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My dream cricket team - Henry Blofeld

Features | By Henry Blofeld

After 50 years as a commentator, Henry Blofeld picks the best international cricketers ever for his unbeatable XI

Mixing the perfect cricketer cocktail quickly becomes a barman’s nightmare. This human pick-me-up would have to be able to bat and bowl right-handed and left-handed with equal facility, which would not be easy. But even trickier would be the need for this team of one to develop jack-in-the-box qualities that would enable it to keep wicket to its own bowling. This composite player would also have to be the captain, and placing the field would mean he or she would need to be in 11 different places at the same time without spilling a drop – or, it must be hoped, a catch....

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