Graeme Smith makes up the numbers at the top of the knock, Darren Bravo impresses through the middle order, Ravichandran turns the tables on Harbhajan Singh and Pat Cummins and Vernon Philander announce their arrival on the Test stage.
There was a lot of cricket on the go this month, with October's XI pretty representative of the successful teams. No surpise, then, that India stars line the ranks.
Michael Clarke leads a pack lined with Aussies and void of Englishmen, while Pakistan enjoy a find in Aizaz Cheema and Tino Mawoyo represents the minnows.
@srinivas, agree with the players but not the order. In my opinion: 1 Dravid 2 Gavaskar 3 Tendulkar 4 Dev 5 Kumble @samar1: Sehwag's 201 was very good, agreed, no one else could deal with Mendis back...Have Your Say