Wisden, which is considered as the Bible of Cricket, on Wednesday named Virender Sehwag as the ‘Leading Cricketer in the World’ for 2008 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni captain of its first ever ‘Dream Test XI’. The dream test team also feature other four Indians including Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and Virendra Sehwag.
India has the largest representation in the Test squad, followed by Australia (Ricky Ponting and Mitchell Johnson) and South Africa (Graeme Smith and Dale Steyn).Kevin Pietersen is the lone English player in the XI, while the West Indies is represented by run-machine Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Smith is Dhoni’s deputy in the side.
The three selectors who picked the squad were former India captain Ravi Shastri, retired West Indian pacer Ian Bishop and former New Zealand stumper Ian Smith.