Wasim Akram included in greatest Test, ODI XI

Statistics from past 25 years were used to formulate the dream teams

Wasim Akram included in greatest Test, ODI XI PHOTO: AFP

Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram is the only Pakistani to break into ESPNcricinfo’s Test and ODI XI for the past 25 years.

The famous cricket website used statistics from the past 25 years (1993-2017) to formulate an XI for both Test and ODIs. During that span Akram came up as the only possible player who was worthy of being granted a spot in the eleven.

The left-arm quick took 237 wickets at an average of 23.49 in 59 Test matches while he claimed 295 wickets at 23.83 in 208 ODIs, during that period.

Akram was the first bowler to take more than four hundred wickets in both Test and ODIs while also being the only bowler to pick up four hat-tricks in international cricket. 

Test XI

Matthew Hayden, Virender Sehway, Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist, Wasim Akram, Shane Warne (c), Glenn McGrath and Muttiah Muralitharan.


Adam Gilchrist, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Brian Lara, AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, MS Dhoni (c), Wasim Akram, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Muttiah Muralitharan.