Alex Massie

K is for Kapil

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Apologies for the delay in publishing this latest installment in our marathon series. Still, here it is at last. So far we have has featured teams skippered by: Armstrong, Benaud, Constantine, DexterEdrichFry, GowerHutton Imran and Jardine. Now it is Kapil Dev's turn.

1. Gary Kirsten (SA)

2. Rohan Kanhai (WI)

3. Vinod Kambli (IND)

4. Jacques Kallis (SA)

5. Alvin Kallicharran (WI)

6. Alan Kippax (AUS)

7. Kapil Dev (IND) (Capt)

8. Alan Knott (ENG) (Wkt)

9. Anil Kumble (IND)

10. Khan Mohammed (PAK)

11. Bart King (USA)

Country representation in the series: England 41, Australia 23, West Indies 15, India 12, Pakistan 11, South Africa 10, New Zealand 5, Sri Lanka 2, Zimbabwe 1, USA 1.

Lower those eyebrows. Un-drop your jaw. Cease your incredulous blinking. There is indeed an American selected to appear for Kapils's All-Star K XI. And he is there on merit. Bear with me here.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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