There were unforgettable victories and hard-fighted fabulous battles, but a world Master was never crowned. This debate will be settled when die two best nations in exam cricket in the last two years – India and New Zealand place off in the ultimate test in the final of the ICC World Test Championship (ICC WTC), which begins on June 18th.
To celebrate historic masterpieces in exam cricket, Star Sports, India leading sports Sender, has a mammoth activity lined up to pick the greatest of all time (GOAT) of the 21st century in Tests of batsmen, bowlers, all-rounders and captains.
The one-of-a friendly initiative brought the whole thing cricket community together – straight from the legends of the game, senior sports Journalists around the world, broadcasters, statisticians, analysts, moderators – die Creme de la Creme combines under one Top, roof.
The nominees for The categories were carefully selected through a rigorous process that included: set criteria for any category.
Men’s Test Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Jacques Kallis
Men’s test bowler: Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Dale Steyn, Glenn McGrath
Men’s test all-rounder: Jacques Kallis, Ben Stokes, Andrew Flintoff, Ravichandran Ashwin
Test captain of the men: Steve Waugh, Graeme Smith, Ricky Ponting, Virat Kohli.
An elite jury of 50 legends was formed of the game like Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Bishop, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Scott Styris, Gautam Gambhir and others sports Journalists and trainers. Star Sports has also given fans a chance be separated of die Jury, as fan polls will be carried out between June 15 and 17 on Tweet. The polls for Take captain and all-rounder place on 17th of June.
Fan poll for Test batsman: https: //twitter.com / StarSportsIndia / status / 1404751482218377221
Fan poll for Test bowler: https: //twitter.com / StarSportsIndia / status / 1404793839542575105
So were die Nominees selected:
To ensure complete Transparency of what followed next was a strict category-wise selection Procedure. All statistics are taken into account for die Nominees are only from or after January 1, 2000.
Greatest test batsman of the men: Criteria: (2 out of die 3 should Be met): At least 10,000 runs, 50+ average, 25+ 100s.
Why NO VIRAT KOHLI among the nominees in GOAT batsmen?
# India star Batsman and a modern one batting Legend, Virat Kohli, has had a terrific career in exam cricket but so far the extravagant right-handed batsman failed around die To meet the criteria as he has neither achieved a 10,000-plus test runs he has still struck more than 25 centuries in the longer format. The Delhi Dasher has so far 7490. piled up runs in red-ball cricket and popped exactly 25 tons while its average of 52.37 speaks volumes for its constancy and greatness. But he just missed getting an introduction in die nominated list through a mustache.
Biggest test bowler of men: Mandatory criteria: 250 porters. Flexible criteria (2nd out of die 3 should Be met): Home average
Biggest men’s test all-rounder: Criteria: 2500+ runs, 150+ wickets, positive average difference
Greatest test captain of men: Criteria: At least 10 home and away wins, win or drawn % more than 70.
When will die Be a winner announced?
The winners for all categories will be announced during lunchtime show during the ICC WTC finals from 18.-22. June on the Star Sports Network.
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