Following on from last month’s July-born World Cricket XI we move on to August. While arguably not as strong asJuly, it does boast one of the greatest sportsmen of all time, a much-respected leadership duo, and an imposing multi-generational pace trio.
1. Bill Woodfull (Australia, born 22 August 1897, vice-captain)
35 Tests, 1926-1934, 2300 runs at 46.00, seven centuries
Woodfull was a defensively sound opening batsman. He captained Australia in 25 matches and under his leadership it twice regained the Ashes in England. At the Adelaide Oval in 1932/33 during the Bodyline series, he…
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