Salaam Cricket 2019: Shane Warne picks his dream World Cup XI

first_img India Today Web Desk June 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 17:08 IST Shane Warne picked an all-time World Cup XI at Salaam Cricket 2019 (India Today Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShane Warne said he would pick only the players who he had played with or againstWarne picked Gilchrist, Tendulkar, Ponting and Lara as his top-4Wasim Akram and Shahid Afridi featured in Warne’s World Cup XIShane Warne picked a star-studded dream World Cup XI at Salaam Cricket 2019 at Lord’s on Sunday. At the very outset, Warne said he would pick only the players he had played with or played against.Therefore, you would not find the likes of Virat Kohli, David Warner, MS Dhoni or any of the other cricketers of the present generation.Warne picked a power-packed top-order which included Adam Gilchrist, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Mark Waugh and Kumar Sangakkara.”It’s a pretty good top-four,” Shane Warne said.”No.5 wasn’t as clear-cut as the top-four. I wanted an all-rounder at No.5 and I went with Mark Waugh because he was the greatest all-round cricketer I played with.”For No.6, I wanted a left-hander and I went with Kumar Sangakkara. If you wanted to change it up, he could go up the order. If something happened to the wicketkeeper, Sangakkara could keep wickets.”Andrew Flintoff can bowl a good yorker and he has good hitting capabilities. I thought of Andrew Symonds but went with Flintoff at the end.”Shahid Afridi’s bowling was underrated and his fielding was good. Akram at No, 9 is a good fielder and could smash it out of the park. At No.11, there would be so many options but I ended up going with my mate,” Warne said.Shane Warne refused to pick himself up in the side and said the team did not need a coach because every player knew what they had to do.Here is Warne’s Dream XI: advertisementAdam Gilchrist (WK)Sachin TendulkarRicky PontingBrian LaraMark WaughKumar SangakkaraAndrew FlintoffShahid AfridiWasim AkramMuttiah MuralitharanGlenn McGrathAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shane WarneFollow Salaam Cricket 2019Follow World Cup 2019 Salaam Cricket 2019: Shane Warne picks his dream World Cup XISalaam Cricket 2019: Shane Warne picked his dream World Cup XI and included Sachin Tendulkar in the side to open the batting with Adam Gilchrist. Warne refused to pick himself up in the side. advertisementlast_img

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