While most of the cricket events have been postponed in the coronavirus outbreak, the cricket families are revealing their best cricketers and best teams in various point of views. The former Australian cricketer Michael Hussey recently came up with his “Best of Enemies XI” in Test cricket, where he selected three top Indian batsmen.
Michael Hussey served for the Australia national cricket team from 2004 to 2012. He played 79 Tests, 185 ODIs and 38 T20Is where the left-handed batsman scored 6235 runs (average 51.52), 5442 runs (average 48.15) and 721 runs (average 37.94). For his incredible batting abilities, Hussey was known as the “Mr Cricket”.
Recently, during “The Unplayable Podcast”, Hussey picked up his “Best of Enemies XI” in Test cricket. In the opening batting role, he named the former Indian opener Virender Sehwag and former South African captain Graeme Smith.
Then, Hussey named three batting superstars, legendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara, legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and the present Indian captain Virat Kohli. After that, Hussey named the legendary South African pace-bowling all-rounder Jacques Kallis.
Michael Hussey had three choices for the wicket-keeper batsman role
For the wicket-keeping role, Hussey had the choice between the former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara and the former Indian World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni. The former Australian cricketer also thought the name of the former South African captain AB de Villiers for the wicket-keeper batsman role. However, Hussey believes that Dhoni and De Villiers both had major impacts in the limited-overs cricket while Sangakkara had an immense impact in the Test cricket.
Hussey then chose three incredible pacers in his time. His first two choices were the South African duo Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. Then, the former Australian middle-order batsman named the English pacer James Anderson. The former Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is the only spinner in this team.
Michael Hussey’s ‘Best of Enemies’ XI in Test cricket: Virender Sehwag, Graeme Smith, Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Jacques Kallis, Kumar Sangakkara, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, James Anderson, Muttiah Muralitharan.