It has now become a trend among the cricketers to come up with their own ‘All Time XI’ and like others, England bowler Jake Ball has also revealed his ‘All time XI’ cricket team as he chose some of the finest players the cricketing world has seen so far. The criteria for this selection involved either having played with, against or influenced by the players. Let’s take a look at this 25-year-old Englishman’s All-time XI.
Apart from Sachin Tendulkar, there are no Indian cricketers in the all-time great list and that’s what surprises everyone. Virat Kohli should have been there, he could have been easily drafted in the middle order in place of Root. The stylish Indian right-hander is currently enjoying the greatest form of his career.
Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden fits the opening slot along with the ‘Master Blaster’Sachin Tendulkar.
Former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting finds his name the No.3 position on his list. South Africa’s destructive batsman AB de Villiers is at the No.4 position for his ability to play shots all around the ground seems a sound selection. Joe Root, who gives England’s middle order a much-needed balance has made the list at the No.5 spot.
Legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis occupies the 6th spot in Ball’s all-time XI
Surprisingly, Jake opted for ex-English wicket-keeper Chris Read, though he didn’t shine on the International level.
The bowling department comprises Australian spin wizard Shane Warne with his compatriot Glenn McGrath.
South African pacer Dale Steyn takes the No.10 spot on this list and Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralidharan has been picked as the final player on this list.