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ESPNcricinfo picks the best Test teams of all time

Australia's finest

July 20, 2009 : The jury's choice features an even spread across the decades of Australian cricket

Eleven of the best

June 14, 2009 : Introducing a new series, where Cricinfo picks all-time best teams for the Test countries

Tough at the top

June 19, 2009 : Some openers were artists, some evoked fear, some held their wicket as dear as life - Australia's top two present many a selection dilemma

Masters in the middle

June 24, 2009 : The toughness of Border and Boon, the style of Harvey and Chappell - which of them makes it to the side?

Men for all seasons

June 29, 2009 : Australia may not have had too many in recent times, but their ranks of allrounders from all time are formidable all the same

Golden glovemen

July 3, 2009 : Wicketkeeper or wicketkeeper-batsman? Making the decision harder is the fact these are six of the best ever in the world

Spin doctors

July 9, 2009 : Arthur Mailey and Chuck Fleetwood-Smith miss the shortlist, which means the choice of spinners is not exactly an easy one to make

Fire and brimstone

July 13, 2009 : Two fast bowlers or three? Into-the-wind specialist? Left-right combination? Welcome to the most complicated selection

Australia jury

Malcolm Conn
Chief cricket writer of the Australian
XI: Hayden, Trumper, Bradman, G Chappell, Border, Miller, Gilchrist, Warne, O'Reilly, Lillee, McGrath
Mike Coward
Among Australia's longest-serving, best respected cricket writers; writes on the game for the Australian.
XI: Morris, Trumper, Bradman, G Chappell, Border, S Waugh, Gilchrist, Miller, Warne, Lillee, McGrath
Warwick Franks
Warwick Franks
Writer, historian and former editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack Australia and co-editor of The Oxford Companion to Australian Cricket
XI: Woodfull, Trumper, Bradman, Ponting, Border, Miller, Tallon, Lillee, Spofforth, Trumble, Warne
David Frith
David Frith
Cricket historian, writer and archivist. Author of the definitive history of Bodyline, and of the Australian cricket board.
XI: Trumper, Morris, Bradman, G Chappell, Harvey, Gilchrist, Gregory, Warne, Lindwall, Lillee, O'Reilly
Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh
Cricket historian and writer. His books include acclaimed biographies of Warwick Armstrong and Jack Iverson, and the definitive history of the Kerry Packer era.
XI: Trumper, Simpson, Bradman, G Chappell, Border, Miller, Gilchrist, Warne, Davidson, Lillee, O'Reilly
Jim Maxwell
Jim Maxwell
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's most experienced cricket commentator.
XI: Hayden, Langer, Bradman, Ponting, G.Chappell, Miller, Gilchrist, Warne, Lillee, McGrath, O'Reilly
Peter Roebuck
Peter Roebuck
Former captain of Somerset. Columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Cricinfo among other publications.
XI: Morris, Trumper, Bradman, G Chappell, Border, Miller, Gilchrist, Warne, Lillee, McGrath, O'Reilly
Christian Ryan
Christian Ryan
Cricinfo columnist, former editor of Wisden Australia, and author of Golden Boy, a biography of Kim Hughes
XI: Trumper, Morris, Bradman, G Chappell, Harvey, Miller, Gilchrist, Warne, Lillee, O'Reilly, Spofforth
Chloe Saltau
Chloe Saltau
Cricket correspondent for the Age in Melbourne for whom she covered the 2003 World Cup, the 2005 Ashes and other events.
XI: Ponsford, Hayden, Bradman, Ponting, Border, G Chappell, Gilchrist, Miller, Warne, Lillee, McGrath
Phil Wilkins
Former cricket correspondent of the Sydney Morning Herald.
XI: Trumper, Morris, Bradman, Harvey, G Chappell, Tallon, Miller, Lindwall, Lillee, Warne, Trumble

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