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The XI

The Invincibles

When you count the number of greats who had to be omitted from this XI, you realise the wealth of talent West Indies possessed


Those two pals, and Toothpick

West Indies may not have produced as many top-notch spinners as fast bowlers, but the ones that did come through were world-beaters

Fast bowlers

Lean, mean pace machines

West Indies' fast-bowling reservoir was so deep, they could have had an XI full of quick men and still have to leave some out


Safe, solid, sometimes spectacular

The West Indies side has been blessed down the years with keepers who could bat, and bat well


Four of a rare breed

West Indies didn't produce many top allrounders for a team that had plenty of undeniably great specialists. Still, the choice is not a difficult one

Middle order

Thirteen problems

How do you pick just three from a middle-order list that includes Richards, Lara, Lloyd, Rowe, and the three Ws?



One of the most feared opening combinations and three other aggressive opening batsmen make up this enviable list