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What is Your Test Cricket Eleven of the Decade?

The decade 2010-20 was crucial for cricket as it has grown all around the world. T20 cricket became the prime format, and people started discussing that the test will not survive in the era of T20 cricket. These players will make sure that the test will be more interesting, challenging, and entertaining.

Virat Kohli is the captain of the test team of the decade. This decade was crucial for the former Indian captain, and he grew as a person and cricketer in this decade. He led India in all the formats and became one of the successful captains. He produced numerous trending cricket news over the years.

England becomes the most representative side with four players on the list – Alastair Cook, Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad, and James Anderson. If we see cricket news, Alastair Cook is one of the most successful batters of the decade and was the backbone of the English batting lineup. David Warner and Steve Smith are two Australian players who will strengthen the batting. Virat Kohli and R Ashwin represented India. Kumar Sangakkara, Kane Williamson, and Dale Steyn have represented Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and South Africa respectively.

Test team of the decade: Alastair Cook, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli(C), Steve Smith, Kumar Sangakkara(WK), Ben Stokes, R Ashwin, Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

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Alastair Cook

The modern-day legend and one of the finest batsmen in the test. He can bat for days and days if he gets settled. Alastair Cook is also the highest run-scorer of the decade. England had a famous win in India in 2012, and he was the chief architect. According to the cricket news update, he played 161 test matches and scored 12472 runs with an average of 45.33 and hit 33 centuries.

David Warner

There are multiple options for another opener along with Cook, but he is the most dangerous and consistent batsman. He can hit the boundaries and rotate the strike according to the situation. He has scored 8132 runs in 101 test matches and hit 25 centuries. 

Kane Williamson

The best in business and part of the fab four, King Kane has shown his capabilities to the world. He is known for his solid technique and calm & composed nature. According to a cricket news update, he has played 90 test matches, scored 7627 runs with an average of 54.09, and hit 25 hundred. 

Virat Kohli(C)

Arguably the best batter of the decade, Virat Kohli has dominated all over the world. He can score big runs, can play an anchor role, and hit the boundaries when needed. In tests, 4th innings become more crucial when the pitch gets worse, and the batter has to show their skill. Virat Kohli has versatility and will be an important player for a big chase in the 4th innings. According to the trending cricket news, Virat Kohli has dominated this decade.

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Steve Smith

The backbone of the Australian batting lineup, Steve Smith has been a difference between wins and losses for Australia in this decade. He has the best statistics and record among the fab four and has one of the best averages in tests. He has played 92 matches and scored 8647 runs with an average of 60.89.

Kumar Sangakkara(WK)

One of the greatest Sri Lankan batsmen who can adapt to the situation very easily. Apart from batting, he has a safe pair of hands behind the wickets that made him the wicketkeeper of the team. He can play spin and fast with ease. In 134 test matches, he has scored 12400 runs with an average of 57.14 and hit 38 centuries.

Ben Stokes

One of the great all-rounders of this decade who is equally good with bat & ball and is energetic in the field. In recent years, he has won multiple matches for England single-handedly. In 89 test matches, he has scored 5602 runs and taken 193 wickets.  

R Ashwin

A mastermind and the best off-spinner of this decade, Ravi Ashwin has changed the result of many matches with his bowling and contributed with the bat when the team demanded. In 88 matches, he has scored 3043 runs and taken 449 wickets. 

Dale Steyn

If fast bowling has a face, it will be Dale Steyn. He has ruled in this decade and was the number 1 test bowler for the longest time. According to the cricket news update, he has played 93 test matches and took 439 wickets.

Stuart Broad

The finest bowler of the decade and is handy with the bat in the lower order. He has played 159 test matches and taken 566 wickets.

James Anderson

No doubt, he is the best bowler of this decade. He is in the last stage of his career and still effective as a bowler. He has played 177 test matches and taken 675 wickets.

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