My Greatest XI

What is the greatest XI you have ever seen, played with or played against?

It’s a topic that Richie Benaud tried to swerve for a number of years but in the end he caved in and published it in his book “My Spin on Cricket” but given the difficulty of the task, he selected three players for each position before settling on “My Greatest XI” and is in the template at the bottom of this page.

The same question has been asked of Stoke members and their replies are captured below:

All-Time Stoke XIs
Chris Gudgeon
: http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/01/14/greatest-xi-chris-gudgeon/
Dom Morley : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/01/28/my-greatest-xi-dom-morley/
Andy Page : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/02/04/my-greatest-xi-andy-page/
Richie Parrett : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/01/11/best-xi/
Peter Phipps : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/06/22/my-greatest-xi-peter-phipps/
Ian Wellman : http://www.stokecc.co.uk/2017/05/03/my-greatest-xi-ian-wellman/

All-Time World XIs
(Will be added here when received)

If you want to have a go, send your greatest 33 and/or Greatest XI, (either Stoke, World or both), to stokecc@hotmail.com and we’ll publish it here.

You can use this template as a guide : My Greatest XI Template

Need some Help? Some greats of the game, emerging players and famous names have had a go. Their selections can be viewed here:
Mushtaq Ahmed : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUzqFqT9s2A
Zafar Ansari : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoARl-H4pw0
Jonny Bairstow : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgfMJycBM9E
Jake Ball : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w26miNpykgo
Ian Bell : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETo7t0tVduM
Stuart Broad : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrN9r6HQqdo
Rory Burns : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khn1izgYbTk
Matthew Fleming : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byBwvCWANN0
James Franklin : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rph9PmsHQbY
Angus Fraser : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue6MrXrh9Io
Sourav Ganguly : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb7F2fvV2ZQ
Ashley Giles : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqtTXwDkP0E
Jason Gillespie : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B9rTN668uk
Alex Hales : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_e9QPwTweg
Angelo Mathews : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M80vdEZgS-8
Brendon McCullum : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAVnvxYkcsk
Eoin Morgan : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aelqXbT8dTE
Matt Prior : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoJ5teuNZPI
Graham Onions : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuYYNshiGgc
Samit Patel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=das78ikwTmI
Ramiz Raja : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls_uGmX-HVw
Ricky Ponting : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_uFZbYpgwI
Sam Robson : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0UHrZjeHzw
Joe Root : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcpeU2KGSoM
Jason Roy : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT4zqbT6AZA
Kumar Sangakkara : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNCBTutkQhM
Ryan Sidebottom : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJMSt4Hquu8
Andrew Strauss : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DlrZDBU4Ck
Alec Stewart : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwp3iPx51ZQ
Graeme Swann : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxIAKf6qfvU
James Tredwell : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH8hfVi2-30
Marcus Trescothick : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeQeEjOX-cg
Jonathan Trott : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6qs9RNFrz8
Phil Tufnell : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf2Gx-IEWyg
Adam Voges : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p_-L35DCr4
Tom Westley : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsH5NUTOp1k

Note how many of the pros have picked a team in their own image and/or their mates!

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