<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Rahul Dravid, Gundappa Viswanath in Syed Kirmani's Karnataka Test XI" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121107202137.jpg" title="Rahul Dravid, Gundappa Viswanath in Syed Kirmani's Karnataka Test XI" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Syed Kirmani</p> </div> <strong>Bangalore: Aug 12, 2013 </strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Rahul-Dravid/post" target="_blank">Rahul Dravid</a> and <a href="/tags/Gundappa-Vishwanath/post" target="_blank">GR Vishwanath</a> are among the 12 Karnataka players picked by former Indian wicketkeeper <a href="/tags/Syed-Kirmani/post" target="_blank">Syed Kirmani</a> in his personal list of the state's greatest ever in Test cricket.<br /> <br /> In his team, fast bowlers Javagal Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad would not find themselves playing in tandem in a match, but both have been included in the 12-member list.<br /> <br /> "I wouldn't dream of not playing two legends Pras (EAS Prasanna) and Chandra (Bhagwat Chandrashekhar) in tandem in a match and hence will have no other option but to play either of the two fast bowlers (Sri or Venky) in a match," he told PTI on the occasion of Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the <a href="/tags/KSCA/post" target="_blank">Karnataka State Cricket Association</a> (KSCA).<br /> <br /> Kirmani's Greatest Test XI hailing from Karnataka has <a href="/tags/Venkataraman-Subramanya/post" target="_blank">Venkataraman Subramanya</a> as captain while he picked himself as the wicket-keeper.<br /> <br /> On Subramanya, Kirmani who played 88 Tests and claimed 160 catches and 38 stumpings, said, "If he wouldn't have migrated overseas, I have no doubts he would have captained the Indian Test side."<br /> <br /> Subramanya, a tall aggressive middle-order batsman and more than a useful legspin bowler, played Tests between 1965 and 1968.<br /> <br /> Against West Indies at Madras in 1966-67, Subramanya hit a breezy 61, treating Wesly Hall and Charlie Griffith with disdain. In all, he played nine Tests and scored 263 runs in fifteen innings with 75 as his career highest.<br /> <br /> On Vishwanath, Kirmani said he was a legend in the making right from his early days when he played for his state and the country.<br /> <br /> "He has a rare distinction of scoring debut centuries in Test and Ranji. He was brilliant, a legend in the making," he said.<br /> <br /> In fact Vishwanath, who scored 14 Test centuries, considers his second innings knock of 137 on his Test debut at Kanpur in 1969-70 against <a href="/tags/Bill-Lawry/post" target="_blank">Bill Lawry</a>'s Australia as his best.<br /> <br /> On picking up Prasanna and Chandrashekhar, Kirmani said "There is nobody who has come anywhere near their dust. Only a wicketkeeper will know what keeping is all about when he stands up to these two legends."<br /> <br /> Prasanna is famous for achieving the fastest 100 wickets in Tests for an Indian Bowler in 20 Tests, which is still a record. He picked up 189 wickets in 49 Tests in his career.<br /> <br /> Chandrashekhar was given the Wisden's "Best bowling performance of the century" award in 2002, for his six wickets for 38 runs against England at the Oval in 1971.<br /> <br /> Kirmani's Greatest 12-member Test XI hailing from Karnataka: Venkataraman Subramanya (c), Roger Binny, Rahul Dravid, G R Vishwanath, Brijesh Patel, Syed Kirmani (Wicketkeeper), Sunil Joshi, Anil Kumble, EAS Prasanna, Bhagwat Chandrashekhar, Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad.