Recently, Wisden came out with its list of impact batsmen, bowlers and teams. The lists boast of some of the most exciting names like Don Bradman, Brian Lara , Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Malcolm Marshall. However, what surprises is the exclusion of a host of superstars like Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram, Virender Sehwag, Sir Viv Richards and more.

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The list of 10 impact batsmen includes the current sensation AB de Villiers, but surprisingly Tendulkar’s name doesn’t feature in the list. In fact no Indian batsman finds a place on the list. The fact that two Pakistanis Inzamam-Ul-Haq and Younis Khan feature on the list will surely add to Indian fans’ agony.

Also not a single team from India across generations finds a place on the list of top Test teams. It is ruled by Don Bradman’s ‘invincible’ Australians. Some respite for Indian fans would be the fact that Anil Kumble is on the impact bowlers’ list. The tall eg-spinner is on the sixth position. With the absence of so many stars, the list is bound to divide the fans and trigger a debate.