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WTC Finals: Star Sports picks 'The Greatest of All Time' Test Cricketers

The selection will be done by a 50-member jury panel consisting of cricket legends.

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New Delhi: Test cricket has occupied a special place in the hearts of every cricket aficionado. For the past 144 years, the longest format witnessed several success stories highlighting the physicality and mental toughness from players across the 22 yards. There have been memorable victories and hard-fought fabled battles, but a world champion was never crowned.

That debate will be put to rest when the top two nations in Test cricket – India and New Zealand square off in the ICC World Test Championship Final. The match will be broadcasted LIVE and exclusive on the Star Sports Network from 18-22 June, 2 PM onwards.

To celebrate the historic feats in Test cricket, Star Sports has strung together a promotional activity to pick the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T) of the 21st century in Tests from among Batsmen, Bowlers, All-rounders and Captains. The winners for all the categories will be announced during the lunchtime show Cricket Live during the ICC WTC Final from 18-22 June, on the Star Sports Network.

"The nominees for the categories were carefully selected through a rigid process which included a set criterion for each of the categories. An elite 50-member jury was formed comprising legends of the game like Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Bishop, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Scott Styris, Gautam Gambhir among others, renowned sports journalists and coaches," said the channel in a statement.

Star Sports has also given fans a chance to be a part of the jury, as fan polls will be conducted between 15-17 June on Twitter. The polls for Captain and All-rounder will take place on 17 June. All stats considered for the nominees are from or after 1 January, 2000 only.

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