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Dravid lone Indian in Cricinfo Test XI of the year

New Delhi: Only one Indian found a place in ESPNcricinfo`s Test eleven of the year 2011 with Rahul Dravid making the cut while five of his team-mates, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, were chosen for the ODI XI. Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar could not find a place in either of the elevens. Dravid, placed at his usual number three spot in batting order, had a magnificent run in 2011 in which he scored 1145 runs with the help of four centuries.

England players dominated the Test XI of the year as six of them featured in the side, including ICC Test Player of the Year Alastair Cook, pace duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad, middle-order batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell and wicket-keeper Matt Prior.

Pakistan are represented by opener Mohammed Hafeez and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.
The other players in the Test XI are West Indian all-rounder Darren Bravo and South African fast bowler Dale Steyn.

In the ODI XI, Virender Sehwag, who struck individual ODI highest score of 219 against the West Indies recently, was chosen as opener. Australian Shane Watson was named as Sehwag`s opening partner, followed by young Indian Virat Kohli. India`s World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh was at number five, followed by Dhoni. Paceman Zaheer Khan was the lone Indian bowler in the bowling line-up.

Other players in the ODI XI are Sri Lankans Mahela Jayawardene and Lasith Malinga, Pakistanis Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal and Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson.

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