India’s all-time best Test XI in England

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As India commence their quest to regain the Pataudi Trophy, here is an all-time best Indian XI selected on the basis of the players’ Test performances in England over the years.

How would the composite cream of the Indian cricketing crop fare in England?

When it comes to touring England, Indian sides have more often than not found the going tough, as a record of only six wins from 57 Tests in 82 years testifies. Nevertheless, a good number of Indian cricketers have flourished in English conditions, be it in a match-winning cause or in vain.

Special mentions: Vijay Merchant (527 runs at 47.90 in 11 innings), Farokh Engineer (563 runs at 37.53 in 17 innings; 15 catches and three stumpings in 15 innings), Kiran More (247 runs at 41.16 in nine innings; 24 catches in 12 innings), Chetan Sharma (16 wickets at 18.75 in four innings)

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