Prev1 of 11
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Former Australian spin wizard and cricket analyst Shane Warne picked his best current test XI during his stint with Sky Sports as a TV commentator. Warne compiled the team along with former cricketers and present analysts Michael Atherton and Rameez Raja in the ongoing test between England and Pakistan at Birmingham.

Warne had a few surprises in store when he revealed his current test XI. The spin legend began by mentioning that New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson and South African run machine Hashim Amla were unfortunate to miss out from the XI, as other individuals were preferred over them.

The openers for the team included current England captain Alastair Cook and David Warner. Both southpaws are definite match winners and while one attacks from the word go, the other can build a solid foundation for the side and the other batsmen to follow.

The middle order comprises of batting heartthrobs and current champions Joe Root, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. Among all the XI members, Kohli was named the captain of the side. That was a decision taken it seems on the basis of Kohli’s fantastic test captaincy record where he led his side to a comprehensive series win over the then number one team South Africa. Root and Smith are absolute run machines and when they get going, they are nightmares for the opposing bowlers.

South African skipper AB De Villiers doubles up as the wicketkeeper and he would be expected to bat at number 6. From the all rounder front, flamboyant English star Ben Stokes was chosen followed by the current world number one all rounder and bowler R. Ashwin.

The bowlers comprised of Pakistani spin sensation Yasir Shah and pacers Mitchell Starc and James Anderson.

Shane Warne’s current test playing XI:

1. A. Cook

cook_1507getty_875

Prev1 of 11
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

  • SHARE
    A cricket enthusiast who has the passion to write for the sport. An ardent fan of the Indian Cricket Team. Strongly believe in following your passion and living in the present.

    Related Posts

    India V New Zealand 2017: SWOT Analysis of Team India

    After comfortably beating the Aussies by a 4-1 margin in the ODI series, India is all set to face the Blacks Caps in a...
    BCCI, New Zealand, CCI, Brabourne Stadium, Board President XI, Mumbai, Police, Security Apparatus.

    BCCI Fails to Provide Apparatus to Police During New Zealand’s Warm-up Fixture in Mumbai

    In the first One-day warm-up game between Board President XI’s and New Zealand on Tuesday at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, hundreds of spectators were...

    India Vs New Zealand 2017: Top 5 Wicket Takers In India-New Zealand Matches

    Recently, New Zealand sent their A side for a tour of India before the main side got a thorough check of the conditions for...

    WWE News: Two More Matches Added To WWE TLC PPV

    Before this week’s edition of WWE Raw, only four matches were made official for this Sunday’s WWE TLC PPV. The main event was declared...

    WWE News: Real Reason Why Neville Wants To Leave The Company

    The pro-wrestling circuit is heated up with the potential news of Neville leaving the WWE. As reported earlier on the Raw episode from Indianapolis,...