Compiling an all-time XI is never the most straightforward of tasks, especially for a country which has a rich cricket history like Australia.
As such, we have enlisted the help of our social media followers to pick an all-time XI. More than 30 players were taken into consideration as we threw open the voting floor.
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Here is the all-time Australia Test XI based on the choices of our followers, along with the choices considered.
Openers: Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Michael Slater, Bill Lawry, Mark Taylor
Middle-order (3-6): Sir Don Bradman, Steve Smith, Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, Allan Border, Greg Chappell, Neil Harvey
Wicketkeepers: Adam Gilchrist, Ian Healy, Rodney Marsh, Brad Haddin
Spinners: Shane Warne, Nathan Lyon, Richie Benaud, Clarrie Grimmett, Hugh Trumble
Pacers: Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Dennis Lillee, Craig McDermott, Graham McKenzie, Jeff Thompson, Jason Gillespie, Ray Lindwall
Matthew Hayden – Opener
Despite making his Test debut in 1994, Australia would not see the best of Matthew Hayden until the tour of India in 2001.
An imperious tally of 549 in the three-Test series against India proved to be the catalyst for Hayden’s rise as one of the best openers in history.
By the time he retired in 2009, Hayden had racked up nearly 9,000 runs at an impressive average of 50.73.
A towering presence at the crease with powerful shoulders, the left-hander amassed 30 Test tons over his career, including a memorable 380 in a single innings against Zimbabwe.
Only England’s Alastair Cook has scored more Test runs than Hayden in an opening position.
David Warner – Opener
While Hayden forged a stellar opening