While the coronavirus has pressed the pause button in the world, including the cricket world, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra is regularly bringing out the list of his various best teams. Recently, the 42-year-old revealed his favourite Current ODI XI. Apart from choosing the eleven players of this squad, the former Indian cricketer also added one player in this list as the 12th man.
Aakash Chopra felt that it was not an easy job to select these 11 players. In his Current ODI XI, four players are from India, two players are from England and New Zealand, one player is each from West Indies, Bangladesh and Australia. Moreover, his 12th man in this list is from Pakistan.
Eoin Morgan is the captain in Aakash Chopra’s Current ODI XI
Chopra chose the Indian limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma and Caribbean ODI vice-captain Shai Hope as his openers. Hope, who beat the Australian limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch in Chopra’s opening batting choice in his Current ODI XI, will also play the wicket-keeper role in the team.
Chopra has no doubt about the no.3 batting position as the top-ranked ODI batsman and Indian captain Virat Kohli fixed this seat. His next chose was the experienced New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor.
Then Chopra named his captain and he was the latest World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan (from England).
Chopra then took the names of two world-class all-rounders. These names are Bangladesh spin-bowling all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and English pace-bowling all-rounder Ben Stokes.
The former Indian Test cricketer then named the Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc, Indian left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, Indian right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami and New Zealand right-arm pacer Lockie Ferguson.
In the end, Chopra added the Pakistan limited-overs captain Babar Azam in this team as the 12th man.
Aakash Chopra’s Current ODI XI: Rohit Sharma, Shai Hope (WK), Virat Kohli, Ross Taylor, Eoin Morgan (Capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Babar Azam (12th man)