The last few months have seen Lord’s Cricket Ground bringing all time XI’s chosen by the cricketers themselves via their account on YouTube and Twitter. Several former cricketers have revealed their all-time XI. The latest cricketer to reveal a team is former Pakistani bowler Waqar Younis. However, he was not asked by the Lord’s Cricket Ground to do so and he personally took to Twitter to post a team of 12 players who he thinks are the best in the world right now in the One-Day Internationals.
While there are some surprising omissions from the team but it is a strong team nonetheless. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who is one of the best batsmen in the world right, could not find a place in the team. England batting sensation Joe Root also failed to get a spot in the team.
Opening the batting is Australian explosive opener David Warner along with Indian opener Rohit Sharma. David Warner is one of the most consistent openers in the world right now and a year ago he helped his team to lift the 50-over World Cup. On the other hand, few batsmen are batting like the way Rohit Sharma is batting nowadays in the ODIs. The man, who holds the record for highest individual score in this format, has improved by leap and bounds in the last couple of years and him along with Warner can send shivers down the spines of any opposition.
Following them at number three is arguably the best batsman in the world right now – Virat Kohli. The right-handed batsman has scored heavily in this format in last few years and is a perfect batsman for this position. He is followed by another superstar at number four – South African batsman AB de Villiers. Australian skipper Steve Smith who led his team to 50-overs World Cup glory in 2015 has been given the responsibility to lead this star-studded team. With the likes of Mitchell Starc and Mustafizur Rahman, the bowling also looks very dangerous. New Zealand opener Martin Guptill has been selected as the 12th man in the team.
Check out the full team: