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
Dom Morley :
Andy Page :
Richie Parrett :
Peter Phipps :
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 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 :
Zafar Ansari :
Jonny Bairstow :
Jake Ball :
Ian Bell :
Stuart Broad :
Rory Burns :
Matthew Fleming :
James Franklin :
Angus Fraser :
Sourav Ganguly :
Ashley Giles :
Jason Gillespie :
Alex Hales :
Angelo Mathews :
Brendon McCullum :
Eoin Morgan :
Matt Prior :
Graham Onions :
Samit Patel :
Ramiz Raja :
Ricky Ponting :
Sam Robson :
Joe Root :
Jason Roy :
Kumar Sangakkara :
Ryan Sidebottom :
Andrew Strauss :
Alec Stewart :
Graeme Swann :
James Tredwell :
Marcus Trescothick :
Jonathan Trott :
Phil Tufnell :
Adam Voges :
Tom Westley :

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

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