Well, choosing the best XI is always a tough job, as it needs a lot of calculations and the team balance to go with. The latest to take that task is the former Indian batsman, who turned into an analyst Sanjay Manjrekar. He picked an interesting lineup with Kane Williamson leading the side.
The squad consists of Three Indian cricketers, two England cricketers and two Australian cricketers. He also named two New Zealand cricketers and one from Pakistan and Bangladesh respectively.
Virat Kohli to bat at number 3:
Sanjay Manjrekar picked Rohit Sharma of India and England’s Jason Roy to open the innings for his side. Both of them enjoyed quite a bit of success for their respective teams and also garnered a huge name for their performances for their respective country during the tournament.
Following them, Sanjay Manjrekar asked India’s number 3 batsman Virat Kohli to bat at number 3 position. The talented right-handed batsman is one of the best batsmen the world has ever witnessed. For number 4, he chose Kiwis skipper Kane Williamson.
Following Kane Williamson, it is the all-time best all-rounder from Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan, who will be batting in the middle-order for his side. Then comes a surprising choice in the form of Mitchell Santner ahead of Ben Stokes, who will be batting down the order.
He is accompanied by the ever-stylish Alex Carey. Coming to the fast bowling department, he asked Mitchell Starc of Australia to join Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer in the team. Then came the surprise, as he picked Shaheen Afridi to finish the bowling lineup of his world cup team.
Sanjay Manjrekar’s World Cup XI:
Rohit Sharma, Jason Roy, Shakib Al Hasan, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Alex Carey, Mitchell Santner, Mitchell Starc, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer, Shaheen Afridi.