In recent times, the trend of predicting world XI is continuously attracting the attention of all cricket lovers. Lots of cricket players and famed news agencies are predicting different types of World XI now a days. Latest in this process is veteran Indian fast bowler Shanthakumaran Nair Sreesanth, who has now picked all time ODI XI during an interactive session on a social media platform.
For the roll of openers, Sreesanth chose former Indian skipper and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and the ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar. Although Sreesanth has not played much cricket under the captaincy of Dada, yet he trusted him with captaincy.
At no. 3 and no. 4 slot, he picked legendry Caribbean opener Brain Lara and current Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Thus, the top 4 has various records in their names and everyone have more than 10,000 runs in their ODI careers.
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In middle order and lower middle order, Sreesanth selected the likes of Mr. 360 AB de Villiers at no. 5, Yuvraj Singh at no. 6 and the most successful Indian captain MS Dhoni at his usual no. 7. All the three are able to play according to the match situation and can change the scenario of the match single-handedly. He trusted MSD to keep gloves too.
Surprisingly, the Kerala speedster picked legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis for an unusual no. 8 position. Jacques has played at top in most of his career.
In the bowling department, lone spinner is experienced Shane Warne. To support Warne, Sreesanth picked the lethal duo of Glenn McGrath and Allan Donald in the fast bowling department. These three have a total 946 ODI wickets in their name. At last, he picked himself as 12th man.
Here’s Sreesanth’s all-time best ODI XI for your reference:
Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly (C), Brian Lara, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (WK), Jacques Kallis, Shane Warne, Allan Donald, Glenn McGrath.
12th Man – S. Sreesanth