Former England batsman Jonathan Trott recently unveiled his all-time XI in a video uploaded by the official Twitter handle of Lord’s cricket stadium. Trott, known for his elegant batting for England, bid adieu to the game in mid-2015, after a poor series against West Indies in the Caribbean. However, Trott’s statistics always make him an adored figure as he was a prolific run scorer for England.
Trott began by naming his openers, that included his England captain Alastair Cook and former Australian opener Michael Slater. Trott admitted that he sought inspiration from Slater and hence, included him in the XI. Moving on to his middle order, the former England batsman had the ever dynamic Ricky Ponting in at number 3.
At number 4 was none other than the greatest batsman of all time, Sachin Tendulkar. Trott mentioned how privileged he felt while playing against Sachin Tendulkar. The all rounder’s spot was taken by South African legend Jacques Kallis, as the numbers achieved by Kallis were second to none. The skipper of his side was Australian icon Steve Waugh, who also inspired Trott. While choosing his wicketkeeper, Trott clearly went for former Aussie keeper Adam Gilchrist. The right-hander went on to add how Gilchrist changed the meaning of wicketkeeping in test matches.
Opting for a two-spin attack, Trott chose two of the greatest spinners of the game in Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan. The pacers of the side were Waqar Younis and South African legend Allan Donald.
Trott’s all time XI:
- A. Cook 2. M. Slater 3. R. Ponting 4. S. Tendulkar 5. J. Kallis 6. S. Waugh 7. A. Gilchrist 8. S. Warne 9. M. Muralitharan 10. W. Younis 11. A. Donald
Below, is the video where Trott reveals his all-time XI.
— Lord’s Ground (@HomeOfCricket) August 18, 2016