Former SunRisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody picks his best world T20 XI while a conversation on Cricbuzz with Harsha Bhogle. Rohit Sharma to lead his XI.
“So, we are talking of a team that is playing now. Not a team that we have seen play in the last ten years. So I am picking a team that is playing in a tournament in the next three weeks,” said Tom Moody before naming his World T20 XI.
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“I will go with Warner at the top with Rohit Sharma, so I have got a left and right hand combination. Kohli three, AB de Villiers four,” said the former SRH coach.
“Five, this is a difficult one. I am keen on going with Jos Buttler, but I recognise that if I have a coach’s hat on, I need a left-hander. So I am going to go with Nicholas Pooran. I need a left hander in that middle order and just to give me a balance between left and right,” he added.
“I just want to clarify that it is a team for today otherwise Dhoni is a no brainer. I am his number one fan. I think what he has done, from a captaincy point of view and from a playing perspective it has been unbelievable,” said Moody.
“I will have Andre Russell at 6 and 7 Narine, Starc, Rashid Khan, Bumrah, Archer and my 12th man without a doubt, due to his fielding brilliance Jadeja,” said Moody.
“Rohit Sharma because he has won more IPL trophies,” he explained when asked who he would pick as the captain of the side.
Tom Moody’s World T20 XI:
David Warner, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Starc, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer, Ravindra Jadeja (12th man)