BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Glenn McGrath looks on during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Test great Glenn McGrath has picked his Test team for 2016, and has named Indian Virat Kohli as the captain of his side.

Three Australians have made the cut, as David Warner, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc all feature in McGrath's team.

McGrath picked this side for, and said his selections went far deeper than just the numbers.

"I haven't picked it just on stats alone," he told the website. "Stats are important, but it's all about attitude, the way you hold yourself in the game, and the effect you can have on the game.

"To me that's probably more important than stats. But if you've got both, you've got the perfect cricketer, the perfect team and I'm happy with this team."

1. David Warner (Australia)

Australian batsman David Warner leaps in the air as he celebrates his century against Pakistan on the third day of the second cricket Test match in Melbourne on December 28, 2016. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images

"I found the openers to be the toughest part. For me there hasn't been any real standout in the last 12 months. Dave Warner hasn't had the best 12 months, but still not too bad and his attitude and effect on the team is always pretty positive. He has a lot of energy and he's very upbeat."

2. Joe Root (England)

"Alastair Cook has had a reasonable 12 months, as has Azhar Ali, but I found it difficult to pick four of the main batters in the team. And I noticed that Joe Root did open once this year so I've moved him into the number two position. Joe has had an incredible last 12 months ... he's the leading run-scorer for the year so he's my other opener."

3. Virat Kohli (c) (India)

Indian batsman and captain Virat Kohli reacts towards crowd as he walks back towards pavilion after his dismissal during the second day of third test cricket match between India and New Zealand at The Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on October 9, 2016. ---- PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

"Virat Kohli is probably one of, if not the best batsman in the world at the moment. He's a quality player and I like his attitude and his aggression. He doesn't back down and he also has the ability to back it up. And I think when he's captain, it really lifts his game and I think he's do very well captaining this team."

4. Steve Smith (Australia)

"Steve Smith is one of the best batsmen in the world as it stands. He's not as conventional as Joe Root or Virat Kohli and he plays shots to the parts of the field you don't expect. But he's still very effective and he still get results."

5. Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 23: Kane Williamson of New Zealand warms up during a New Zealand nets session at Eden Park on March 23, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

"Kane Williamson is one of those guys that people say they love watching bat. He seems to have all the time in the world and he is a quality, quality player. He's easily one of the top three or four in the world."

6. Jonny Barstow (wk) (England)

"The wicketkeeper position I found a little bit tough, but Jonny Bairstow has had such an incredible year that I couldn't go past him. I do like Quinton de Kock from South Africa, but Bairstow had an incredible year. He scored 1470 runs, just below Joe Root, and at an incredible average."

7. Ben Stokes (England)

"For me, I'd nearly have Ben Stokes in the team as a bowler. What he can do with the ball is incredible ... he's taken 33 wickets for the year, so I'd probably expect a little bit more from him. But he's also scored more than 900 runs with the bat. Averaging 45 with the bat, 25 with the ball - he's my allrounder."

8. Ravichandran Ashwin (India)

Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin (R) celebrates as captain Virat Kohli (L) watches after taking the wicket of New Zealand batsman Jeetan Patel during the fourth day of third Test cricket match between India and New Zealand at The Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on October 11, 2016. PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images

"Ravi Ashwin was named the ICC Test Player of the Year; he played 12 Test matches for India and took 72 wickets, so a very well deserved winner of that title. And he scored some very, very handy runs as well."

9. Mitchell Starc (Australia)

"When he's on song, Mitchell Starc is the best bowler in the world at the moment for me. He can swing the new ball, bowls really good reverse swing with the old ball, but it's the length that he bowls (that I like). He's an attacking bowler so he can take wickets in any conditions, he takes the pitch it out of it and bowls full at the stumps and swings it."

10. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 07: Kagiso Rabada of South Africa reacts after a delivery during day five of the First Test match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA on November 7, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

"I've been a big fan of Kagiso Rabada from the moment I saw him bowl. He's tall, he can get the ball through at a good pace, and he just has a knack of getting the ball to bounce and take some wickets. I think he's defintely a guy to watch for the future and he will be a great bowler for a long time."

11. Yasir Shah (Pakistan)

"Now for the number 11, my favourite position in the team. As much as I wanted to go for a fast bowler, I've gone with Yasir Shah. He's a quality legspinner and I like having someone who can take the ball away from the right-handed batsman. He's a wicket-taker, he averages over five wickets a Test in his career and I like having that off-spin/leg-spin combination."

12. Stuart Broad (12th man) (England)

"I've gone for another English player as my 12th man, as tough as it for me to pick an Englishman. I've been a big fan of Stuart Broad for a long time and he just seems to get better and better. I found it tough not to have him in the team, but I thought he deserved to be in the 12."