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Team selector: Pick your India-England Test XI of the 21st century

Pick your India-England Test XI of the 21st century, a combined XI of the best performers in contests between the two teams since January 1, 2000.

The two sides have played 10 series in that time, with both having won four each. England won none of the first five series played between the sides this century, and then four of the last five.

We’ve based our candidates solely on performances in Tests between the two sides. If there’s someone we’ve missed, let us know. This list includes all those with more than 20 wickets at an average of 34 or better, all those with 600 runs at an average of 40 or better, and a select few others.

We picked our XI here. Let us know yours and share it with us!

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  • Rahul Dravid
  • Kevin Pietersen
  • Virat Kohli
  • Joe Root
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Ian Bell
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Michael Vaughan
  • Andrew Strauss
  • Sourav Ganguly
  • Alastair Cook


  • Jos Buttler
  • MS Dhoni
  • Matt Prior


  • R Ashwin
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Moeen Ali


  • James Anderson
  • Stuart Broad
  • Anil Kumble
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Zaheer Khan
  • Graeme Swann
  • Matthew Hoggard

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