Healy wont even get picked if he played cricket in this era.
Smith has 1430 round @ 85 with 7 100's in border gavaskar, don't see why kohli, for example, is a better pick than him.
 

Daemon

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Border Gavaskar started from 1996
So
India has won 8 times while aussies won 5 times.So its pretty obvious that there should be more indians than the aussies.Unlike ashes where the record is 33-32 and there's no clear dominant team .Border Gavaskar trophy has been dominated by the indians

1.Sehwag
2.Hayden
3.Pujara(Ponting was a failure in India and actually he is a poor man's kohli in tests ,so no need to keep him)
4.Tendulkar(Obviuosly)
5.Virat Kohli(pup avG 49 against india kohli avg 53 against aus,also he is a tier above clarke as a test batsman,extra points for banging Johnson)
6.VVS Laxman (Australia's biggest nightmare from sc,overall third after Curtly ambrose and Sir Ian Botham)
7.Rishabh pant(not many options,also he made a record for most catches in a test the last time he toured aus,so not a bad option anyway)
8.Anil Kumble(warne always failed against great players of spin)
9.Gillespie
10.Mcgrath
11.Bumrah

The most difficult part was to think who would bat at no. 11.
Also whats this hoopla around Ian Healy.We have wriddhi saha who is as good a wktkeeper as healy but he doesn’t get a chance to play.Healy wont even get picked if he played cricket in this era.
it's like an Indian migara
 

aussie tragic

International Vice-Captain
@Shri you can't keep starting things and then forgetting about them lol

Please let everyone know your OP with Gavaskar selected means you meant all Aussie India sides, not just border-gavaskar series 96 onwards. Otherwise, you really stuffed up with your Gavaskar pick :)
 

Burgey

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its pretty obvious that there should be more indians than the aussies
funny that logic isn’t used when selecting AT ODI XIs, where australia has won 5 WCs but we keep getting told “ duh that doesn’t mean they’ve had the best players. Let’s pick Duddulkar, Chokevilliers and Lolhli.”
 

stephen

Hall of Fame Member
Yeah no India vs Aus side can be taken seriously without Bradman at 3 and Smith at 4. Which means Tendulkar bats lower or not at all.
 

Dan

Global Moderator
I've put this one together with a focus on away records across multiple series (that is, players who have a solid overall away record and have played in more than one away series). On those criteria, Jadeja, Bumrah and Pant performing in the upcoming series would give them a good crack at making it into the side.

Needless to say, I have not dug into the archives to work out whether the away records are the result of one good innings or not.

Harsh on Kohli, but picking three #4s seemed a bit excessive and IMO Laxman is defensible even if that wasn't factored in.

NameAway RecordOverall Record
1. Matthew Hayden1027 @ 51.351888 @ 59.00
2. Virender Sehwag948 @ 47.401738 @ 41.38
3. Cheteshwar Pujara722 @ 55.531622 @ 60.07
4. Sachin Tendulkar1441 @ 55.423262 @ 56.24
5. Steve Smith660 @ 60.001429 @ 84.05
6. VVS Laxman1236 @ 44.142434 @ 49.67
7. Ian Healy194 @ 32.33; 7 dismissals194 @ 32.33; 7 dismissals
8. Jason Gillespie33 @ 21.7243 @ 25.44
9. Nathan Lyon34 @ 30.5885 @ 32.60
10. Mohammad Shami31 @ 30.8331 @ 30.83
11. Glenn McGrath33 @ 21.3051 @ 18.64

How the **** has Shami never played a home Test vs Aus?
 

Dan

Global Moderator
Correct.

Harbhajan - 9 @ 73.22 away, 95 @ 29.95 overall
Kumble - 49 @ 37.73 away, 111 @ 30.32 overall
 

trundler

Hall of Fame Member
It's not as off a comparison as it sounds at first. Statistically, the current Indian team has a better win/loss ratio. I don't think they're better but Lyon's bowled to a fairly strong unit.
 

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