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Veteran Australian Chinaman, Brad Hogg, has named his current-best ODI XI which includes five Indians, two Australians, two Englishmen, and one player each from Pakistan and New Zealand. Due to the self-isolation period that the current and former cricketers are going through, a lot of them have released their teams across formats,
Brad Hogg has now also joined the list sharing his current-best ODI XI. On Saturday, he uploaded a new video on his YouTube channel. In the video, he revealed his choice of ODI XI, based on the stats of 2019. The team is led by none other than the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli.
Brad Hogg Names His Current-Best ODI XI
For the openers’ spot, the former Australia spinner chose Rohit Sharma and David Warner. It should be noted that these two players had finished as the highest and second-highest run-getters last year’s World Cup. At no. 3, Hogg went with Virat Kohli, who was also captaining this side. At no.4, the chinaman said he couldn’t find a proper no. 4. Instead, he went with another no.3 batsman, and that was Babar Azam.
For the next spots, the spinner went with the two heroes of England’s victory during the World Cup final of last year. He chose Ben Stokes and Jos Butler, who was also the wicketkeeper of the side.
In the bowling department, he first chose Ravindra Jadeja, owing to his all-round abilities. Furthermore, he went with Mohammed Shami. Then Brad Hogg chose Lockie Ferguson, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Mitchell Starc to complete his team.
Brad Hogg’s current best ODI XI: Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli (C), Babar Azam, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Starc, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kane Williamson And Aaron Finch Have Been Unlucky To Have Missed Out: Brad Hogg
Talking about the batsmen who missed out, Hogg said, “The two unlucky batsmen are Aaron Finch, who had a wonderful year in 2019 but his conversion rate wasn’t as good as everyone else in that top four. And the other one was Kane Williamson, nearly got in front of Virat Kohli, because he had a better average but it was only a lower strike rate that kept him out of the side.”
The ex-cricketer also said talked about the two bowlers who missed out. He said, “I could have chosen Trent Boult and Pat Cummins, who are a lot more economical than the bowlers who I have chosen, but they don’t have strong strike rates”